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by featheredwyngs
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: NEW: October 2012 Canine Epilepsy Clinical Trial (NC State)
Replies: 3
Views: 5129

NEW: October 2012 Canine Epilepsy Clinical Trial (NC State)

Hi Guys, I'm always looking for new clinical trials for canine epilepsy. Unfortunately my dog does not qualify for this trial (i.e., previously treated with anti-seizure meds), but I wanted to post it here in case any dog owners new to epilepsy might be interested. If you qualify, the study takes pl...
by featheredwyngs
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Newly diagnosed pit bull with scary post-ictal aggression
Replies: 2
Views: 6098

Re: Newly diagnosed pit bull with scary post-ictal aggressio

Hey re: the aggression. I would not freak out just yet. My dog is a little smaller than yours, but he had a similar post-ictal reaction after his first two seizures I think. He was disoriented and freaked out and growled at myself and my boyfriend (because he didn't recognize us). He chose to avoid ...
by featheredwyngs
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Hydrogen peroxide and seizures?
Replies: 2
Views: 5965

Hydrogen peroxide and seizures?

So my dog Remy (who has seizures) ate something he shouldn't have tonight and there was concern that it could cause an intestinal blockage. I consulted with a vet and they recommended using hydrogen peroxide to have him throw it up if possible. We did this and he didn't throw up right away (hacked /...
by featheredwyngs
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Remy made it 5 months seizure free!
Replies: 1
Views: 2187

Re: Remy made it 5 months seizure free!

Well spoke too soon. He had another seizure this Sunday (Feb 3), almost two weeks from his last one. After his seizure on Jan 21st, we tested his phenobarb levels and during his lowest level of the day (before his next dose) he was only a little below the recommended therapeutic level, so the vet de...
by featheredwyngs
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Remy made it 5 months seizure free!
Replies: 1
Views: 2187

Remy made it 5 months seizure free!

I know that a lot of you have dogs that have seizures more frequently than mine, but I was getting pretty frustrated and starting to feel a little hopeless the last time my dog had a seizure. He started having seizures Oct. 2011 (out of the blue) and had about 9 by Aug 14, 2012. We had tried Zonisam...
by featheredwyngs
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New here
Replies: 4
Views: 2685

Re: New here

Hi Adriana, I just wanted to welcome you to the forums... I know it can get pretty quiet around here. My dog does not have cluster seizures like yours and for that I feel lucky :/. The only bit of advice I can give you, which my vet gave me, is that now while you think Jugo has a good quality of lif...
by featheredwyngs
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: How to relieve excessive hunger for dog on phenobarbital?
Replies: 8
Views: 27672

Re: How to relieve excessive hunger for dog on phenobarbital

Thanks for the suggestion! I also spoke w my vet yesterday and she mentioned that anything low calorie and high fiber would satiate his hunger more without gaining weight (avoiding risk of obesity on phenobarbital). She mentioned that even something like canned green beans is fine. So we'll see if t...
by featheredwyngs
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Any one using Zonisamide (Zonegran) with success?
Replies: 26
Views: 44584

Re: Any one using Zonisamide (Zonegran) with success?

Pb does increase appetite, so you want to keep a very close watch on what you have laying around the house, and what's on the ground outside. Jake's had three emergency surgeries to remove things caught in his intestines. This was a dog that we had to coax to eat before Pb. Also thank you for highl...
by featheredwyngs
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Anyone not do an MRI and still have vet treat as tumor?
Replies: 2
Views: 4952

Re: Anyone not do an MRI and still have vet treat as tumor?

Sorry to hear this. My vet told me (when my dog had his second seizure) to make a list at that point detailing what I thought a good quality of life for my dog was. And then note when he could no longer do all or most of these things I would have my objective decision that it was time to let him go....
by featheredwyngs
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Any one using Zonisamide (Zonegran) with success?
Replies: 26
Views: 44584

Re: Any one using Zonisamide (Zonegran) with success?

It's a bit of trial and error work I guess. We started w Zonisamide on my request bc it has fewer side effects - but that does not seem to work alone for him. The vet wanted to find out if phenobarbital alone would be sufficient for him bc she does not like to overmedicate (esp if the zonisamide has...
by featheredwyngs
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Zonisamide and feeding -- Need ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 9568

Re: Zonisamide and feeding -- Need ideas

Appetite suppression is one of the most common side effects of zonisamide. My dog definitely experienced it the entire time he was on zonisamide alone - but he only is up to 100mg twice a day. We did a few things: Chicken broth mixed with dry food Warm water mixed with dry food Wet food mixed with d...
by featheredwyngs
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Zonisamide and Itching
Replies: 4
Views: 9393

Re: Zonisamide and Itching

Re: Zonisamide and itching Yes! My dog had the same experience. He was on 75mg twice a day and then 100mg twice a day, and we noticed a definite increased sensitivity. He has had skin sensitivity (i.e., allergies leading to scratching and excessive licking) in the past, so at first I wasn't sure if ...
by featheredwyngs
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Any one using Zonisamide (Zonegran) with success?
Replies: 26
Views: 44584

Re: Any one using Zonisamide (Zonegran) with success?

Figured I would add to this thread for anyone looking for information on Zonisamide. First thing first - price. I live in north Florida and the cheapest place here for sure was Costco... the pricing difference was dramatic - a 3 month supply of 100mg pills (twice daily) - cost me around $30 (compare...
by featheredwyngs
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: How to relieve excessive hunger for dog on phenobarbital?
Replies: 8
Views: 27672

How to relieve excessive hunger for dog on phenobarbital?

Hi Guys! I posted here earlier in the year I think regarding my dog 5 year old American Eskimo. He started having seizures in October and has had a seizure around every two months since then. He started on zonisamide but that didn't work, so we started him on phenobarbital a month ago. While some of...
by featheredwyngs
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: good day. i would like to share coco's story...
Replies: 2
Views: 2359

Re: good day. i would like to share coco's story...

Sorry to hear about Coco - but sounds like you've done a lot for her, and her life is probably better for it. As for 'frequent' seizures... my veterinarian didn't choose to prescribe my dog anti-seizure meds until after his third seizure. She wanted to get a better sense for what his pattern/frequen...