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by SpencerBhumi
Wed May 26, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Great news for our Aussie Shepherd !
Replies: 4
Views: 3356

Re: Great news for our Aussie Shepherd !

Hi Scrannel. That is encouraging news that your dog went so long without seizures. I imagine you were bitterly disappointed and concerned when they returned last year. Again, encouraging that their frequency has diminished after the hair cut - and hopefully the seizures are gone for a good length of...
by SpencerBhumi
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Xylitol in anti-seizure medications (gabapentin)
Replies: 0
Views: 4299

Xylitol in anti-seizure medications (gabapentin)

This article was just posted in a Facebook group that I follow. It would be good to be aware of this if prescribed/administering it to your dogs. http://www.poisonedpets.com/gabapentin-xylitol-kills-dog-poisons-pets/?fbclid=IwAR0kkfwTKSL8RKLzeHVocqUE9_v_yonVFuRC9mwoE2oYmKhFuCKvuaeeWeE Wishing you al...
by SpencerBhumi
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Introducing Phrynie (Fry-Knee)
Replies: 10
Views: 8331

Re: Introducing Phrynie (Fry-Knee)

Dear Beth, I am very sorry to hear of this news. This disease is a nightmare and you persevered well for Phrynie. You deserve neither blame nor guilt but you should take comfort in knowing just how much you gave and cared for Phrynie in her illness and in not prolonging her suffering – making tough ...
by SpencerBhumi
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: CBD is a let-down...
Replies: 9
Views: 6347

Re: CBD is a let-down...

Hi Tonysmom,

This is incredibly encouraging news. I hope you continue with such good success.
I guess even if you a do experience some breakthrough seizures, these increased durations of respite will be heartening.

Wishing you well.

Trevor.
by SpencerBhumi
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Introducing Phrynie (Fry-Knee)
Replies: 10
Views: 8331

Re: Introducing Phrynie (Fry-Knee)

Hi Beth, Spencer was an English Springer Spaniel. At 4 years old he had his first (witnessed/known) fit. And so began our journey through this disease for a further seven years. After his second fit we commenced pheno and upped & upped the doses. We trialed Zonisamide (this worked for a while but it...
by SpencerBhumi
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: New to CEN
Replies: 2
Views: 1840

Re: New to CEN

Hi Tony’s mom, Welcome to this forum – and I commend you on your perseverance with two very needy dogs. Spencer first fitted at 4 years old but only a few months later commenced treatment. (We never had the opportunity to consider CBD products in our care). We had Spencer and his mother together and...
by SpencerBhumi
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Introducing Phrynie (Fry-Knee)
Replies: 10
Views: 8331

Re: Introducing Phrynie (Fry-Knee)

Hi Beth, Welcome to the forum although I am sorry you need to be here. This is a heart breaking disease (frustrating, infuriating, grievous and more). I’m not sure where you are at with your options, and in your story you say you commenced potassium first up and (as I read it) then considered potass...
by SpencerBhumi
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Not sure on next step
Replies: 1
Views: 1567

Re: Not sure on next step

Hi Recluse, I’ve just found your post being unreplied for quite some time – I hope you and Fyodor are still around. So welcome to this site, sad as it is that you need to visit, and sorry for the delay in replying. I don’t know that I have any gems to offer you but I can share a bit of info from our...
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: 1641

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: 2091

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: 8546

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: 2254

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: 2859

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: 4877

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: 8546

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 ...