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Gosh, that dog had a mess of health problems. She was a dog among dogs, though.

Kind of argues against the hybrid vigor theory, doesn't it?
I have no idea how long he stood there like that, not making a sound or struggling, just standing there.

I always feel kind of guilty about laughing at that sort of thing, but yeah, post-ictal behavior can be kind ... the zoomies which really wasn't like her at all. We were all sort of, like, "Go Greta, go!" Oh well.[/nq]I don't recall laughing at the time, probably because I was half asleep, but I've laughed just about every time I've remembered it. Spencer's post-ictal periods were almost worse than his seizures. One time he got behind a chair and was trying like crazy to get through the wall, and he did that once in a closet too. His post-ictal periods could last for hours, and the seizures left him with a ravenous appetite accompanied by supercanine strength and a certain cunning that definitely was not there normally.

He'd open cupboards and eat entire boxes of dog biscuits, which of course would exacerbate his chronic diarrhea. We have big plastic dog food bins with lids that screw on and are supposed to be impossible for any dog to open. The manufacturer sent us a free one when DH sent him a picture of what Spencer did to it in the process of opening it. One time Spence opened a cupboard, removed a can of dog food and actually chewed it open. Yep, that's right, by continuously chewing on the middle of the can, he crushed it enough that the food apparently oozed out, and the amazing part, particularly for Spencer, is that he did it without injuring himself.

The can was completely flat, and completely empty, when we found it. Ah, the memories.
I've been very fortunate in that most of my dogs have been pretty stoical. Emmett was in for his annual ... working lines are all very stoic about the vet. I have no idea if that's a genetic thing or what.

That's interesting, I wonder if there's any significance to it. I should amend what I said before about our Sibes, because Mukluk is pretty stoic. He had heartworm treatment years ago and never gave them any problems. Boomer had heartworm treatment too, and then DIC after he was neutered, but he was too sick to give them any trouble about all the needles he was subjected to then. He's absolutely terrible about nail trimming, though. None of them object to being palpated and nobody gets snappish, but they do get vocal.

How did Emmett check out?
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Sally, unless you live, say, somewhere in Sydney, Australia, you might want to check your computer's clock.

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Kind of argues against the hybrid vigor theory, doesn't it?

Yeah, and she was a first-generation cross, too.
Ah, the memories.

Wow. I've never heard of post-ictal behavior that extreme. And that kind of counters the image of greyhounds as little angels, doesn't it? Maybe it's because I don't know many but I've never heard of a destructive greyhound before (btw, I really liked the greyhound at Westminster last night).
How did Emmett check out?

Nothing obvious other than crappy conformation. I may get his hips x-rayed at some point but she didn't find any reason to suspect a problem.

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Ah, the memories.

Wow. I've never heard of post-ictal behavior that extreme.

Gad, neither have I, especially the food binge. Even foody Rocky has no interest in eating during his post-ictal, though he does go blind for a while (maybe his sense of smell was also affected?).

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Sally, unless you live, say, somewhere in Sydney, Australia, you might want to check your computer's clock.

I know, DH just updated the computer guts and the date was off. He fixed it tonight, I understand.
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Sally, unless you live, say, somewhere in Sydney, Australia, you might want to check your computer's clock.

What are you, the clock police? :}

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Sally, unless you live, say, somewhere in Sydney, Australia, you might want to check your computer's clock.

I know, DH just updated the computer guts and the date was off. He fixed it tonight, I understand.

Yup. Now it looks right.
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 22:03:38 -0500

Unless you really do live in Australia, that is.

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Gad, neither have I, especially the food binge. Even foody Rocky has no interest in eating during his post-ictal, though he does go blind for a while (maybe his sense of smell was also affected?).

Greta was hungry and especially thirsty after a seizure, but the phase would pass in about 1/2 hour and she certainly wasn't biting through cans or anything like that. That's amazing.

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Sally, unless you live, say, somewhere in Sydney, Australia, you might want to check your computer's clock.

What are you, the clock police? :}

I'm not the Agent 2.0 Instructor either, but, silly me, I like to help out whenever I can.

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