Kiki is a two year old, male Yorkie (toy). He is very playful & loving. He's a great dog. Periodically, Kiki will have a seizure. The seizures tend to last between 10 to 30 minutes. His body begins to stiffen significantly and he shakes uncontrollably. While having his seizure, he also drools a lot and pants heavily. My wife and I try to give Kiki NUTRICAL when he's having a seizure with hopes that maybe his blood sugar level is low. We've noticed that some of his seizures have come consistently at around 2:30am in the morning with others in the middle of the day. Kiki's feeding intervals are mixed. Sometimes he is fed every few hours. Other times, he is left alone in the house for up to 12 hours (with a big plate of food) due to our commute. Kiki was tested for shunts by our vet. The tests came back negative. We do notice that he does get nervous easily, particularly when he gets groomed.
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What about epilepsy? I am really surprised your vet has not suggested that possibility. Do the seizures start in his back legs maybe? He starts having trouble walking and then the shaking starts? Epilepsy is common in small breeds. I have a shitzu poodle mix and I have to give her phenobarbital for her epilepsy. I could not figure it out at first…she would loose all control over her back legs and shake..and it got worse with time. I am truly lucky I have such a good vet. My dog is currently 14 and has been being treated for epilepsy for 7 years. It has helped her significantly. She would often seize at the groomers as well..any stressful situation could set it off. If your dog has a seizure before you can get to the vet – wrap her in a warm towel and hold her gently – Feed her water through a dropper. I hope this helps. Tags: Yorkie