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by jschrader
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Vaccinations with epi dogs
Replies: 2
Views: 3146

Vaccinations with epi dogs

Hello, I was hoping to get some opinions on the subject. My dog, Yukon started having seizures in November 2013 at the age of 1 1/2. It was about 2 weeks after he had annual vaccinations that included the DHLPP and rabies vaccine. Since then, I have not had him vaccinated with the DHLPP (distemper/l...
by jschrader
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Length of post-ictal phase following cluster
Replies: 3
Views: 2736

Re: Length of post-ictal phase following cluster

I am so sorry you are going through this. My 4 year old husky has had seizures for a couple of years, and my vet did suggest getting a MRI to check for a brain tumor. I haven't done that yet, but I understand what you are going through. Regarding the post-ictal phase, it can last several days. Last ...
by jschrader
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Not sure what to do
Replies: 6
Views: 4435

Re: Not sure what to do

He is slowly getting back to normal. At least the accidents in the house seem to have stopped and he actually woke me up this morning and asked to go outside, which he hasnt done since this all started last week. He still paces around, just not as much. I talked to my vet, and he is going to consult...
by jschrader
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: 67 seizures
Replies: 4
Views: 2745

Re: 67 seizures

I just checked Yukon's log and he is up to 103 seizures since November 2013. He is on pb and Keppra, Zonismiade. The Keppra isnt working at all for him, so I have been asking about KBr, hoping that will help him. Good luck!
by jschrader
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Not sure what to do
Replies: 6
Views: 4435

Re: Not sure what to do

Thank you all for the advice. I have been in contact with my vet, in fact he went in Wednesday for a pheno level check, so we are hopefully going to figure out medications that actually work for him. Currently he is on 1500mg Keppra and 64mg Phenobarbital every 8 hours, and 100mg Zonisamide every 12...
by jschrader
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Not sure what to do
Replies: 6
Views: 4435

Not sure what to do

My 4 year old husky Yukon has had seizures for over 2 years now, and will usually have a cluster of anywhere from 4-12 seizures in a couple day span. Usually he goes back to normal afterwards, but this time is much different. His last seizure was Wednesday, and it is not Friday and he constantly pac...
by jschrader
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Not sure what to do
Replies: 0
Views: 1919

Not sure what to do

My 4 year old husky Yukon has had seizures for over 2 years now, and will usually have a cluster of anywhere from 4-12 seizures in a couple day span. Usually he goes back to normal afterwards, but this time is much different. His last seizure was Wednesday, and it is not Friday and he constantly pac...
by jschrader
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Unsure on what to do
Replies: 2
Views: 1921

Unsure on what to do

Any input, suggestions or comments are appreciated. I have a 3 ½ year Siberian Husky that started having seizures when he was just 1 ½ years old. Right now he is on 1500mg Keppra XR 3x a day, 64mg of Phenobarbital 3x a day, and 100mg Zonisamide 2x a day. I also have 2 other huskies that, thankfull...
by jschrader
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Cannabis Oil
Replies: 31
Views: 27043

Re: Cannabis Oil

I have been thinking about adding this but concerned with the effects and the cost.
by jschrader
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Started Keppra last month, still having seizures
Replies: 3
Views: 3133

Re: Started Keppra last month, still having seizures

awe :( Yukon has them every 2 weeks, so today is the two week mark, so it's nervewracking expecting him to have a seizure at any time now :( We might have to add potassium bromide to the mix if this doesnt work.
by jschrader
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: High dose of Keppra
Replies: 6
Views: 7863

Re: High dose of Keppra

Mine is on 1500mg Keppra 3x a day along with 64mg of Pheno. I get it at Sam's club, and it's $10 per 60 pills with the Plus membership.
by jschrader
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Using Ice Packs before/during seizure
Replies: 12
Views: 18824

Using Ice Packs before/during seizure

I read that applying an ice pack to the dogs middle back before and during a seizure can decrease the severity of the seizure, and sometimes even stop it if you notice the pre-optical signs before it happens. Has anyone heard this, or tried it with any success? Yukon has seizures almost every 2 week...
by jschrader
Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Seizures getting worse, vet suggested CT Scan/MRI
Replies: 10
Views: 7957

Re: Seizures getting worse, vet suggested CT Scan/MRI

I actually spoke to my vet, and he agreed to hold off on the MRI now, and to try the Keppra ER. He did say, that even if it was a tumor, with treatment you might get 6 more months. Although he said that usually it is more common with older dogs, it is not always the case. So for now, he is researchi...
by jschrader
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Seizures getting worse, vet suggested CT Scan/MRI
Replies: 10
Views: 7957

Re: Seizures getting worse, vet suggested CT Scan/MRI

For the regular Keppra it was like $160 at CVS, but I got a Sam's Club membership and it was $10.00 for 60 pills. The Keppra ER version is also on their $10 list, so I recommend that. I also applied to the Wally foundation to see if they can help as well. You are right, I did not have any luck on go...