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dog goes into paralisis?

jeff h
June 11th, 2005, 03:51 AM
my dog has seen a vet for this and he says he`s ok but once in ahwile (3 times in the last 6 months) when he is woken from sleep he is paralized. he is in a doggy fetal position, (thats how he sleeps too) his mouth is open,eyes wide open after 60 seconds or so he`s back to normal. he`s a papillion mix. but seems more pappilion then any other breed.could his body be having a cramp or charlie horse? body falling asleep?(going numb) once again it only happens when woken from sleep. thanks for any help.

June 11th, 2005, 09:02 AM
get a second opinion from another vet.

Id worry about seisures personally, or some other nurological issue

but its seomthing you really need to find a vet who will investigate the situation further


June 11th, 2005, 09:08 AM
There are types of seizures that paralize the body temporarily, and are hard to notice. Prolonged seizures can cause brain damage. If your vet is unwilling to test for a seizure disorder, I would see another vet, and also request to see a specialist neurological vet.

June 11th, 2005, 09:33 AM
I concur with the opinions posted. Whenever my Rosie has a seizure, it is generally during the night during sleep. From what I have read, this is the peak time for seizures and related brain activity. She also seems paralized, drooling, eyes open etc. Do get her to the vet asap and repeated seizing can do much damage and their are meds out there that will allow your dog to live a happy healthy relatively seizure-free life. Rosie has been seizure-free for about 1 1/2 years now and is doing wonderfully!! Good luck :fingerscr

June 11th, 2005, 01:55 PM
Could be anything neurological I hope you get a diagnosis as the stress of not knowing can be very difficult to deal with.
If your vet hasn't 'seen' this for his/herself I suggest the next time it happens you take pictures or video (video is best) and go show the vet that way they can see first hand what is happening.