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by Ron-n-Mattie
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Mattie's last post
Replies: 3
Views: 4709

Mattie's last post

Mattie was showing minor signs of ataxia in her rear legs for a week or so - minor - so we weren't too worried. Yesterday she seemed a little lethargic and Helen said she didn't want to chase the ball when she took her out before work this morning. I took her out a couple hours later and hid her bal...
by Ron-n-Mattie
Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Not eating & other things
Replies: 7
Views: 5566

Thanks all, once again the forum comes through.
by Ron-n-Mattie
Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Not eating & other things
Replies: 7
Views: 5566

Could you expand on the boiling water? - not being a smart a_ _ here, but that's a totally new one on me and I've been looking for a way to control them inside the fence.
by Ron-n-Mattie
Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Not eating & other things
Replies: 7
Views: 5566

Since posting we did some more thinking about events around the 20th and a few days prior I sprayed inside the dog's fence for weeds. I threw the container away so can't tell for sure but will be checking it out. The weeds were taking over and we hadn't sprayed the area just for this reason. We figu...
by Ron-n-Mattie
Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Not eating & other things
Replies: 7
Views: 5566

Not eating & other things

The weekend of June 21 & 22, Mattie almost stopped eating. Prior to this she had been eating a lot of grass. She had vomited a couple of times and then wouldn't eat. She always came downstairs with me as I filled everyone's food bowl and sometimes would get a few pieces of kibble. During the weekend...
by Ron-n-Mattie
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: It was a long, but fun weekend.
Replies: 0
Views: 2920

It was a long, but fun weekend.

Mattie & I just finished a long weekend of training at the NASDN seminar at Camp Ripley, MN. Last year, the night before we left, Mattie had two seizures and we had a short weekend as she seemed to be fighting seizures after the second day. This year I took along enough stuff to do a clean up in cas...
by Ron-n-Mattie
Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: More on Mattie
Replies: 9
Views: 10766

Helen just informed me that she had found the cat food bucket lid moved and some of it is gone. I was telling her on Saturday that Mattie looked different, like she had put on weight. Now comparing notes it looks like Mattie got into the cat food Thursday and/or Friday. I'm guessing she was interrup...
by Ron-n-Mattie
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: More on Mattie
Replies: 9
Views: 10766

I ordered the taurine and will give it a try.

FWIW We order our supplements here:
http://www.swansonvitamins.com/

We have no connection to them other than happy customers.
(If I'm not supposed to recommend - let me know.)
by Ron-n-Mattie
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: More on Mattie
Replies: 9
Views: 10766

I snuck out of work long enough to pick up Mattie's pheno prescription and visit with the vet. She checked Mattie's records and the thyroid was done after the first few seizures and they are fine. We are increasing her pheno to 2.5 gr twice a day and the vet is going to research other meds. The vet ...
by Ron-n-Mattie
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: More on Mattie
Replies: 9
Views: 10766

We give Mattie melatonin as she would pace in circles through the living room, dining room & kitchen. She's been getting it for a couple of months and now she will actually go lay on the couch. She will get up and follow me if I leave the room, but it holds down the pacing. Sometimes she will even s...
by Ron-n-Mattie
Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Any success with home cooking and any books for epilepsy
Replies: 5
Views: 6057

When Mattie & I were at a search seminar, a lady in our class said her collie started to have seizures so she started cooking all of the dog's food. She also said she is a Buddhist and she included her dog in her meditations and no more seizures.
by Ron-n-Mattie
Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: More on Mattie
Replies: 9
Views: 10766

MK's Mom, that is what we do also. In fact when she was in for her vaccinations on Feb 15th I was asking the vet about giving her an extra 1/2 tab about a week before we are scheduled for a training seminar and continue it to about a week afterwards. Last year she had two hard seizures about 2 hrs a...
by Ron-n-Mattie
Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: More on Mattie
Replies: 9
Views: 10766

More on Mattie

Mattie had her worst seizures to date this morning about 2am. Her last seizure was 17 days ago. (before it was 17, 65, 60, 15, 121 days ) We had noticed her breathing was different this evening when we came home and let everyone out of the kennel. She wasn't really coughing, but almost. Later when s...
by Ron-n-Mattie
Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: we almost made it to month
Replies: 3
Views: 2502

We can relate. After going 121 days in April '07 we went 15, 60, 65 days and then 24 days between seizures. The last one was Feb 7th '08 but was the mildest seizure to date. Trooper is in the adjoining crate and barked to wake us up as Mattie was coming out of the seizure. (Usually we hear her as sh...
by Ron-n-Mattie
Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: rear quarter weakness
Replies: 6
Views: 4003

Mattie had the same problems and it can be discouraging for awhile. As time went on she seemed to come out of it. Every time Mattie needs to go outside we have her chase a ball so she gets lots of exercise and it seemed to help her get through it. It's been pretty icy since December around here and ...