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by High_Voltage_Head
Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: melatonin?
Replies: 5
Views: 2837

I'd get out the pill splitter and start with 1.5mg to see how it goes. On the other hand, somebody on one of the other sites keeps posting info from a study that says melatonin has caused seizures in some children...or something like that....i wasn't paying much attention. I forget this poodle's sto...
by High_Voltage_Head
Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Taurine
Replies: 25
Views: 11514

Sounds good! You talked me into it. It's just a vitamin, right? What's a good dosage?

And I keep telling you guys, this is the 21st century, there's no such thing as jinxing!
by High_Voltage_Head
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Taurine
Replies: 25
Views: 11514

Hey Vivian, have you tried that Taurine yet? I keep seeing it mentioned and some people have said it really helped their dog. Of course i'm skeptical as usual, but sort of curious too. I was hoping you had experimented with it and could report the results. Is MK still having increased seizures?
by High_Voltage_Head
Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: need some advice...thanks
Replies: 8
Views: 5192

Glad to hear he didn't breed with any livestock, although it would be interesting to see a cowdoodle. You gotta wonder about the other 30 dogs though, and the possibility of passing epilepsy on to their future offspring. Not good. Maybe you could alert the other owners if you know where they are. Th...
by High_Voltage_Head
Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: 2 for 2
Replies: 15
Views: 6905

That's nice she lets you know. I wish my other friend Felix did that. He usually either slinks away or sits there watching Jackson out of the corner of his eye. Glad it's going better w/o the Zonis.
by High_Voltage_Head
Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: ****NEW RECORD****
Replies: 93
Views: 39870

That sounds like the study that i sent them Jackson's blood for, last April. Or similar anyway. It was focusing on resistance to Phenobarb especially.
by High_Voltage_Head
Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: ****NEW RECORD****
Replies: 93
Views: 39870

Yes, this is pretty amazing. The thing i don't understand is why i don't hear about this MDR1 possibility more often. I did run across an obscure article or something that mentioned it recently, but that's about it. I would think this would be one of the first things people should look into. I need ...
by High_Voltage_Head
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: KBr changing post ictal ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3066

I kinda don't think it's the KBr. It just doesn't make sense to me that weird side effects of KBr would only show up right after a seizure. Jackson has had plenty of side effects from various drugs but I've never seen any kind of head tilt or weakness on only one side. That makes me think brain tumo...
by High_Voltage_Head
Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Suggestions for CEN
Topic: photo gallery
Replies: 221
Views: 138258

I was just kidding around, Vivian, i know you would only say nice things about my dog!

Debbie, yes, i just joined up with a couple other sites so now i have 3 places where i can get into trouble unless i keep myself on a very short leash.
by High_Voltage_Head
Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Suggestions for CEN
Topic: photo gallery
Replies: 221
Views: 138258

That's a compliment, right? Haha, yeah he's a pretty boy alright. He actually spends quite a bit of time looking at himself in the mirror....it's a little weird.
by High_Voltage_Head
Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Suggestions for CEN
Topic: photo gallery
Replies: 221
Views: 138258

Lots of great photos! Can't say that i've ever heard of a grooming coat before, and looking at it doesn't give me a clue as to what it's for. Here's a cool banner with Jackson's pic that someone on another site made for me. If you're good with computer stuff you can take it and stick your own dog's ...
by High_Voltage_Head
Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: 9 yo GSD - sudden change - vommiting, fever and seizures
Replies: 4
Views: 2807

I'm thinking KBr might be the problem too. At least that's what caused my dog to go on vomiting binges. This can be associated with pancreatitis. And i've heard that it can come out of nowhere even though the dog has been on KBr with no problems before. Maybe google "pancreatitis KBr vomit". For a f...
by High_Voltage_Head
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: A very long week.
Replies: 7
Views: 3617

Debbie, i saw your other msg about maybe the Zonisamide causing Casie's problems. You probably remember me saying that Jackson had some strange health issues while on it, but i never knew if it was the Zonisamide or not. He did go into status within days of stopping the drug though, so keep your eye...
by High_Voltage_Head
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: ****NEW RECORD****
Replies: 93
Views: 39870

Lack of heartworm protection definitely worries me. I'm pretty sure it'd be a death sentence for Jackson with his other heath issues, but i'm taking the chance. My sister found 2 stray dogs, both with heartworm, and she has nursed them back to health but it wasn't easy. Among other things, they have...
by High_Voltage_Head
Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Video of Jackson's Seizure
Replies: 9
Views: 8033

Good, i'm glad we're all in the same boat i guess. The neuro says it looks pretty "normal" too. Vivian, I have tried occular compression, but not since last year. I was never sure how much pressure to use or the frequency etc, and it never did any good the way i was doing it. In fact, the last time ...