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kimsdamom 02-20-2014 04:33 PM

I have recently been asked by a friend of mine if it's true that GSD are prone to siezures. I do not know the answer to this. I then saw a post on a local recue site for GSD about one of their GSD and how like "many other GSD", he is on "anti-seizure" meds. Can anyone tell me about this? AS far as, why or when or if? Is it something that would appear when they are a puppy or a teen or an adult? Curious curious...thanks in advance for any knowledge. Kim

huntergreen 02-20-2014 06:58 PM

no more than other breeds.

shepherdmom 02-20-2014 07:14 PM

I had a GS with seizures...but it was brought on by a tick illness and not something that was genetic.

LifeofRiley 02-20-2014 08:03 PM


I think this site has a lot of great information on seizures for someone who is new to the topic.
Board Certified Veterinary Neurologist | Annapolis & Towson, MD ? Dr. Jay McDonnell - 10 Questions Dog Owners Ask About Seizures

Re: typical age of onset of idiopathic epilepsy, depending on who you talk to, some will say 1-3years old, others will say 2-4 years old.

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