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by Dougie
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Sad, sad news
Replies: 3
Views: 1744

Sad, sad news

It is with extreme sadness that I have to report that my epileptic Collie, Snorri, has died, aged 12. We think he had a stroke. To make things worse, our other dog, Kali, his older brother, died shortly after, aged 15. We now have a newbie, an unrelated blue merle boy named Thorgeir, from another Or...
by Dougie
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Peanut's last seizure
Replies: 4
Views: 3594

Orkney, Scotland Sorry to hear of the return match. "Netiquette" prevents me from stating my exact opinion of this affliction! My Snorri's success MAY have something to do with his diet (I'm not sure that diet has much effect on Snorri), but, in case it's of interest, he gets plain, raw minced (grou...
by Dougie
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: SIX YEARS!
Replies: 8
Views: 4735

. (I searched the web to find how to say it in Gaelic for you but could not find a translator.) "Slainte Mhath" (Pronounced a little like "Slantjy Va") = "Good Health", most often heard accompanying a drink, like n"Cheers!" The only thing is, Orcadians never spoke Gaelic, because Orkney was part of...
by Dougie
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: SIX YEARS!
Replies: 8
Views: 4735

SIX YEARS!

Orkney, Scotland, UK Border Collie Snorri (very nearly 10) is still behaving like a demented puppy, after six years of fit-freedom! He has just had his six-month epi checkup and he passed it with flying colours! Despite this, we never forget that he is epileptic, and that he is just very lucky to be...
by Dougie
Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: 2 YEARS Seizure Free
Replies: 3
Views: 4159

Great stuff, Whiski! Long may it continue! You've seen my "Four Years" thread, you know it can be done!

Snorri would like to join me in wishing you the very best of luck!

Dougie
Orkney, Scotland
UK
by Dougie
Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: FOUR YEARS!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 4834

Orkney, Scotland, UK The origin of the "no human medicines" seems to lie with the EEC, that wonderful body of officious meddlers in Brussels. The purpose of the ban APPEARS to have been to prevent drug residues from getting into the human food chain, and, rather than going to the trouble of distingu...
by Dougie
Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: FOUR YEARS!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 4834

FOUR YEARS!!!!!!!!!!

Orkney, Scotland No, your eyes don't decieve you! That's four (4) years with no seizures! Border Collie Snorri (now nearing 8 years old) hasn't had a "fizzy" in all that time! And, what's more, he is now getting only HALF the dose of phenobarb - a mere 15mg twice a day! When the vet med regulations ...
by Dougie
Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Looking pretty good!
Replies: 0
Views: 2592

Looking pretty good!

It has been a long time since I posted anything on here (forgot my username/password cobo!!), but I have nothing but good news from my period of absence! My little Border Collie, Snorri, is now in his FOURTH year of freedom! We met another of his numerous brothers (Mickey) and were told that he had ...
by Dougie
Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:47 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Scared for My Collie
Replies: 5
Views: 5839

Hi! Got your e-mail, the reply wouldn't work, though! Found your other address here, have replied now!

Dougie
by Dougie
Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:43 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Reducing medication
Replies: 0
Views: 2424

Reducing medication

Orkney, Scotland, UK Hello folks! It's been a while since I posted on this board! More good news, though! My Border Collie "Snorri the Priest" is still siezure free after 22 months on 2x30mg Phenobarb per day. I call that pretty good! I have managed to get information on two of his epileptic older b...
by Dougie
Tue Nov 05, 2002 8:51 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Springer - two Grand Mal in 10 days
Replies: 3
Views: 2052

Orkney, Scotland, UK Hi Aurura! Like your Springer, my Border Collie comes from a line where there is known epilepsy. Like yourself, we wondered when to start medicating, as his siezures had started to accelerate. The decision was taken for us, however, when he had 4 in 30 minutes, requiring a dash ...
by Dougie
Thu Oct 31, 2002 7:39 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: A success, take heart!
Replies: 1
Views: 1560

A success, take heart!

Orkney, Scotland, UK OK, this should be on the "Success Stories" board, but I thought that putting it here might hearten some of the first-time visitors who have just begun to experience the unpleasantness of canine epilepsy. I am delighted to be able to say that today, 31 October, my Border Collie ...
by Dougie
Sun Jul 21, 2002 7:42 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: PB and teeth
Replies: 0
Views: 1834

PB and teeth

Orkney, Scotland, UK I think what I'm about to describe is pure coincidence, but I'll throw the topic in anyway! My Border Collie "Snorri", aged 4, has been on Phenobarb (30mg, twice a day) since the end of October 2001 and he hasn't had an attack since. His epilepsy appears to be idiopathic, BUT he...
by Dougie
Mon Jun 24, 2002 7:57 am
Forum: Awareness & Support by Clubs & Other Groups
Topic: Local awareness
Replies: 1
Views: 4274

Orkney, Scotland, UK

Glad to say that ALL my local shops are displaying the flyer now - they were all very pleased to help.

The version for use outside my area is ready now, and it's FREE <ggg>
by Dougie
Sun Jun 23, 2002 6:22 pm
Forum: Awareness & Support by Clubs & Other Groups
Topic: Local awareness
Replies: 1
Views: 4274

Local awareness

Orkney, Scotland, UK I live near a small village in a farming area, where epileptic dogs (or any sick dog, for that matter) tends to get shot. In an attemot to counter this, I have designed a small poster for display in the local shops' windows. It directs people to their veterinarian and to this we...