Dog ate chocolate?

ask a vet

Yorkie having seizures.

Species: Dog
Breed: yorkshire terrier
Age: 1-2 years
my dog has fits his back legs go stiff he then starts panting excessively his fur is soaking wet with drool an sweat he collapses holds his legs out straight this last for about an hour an it happens at least once a week i have taken him to a vet but tests came back inconclusive any ideas on what it could be


Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

It sounds like Nic Nac is having some seizures, but it's hard to say.

If tests are inconclusive then this could be epilepsy. Your vet can advise you on medications such as phenobarbital to help control seizures.

Yorkies can also be prone to a condition called a liver shunt, or portosystemic shunt. This is a very serious condition where the blood supply does not travel through the liver properly.

Dogs with a liver shunt are usually smaller than normal.

Some liver shunts can be fixed with surgery, but not all.

I really hope he is ok!

Dr. Marie.

---This question was asked in our Ask A Vet For Free section.---


Do you have a pet website? Interested in learning more about SEO for Wix?


Check out our dog age calculator and cat age calculator.

Want to receive pet coupons, vet advice and info on new pet products in your inbox?

* indicates required

We'll only send you great stuff, never spam. Unsubscribe any time.

Disclaimer: Although Dr. Marie is a qualified veterinarian, the information found on this site is not meant to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. AskAVetQuestion.com and Dr. Marie do not accept any responsibility for any loss, damage, injury, death, or disease which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site. Do not use information found on this site for diagnosing or treating your pet. Anything you read here is for information only.

Search for similar questions:

ask a vet

Popular questions...

Dog ate absorbent chicken pad. My dog just ate one of those absorbent pads from a chicken meat tray......would this... (89019 views)

Lethargic shih tzu My dog came home from the cottage this weekend and is acting very odd. He walks a... (28479 views)

67 days pregnant. Dog is 67 days pregnant no sign of labor how much longer should i wait before taking... (12874 views)

Dog won't pee in the yard. Our shiba Jesse has always peed and pooped in our fenced in backyard. We recently... (38551 views)

Dog won't eat. well dr my dog he always wants to go outside and doesnt want to eat his food and we... (13579 views)

Puppy won't eat or drink. My puppy has not been feeling good for the past 2 days. She doesn't eat or drink... (109178 views)

Lethargic after dentistry. Our 3 year old Sheltie was at our local vet yesterday for some shots and to get his... (37223 views)

Dog peeing on furniture Skyler is 2 years old and is house broken but sometimes he will come back inside and... (10087 views)

Dog ate a dead bird. he ate a dead bird today,hes been sick once,he seems fine and hes eating,should i... (30184 views)

vet question Dear Madame Veterinarian: Our Siberian has one of the best pedigrees we could've... (11686 views)

See all questions...

Dr. MarieDr. Marie is a veterinarian who practices in a busy animal hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. She created Ask A Vet Question as a resource for good, accurate veterinary advice online. Dr. Marie treats dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rats. She has been a vet since 1999.

Is an online vet visit just as good as a trip to your veterinarian? No! But, many times, asking an online veterinarian a question can help save you money. While Dr. Marie can't officially diagnose your pet or prescribe medications, she can often advise you on whether a vet visit is necessary. You can also ask Dr. Marie for a second opinion on your pet's condition.