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by skrpio
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: zonisamide and eye issues
Replies: 4
Views: 5016

Any kind of artificial heating/cooling can cause eye problems as it dries the air out oo much. You could try putting a bowl of water by the heat system to keep a bit of moisture in the air.
by skrpio
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: 6 weeks and no seizure!
Replies: 1
Views: 1565

Go into diet and metabolism and if you scroll down you will see a topic on how to rate your dog food. Check this out as it gives tips on what to look for. Sometimes what you think is a good food turns out to be rubbish. There are also some good recipes on the Epi-Guardian angels site. you can get th...
by skrpio
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:29 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Hello from me and Bairn
Replies: 10
Views: 5306

Try not to use the rectal or any other kind of vallium unless really required as in a cluster seizure. The problem is that the dog's body get to learn how to use it up very quickly and then you just have to keep increasing the dose and the frequency it is given.
by skrpio
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to the forum!! Hello all!
Replies: 8
Views: 5562

If there have been other dogs related that have suffered hydroencephalitis and other brain problems it could be that the seizures are caused by some other problem. There was another dog on this site with seizures and was diagnoses with hydro..
by skrpio
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to Epilepsy, so many questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 5739

As far as the itching goes - what are you bathing him in and are you giving any sort of flea/tick treatment. If you are using an oat meal based shampoo you may need to change as sometimes this can set up a yeast infection on the dogs skin. Also when bathing them do not rub the shampoo into the skin ...
by skrpio
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: new member, not new to seizures
Replies: 7
Views: 3558

Hi, after all you have been through it may be that you should look at what you are giving him to eat. Sometimes a smallish thing like that can cause so many problems. A person I know who had a beagle with seizures changed the food from a dry food to a raw food diet and the seizures stopped. Anything...
by skrpio
Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: 25 Days
Replies: 3
Views: 2344

You need to be careful with how frequently you give the vallium. The more they get the faster their bodies learn to use it up and therefore the more you have to give.
It should be used for clusters only.
by skrpio
Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: A farewell to my best friend Finn
Replies: 7
Views: 5611

Hi Ron, As I said before I am so sorry that this has happened to Finn. He was a hope for so many but now he is free, at peace and with all the other epi dogs that have since left us. No matter how many pass it is never easy to cope with and as I write this I can feel the lump in my throat and the bu...
by skrpio
Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Leo had 3 seizures yesterday
Replies: 1
Views: 1716

Keep things as calm as possible and get him back into his normal routine. Things may settle down again. Stress is a big thing when it comes to seizures. Try some DAP out on him as this may help to keep him calm.
by skrpio
Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 2
Views: 2092

Sorry it's a bit late but Merry Christmas from New Zealand. May all your pups be safe in this coming year.
by skrpio
Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Never Thought I'd Be Glad to Say Epilepsy!
Replies: 6
Views: 3190

You have to be aware that all of these meds will not stop seizures completely. Even to halve the amount of seizures is considered to be winning.
by skrpio
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Never Thought I'd Be Glad to Say Epilepsy!
Replies: 6
Views: 3190

Make sure the neuro gives time between upping the meds for them to take effect. KBr takes months to reach theraputic levels so don't overdo it.
by skrpio
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: DELETED
Replies: 4
Views: 2076

The dogs are eating grass because they already have a tummy problem. They eat the grass to make themselves throw up and expel whatever is causing them grief.
by skrpio
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: My Chihuahuas Hailey.
Replies: 14
Views: 8079

Read up on Dr Jean Dodds. She has been studying this problem for years. Her opinion of PB is that it gets a rap it does not deserve. As long as the dog has regular blood tests for liver function there is usually no problem. It does not necessarily lower a dogs life span as there have been dog on thi...
by skrpio
Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Diamond has gone this morning
Replies: 6
Views: 3832

I am so sorry Diamond has lost her fight with this dammed disease. Be at peace knowing she is with all the other epi fur kids gone before.