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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My 7 year old lab has just had a fit, foaming at the mouth

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my 7 year old lab has just had a fit, foaming at the mouth face seems to have dropped what can I do
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
As long as the fit has stopped, there's no reason to do anything but keep your Lab from hurting him or herself during the post-ictal (post-seizure) stage which can be evidenced by staggering around like a drunken sailor but finally ends up with sleep within the hour. A "dropped face" suggests facial paralysis which should be transient as the fit abates. Mark your calendar for this event and just what you witnessed. Your vet will need all the information you can gather when deciding if anticonvulsant drugs should be prescribed. Does your Lab have a history of seizure activity?