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by carla_mia
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Boxer cardiac arrythmia causing seizures
Replies: 0
Views: 2436

Boxer cardiac arrythmia causing seizures

I'm hoping this post will help educate otherd. My 5 year old boxer started developing seizures where he would drop his head and freeze. Mainly this would happen when he would stand up. He didn't have any signs of exercise intolerance or cough. Our neurologist started him on keppra and the seizures s...
by carla_mia
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Cannabis Oil
Replies: 31
Views: 27052

Re: Cannabis Oil

We tried CBD/THC 30:1. Our dog was clustering daily and the vet wanted us to start phenobarbital. We wanted to give CBD a try and we were very hopeful but it didn't break his clusters. We were dosing him up to 50mg CBD per day and he's 70lbs. We also included treatibles which are CBD treats. Many pe...
by carla_mia
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Sudden Onset Ataxia
Replies: 2
Views: 3416

Re: Sudden Onset Ataxia

My dog suddenly developed ataxia about 3 months ago, which was self limiting. The ataxia resolved after about one month. Then a month later his epilepsy just came out the blue. He started having head drop seizures when he would stand up or go look out the front window. Anyways, not sure if the two a...
by carla_mia
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Cannabis oil
Replies: 3
Views: 4206

Re: Cannabis oil

Days 1 and 2 that our dog first developed drop head seizures we experimented with CBD/THC oil formulated 30:1 (while we waited through the holiday weekend for neurology appointment). Started with a low dose 0.1mg/kg per recommendations we researched online. Wished it worked but it only made him leth...
by carla_mia
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Generic (Lupin) Keppra ER question.
Replies: 4
Views: 4333

Re: Generic (Lupin) Keppra ER question.

The extended release keppra didn't work for my dog. I noticed within 1 day of trying the extended release version that he was reverting back, like he wasn't on any meds. I didn't see pills in his stool but have read about that happening. We switched back to the regular 8hr keppra and he is much bett...
by carla_mia
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Keppra XR
Replies: 6
Views: 8605

Re: Keppra XR

The regular formulation of keppra (8hr ) worked great for my dog - back to a high energy Boxer with no seizures. We tried keppra xr for 48 hrs but it just didn't work for him. I noticed his energy level change and his head drop seizures came back within the first 24hrs of trying it. His vet said som...