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by Apache
Thu May 12, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Uncontrollable Seizures in 3yr Old Pomeranian
Replies: 33
Views: 17649

Re: Uncontrollable Seizures in 3yr Old Pomeranian

The topic of hypothyroidism and seizures in dogs still remains a hotly debated topic among the professionals. Case in point, our beloved, Apache. Like Speck, Apache's reading came back low as he scored a 10. Our vet told us that his reading should be between 15-45. (I've read 50 is the high point on...
by Apache
Mon May 09, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Uncontrollable Seizures in 3yr Old Pomeranian
Replies: 33
Views: 17649

Re: Uncontrollable Seizures in 3yr Old Pomeranian

Hi, Joe, I wish I could be of some assistance regarding the various meds, but our guy is only on Phenobarbital for the time being. That is quite a cocktail that Speck is on. How long ago was the Gabapentin introduced? It is a wonder that she's having that many seizures with all that medication. What...
by Apache
Wed May 04, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New Here. Not sure if this was a seizure.
Replies: 11
Views: 4083

Re: New Here. Not sure if this was a seizure.

I know that 'walking on egg-shell' feeling. These days we're still walking on egg-shells, but, at least now, the egg is hard boiled inside. Predicting the exact time when a seizure may occur, is much like choosing the winning lottery numbers, unfortunately. Your vet took the same approach that most ...
by Apache
Wed May 04, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Higher Risk with Unneutered Males?
Replies: 6
Views: 9281

Re: Higher Risk with Unneutered Males?

Thanks everyone for chiming in. It's been something that I have pondered for some time, now. What I have picked up with Apache, is that he tends to get more aggressive leading up to seizure activity. But, not only aggressive, but frisky with his girlfriends,...who by the way are all fixed. Late last...
by Apache
Wed May 04, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New Here. Not sure if this was a seizure.
Replies: 11
Views: 4083

Re: New Here. Not sure if this was a seizure.

jchaplin, By your description it certainly appears like it was a seizure. I don't like the lawn chemical angle, though. The thing that bothers me, however, is that it's been 6 weeks since the lawn was sprayed, but you mentioned that he just had (what sounds like) another seizure a week ago. Has the ...
by Apache
Wed May 04, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: I am not sure where this fits, so posting it here.
Replies: 10
Views: 5779

Re: I am not sure where this fits, so posting it here.

Orli, By your recent postings, it's obvious that you're starting to come to grips with Pereg's epilepsy more and more. It is never easy at first, and you'll always encounter bumps in the road from here on out, but I believe you have jumped the first hurdle. Congratulations! As per your vet, ours is ...
by Apache
Wed May 04, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Taurine
Replies: 39
Views: 13170

Re: Taurine

Well, my arse is sore now. Never again will I neglect giving Apache a double dose immediately after a seizure. Exactly 5 1/2 hours later, (11:00) he had another seizure. In the process of thrashing about, he ripped our comforter/bedspread and had minor bladder control loss. Needless to say, he recei...
by Apache
Tue May 03, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Higher Risk with Unneutered Males?
Replies: 6
Views: 9281

Higher Risk with Unneutered Males?

Has there ever been some official documentation to suggest that there's a correlation between seizure activity in males who are not neutered, who may have picked up a scent of a female in heat? For many, many months, I have given this some thought. Apache is not neutered. (Allow me to explain why). ...
by Apache
Tue May 03, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Taurine
Replies: 39
Views: 13170

Re: Taurine

Following up on the use of Taurine. Apache just had a seizure an hour and a half ago. Same time as the last one. Last run we reached 39 days. This time he's back to his usual self,.. a 23 day run. The seizure/seizures were a carbon copy of the last ones. This time around we observed very closely his...
by Apache
Sun May 01, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Frustrated - Zonisamide and Neurologists
Replies: 16
Views: 15853

Re: Frustrated - Zonisamide and Neurologists

The more I'm reading about Zonisamide, the more confusing it is. It certainly sounds like it doesn't work for all dogs, but what you mentioned I would consider to be a nasty side-effect,..if in fact it is from the Zonisamide. Concerning the vet,....there are two reasons I hate going there. For one, ...
by Apache
Sun May 01, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to list - epi-Sampson
Replies: 3
Views: 1821

Re: New to list - epi-Sampson

Hi, Barb, Welcome, and sorry to hear about Sampson's seizure activity. There is a topic called "Taurine" under the 'Treatment & Maintenance' header. You'll certainly see some reviews there. I for one, have just started our boy on Taurine. So far, I like what I see but I can't really gauge its effect...
by Apache
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Very Worried Doggy Mom
Replies: 17
Views: 4735

Re: Very Worried Doggy Mom

Hi, Tina, Thanks for the info, and I will surely keep my fingers crossed that you reach, and possibly go beyond that 21 day mark. When they tested Dixie's thyroid, did they happen to give you the result? (In terms of figures?) The reason I ask, is because it's been an on-going issue with our vet con...
by Apache
Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to the Forum and new to Epilepsy
Replies: 80
Views: 20424

Re: New to the Forum and new to Epilepsy

Hi, Orli, As one who cooks 3/4's of Apache's meals, I can sympathize with you. Until we found the right combination for him I was cooking almost every night. Now, since I've landed on what works for him, no longer. Here's my suggestion to you, cook her veggies in larger batches. They can keep in the...
by Apache
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Cloudy eyes and new to this
Replies: 16
Views: 10398

Re: Cloudy eyes and new to this

I forgot to add that you could always start Cayden on Milk Thistle, too. We recently started our guy on it.

Brian
by Apache
Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Cloudy eyes and new to this
Replies: 16
Views: 10398

Re: Cloudy eyes and new to this

Hi, Beth, I wouldn't worry too much about starting Cayden on Pheno. Firstly, if your vet fears that the seizures are getting more severe in nature, Phenobarbital will more than likely help Cayden. If not, there's other options. Secondly, your vet will run bloodwork on Cayden regularily. Our guy just...