Did my dog have a seizure?
I know there have been many posts on the topic of seizure management and causes here... so I'm hoping someone who knows what doggy seizures look like can help me out.
The descriptions I found online were pretty vague and varied. Anyway here is what happened tonight:
My little border collie ran up the stairs ahead of me. At the top step he stopped short and dropped his toy, which was odd... he seemed off balance, got to the landing, then sat down quickly and didn't move. Usually he runs top speed up the steps and races me to the bedroom where he jumps around on the bed like a little kid.
I picked up the toy and he tried to stand up, then sat down very quickly again. He was blinking and looking concerned. I encouraged him to move along. He took a step, sat, then ran (rear end tucked and awkward) into the bedroom and very awkwardly jumped on the bed and laid down.
He didn't look well at all. His eyes were dull and ears back.
I was concerned that he was in pain and began to check him over moving limbs and gentle pressure on his muscles. He just lay there limp, eyes half closed. I discovered that tail tucking was due to the fact that he had lost his bowels and had started to poop. :(
He let me clean him up and sat there for a minute looking sad while I talked to him.
Then as suddenly as it started he was fine. He got up, shook and looked bright eyed again. He grabbed the toy, flagged his tail and trotted off to find the cat.
I took him outside to see he needed to finish was he'd started up stairs, but he didn't need to go potty. He's been fine the last hour and is now sound asleep under my desk. Peaceful as can be.
He's young (barely 2), healthy and has no past issues with bowel/bladder problems. Never had a seizure to me knowledge.
What do you think? Random potty issue? Seizure? Muscle cramp? Nothing at all? ::