Search found 1143 matches

by skrpio
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Juno says, Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 6018

Rear end weakness is a problem of too much meds. Make sure you reduce them slowly and give it time to adjust. Good luck.
by skrpio
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 3360

One question - why did they keep upping the meds if she wasn't having any seizures? The reaction you speak of in the other post may be caused by too much medication.
by skrpio
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Phenobarbital Reaction
Replies: 6
Views: 3501

I am not a vet but if all this started when she went onto Pb then I would pick that it is caused by the PB. Just because no other dog has reacted like this does not mean it isn't the PB. Your vets need to change the meds.
by skrpio
Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Low down on Rocky need advice ( long)
Replies: 16
Views: 7554

The other thing to remember is that buying a big bag may not be the best way to go unless it is used within a short time period of say a couple of weeks. The food tends to start breaking down and getting toxins forming. This could be causing some of the problems. It is better to buy smaller bags mor...
by skrpio
Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:38 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: In the begining...
Replies: 9
Views: 4105

I sure hope that's it and keep my fingers and toes crossed it is.
I have found absolutely no breeders who have ever had epilepsy in their lines yet we have had to deal with it. They know they have it but will not admit it and even go on using the same dogs causing the problem to continue.
by skrpio
Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Meara
Replies: 56
Views: 18898

If she is eating get her onto cooked chicken and boiled white rice for a few days. It is calming on the stomach and may help her get rid of whatever is causing the problem. Make sure she has plenty of boiled water too.
by skrpio
Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: In the begining...
Replies: 9
Views: 4105

It's a bit early to say how this is going to turn out but if the worst does happen you need to find out why. Have the two dogs anything in common apart from being rescues? Did they come from the same place or same breeder? Could it be something in your area or yard even. For two dogs to maybe have t...
by skrpio
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: In the begining...
Replies: 9
Views: 4105

From what you described this was a focal seizure he had? Are you sure it was a seizure and he didn't get suddenly awaked from a very deep sleep by something. It does appear strange though.
by skrpio
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Meara
Replies: 56
Views: 18898

Sorry to hear about Meara.
You are the only other person I know of that has mentioned the smell of a seizure - urine excluded. I asked a long time ago but no-one could say that they have ever experienced it and it was difficult to describe the smell.
Now I know I was not going nuts. Thanks.
by skrpio
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Low down on Rocky need advice ( long)
Replies: 16
Views: 7554

I've just looked on the diet and Metabolism index and found the how to rate your dog food

Dick Van Patten duck = 106 (A+)
Natural Bal 122 (A+)

compared to Nutro Natural 87 (B)
by skrpio
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Low down on Rocky need advice ( long)
Replies: 16
Views: 7554

Get the smallest bags of food you can and see what he likes or go onto the Epi-guardian angels site and pick out some meals from there. Just like humans dogs have their preferences as to what they want to eat. My non-epi boy will not eat anything with fish in it and would sooner stave than eat fish....
by skrpio
Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:28 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Low down on Rocky need advice ( long)
Replies: 16
Views: 7554

Do you treat him with tick, flea or heartworm treatments? If so are the doses anywhere near the days he has the seizures? You need to keep a diary of all seizures, food changes, treats etc to see if a pattern is forming. You also need to check on cleaning products, air fresheners and fabric conditio...
by skrpio
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: It Happened Again--to Us too. Time for Third-line Med?
Replies: 7
Views: 3328

If you can identify some of the breeds and advise her she will compare. Contact her - she will get back to you. Hemopet@hotmail.com W. Jean Dodds, DVM Hemopet 11330 Markon Drive Garden Grove, CA 92841 Dr. Dodds can be reached from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time, at the following numbers: Day of We...
by skrpio
Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: It Happened Again--to Us too. Time for Third-line Med?
Replies: 7
Views: 3328

Has your girl been spayed ? Sometimes this can help with UTI. Also if she has too much wheat product. I was told to give my girl a couple of spoonfuls of plain yoghurt - the acididophus? type on top of her food and this helps get rid of and also prevent UTI. This was one of the reasons I stopped fee...
by skrpio
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New here also
Replies: 4
Views: 3113

Hi, You cope because you have to cope and because you are the one your dog needs. You never get used to the seizures but you learn to cope with them and after a while it is not quiet as scarey. You don't say much about what you have done. Did you change food recently, get vaccinations done etc or an...