Hello this is Dr. Aaron.
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I can definitely understand your concern.
Is your dog coughing?
does he fall to his side when he has an episode?
how often does this occur?
did it start shortly after diagnosis of the heart heart murmur?
What did your local vet recommend to do about the heart murmur?
Did your vet check to see if your dog was experiencing any back/neck/leg pain?
is your dog painful after the episodes (when you pet him over the neck/back/front leg)?
Is he exhibiting any other odd behavior?
going into different rooms? getting lost? running into things? seeming more anxious?
It is very possible that what you are noting is a type of seizure. Especially if he doesn't seem painful. Often times seizures are thought of as being events where animals lose consciousness and violently thrash, but that isn't always the case.
Sometimes it can affect a single area (such as the face or a limb)
usually the effects will wear off following a period of time.
If it is in fact a seizure, there are anti-seizure medications that can be effective.
I would definitely recommend discussing this possibility with your local vet (Obviously I can't prescribe medication for your dog).
If you can record a video of the event it might help your local vet determine if it is a seizure.
aspirin would not be beneficial.
Nothing at home would be helpful unfortunately.
Phenobarbital is the most common medication used.
there aren't any successful homeopathies for seizures that I am aware of for dogs.
Seizures don't tend to be life threatening (especially what you are describing), rather they can affect quality of life.
seizures that start later in life are usually secondary to changes in the brain. The most common is a brain tumor. It can also be epillepsy (no specific unknown cause).
Is there anything else I can help you with today?
I would not expect him to pass away from these mini 'seizures' (if that is in fact what they are).
It depends on if there is a underlying cause (and if yes-->what is it)
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