Siberian Husky Questions

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Siberian Husky Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 10/27/2005
Do Huskies normally suffer from siezures? Is it genetic or just something that happens normally? Thank you for your response.

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10/28/05 No dog normally has seizures. There is a genetic predisposition in some breeds for seizures. Check out sites on canine epilepsy. They have lots of good info. These sites tell about them and the different types and treatments. At this point in time there are no genetic markers indentified in Siberians as the gene that causes it. Cindy Cindy
Aleut Siberians
10/29/05 Any number of things can cause seizures. We had a pup die last year that began having seizures for no apparent reason at almost 8 weeks of age. After all the test results came back, the only thing found was a bacteria, much like our common cold, that got into the blood stream and caused the seizures. There were no symptoms at all until the first seizure began. The pup died the next morning as the seizures became more frequent dispite everything that we and our veterinarian could do to help. Sometimes these things just happen. However, canine epilepsy can start at any age, but can be controlled with medications in most cases. There are tests that your veterinarian can run to find the cause of the seizures and then recommend the best treatment. Melinda
Sierra Kennels