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by MK's mom
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Gentle Giant
Replies: 13
Views: 2684

Re: Gentle Giant

Lynne,

Congratulations on the new pooch! I would love to see a picture of an Irish Setter/GSD mix!! As you probably remember, I have Irish Setters.
by MK's mom
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Farewell
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Re: Farewell

I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't know what's worse: knowing their time is near or being shocked at them leaving so unexpectedly. Either way, the void in our hearts can never be filled by anything else.

Sleep softly sweet Spencer, your Dad will miss you terribly.

Vivian
by MK's mom
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Gentle Giant
Replies: 13
Views: 2684

Re: Gentle Giant

Lynne, I came to this page this morning having 'a feeling', I don't know where those feelings come from that we get sometimes. I am so incredibly sorry to hear of your loss. We all know what you're going thru and how this feels. I think when we have 'special' pets it hurts more because we've tried t...
by MK's mom
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Jake's Big Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1336

Re: Jake's Big Day

Happy belated birthday, Jake!!

Lynne, you are so lucky to have him this long, I sure wish my MK would have been as fortunate. He would have been 13 on August 17, I'll never stop missing him.

Enjoy that ice cream Jake and don't let your mother make ice cream a once per year thing for you!!
by MK's mom
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Our worst nightmare
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: Our worst nightmare

I used to show my dogs, too, and I know that the good breeders who really want to better the breed will take an interest when there's a health issue and try to breed away from those issues in future breedings. The bad breeders ignore and usually blame the dog owner for the epilepsy..that happened to...
by MK's mom
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Our worst nightmare
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: Our worst nightmare

THat's terrible, I'm so sorry. Did the breeder know there was epilepsy in the lines when Lola's mother/father was bred? This sort of thing infuriates me!! If breeders don't know that is one thing, but if they do know there's an issue and uses seizing dogs in their breeding program that is unexcuseab...
by MK's mom
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: 4 Month Old Great Dane Puppy
Replies: 8
Views: 4191

Re: 4 Month Old Great Dane Puppy

Did your vet check for liver shunts? I know in small pups that seize that is one of the first things they check.
by MK's mom
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Achilles: Dire condition
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

Re: Achilles: Dire condition

He's probably still suffering the effects of that 30 minute seizure. I agree with Lynne, he might be having issues with the Pb, too. You could try a neurologist because neurology is their specialty. Your primary vet treats everything. so although they know a little about a lot, they don't usually kn...
by MK's mom
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Not doing well
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Re: Not doing well

KBr can be rough on some dogs. It causes ataxia, increased thirst and I'm convinced it caused some sort of lung problem for my boy that ultimately took his life. I cannot believe that vet intimated that you should put your dog down!! Has she tried cutting back on the dosage?? Sounds to me like your ...
by MK's mom
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Need to share some place
Replies: 14
Views: 3163

Re: Need to share some place

If he had a lot of seizures it CAN take a while for them to recoup. A new medication can also cause grogginess, thirst, increased hunger, etc., hopefully he'll adjust and feel better soon. A huge part of most of our problems is; we have to rule out one at a time, drugs or anything else we think migh...
by MK's mom
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Need to share some place
Replies: 14
Views: 3163

Re: Need to share some place

Bromide is salt, so it makes Deacon thirsty. Have you noticed him drinking more? Sorry you're going thru this. I always told myself when I started feeling sorry for me that they're stuck in their bodies and are doing the real suffering..it's not their fault. We have to deal with the financials and t...
by MK's mom
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New here, but not new to canine epilepsy
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: New here, but not new to canine epilepsy

I'm so sorry that your dog (and you) are going thru this. I have had two dogs (who are related) with seizures, the first one started about 10 days after getting his vaccines, so of course the 'experts' in our breed blamed me for vaccinating my boy. I work at a medical school and have been told by se...
by MK's mom
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: aggression since diagnosis
Replies: 2
Views: 1303

Re: aggression since diagnosis

It might be the potassium bromide because irritability is a side effect in some dogs. I had a boy who clustered and was on the KBr and he was cranky while on it although he didn't bite unless he was coming out of a seizure and thought my fingers were food. (bit me once, but thought my hand was food)...
by MK's mom
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Add Zonisamide or increase Keppra dose?
Replies: 22
Views: 7593

Re: Add Zonisamide or increase Keppra dose?

I haven't noticed any side effects with the zonisamide, but every dog is different. Pb and KBr are the two that are known for hind end weakness and increased thirst and hunger, I didn't see anything like that when using Keppra or when we started the dogs on zonisamide. (I have dealt with two epi boys)
by MK's mom
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Length of post-ictal phase following cluster
Replies: 3
Views: 1576

Re: Length of post-ictal phase following cluster

I'm so sorry that your Sam (and you) are going thru this. My boy's post ictal lasted one hour, but when they cluster it's harder on them as one can well imagine, so depending on how long the seizures last and how many they have, the post ictal could last a couple of days. After a cluster my boy wasn...