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by Janet Woods
Wed Jul 31, 2002 8:01 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Odd but successfull treatment
Replies: 3
Views: 4201

Hi
That is good news!!!!!!
Keep up the faith!!!
Janet & Valentine
by Janet Woods
Sun Jun 09, 2002 10:03 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Help: drug switching on a bichon
Replies: 1
Views: 1018

I have my dog on both drugs. Once they load up on the potassium Bromide hopefully your vet will be able to determine the correct level of Phenobarb. which should be lower. I know that only phenobarb. alone was not enough for my dog. I also have a friend who has a St. Bernard and for years was only o...
by Janet Woods
Sun Jun 09, 2002 9:48 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Terrified
Replies: 4
Views: 1974

Why does the vet want to put her down? Why won't the medication we all use be effective on your dog? Did your vet run any tests that would suggest that she has a serious health problem that caused the seizure? I would certainly get a second opinion on the matter before I let anyone put my dog down. ...
by Janet Woods
Tue Feb 19, 2002 5:05 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Epi-hunting dog: Travel, crating, diet questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Hi
What kind of hunting dogs do you have?
I have an Epileptic bloodhound but she doesn't hunt, she is a spoiled house dog brand.
Janet
by Janet Woods
Tue Nov 06, 2001 8:54 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New and Afraid
Replies: 2
Views: 1765

Hi Chris Wish I could tell you that it is not scary it is. The best thing to remember is that you are not alone. We all write and try to help each other even if all of our situations are a little different. My bloodhound started having her seizures at a year and four months and they were cluster one...
by Janet Woods
Thu Sep 06, 2001 7:27 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Life expectancy shortened?
Replies: 4
Views: 1736

Hi I am glad you are having some good days. I know how stressful it is to constantly worry and listen for any little sound ready to jump up and save them. It used to keep me from sleeping, etc. My husband can't understand why I would want to keep spending money on a dog like this. I could have bough...
by Janet Woods
Sat Sep 01, 2001 5:44 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Life expectancy shortened?
Replies: 4
Views: 1736

You sound so sad it is so hard for us to watch this happen to our pets, but I can't imagine a day without my dog and will continue to fight this in hopes that it will get better or by trial and error we will find the right mix and there will be more good days ahead. Have you played around with the m...
by Janet Woods
Sat Sep 01, 2001 5:26 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Epilepsy in my Aussie
Replies: 4
Views: 2766

I don't know why, but are you trying to stop them from occuring hourly with any valium or have you had the dog back at the vet to get the dosage adjusted? It isn't good to let them keep having seizures over and over from what I understand from my own research. I hope you can find some answers soon, ...
by Janet Woods
Sat Aug 18, 2001 6:58 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Thank you from Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 2224

Hi I'm not an expert, but my dog has been through the same thing. She is a larger dog, but the same holds true it is a balancing act and for a while she will be uncoordinated and you'll see a lot of other things that will seem odd. Don't be afraid, it will get better. I wish someone would have told ...
by Janet Woods
Sat Aug 18, 2001 6:58 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Thank you from Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 2022

Hi I'm not an expert, but my dog has been through the same thing. She is a larger dog, but the same holds true it is a balancing act and for a while she will be uncoordinated and you'll see a lot of other things that will seem odd. Don't be afraid, it will get better. I wish someone would have told ...
by Janet Woods
Fri Aug 10, 2001 7:43 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Hopeful
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Hi I agree, I would get your dog on Potassium Bromide and pursue further acupuncture as well. The sooner you get it under control the better for all. When you get that right mix it is like heaven. Over time it will need to be adjusted again I'm sure, but when it works, it works. My dog was seizuring...
by Janet Woods
Fri Aug 10, 2001 7:43 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Hopeful
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Hi I agree, I would get your dog on Potassium Bromide and pursue further acupuncture as well. The sooner you get it under control the better for all. When you get that right mix it is like heaven. Over time it will need to be adjusted again I'm sure, but when it works, it works. My dog was seizuring...
by Janet Woods
Wed Jul 25, 2001 10:55 am
Forum: Canine Epilepsy Genetics
Topic: breeding
Replies: 5
Views: 6605

Hi Epilepsy is not common in Bloodhounds either, but my baby has it. Found out that the uncle may have had it. The breeder moved out of my area, no way to find them (out of state) Anyway, the vet I go to tells me they had just put her step sister down a couple of months before I went in with my dog....
by Janet Woods
Mon Jul 23, 2001 5:56 am
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: neurologist???
Replies: 2
Views: 1478

Hi When my vet suggested I take my dog to a neurologist I knew it would be expensive, a long drive and I was also afraid of what we might find. It is a decision you have to make, but I would rather know what I was dealing with and go from there than to continue guessing with the med.'s. The sooner t...
by Janet Woods
Mon Jul 16, 2001 12:21 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Meds & Weight Gain????
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Hi My bloodhound also gained weight, especially with the potassium bromide.Increased thirst and hunger although she was always a pig with food. She also tires easier than before but usually after her med.'s and she has eaten. She is very playful and has been seizure free for eight months!!!! I also ...