Thu, May 16, 2024

Repo has a skin cancer that develops sacs on his body. Generally these growths are benine. However he has one malignant growth on his groin area
But I just witnessed him having a seizure and he is very dazed and off balance

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Seizures in dogs can be caused by various factors, including but not limited to, brain tumors, metabolic disorders, or even toxins. Given Repo's age and cancer diagnosis, it's possible that the seizure could be related to the cancer itself, either due to metastasis to the brain or as a secondary effect of the body's response to the malignancy.

The seizure is not painful to a pet, but status epileptics, characterized by a seizure that lasts more than five minutes, is a difficult and life-threatening situation. The secondary seizure from other than neurological problems may be able to be addressed if we can find the primary disease.

For the malignant growth on his groin, it's important to prevent Repo from licking or biting at it, which could cause irritation or infection. An Elizabethan collar can be useful in preventing him from reaching the area.

Watch for additional symptoms that may require immediate veterinary attention, such as difficulty breathing, persistent vomiting or diarrhea, sudden collapse, or extreme lethargy. These could indicate complications or other underlying conditions that need to be addressed promptly.

If his symptoms persist or worsen, I recommend taking him to the vet to determine the exact condition and cause.

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