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Oscar (our dog) is on 750mg of Keppra medication three times a day. Oscar has mini seizures 1-2 times a month and is seems it always happens when he gets excited. Oscar usually collapses for a minute and then slowly gets back up. He usually doesn't urinate. Examples of his seizures are when he meets other dogs on a walk, arrive at the vet, if he is hurt, something stuck in his throat, when he had a tiny cut, etc.

Has anyone else experienced this with their dog, does anyone recommend any other medication and any other comments are welcome?

Thanks in advance

Greg
 

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Has a vet checked his heart? Those episodes sound like potential syncope episodes vs seizures. How old is he?

However, my dog had weird seizures too (TIAs and/or focal seizures) and he was put on Keppra ER 750mg twice a day. That pretty much took care of the issue until 3 weeks before he passed when he started having collapse episodes where he would just drop on the floor. He’d get up like 15 seconds later and would just go on. He had three of those episodes within a week, so we ended up doubling his dose of Keppra and he didn’t really have any more of those issues before I had to let him go a couple weeks later.

Anyway, the first thing we did was take a look at his heart just to make sure he didn’t have an obvious heart condition going on.
 

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Has a vet checked his heart? Those episodes sound like potential syncope episodes vs seizures. How old is he?

However, my dog had weird seizures too (TIAs and/or focal seizures) and he was put on Keppra ER 750mg twice a day. That pretty much took care of the issue until 3 weeks before he passed when he started having collapse episodes where he would just drop on the floor. He’d get up like 15 seconds later and would just go on. He had three of those episodes within a week, so we ended up doubling his dose of Keppra and he didn’t really have any more of those issues before I had to let him go a couple weeks later.

Anyway, the first thing we did was take a look at his heart just to make sure he didn’t have an obvious heart condition going on.
Thanks for your reply. Oscar has yearly checkups and his heart seems to be OK. His bloodwork is OK. He is almost 8 years old. Your suggestion that it may be syncope episodes is similar to his "events".
 

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Thanks for your reply. Oscar has yearly checkups and his heart seems to be OK. His bloodwork is OK. He is almost 8 years old. Your suggestion that it may be syncope episodes is similar to his "events".
Kaizer was just over 7 when he passed. He had a host of other issues and we saw specialists frequently, their best guess was that he was experiencing TIAs of an unknown origin. Like I said, the increase in his Keppra dose seemed to be helpful.

It would be worth talking to your vet about increasing the dose or adding a new anti-seizure medication with the Keppra because (if they are seizures) 1-2/month is still far too often
 
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