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by cecilia
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Rough night with Eley
Replies: 25
Views: 3823

Re: Rough night with Eley

So sorry, it's frightening when clusters happen, one is scary enough. We just went through this with our Bronson a couple weeks ago, having Valium to administer rectally does help slow or stop further seizures for a while. I can't even administer the doses, my husband has to, my hands shake so badly...
by cecilia
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: New to this ...... looking for support
Replies: 15
Views: 3547

Re: New to this ...... looking for support

I'm sorry you have to be here, Mark, but it is a place full of caring people who are also dealing with this terrible disease. I found this site a couple months ago and I am ever grateful that I did! May I ask, what flea/tick medication did you use on your pup? We believe the one we used last year al...
by cecilia
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: How Has an Epi Dog Changed Your Life
Replies: 35
Views: 4624

Re: How Has an Epi Dog Changed Your Life

Reading all of these posts I relate to each and every one as if I had written them myself. Bronson is a rescue that we have had foe four years, his seizures didn't start till Oct. last year and I still remember it clearly...so frightening. Each time is scary, but, I, too have researched and learned ...
by cecilia
Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Zonisamide
Replies: 29
Views: 6427

Re: Zonisamide

@ Crazy Dog Lover I saw in your earlier post what you pay for your Keppra XR. FYI- we get ours at Costco and buy a 3-moths supply (4 pills/day) for around $250. It's cheaper to buy in bulk. As far as Zonisamide, I'm going to try and start Innis on it. After 4 weeks since his last episodes (4 cluste...
by cecilia
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: How Has an Epi Dog Changed Your Life
Replies: 35
Views: 4624

Re: How Has an Epi Dog Changed Your Life

I've been reading these posts and the one where everyone chimed in on letting their epi pups sleep with them (by the way who are the they that say we shouldn't. They're our kids and you make room for them!) and I realize more than ever what an amazing group we have here. For better and worse we're ...
by cecilia
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Zonisamide
Replies: 29
Views: 6427

Re: Zonisamide

MK's mom wrote:I'm happy to hear that Maggie is starting to return to normal. As for the bed; I have two Irish Setters, one has to sleep so close to me one couldn't put a hair between us. My home is their home, it's always been that way. :D

Exactly!! :)
by cecilia
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: How Has an Epi Dog Changed Your Life
Replies: 35
Views: 4624

Re: How Has an Epi Dog Changed Your Life

We didn't know that Maggie had epilepsy when we first adopted her in December. Since then we have been through four bouts of cluster seizures - three of them ending up with Maggie at the Emergency Vet Clinic overnight. She has seen a neurologist and is now on Pheno and Zoltimide (sorry - can't spel...
by cecilia
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Zonisamide
Replies: 29
Views: 6427

Re: Zonisamide

We are continuing to see Maggie's behavior mitigate. Last night she played a little bit with her rope toy, first time since the last bout of seizures and was calm enough that she could take her usual spot on our bed. (I know - you really aren't supposed to let them, but we do). My husband is retire...
by cecilia
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Raw diet
Replies: 18
Views: 2528

Re: Raw diet

Well, I called my vet and she strongly advised against a raw diet. Soooo, I am going with Wellness Core, for now...
by cecilia
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Zonisamide
Replies: 29
Views: 6427

Re: Zonisamide

Esmo, so glad to hear your Maggie had a fairly good day/night, here's to continued improvement! Bronson seems to have less and less side effects daily so I am hoping for the same for your Maggie. It's so difficult, so distressing. I'd take that cure as well before any amount of money! No question ab...
by cecilia
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Raw diet
Replies: 18
Views: 2528

Re: Raw diet

Here is the article cautioning against it in case anyone is interested:

http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-ang ... w_Food.htm
by cecilia
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Raw diet
Replies: 18
Views: 2528

Re: Raw diet

I just bought a bag of Primal for my Bronson, haven't given him any yet, want to check with the vet first but I read tons of reviews which are all positive:

https://www.primalpetfoods.com/
by cecilia
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Zonisamide
Replies: 29
Views: 6427

Re: Zonisamide

I am new to this forum and new to having an epi dog. We adopted Maggie from a rescue group in December. They thought she was about 2 years old. She had her first set of seizures on New Years Eve - 5 in total before they were able to get them stopped. Since then she has had 4 sets of seizures - each...
by cecilia
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Zonisamide
Replies: 29
Views: 6427

Re: Zonisamide

I am getting some Velveeta tomorrow. Bronson is still very unstable, very sluggish, wobbly and trembling a lot...it's sad...:( I know this med is to help him but it hurts me to see my happy lively boy like this, praying these side affects end. He seems to pep up some when I take him outside...Thanks...
by cecilia
Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Zonisamide
Replies: 29
Views: 6427

Re: Zonisamide

Thanks so much for the tips, Bronson seems to have dry mouth or something, he keeps sticking his tongue out since I started the med..he is still unstable on his feet and shaking at times, but, hoping he will adjust!