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by jaragr
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Seizures more Intense
Replies: 19
Views: 2821

Seizures more Intense

Our dog has a grand mal seizure about every 13 weeks. Usually they occur in the middle of the night when he is sound asleep. From the time it begins, until he is on his feet stumbling around, it's around 6 minutes. The last 2 times, he had a seizure, then about 6 hours later he had another one. This...
by jaragr
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: MRI tomorrow 4/9/18
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: MRI tomorrow 4/9/18

Nobody can tell me when it's time to let go. My dog will let me know, and I'm not giving him up until then. Then you see the after effects of a grand mal seizure and just want to hold on tight.
by jaragr
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Beau's story
Replies: 10
Views: 1589

Re: Beau's story

My dog had 2 seizures yesterday, 6 hours apart. He was asleep both times, the 2nd one was more intense. The paddling was really hard, and afterwards he spent the day just dragging. But yes, he is sound asleep. He goes about 13 weeks and is on no seizure medication, but we know if he has a seizure in...
by jaragr
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Here We Go Again!
Replies: 4
Views: 1658

Re: Here We Go Again!

Wow I could not imagine an hour and a half. We don't have him on any medication - he's almost 13 and we're scared of the side effects. Actually my husband refuses to put him on meds. The actually paddling doesn't last that long, but he'll just lay there for several minutes, then he'll jump up, and t...
by jaragr
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Here We Go Again!
Replies: 4
Views: 1658

Here We Go Again!

Our Jack, who is a german shepherd mix, started out having grand-mal seizures every 2 and half weeks. Then when he reached 3 weeks were thrilled. This last time he went 9 months without a seizure and we happily thought that was behind us. We completely stopped aspirin, I stopped spraying FeBreeze an...
by jaragr
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Not doing well
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

Re: Not doing well

Could it be Vestibular Disease??
by jaragr
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Senior rescue pit bull with recent seizures
Replies: 8
Views: 3120

Re: Senior rescue pit bull with recent seizures

I hate leaving my dog alone. He is so confused after a seizure that I'm afraid of what might happen. I know he won't get out of our fenced in yard, and we have dog door that lets him go in and out like he pleases. My biggest fear is we have 3 other dogs, and one of them growls at Jack after he's had...
by jaragr
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to the forum - lost my Siberian Husky last night
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

Re: New to the forum - lost my Siberian Husky last night

What in the world? At that young of an age? It almost makes me never want another dog if that is a risk we take. We've never had a dog with seizures until now, and we've had many dogs over the years. I just cannot imagine going through what you have been through. I am so very sorry.
by jaragr
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: 67 seizures
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

Re: 67 seizures

Yeah this stupid disease is heartbreaking. I even read somewhere where a calcium deficiency could cause the seizures. My brain is weary from wondering when the next one will be. My victory is my dog does not have clusters. He just has full blown episodes that last around 4 minutes from beginning to ...
by jaragr
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to Forum any advice would be most welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 1682

Re: New to Forum any advice would be most welcome

Lynne have you ever heard of a calcium deficiency causing that? I'm going to do some research on that since that never even crossed my mind.
by jaragr
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to Forum any advice would be most welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 1682

Re: New to Forum any advice would be most welcome

Seizures are so unpredictable. Try to have an icebag handy and hold it on her back as soon as you see it coming. I do the same thing - I talk to my dog the whole time so he'll hear me when he starts coming out of it. He has grand-mal seizures, with lots of drool, convulsing and peeing. They come eve...
by jaragr
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: When to start medication?
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: When to start medication?

We do NOT medicate our dog. His seizures are so erratic - they were coming every 2 1/2 weeks, then he went 9 weeks, etc. We were giving him aspirin every day as he is 11 years old, and we took him off that. We think the aspirin triggers the seizures. He does not have them closer than 2 weeks so far,...
by jaragr
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Still trying to figure all of this out
Replies: 4
Views: 1358

Re: Still trying to figure all of this out

Do try the ice bag on his back - as soon as you can. We never see warning signs - our dog is in a full seizure before we know it. The ice shortens the duration. Can't hurt to try it.
by jaragr
Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Using Ice Packs before/during seizure
Replies: 12
Views: 10456

Re: Using Ice Packs before/during seizure

Does the vanilla ice cream bring him back to normal, sooner?
by jaragr
Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: forgot the heartbreak
Replies: 6
Views: 1650

Re: forgot the heartbreak

Oh how I feel for you. I could not imagine that. Our dog doesn't have cluster seizures, but his last about 3 minutes, and I can hardly stand it. We do hold an ice pack on his back during the seizure and that shortens the duration. He is not on medication as this just started in August. I give him a ...