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by Jenn
Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: More pacing...
Replies: 8
Views: 5483

What you are describing sounds like what most of us are going/have been through with dogs just starting Pb. It can take a few weeks for the side effects of the Pb to subside, plus she could still be having some postictal symptoms. (My dogs postictal phases have lasted for up to 4 to 5 days.) Plus, i...
by Jenn
Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Just a thanks to all...
Replies: 2
Views: 2435

Just a thanks to all...

I'm still pretty new here, and wanted to thank everyone for all their generous feedback and advice. And your patience is endless--no one seems to care how often they have to type the same answers to the same questions we newbies ask. ;-) I was pretty scared after Winston got diagnosed, but have been...
by Jenn
Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Jetta
Replies: 10
Views: 5880

Hi jetta,

When you say "last Monday" do you mean Monday yesterday, or Monday last week. If it's yesterday, she may still be recovering. (My dog can take days to recover from his seizures.)

-Jenn
by Jenn
Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Can anyone help ??
Replies: 11
Views: 7090

Skrpio, Because Winston was not on anything for years, and still had seizures. (I just didn't know they were seizures at the time.) I'm keeping an eye out, though, watching closely after he gets a dose--so far, so good. We live in sub-tropical environment, and heartworm is a serious problem, as are ...
by Jenn
Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Can lightning strike twice?
Replies: 14
Views: 7806

I'm so sorry Meg had another seizure. Did the icepacks help?
by Jenn
Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Can anyone help ??
Replies: 11
Views: 7090

Yeah, just use Petmeds, or one of the other online pharmacies.

You will hear a lot of debate about whether to use anything with "Plus" in the name. People seem to be on one side or the other.

Both my dogs use Frontline and Heartguard plus, and we've never had any problems with either of them.
by Jenn
Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to this - and ?s on Pb
Replies: 18
Views: 10872

Hi there, Are these the first seizures that the dog has had? If so, it may be too soon to put the dog on Pb or any other drug other than a temporary treatment of daily cortisone, which can reverse the swelling that can occur in the brain after a seizure. My understanding it that it's usually best to...
by Jenn
Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Epi dogs and moving
Replies: 3
Views: 2946

I'm disabled (hopefully temporarily) and am not working right now, so I'll be there all the time. Just got notice that I'll have the key to the new place next Monday, so we'll have close to three weeks of "gradual exposure" before we will actually be living there. It won't be any extra work to take ...
by Jenn
Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Epi dogs and moving
Replies: 3
Views: 2946

Epi dogs and moving

Hi guys, We are going to be moving at the end of the month, so I wanted to get your feedback on how to transition an epi dog to a new home. (Winston's most serious seizures occurred recently when we had a LOT of people moving into our apartment complex--4 new tenants over a two week period--at the s...
by Jenn
Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Alby fell down the stairs!
Replies: 9
Views: 5502

Hello, I'm new too. What a scare for both of you. My dog Winston has been on Pb for a few weeks now (not quite a month) and he has stumbled down the stairs a couple of times, but he is light enough for me to carry him, so I've been doing it a lot. It is absolutely the medication (the ataxia effects)...
by Jenn
Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: My beloved Jack die
Replies: 16
Views: 8890

I am so sorry. This is just heartbreaking. We all know you did what was best. Jack was lucky to have you caring for him.
by Jenn
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Jack
Replies: 11
Views: 5260

I'm so sorry that Jack is so sick. Yes, my dog has been very tired on the Pb, and his walks are much shorter, but it IS getting better. (Don't have to make him walk anymore like I did when he first went on the drug.) I read that vomiting can be a sign of liver damage, possibly from the Pb, so it's g...
by Jenn
Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Bella's Not Good - Any Suggestions ???
Replies: 37
Views: 17943

I, too, was hoping for good news and am so sorry about your loss. Bella was lucky to have you in her life, and vice versa.
by Jenn
Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Bella's Not Good - Any Suggestions ???
Replies: 37
Views: 17943

...and don't forget the possibility that seizures may have begun much earlier and were never caught. When you read about all the ways a seizure can manifest, they can really look like just about anything, or nothing-at-all. My dog's early seizures sure didn't look like anything remotely serious or e...
by Jenn
Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Bella's Not Good - Any Suggestions ???
Replies: 37
Views: 17943

Maureen,

I have no advice for you, or opinions, but am so sorry that Bella is having such a hard time. I hope this is over soon.

Jenn