New to this forum (Narci is my other golden's name, haha.), and I, unfortunately, have to make my first post in this subtopic...
This is Echo.
She's about 8 years old. I was hoping to get a bit of advice about her condition, since I'm not too sure what to do ... I looked up a lot of things on the internet, but if it's okay, I wanted to know the opinions of people with personal experience.
Back in April, she had her first seizure. It was followed immediately by a second one, so my parents took her to the vet. They couldn't find anything wrong with her, particularly (did the blood test and everything), so we let it go as something of a passing issue. We thought it was her food, so we changed that, cleaned up her 'doggy home', etc.
Over the summer, she had seizures... I can't say frequently, but once in a while. Usually they were weeks apart, and she recovered quickly (I should mention that all her seizures only last about 1-2 minutes at most). She isn't aggressive, but she shakes violently while laying on her side, and her mouth opens.. saliva/foam everything. No blood. She usually urinates/defecates when she does so. Once the seizure ends, she'll run around pacing, her back legs shake, and she will eat/drink like crazy.
Echo never used to eat too much, but now she (tries to) eat(s) a lot, and she will try to eat anything. She was always well behaved and never chewed our things, but she began to do that now... She's also kind of clueless, it seems, and becoming more energetic (and less willing to listen). And, I think she had some trouble recognizing me... Normally when I came back from University, she would go nuts greeting me (even back in October), but when I came home a few days ago, she just stared at me silently like she had no idea what was going on.
Anyways, as of late, the seizures have become more and more frequent. The same symptoms as always, but they happen all over the place... Today, she had one right as we got home from the walk (we were in the garage removing her leash when she suddenly fell over). She had one in the morning too..
It is easy to tell when she is about to have one, because she'll start chasing her tail...well, just running in close circles, I suppose, until she eventually falls over. The other symptom I noticed the other day was that she seemed to be choking- ..but she was fine after the seizure again. She hadn't eaten anything during the walk, so I can't understand it...
She has a couple of bumps on her body- they're small, but white, and if you pet her, you can feel them.
She's normal all the time except when she's got her seizures..active. Friendly. Playful. She does pace a lot more often now, though.
Also, she is on medication- a herbal supplement called 'PetAlive' - EaseSure ? It helped during the summer to control her seizures, but it doesn't seem to be doing the trick anymore.
If I need to provide more information, I can... but I hope someone will know what I should do. Another visit to the vet..? What can they do for her, exactly?
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.