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Tracy // Jun 13, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Someone please help!! I dont know whats wrong with my chi. she is just a baby and in the past week she has had a few weird episodes. Her limbs stiffen and she acts like she cant breathe. I took her to the vet and they said she might be hypoglycemic and to feed her every 3-4 hours. I have done this and it seemed to help but she had another today right after i fed her. I called the vet and told her, and she said shes probably having seizures and her prognosis didnt look bright. I am so very sad and i am searching for different oppinions so if anyone can help me please reply. She is sooo cute and seems completely normal besides these episodes.

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    famous chihuahua editor

    Hello Dee, it sounds almost like princess Amber is just going through a recovery process and an adjustment to her new surroundings. All the symptoms you listed could be the result of being dramatized by all the changes and being on meds. Keep a close eye on her and show her as much as love as you can. In time she will become more comfortable and healthy. If things do worsen, call your vet.

  2. Dee and princess Amber


    I adopted a Chi/terrier mix from the SPCA..Many problems to start. They said she was 2yr old but vet says shes more likey 6yrs old. She went for spaying 7 days ago, they kept her for 4 days after surgery cuz she developed kennel cough. I brought her home for the 1st time- she has/had bloody diahrea that was tested negative for parasites and parvo, now she hasnt had a bowel movement in 3 days- drinks very little and will only eat 2-3 teaspoons of food a day (scrambled eggs or beef w rice) She sleeps 20-22 hours a day and not active. They dont know whats wrong with her and ive nvr had a chi before. She is sweet loving dog and I am so sad for her. She still has her stitches and is on antibiotic for cough and another for a possible intestine infection- they said maybe she needs xrays and surgery. THey have no history to give me on this dog and its costing much $$$. I love her, I want her well and happy but if she is going to suffer I cant bear to watch it. Please anyone have any idea what is going on- SPCA is clueless

  3. Samantha

    Hi my name is Samantha Dunning and i would get her seizure medicine and to make her feel comfortable in her situation right at this moment in time.

  4. Pam

    Don’t lose hope yet! I was told the same thing by a vet that wanted us to give our Chi (now 4 years old) a 700.00 MRI before doing much less expensive and common tests.

    We’ve started feeding him wet food once a day and paying more attention to how often he eats, suspecting his blood sugar was the culprit. It’s been a month of doing this, and occasionally stirring some Corn Syrup into his water and the seizures have stopped.

    Track your chi’s eating habits for a few weeks, track any seizure like occurances and get a second, or third opinion!

    There ARE meds to control seizures too, Sodium Bromide is one.

  5. Crystal

    My prayers are with you an your puppy! I hope she gets well. Have you called or seen any other Vet’s? Thats what I would do to get some more oppinions…. You may be able to get meds to help prevent the seizures just like humans do. Good Luck!

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