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Linda Simmon
Linda Simmon, Veterinarian
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I think Milly had a fit on friday evening I think she needs

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I think Milly had a fit on friday evening I think she needs a check over .?
JA: What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Shiz
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the animal's situation?
Customer: She is fine in herself apart from her eyesight.
JA: When was the animal last seen by a vet?
Customer: Over 12 months ago.
JA: And what's the animal's name and age?
Customer: Milly Hughes 12 years old.
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: I dont think so .
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 16 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear this about Milly.
To clarify, this is an online advice service and not a vet clinic.
You would need to book any check ups directly with your vet.
I am able to answer any questions you may have.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.

Without further information it is very difficult for me to provide the best advice but I shall certainly try.

Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.

When an older dog has a seizure I absolutely agree that a check up is needed. The vet will examine her and may run some some tests such as a blood test.

At her age, more common causes of a seizure would include liver disease, kidney disease or a brain tumour.

The vet may consider starting her on anti seizure medicine and can also dispense diazepam which which be given at home to stop any further seizures that occur.

If the incident occurs again, it would be useful to video it so the vet can see (I appreciate this isn't always possible).

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any further questions.

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.

This is just Dr Linda checking in to ensure this is all OK?