Dog fight/seizure advice

(6 Posts)
Allfurcoatandnoknickers Thu 28-Mar-13 11:06:45

My 6yo male terrier cross has just had a pretty nasty fight with a dog who he knows. They often have spats, but this was more than that. My dog started it, by stalking the other dog. I was a way off and shouted him. My friend called off her dog, but it escalated into a full blow fight.
I pulled my dog off and he stopped then had what seemed to be a seizure. After a couple of minutes he came round and only seems to have a small superficial cut to above his eye. I, on the other hand, feel like a weck!
Not sure if it was stress related? He's never had one before and it was terrifying.

higgle Thu 28-Mar-13 11:24:35

Did you have to yank hard on his collar to get him out of the situation? Our previous dog (Staffie) seemed to be a magnet for other dogs to have a go at and he never gave them any cause at all, especially if there were two labradors or spaniels the would seem hell bent on leaping all over him and getting rough. On a couple of occasions this ended up with him collapsed having a fit and althogh I'm not 100% sure it was not just the stress I did also try t get him to move on. Also we had a dachshund in the past who had fits when he got overheated, so this could be another cause. I use a harness with present dog, but have a very pretty one so people don't think it is for control reasons.

Allfurcoatandnoknickers Thu 28-Mar-13 12:24:08

Yes I did pull him on his collar, but not sure if it was related. He's also a border terrier cross, and I know that can be a problem in borders. The vet wanted to see him, but i feel happy to watch and wait. I'm hoping it was just a one off. He's always been a very stressy reactive dog, so it doesn't really surprise me at all.

Lora1982 Fri 29-Mar-13 07:17:13

Itit wouldnt let me reply to the pm on my phone but i think it was probably a one off because of the stress aswell. Its different to what my dog did there was no foamimg at the mouth. I hope hes recovered!

Allfurcoatandnoknickers Fri 29-Mar-13 07:48:53

He seems fine now. Will watch and wait. If he has another will take him to the vets.

SpicyPear Sat 30-Mar-13 15:48:45

Stress related seizures occur in dogs and humans, they are called psychogenic seizures.

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