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Are lumps related to seizures?

Species: Dog
Breed: dachshund
Age: 8-11 years
Hi, Amber is 10 years old. Since she was young she had frequent seizures, as she grew the seizures decreased and now occur sparingly. She also has shown some small lumps (2 or 3) on her stomach. Yesterday she had a seizure. Usually after seizures she returns to a normal state but after the seizure she had yesterday she sort of stood in a blank state and barely wanted or tryed to move or walk. She was breathing fine and was reactive so I let until the next day to see how she does. Today she was still resistant to movement but she walked gingerly for a little while with what seemed like trouble. She also has been resistant to going outside to do her business. What is your advice?Thanks.


Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Hi Joseph. I'm sorry to hear that Amber is having these problems.

This is a hard one to answer without examining Amber but I am wondering if perhaps she has injured her back during the seizure. Back problems are very common in daschunds.

If you think a back problem is possible I would advise an emergency visit. If we wait too long with back injuries they can cause paralysis.

While some dogs can feel off after a seizure it is not usually for this long. It is also possible that an underlying kidney or liver problem could cause a seizure and also the lethargy.

Unfortunately it does sound like a vet visit is necessary. I hope she does ok!

Dr. Marie



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Thank you very much for your response.


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