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I have just walked my dog and saw my neighbour with a chicken

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Hi I have just walked my dog and saw my neighbour with a chicken and got very excited he then had a fit like a heart attack and deffaceted does he need emergency attention ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I can help you with your question today.
Has he ever had an event like this before?
Was he unconscious at any point?
How is he acting now?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No but he looked like he was going unconscious he is calm now but licking like mad
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 2 years ago.
OK. Since this was the first time something like this has happened, he does not need to see a veterinarian immediately. However, I do recommend making an appointment for him to be seen. I am concerned about possible causes like syncope (generally due to underlying heart disease) or a seizure caused by stress.
I would like to have his heart carefully ausculted for arrhythmias or murmurs which would warrant further investigation.
For now, watch him closely today to make sure he still seems normal. If he appears to be licking or biting at the air, this may indicate ongoing seizure activity and then he should be seen by a vet immediately.
Please let me know if you have further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek.
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