Yes. These are psychomotor seizures and can be difficult to treat. There are many theories as to why these develop but there are some strong considerations. Avoid over-vaccination, especially rabies vaccine. There has been indication by veterinarians that this condition can worsen after rabies vaccination. Some researchers believe that it is a sub-clinical form of auto-immune meningitis and if this is the case, using immunosuppressive therapy might help. Using Melatonin has been shown to improve the condition.We adopted a 3 yr old male rescue Golden last week. When Rusty was rescued it was noted that he would attack his foot/leg and he did it for the first month there, but not the 2nd month so she thought it was the stress of the transition. Bringing him home last week we had 6 hrs in the car. The first 2 hrs were fine, but then I stopped and went inside a place for the bathroom. When I returned to the car he started growling & snarling & attacking his foot and he did that for about the next 12+ hrs. When I took him to the vet I showed her a video of this behavior and she said it was a seizure, most likely being triggered by stress.
Rusty had never been inside a house before so he was adjusting to new sights, sounds, smells, everything. Plus being house trained. Lots of stress. She started him on Valium and tomorrow he starts on Phenobarbital.
Does anyone know if there is a name for this form of seizure? Anyone else have dogs that do this?
In TCVM, it is due to imbalanced liver and Chinese herbs focused on liver balancing is commonly used. Good luck.