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by cesullivan
Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to epilepsy
Replies: 3
Views: 1723

Re: New to epilepsy

My vet neurologist added Keppra to Cali for her cluster seizures earlier this year, she said it works great for reducing the clusters. Once Cali has a grand mal seizure, we give her the Keppra every 8 hours until she is seizure free for 2-3 days. Since we added the Keppra, she has had seizures, but ...
by cesullivan
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: how much zonisamide can dogs take?
Replies: 8
Views: 15988

how much zonisamide can dogs take?

Cali, 64 pound 2YO female lab/chow mix has had Grand Mal seizures since August 2011. Bloodwork and liver tests fine, eats Orijen food. Seizures started out 1 or 2 every 6 weeks, then went to clustering a grand mal every 4-5 hours for 24 hours...about every 6 weeks...she has gone from 150MG 2xs/day o...
by cesullivan
Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Cali, 8 seizures total, 4 of those on Monday, new to this.
Replies: 3
Views: 2467

Re: Cali, 8 seizures total, 4 of those on Monday, new to thi

Well, she almost made it 4 weeks seizure free, but had 3 more on Monday. The vet upped her to 200MG Zonisamide 2x's a day.

Has anyone had any issues with intestinal problems starting before the seizures began?
by cesullivan
Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Cali, 8 seizures total, 4 of those on Monday, new to this.
Replies: 3
Views: 2467

Re: Cali, 8 seizures total, 4 of those on Monday, new to thi

Thanks for the info on the medsaver card. The vet said the phenobarbitol was the "gold standard" for seizures but that they had been having success with the Zonisamide and since she was young and the Zonisamide doesn't process through the liver like the Pheno, he wanted to start with it first. Leavi...
by cesullivan
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Cali, 8 seizures total, 4 of those on Monday, new to this.
Replies: 3
Views: 2467

Cali, 8 seizures total, 4 of those on Monday, new to this.

Hi, in July my 20 month female 62 pound old lab/chow/cocker mix had a bad bout of vomiting (12 times in the morning) and liquid poops. The vet gave her some meds and switched her to science diet canned I/D (she was on Orijen). A little over 2 weeks later, in August, she had a 5 minute Grand Mal Seiz...