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by yellowdog
Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: just heard about thistle milk
Replies: 10
Views: 10129

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I emailed Dr. Dodds today and here was her response in regards to using milk thistle as a preventative..... "Dear XXX (Name removed for privacy): I don't know where this misinformation arose. We do not use herbs to cleanse the liver unless there's some indication of liver cell injury [i.e. high ALT ...
by yellowdog
Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: just heard about thistle milk
Replies: 10
Views: 10129

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Frankly, people can do what they want. It's their dog and their dogs liver. Doesn't really matter to me one way or the other.
by yellowdog
Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:19 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: just heard about thistle milk
Replies: 10
Views: 10129

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From the Whole Dog Journal as quoted on the Guardian Angels website...Note that long term use may cause liver supression and that's why it should only be taken after liver disease occurs. It's like taking antibiotics as a preventative. Note as well that Dr. Dodds recomends it to be taken to heal the...
by yellowdog
Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: just heard about thistle milk
Replies: 10
Views: 10129

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If you were avised by Dr. Dodds to use milk thistle than I highly suspect that your dogs liver was showing some abnormal values.
by yellowdog
Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: just heard about thistle milk
Replies: 10
Views: 10129

NOT A PREVENTATIVE

Milk thistle is not for preventative use! It should only be used when and a dogs liver is showing signs of distress. Please do your research.
by yellowdog
Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: I haven't posted in a long time
Replies: 7
Views: 3986

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I'm not sure what you want here. Is it that you want for us to confirm that it's a GM seizure? I doubt there is a single one of us on this forum that hasn't seen enough of their own dogs episodes.
by yellowdog
Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Any Chance?
Replies: 7
Views: 3896

seizures

The peaut butter thing is just a coincidence. It in no way can stop a seziure from coming. It is best to exhaust all options before putting your dog down. Pheno must be given 2x a day every 12 hours for it to be effective. Potassium bromide and the supplement taurine cazn also be very helpful. If yo...
by yellowdog
Sun Jul 03, 2005 5:02 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Hi, I'm new to this forum and very worried
Replies: 3
Views: 3940

The drugs are what keeps the dog seizure free. You must consult with a vet ASAP
by yellowdog
Thu May 12, 2005 4:37 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Seizures while sleeping?
Replies: 10
Views: 7132

These 2 supplement both take time to build up in the system so if you're interested I would get started on them now. You can purchase them at the health food store. Make sure they are pure with no other additives in them. They are capsules for the taurine and tablets for the melatonin. Taurine is gi...
by yellowdog
Wed May 11, 2005 4:50 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Seizures while sleeping?
Replies: 10
Views: 7132

You may find that the addition of melatonin and taurine can help with thsoe seizures that happen from sleep. They're not that unusual at all and many dogs experience them. My dog has only every had 1 seizure from awake and he's been an epi for over 3 years.
by yellowdog
Mon May 09, 2005 6:03 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: It's starting again
Replies: 4
Views: 2814

From what I understand, missing a dose of PB can indeed trigger off the seizures a few days later. It sounds as though you could benefit from the valium protocol at home. It can often stop the seizures in their tracks. If you like you can e-mail me for the details.
by yellowdog
Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Cleaning products,Deoderants,Air-fresheners - Triggers?
Replies: 2
Views: 3717

Some epi dogs have been found to have seizures from scented products. I persoanlly have eliminated all things that I feel could be harmful to my dog. I only use vinegar to clean my floors but I use Mr. Clean for my other needs as I know it doesn't cause a reaction in my dog. All products ending in S...
by yellowdog
Sun Apr 03, 2005 4:47 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: My dog
Replies: 2
Views: 1770

It's important that every seizure that can be avoided is. There is no reason not to put your dog on an anti seizure med. Meication doesn't usually make the seziures go away comletely but they can happen less often and be less severe. My dog has been on pottasium bromide for over 3 years now. It's an...
by yellowdog
Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:55 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: new diagnosis
Replies: 1
Views: 1573

Some of my dogs seizures are like what you are describing. Not all seizures are on the floor GM's. Sounds as though your dog may be having generalized seizures.
by yellowdog
Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:52 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Potassium bromide
Replies: 4
Views: 2581

KBR

Potassium bromide is a med used widely in the treatment of epi dogs. it's recommended to use it as a first defence rather than pheno because there are way less side effects and it's not processed by the liver. My dog and many others have been on it long term and are doing fine. I know it's scary sta...