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by skrpio
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Rocky's Thyroid
Replies: 15
Views: 7876

Your vet needs to do some serious reading. It is VERY unwise to try and lower the meds after one month especially where low thyroid is concerned. I know 1st hand as this is what happened to my precious girl. She went on thyroid meds - the vet started to lower her anti-seizure meds and wham - she wen...
by skrpio
Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Are there ever Vets on here any more???
Replies: 4
Views: 3300

I tried this too several times. The reply I got was they don't want to be held accountable if advice is wrong......
by skrpio
Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Rocky's Thyroid
Replies: 15
Views: 7876

Be careful with the thyroid meds as they will up the metabolism rate and this in turn needs to have the other meds INCREASED.
Do not try to lower the anti-seizure meds until the thyroid is under control.
by skrpio
Tue May 26, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Where do we go from here?? Any idea's please
Replies: 4
Views: 3411

The best thing you can do is get as much information as you can. Listen to what your vet has to say but make sure you ask questions if you don't understand anything. I hope that Hattie can be part of the trial but make sure you know what they are doing to her. There are lots of owners who are not ge...
by skrpio
Sun May 24, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Where do we go from here?? Any idea's please
Replies: 4
Views: 3411

Hi Jane, the first thing you need to do is get Hatti onto some medication ASAP. Get your vet to give her a loading dose of Phenolbarbitol (Epiphen) The longer you leave it kindling will occur. This is where the body learns to be very good at having seizures. What you saw was a Grand Mal seizure and ...
by skrpio
Mon May 11, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: I am sorry to be a part of this forum
Replies: 5
Views: 4246

Hi there and sorry you had to join us. I would suggest that you try and read as many of the postings as you can to get a better knowledge of this monster but in the mean time keep a journal of every little thing you can think of right down to the phases of the moon. At some stage this may come in ha...
by skrpio
Sun May 10, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Spay/neuter health risks
Replies: 1
Views: 2171

Spay/neuter health risks

This part article was put into the NZKC magazine and may be of interest to those who have "fixed" dogs that are seizing. The full article by Laura J. Sanborn, M.S. can be read at www. global-enterprizes.com under articles. When discussing the heath impacts of spay/neuter, heath risks are often not m...
by skrpio
Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Why Raven?
Replies: 18
Views: 12202

Hi Melissa,
Sorry it has come to this but you know what the problem is now. As hard as it is you have to decide wether you are keeping her going for her sake or for yours.
You know you will have the support of everyone here no matter what your decision is.
Thinking of you all right now.
by skrpio
Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: hello to my gang
Replies: 14
Views: 7099

Hi Ron - it's nice to know you still look in from time to time. The pain you are feeling will eventually get easier and I am sure you will find it in your heart one day to get another pal. I know that without my Brocky I would have found it unbelievably hard to cope. Yes I still miss kiKi desperatel...
by skrpio
Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: 3 yr old Boxer with break through
Replies: 25
Views: 11265

From what I can see on the picture it looks like reversal of raising hackles where the hair is actually being pulled down almost like a contraction of the nerve. This really needs to be checked out as it may stop the seizures. I would go to a different vet if this one is not persuing something so st...
by skrpio
Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: 3 yr old Boxer with break through
Replies: 25
Views: 11265

I really think the seizures are due to a pulled, pinched or damaged nerve. The strap mark you mention could be caused by the fur being pulled like when a dog raises it's hackels and this is all done by the nerve endings. I think you need to get some x-rays or scans of this are to determine exactly w...
by skrpio
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Can allergies trigger a seizure?
Replies: 6
Views: 5806

She could be a dog that is very sensitive to strong smells.
I was advised to not use any fabric softeners, room fresheners or incense - not that I did anyway.

My girl was also overcome when a visitor had on really strong perfume. I mean strong - even I could not breathe properly.
by skrpio
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:20 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Anti-inflammatory drug correlated with drop in seizure freq?
Replies: 4
Views: 2957

There was a dog on this forum a few years ago who was put on rimydal for arthritis in the hips and after he went onto it his seizures stopped.
I have always wondered if the rimydal had anything to do with it.
by skrpio
Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Cocoa Mulch warning
Replies: 1
Views: 1843

Why are they even allowed to sell it ? Especially with no warnings on it.
by skrpio
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Our dog fits when we come home
Replies: 8
Views: 5137

Sorry - I should have said separation anxiety. When they are around their "pack" they do not have any issues. Only when separated do they get anxious and then go stupid when you return. Do you have the means to set up a video camera and then go out for a while to see how he reacts to being alone?