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by Mandypop
Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Meara
Replies: 56
Views: 19058

Re: Meara

It's great that Meara has made it a year seizure free. A word of caution though, Poppy made is seizure free for over 2 years and we had even talked about maybe reducing her PB. Sadly, her seizures returned before we reduced Pb. Her seizures were harder to control even with upping Pb, so we had to ad...
by Mandypop
Wed May 05, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: hydrocephalus
Replies: 3
Views: 1644

Re: hydrocephalus

Hi here Poppy had MRI scans done when first diagnosed with epilepsy, she was also diagnosed with hydrocephalus, after comaprison MRI's this was said to be congenital and not a cause of her epilepsy. We did talk about a VP shunt op, but because her condition was congenital and there was no difference...
by Mandypop
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: 10 weeks old puppy with epilepsy (sorry, it's a long post)
Replies: 10
Views: 8122

Re: 10 weeks old puppy with epilepsy (sorry, it's a long post)

Hello Jeni So sorry to hear about Nero. Has Nero recently had any vaccinations, flea treatment, wormers? If you search through this Forum, you will find quite a few dogs have started seizures after vaccinations/flea treatments etc. Also, have you used any chemical cleaning agents around the house? T...
by Mandypop
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: My Gentle, Beloved Trinity is Gone--Words of Hope
Replies: 12
Views: 4956

Re: My Gentle, Beloved Trinity is Gone--Words of Hope

So sorry for your loss.

It's very sad to hear that another epi pup has left this world. You did everything possible for Trinity, remember your happy memories together.

Thinking of you.
Mandy
by Mandypop
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Scouty is in heaven
Replies: 6
Views: 1821

Re: Scouty is in heaven

Lisa & Brian

So, so sorry to hear this. Thinking of you, take care.

Mandy & Poppy
by Mandypop
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Trying to Make Heads or Tails Of It All
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Trying to Make Heads or Tails Of It All

Hi there

Sorry you had to join us. Another thing to look at is; has your dog had any vaccinations, worming or flea treatments lately?

Although many vets will say these do not cause seizures, many on here have linked them to the start of their dogs onset of seizures.

Good luck with your dog.
Mandy
by Mandypop
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New here
Replies: 13
Views: 3454

Re: New here

Hi Lisa Sorry to hear about Scout. From my experience, it's perfectly 'normal' for them to have side-effects' from the phenobarb. My dog was 'wobbly' and paced for a couple of weeks after starting. The trouble with not treating the seizures is that the brain learns to have them more, called 'kindlin...
by Mandypop
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Toby
Replies: 11
Views: 3636

So sorry you had to join us. Phenobarb worked pretty much straight away with my dog when she started on the drug, hopefully it will kick in with Toby too. I think it took a couple of weeks for Poppy to get used to the Phenobarb, and apart from putting a little weight on, she went back to being very ...
by Mandypop
Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Possible Adverse Reaction To Phenobarb?
Replies: 6
Views: 1703

Lou, I'm so sorry to hear this.

I can't offer any help, but the link for the Royal Veterinary College Epilepsy Clinic is http://www.rvc.ac.uk/QMH/Specialities/Neurology.cfm

Good luck and sending lots of vibes.

Mandy x
by Mandypop
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Meara
Replies: 56
Views: 19058

That's really good to hear Meara is doing so well!

Good luck for the future.
by Mandypop
Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: I'm a Mess !!! any and all help welcomed...New to Seizures
Replies: 41
Views: 17877

I feel your pain. After going 2 years seizure free, Poppy started again March 2009. We couldn't get them back under control even with increasing Pb, we have now added KBr and that seems to be doing the trick. Poppy also seizes at night when sleeping - there have been quite a few recommendations on h...
by Mandypop
Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Hello everyone! May I have some advice please?
Replies: 33
Views: 9339

In the UK we are not offered seperate injections - it's a yearly booster with several vaccines, ( parvo, leptosirosis, distemper etc). Vets in the UK seem very against not having dogs vaccinated. The other thing to be cautious of is flea and worming treatments, again vets will try and convince you t...
by Mandypop
Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Hello everyone! May I have some advice please?
Replies: 33
Views: 9339

Hi Lou If you get referred to the Royal Veterinary College for Vinnie's epilepsy episodes, they have an 'epilepsy clinic' for dogs/cats. Please don't worry too much if Vinnie is put on Phenobarb. My dog has now been on this for over 3 years - as long as you have regular blood/liver tests done. Good ...
by Mandypop
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: ****NEW RECORD****
Replies: 93
Views: 42275

So very sorry to hear this, my thoughts are with you.

RIP Tux.
by Mandypop
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: I am still here
Replies: 8
Views: 4291

We're still here - but sadly after 2 years seizure free, Poppy's seizures returned in March this year and we've had to increase her Pb and add KBr. It's so sad that during our time on CEN we've seen many epi's pass on, heartbreaking. it's lovely to hear Kbugs has a new puppy Jezzabelle Ladybug, what...