My German Shepherd, Bear, just turned four last month but some strange new health scares have recently popped up unexpectedly that have me looking for some advice from people who might have had the same problem. A couple weeks ago he dropped and started seizing, which lasted about 3 or 4 minutes. We took him to the vet and he had suggested that it might just be something toxic, like slug bait, that Bear had gotten into, which seemed reasonable since we had just started using a new slug bait the week before. He took some blood tests but nothing came up is what he told us. We took Bear home, removed the slug bait and he was fine, up until Wednesday evening when he had another seizure, this time not as severe jerking or as long. I called the vet and he had said that since it had happened almost two weeks after the first that it was Epilepsy. He had me give Bear Phenobarbital. Even though he hasn't seized (it might be too soon to speak) he has been acting extremely strange!! He's a lot more obnoxious than he was before his seizures, like whining excessively when I go to a different room or am doing something and not giving him attention at the moment and trying to jump OVER the couches instead of going around them. And he can not for the life of him keep his balance! When he gets off of the couch he likes to lay on, he stumbles or falls over, and its honestly quite heartbreaking. Bear has always been a healthy dog and has never had problems like this in the past! I even contacted his breeder to see if she had had any dogs in the past generations from bear with this problem and she said not at all! Has anyone else had this problem(s)???? Is it maybe just the medicine?? It could just be me paying attention to every little thing he does now, but I'm scared!!!!!