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by Sherryp
Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Epilepsy seizure?
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Re: Epilepsy seizure?

Well on the keppra and zonisimide my lab gunner was doing well. No seizures per se for almost 2 months. There were a few instances where I thought he was showing signs of seizing but he worked through them. Well today he had 2 seizures within 2 hiurs of each other BUT they were nothing like before. ...
by Sherryp
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Vet wants to add zonisamide to keppra
Replies: 8
Views: 3593

Vet wants to add zonisamide to keppra

Hi My lab has been on keppra since february - he is still having seizures although the time in between seems to be increasing so that seems positive. However the vet would like to add zonisamide twice a day and I know nothing about it - Are there side effects? Does interact with the keppra? Has he n...
by Sherryp
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Acceptable I can give treats?
Replies: 6
Views: 3571

Re: Acceptable Can I give treats?

Thank You all for the replies! I have every nylabone imaginable. He just won't chew it. He will eat a few frozen green beans and frozen bananas but they poo poos them. I'll just be careful what I give. Ty again!
by Sherryp
Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Acceptable I can give treats?
Replies: 6
Views: 3571

Acceptable I can give treats?

Hi are there any chew treats that are safe for my newly diagnosed dog? I have several different treats from Best Bully Stick (braided gullet, chicken jerky etc) and I keep them in the freezer as they clam to have no preservatives - but after reading several posts about treats Im wondering if I shoul...
by Sherryp
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Newly diagnosed
Replies: 7
Views: 2243

Re: Newly diagnosed

Thank you so much for the help. His seizures are quite mild compared to others I see he does not lose consciousness in my opinion but neuro says that hes def out of it (I took a video of the last one so he could view) which happens with some dogs and he still believes its a seizure and epilepsy. My ...
by Sherryp
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Newly diagnosed
Replies: 7
Views: 2243

Re: Newly diagnosed

Hi thanks for the info - I hate a hit or miss approach but we have no choice - I just picked up the keppra - they want to give him 1000mg 3 times a day - that seems like a lot - but I think it goes on weight? He is 86 lbs (english lab short and stocky very muscular). Im also wondering if its ok to h...
by Sherryp
Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Newly diagnosed
Replies: 7
Views: 2243

Newly diagnosed

Hi my 2.5 yr old lab has been having mild seizures and after numerous testing they are classifying as idiopathic epilepsy. The want to start Keppra immediately. Im nervous about side effects after reading a lot on this board but hes has 10 seizures in the last 8 months so we dont have a choice. They...
by Sherryp
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Epilepsy seizure?
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Epilepsy seizure?

]My 2.5 yr old lab has been having episodes where he gets scared and loses some motor function and has to sit and lie down. His head shakes left to right but he never loses consciousness so I don't think it's epilepsy. What are your thoughts? He has had 10 since July and most of the episodes he is s...