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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My dog had a small seizure thirty six hours ago very lethargic

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my dog had a small seizure thirty six hours ago very lethargic drinking water but not eating has small traces of diaroea
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. A delayed hypersensitivity reaction to vaccine should be considered with the history you've provided. Seizures aren't commonly seen as a symptom of this reaction but do occasionally occur if systemic inflammation involves Ben's brain. Treatment usually involves the administration of a potent corticosteroid such as prednisone.
Please have his attending vet take another look at Ben. This isn't something you'll be able to manage at home if Ben doesn't remiss unaided -which is possible. "Watchful waiting" at Ben's age, however, isn't prudent. He doesn't have the reserve that a much younger dog has.
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.