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Species: dog | Category: medical-surgical | Submitted: 26 November 2013 03:35PM | viewed 213067 times
Q Brian asks:

Hi I hope you dont mind me asking. My Staffordshire Bull Terrier died last week after becoming ill or rather finally showing that he was ill just 1 week prior. No vomiting No bowel movements. On checkup It appeared to be Neurogical -thats what the vet thought it might be. He was confused didnt know where he was and had minor shaking limbs. We made him comfortable but he had quite a bad seizure and went into a coma. He died at the Vets while still in a Coma. With no actual tests done, might you think it was a brain tumor or similar problem? i ask because the day he showed signs of being ill we did spend time over the local park which was muddier than usual due to construction work. Id hate to think he caught a virus over there? the vet assures me he didnt show signs of any virus and it was Neurogical. Thank you

Q Our vet says: I am sorry to hear about your Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Obviously it is impossible for me to say what may have caused the problem, however neurological disease can certainly cause these types of problems and your vet will have examined your pet to check these signs. If I had seen a dog with the signs you describe I would be expecting to find that it was a neurological problem too.
I doubt that it was anything to do with walking in the local park. Understandably this will have been quite a shock to you but it sounds as if there is nothing you could have done differently to change things for your pet. It is natural to think of anything which could have been different at this particular time. Do not blame yourself for taking your dog to the park as I doubt it was anything there which caused this to happen.

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