Tying up

HorsesRule2009

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Hi first time I've ventured in here.

Um probably not quite the question your thinking of reading the title.

But can dogs tye up like horse do (azoturia).

My little Patterdale (4yr old)has start having what look like seizures (under vet) and they originally thought epilepsy but he's not displaying typical symptoms/signs.

As in normally they seizure from sleep and he is seizurind during exercise.
He is also being tested for blood glucose levels but he seizured today and he had had food.

He's been playing /running around and then started the seizures but is holding a limb up as he starts and goes very stiff ridgid.

Sorry that's very long winded but wonder if anyone has had similar experience.

He is under 2 vets and a neurological specialist is also being consulted hopefully.

I have owned him since tiny (known since birth) and has never fitted before.
First fit was 3rd September 2nd 8th October and 3rd today (13th).
 

MrsMozart

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It would make sense that they could tie up, though I've not heard of it.

I can't remember if dogs can have Vit E. Something is tapping at my brain and saying no but I can't remember why.

Could he have picked up some small about of poison?

I hope the cause and the cure are found very soon!
 

HorsesRule2009

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Hi thank you for your reply.

We have since had bloods back and there are a few things to look into.
One being a calcium deficiency.

The vets aren't sure on epilepsy because of when he is fitting.
I have been told for now to try and keep him calm.
(with a slight laugh from the vet as he knows my dog and just HOW excitable he is 🤦🏼‍♀️).

Thank you again, all other thoughts and experiences welcome
 

PapaverFollis

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Calcium deficiency could cause muscle symptoms... calcium is important in muscle function. I think calcium is involved in RER horses that tend to tye up when stressed and excited.

Vitamin E is toxic for dogs though iirc! *taps on MrsMozart's brain* 😛
 

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Calcium deficiency could cause muscle symptoms... calcium is important in muscle function. I think calcium is involved in RER horses that tend to tye up when stressed and excited.

Vitamin E is toxic for dogs though iirc! *taps on MrsMozart's brain* 😛

Ta for brain tap! If it remembers right you pointed me in the right direction last time. I shall go write 100 lines 😎🤗

Thought - what about magnesium? If I don't take magnesium malate every day I get wicked cramping (legs, hands, sides/back).
 

HorsesRule2009

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Thank you for more replies I am going to relay this back to my brother and sis in law(both vets who are treating him) and see if we can get a plan together.

Thank you again.
 

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Mrs m ...a step too far..He’s italian,he has to be convinced it’s been blessed by the pope.
so I will tell him the mg is a multivitamin pill,or some such ...if not it will be slipped into his pasta.I kid you not.
 
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