SSRanch Tommy ABC 451648
Source of information: Frederick Cook (owner)
Age of Onset: 1 year 5.5. months
Diagnostics: His first known seizure was February 6, 2019 that lasted about one minute, with urination, and once he got off the floor was disorientated and groggy. After he settled down I took him to the vet. The DR examined him, did a CBC/Comprehensive profile and SDMA. All results negative. The vet surmised Tommy's seizure may have been an anomaly, but more probable was an epileptic seizure and he would more than likely have others. He stated, however, that there was medication we could use that has been very successful in treating seizures
Date Added: 12 July 2019
Disease Progression: Over the next several weeks Tommy was his normal self and played/interacted with the playmate we had gotten for him February 8, 2019, a 3 year old neutered male Jackabee. Beginning April 8, 2019 Tommy began to exhibit unprovoked aggressive behavior toward our other dog. Tommy had been neutered May 10, 2018 and had rarely been even mildly aggressive. On April 10, 2019 Tommy attacked Gavin twice once in the AM that resulted in his clamping on Gavin's tail causing a scrape, then more violently in the late afternoon biting Gavin's abdomen and causing a 1 inch cut. During both attacks he had a glazed vicious look about him, yet once they passed he quickly reverted to his usual self.
I took Gavin to the vet on April 11, 2019 and made an appointment to have Tommy checked the next morning April 12, 2019.
At 5:05 pm Tommy had his second known seizure, much more intense, again with urination, and major kicking and thrashing that lasted about 2.5 minutes. He came out of this one very disoriented and unable to stand. He stumbled around indoors and out for about 45 minutes, then seemed to settle down. I conferred with the vet and we decided to watch him closely and bring him in for the scheduled appointment.
He had another mild seizure around 9:30pm April 11, 2019 during which he tried to attack me. It lasted less than 45 seconds and he was shaken, confused, but had no more issues that evening.
The next morning, April 12, 2019, in the car on the way to the vet he had another seizure and became very aggressive, with violent thrashing and urination. The seizure lasted about 2 minutes. He had calmed somewhat but continued to growl and resist me
in the vet's parking lot. He then calmed and was wobbly but basically himself inside.
While he getting his bath at the vet April 12, 2019 he had another violent seizure that the vet said lasted over 2 minutes. We discussed putting him down but we wanted to try the meds.
He was fine for a couple weeks then got very aggressive with our other dog again. We tried to separate them and monitor them more closely but his condition slowly worsened.
On May 16, 2019 he tried to get at our other dog by attacking and trying to chew through a chain link fence.
On May 18, 2019 he awoke and appeared different, more distant, more confused. A neighbour's small dog that Tommy had played with many times was being walked down the street. He viciously tried to attack her by trying to chew and push through a section of chain link fence.
He calmed and laid down. Around noon he had his last seizure in the yard. This one was his worse one. It was violent and it lasted least 4 minutes. Once he settled down I took him to our vet and had him put down. He had become too unpredictable, and violent to safely keep.
Tommy was put down May 18, 2019 at the age of 21 months due to his increasingly violent and aggressive episodes. All of his attacks were unprovoked and without any warning. He was completely uncontrollable during his rages.
Treatment: After first seizure on February 6, 2019 he had a complete exam, a CBC/Comprehensive Profile and an SDMA.
After the cluster seizures of April 11 and 12, 2019 he received a complete urinalysis; Buprenorphine injection (0.5mg/it); Diazepam injection (5mg/ml); and was prescribed phenobarbital 32.4mg twice daily.
Our vet told us repeatedly that the epilepsy was treatable, but the rage syndrome not. He repeatedly cautioned us as we tried to keep our boy alive.
We had a vet recommended aggressive behavior/trainer come to the house but he tried to attack her. We considered CBD oil but could find no evidence that would help curtail, or even modulate, his rage attacks. These attacks were our major concern.
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