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by Box40Rin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Diagnostic Testing Results Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

Re: Diagnostic Testing Results Question

Hopefully the Bile Acid Test will give you more information. Does she have symptoms of low thyroid? What does your veterinarian have to say about test results? After Bile Acid results come in, that would be a good time to schedule a consultation with your veterinarian and put all this together. Then...
by Box40Rin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Seizures brought on by an empty stomach
Replies: 6
Views: 1414

Re: Seizures brought on by an empty stomach

Hello, I'm one of the moderators of this forum but have been out of the country for a month so haven't been active. I don't know if feeding her several times a day helps prevent seizures or not. If you think it works, then I would continue to do so. Also, I would certainly keep your veterinarian inf...
by Box40Rin
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Beau's story
Replies: 10
Views: 1719

Re: Beau's story

Good morning, I'm one of the moderators of this forum and a retired veterinarian. One of the posters to this blog uses a web cam to watch his dog while he is at work. He is away from home for ten to twelve hours. As to crating, I have always crated my dogs. It is their house and they will go there o...
by Box40Rin
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Keppra Generic Brands
Replies: 7
Views: 1649

Re: Keppra Generic Brands

Hi, it's me again. I don't know if switching will be a problem or not. It shouldn't be as regulations for drug production exist but you never know if your dog's body sees it as the same. Let us know how this works. box40rin
by Box40Rin
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Medication and Ataxia
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Re: Medication and Ataxia

Good morning, I'm so sorry Ziggy had another seizure. I don't have any answers. I can only say to keep hanging in there and see if the distance between seizures increases. Please keep posting. I'm interested. box40rin
by Box40Rin
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Behavior before seizure
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Behavior before seizure

Good morning, I'm one of the moderators of this forum and a retired veterinarian. Seems to me you have diagnosed this behavior correctly. I think you are seeing an "aura" that occurs prior to a seizure. Having had a dog with seizures I know how this goes. Generlly it is some aberrant behavior, somet...
by Box40Rin
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Full Moon
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: Full Moon

Good morning, Wow what a saga. I'm a retired veterinarian and one of the moderators of this blog. You talk about facial changes just prior to a seizure. I think this is an aura. also you mention phases of the moon, which if I remember correctly has been thought to have an effect in humans. I, person...
by Box40Rin
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: Any ideas?

Good morning, I'm a retired veterinarian and one of the modertors of this forum. My first question is: when does he get his medications? Morning, noon, night or ... Could be the medication is not lasting through the night. You didn't say what he is curreently taking. That's my first thought. Having ...
by Box40Rin
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Phenobarb and Keppra Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 1235

Re: Phenobarb and Keppra Issues

Good morning,
I'm one of the moderators (new) and saw this post. How is she now? Seems to me there is a lot going on here. How are her feet? Is she having seizures? The steroids could have caused the urine leakage. Please post and let us know what's happening. box40rin
by Box40Rin
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Treatment for epileptic seizures for cocker
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: Treatment for epileptic seizures for cocker

Good morning,

I don't have any experience with gold plates. How does that work? Sounds like your veterinarian is working hard to control the seizures without deleterious side effects from medication. Keep posting please. box40rin
by Box40Rin
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Keppra and advice for a newbie that leaves dog home alone...
Replies: 5
Views: 1827

Re: Keppra and advice for a newbie that leaves dog home alone...

Good morning,

I'm so glad you have that webcam. Also glad the Keppra has broken up the clusters. Keep up the good work and keep us posted. box40rin
by Box40Rin
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Dosage of keppra and keppra XR
Replies: 11
Views: 3774

Re: Dosage of keppra and keppra XR

Sorry I haven't written but didn't really know what ot say other than to keep up the good work and keep us all posted as to how he gets along with this dosage. box40rin
by Box40Rin
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Gentle Giant
Replies: 13
Views: 3279

Re: Gentle Giant

Good morning,
I'm one of the moderators (new) and I just read about "Gentliant". I am so very touched. I believe this is what this forum is for - to share good and bad experiences.
box40rin
by Box40Rin
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Keppra and advice for a newbie that leaves dog home alone...
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Re: Keppra and advice for a newbie that leaves dog home alone...

sounds like he is reacting to stress. Probably impossible to take away all sources of stress. If you're not going to be traveling for a time, maybe with the current dosage he will level out. I really don't know nor do I know if the dosage should be changed. Watch him, keep track of stressors, time o...
by Box40Rin
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: seizures after vacines
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Re: seizures after vacines

Good morning, I thought I just answered you so will try again. I'm one of the moderators of this forum and a retired veterinarian. I don't know if the vaccine formulation has been changed. If it has, this is a definite possibility. I would mtry the combination your veterinarian has set out and see. ...