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by SpencerBhumi
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: belgiam Malinios having seizure every 15 days
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: belgiam Malinios having seizure every 15 days

Hi Belgiam Malinios, I’m sorry that you need to join this forum, but welcome. One of the hardest things I find with this disease is the lack of solid answers. This disease is silent, strong willed and it reveals itself quite differently for each epi-dog. Another frustrating issue is that money canno...
by SpencerBhumi
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Need the inside scoop on how to best administer intranasal midazolam
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Need the inside scoop on how to best administer intranasal midazolam

Hi Jeff, Sorry you have to be here. I hope you can get some good help and reassurance from this amazing group of people. This is a lovely photo of you with Fand & Li Ban – a gorgeous pair of dogs. Your story echoes our story: Spencer first fitted the evening we arrived home from a camping holiday; w...
by SpencerBhumi
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Life after epilepsy
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Re: Life after epilepsy

Hi Chris, It is wonderful to hear from you. It is great to hear from ALL of you again. Dear Chris, I’m sorry to hear that ‘doing it hard’ was relentless upon you, but it shows your resilience and toughness of character. I truly hope you can catch a break and recoup that lost joy in life. And I’m sor...
by SpencerBhumi
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: New to this
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Re: New to this

Welcome to this site, Metin. It is good to hear that your company has a dog shelter to care for animals and I am heartened that you are taking the extra time to give additional care to your epileptic dogs. I hope you are able to gain much useful information from this site to help your dogs. This sit...
by SpencerBhumi
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: 3 months seizure free!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: 3 months seizure free!!!

Hello Karen, This is great news! Any run of seizure free time is exciting and encouraging. Nearly two years of hard work, juggling medicines, so hopefully you are reaching a good point in Cooper's welfare. Jinxing... enjoy your good run. There is no jinx with this disease - it just sucks! When I got...
by SpencerBhumi
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Golden retriever puppy with epilepsy- I have questions
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: Golden retriever puppy with epilepsy- I have questions

I am sorry to hear of this sad news. Take heart in knowing that you are a caring and worthy pet owner, doing your best provide and care for Bruno to the end. Stand strong and let this grief pass - Bruno is now free and peaceful. Keeping you in my prayers. Trevor. In memory of Spencer 7-12-2005 - 22-...
by SpencerBhumi
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Life after epilepsy
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Life after epilepsy

It is a year now since Spencer died. He was the last of our four pets to leave us (all of them within a year) so this last 12 months has been a quiet pet-free recovery for us. Many years ago my plan was to buy Spencer’s mum after she had weaned her pups. During our visits Spencer made himself known ...
by SpencerBhumi
Thu May 31, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Speckles 2007-09-28 to 2018-05-30
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: Speckles 2007-09-28 to 2018-05-30

Dear Joe & Kathy, I am sorry to hear of the death of Speckles. You have fought long and hard to keep Speckles well in this disease. Sadly, death is inevitable and no-one can prevent it but the love and care you gave Speckles to the end is abundantly clear – a great picture of what amazing people you...
by SpencerBhumi
Mon May 07, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to dog ownership & seizures (questions)
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: New to dog ownership & seizures (questions)

Hi Jessica, I compliment you on taking in this stray, and for persisting with the necessary treatment. Clearly you are concerned for Pablo’s welfare and you should take comfort in the fact that you are doing all you can within your abilities to care for him. Epilepsy takes on so many variations in h...
by SpencerBhumi
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Increase in meds - again
Replies: 4
Views: 1551

Re: Increase in meds - again

Hi Karen, I was always disappointed when we got to that next stage and needed to increase (or add to) the medications. I lived with a low grade constant anxiety just waiting for that next seizure and was saddened to see Spencer so drugged up after a cluster (we used Valium & Keppra after any fit and...
by SpencerBhumi
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: seizures following heartworm preventative
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: seizures following heartworm preventative

Hi Linda. We used Heartguard Plus for heartworm prevention. I was suspicious that these caused some fits but there was so much inconsistentcy V the need for protection I continued it. We did use Frontline Plus for fleas but I stopped that on Spencer. Tick are never a problem in my area but fleas are...
by SpencerBhumi
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Full Moon
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: Full Moon

Hi jocasey, Welcome to the forum although I am sorry you need to be here. I am encouraged by your decision to keep Riley and not just discard him because of this disease. It is a tough disease to go through: stay patient and love Riley for all he is worth, he will love you unconditionally and he wil...
by SpencerBhumi
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Canine Epilepsy Genetics
Topic: Other dog's reaction to a seizing dog.
Replies: 5
Views: 4635

Re: Other dog's reaction to a seizing dog.

Hello hricher, Welcome to the forum. It is very encouraging to hear that your seizures are under control. It would be great if you can wean off the medication – go carefully, and I wish you the best of luck with this. We had two dogs, mum and her son Spencer (English Springer Spaniels). When Spenc...
by SpencerBhumi
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to forum...questions on Keppra & leaving dog alone
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Re: New to forum...questions on Keppra & leaving dog alone

Hi DS. We did not use a special diet but we kept a strict diet, including strict snacks. I could never confirm that shop treats caused fits but I was highly suspicious so Spencer had a small variety of snacks (the most being home cooked biscuits). We used a high quality dry food for meals. I was str...
by SpencerBhumi
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: BLOOD LEVELS FOR MAINTENANCE
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: BLOOD LEVELS FOR MAINTENANCE

Hi Maggsd, Blood levels can be measured by 'peak', which are taken "x" hours after the drug was given, at the time when its peak uptake has occured. Maintenance levels are usually measured as a 'trough', immediately before the next dose is due, to measure the lowest residual/effective dose still cir...