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Yesterday I came home and there was a puddle of pee and one smelly dog (anal gland leakage) greeted me at the door. Normally when Kit has a fit I won't find any pee because it's all in his fur and I'll find saliva on his fur too but yesterday I didn't.

I know a couple of you have or have had epileptic dogs so I wonder if you have any idea what might have happened while I was at work.

His last fit was 5 weeks ago (again I was at work) and it seems to have been a big one from the mess I found but yesterday's troubles are a big mystery. I wish I could install a webcam.

Another thought was that maybe someone came into my backyard and scared him badly but I've had Kit for 6 years now and he's never been scared enough to empty his glands.

Anyone with any opinon on this would be most welcome.

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Has he been diagnosed with a seizure disorder by your veterinarian? Certainly if he hasn't, he needs a workup including physical exam and blood tests. Also if these episodes are becoming more frequent he needs to be seen by your vet.

Remember no one here is qualified to diagnose or suggest treatment for any health problems. Please consult your veterinarian.
 

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Yes he's epileptic

He's currently taking potasium bromide and was 33 weeks fit-free. He had one 5 weeks ago that I'm sure of but this time lots of the signs were missing like saliva in his fur etc. which is why I'm very puzzled.

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Perhaps,

The diagnosed dog we had only siezed in sleep while we were home. That said the most tail tail sign of a siezure after the fact was not anything physical that occured durring the siezure but the post siezure phase wich lasted on the order of 24 hours in which the dog was confused and disoriented.


CANINE EPILEPSY

Generalized, tonic-clonic (formerly called grand mal) seizure:  The seizure begins with contraction of all skeletal muscles and loss of consciousness. The dog usually falls to his side with the legs stretched out and the head back.  This is the tonic portion of the seizure.  Sometimes he will vocalize or have facial twitching.  Vocalizations are involuntary and do not indicate pain.  Often the dog will drool excessively, urinate, defecate or eliminate his anal glands.  


...Following the seizure, the dog may lay motionless for a brief period.  Eventually he will get up on his feet and may appear to be perfectly normal, but typically will show signs of post ictal behavior.  These signs may include blindness, disorientation, pacing or running about the house bumping into things.  The post-ictal behavior can last anywhere from hours to days after a seizure.  

...Not all generalized seizures follow this pattern

 

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Thanks for the info Mike but..

Kit's one of those dogs that just bounces right back after a fit. The only thing he does do is get very very hungry, drinks a lot and is hyper for about an hour. If he had his fit in the morning then there would be no signs for me to see as he would be his old self by then. I tell you there's nothing worse than not knowing it's so frustrating!!!

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