Hopefully some of the vets may be able to provide me with some answers
Yesterday while working my GSP had a seizure of some sort had been working as normal then he suddenly collapsed when on point, he is a very fit six year old with no previous history of fits or any other health issues.
When he collapsed his whole body began to spasm his eyes rolled back in his head,and there was lot of saliva running from his mouth, after a a few minutes the spasms stopped and he appeared dead, but when I put my hand on his chest a rapid heart beat proved otherwise.
We were in a remote area and quite a long way from any vehicles,so I left a member of the party with him and went to get my truck,would have been close to an hour by the time I got back to them, by that time he was conscious, but disorientated did not appear to recognise me and could not stand.
One member of the party though just a layman with no medical experience said he thought it was an epileptic fit as he had a dog at one time that had epilepsy and the symptoms seemed the same.
Quite a long way from the nearest vet,so decided to head for home and my own vet about three hours away.
By the time I got home I had missed the vets surgery,though I could have called the emergency out of hours service, but by the time I got home he was more or less back to normal,so decided to wait and see how he was today.
Today he is completely back to normal.
So to cut a long story short two hours after the fit before he was able to stand three to four hours before being back to normal,but still seem to be a little unsteady on his feet though that might just have been my imagination.
And ravenously hungry while he has always had a good appetite I have never seen him so hungry.
So my questions now that he is back to normal, is it worth taking him to the vet is there a test they can do for epilepsy or do I need to wait and see if it happens again?
Is epilepsy the likely cause? could it be a stroke believe stroke symptoms are different in dogs from humans?
Now that it has happened once how likely is it to happen again?
Have kept dogs for close on fifty years and have never seen anything like this before, so any insight would be very much appreciated.