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by jaragr
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Vet expertise vs. Owner familiarity - please weigh in
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Re: Vet expertise vs. Owner familiarity - please weigh in

Wow being treated like that would have made me do or say something I'd regret later. Sounds like your dog went through a lot, and you went through it with him. I want to cry just reading your post. My dog will stiffen up and at the same time be turning, and his teeth are bared. He falls over and imm...
by jaragr
Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: When is the time to start meds?
Replies: 5
Views: 1856

Re: When is the time to start meds?

My nerves are so shot! ALWAYS watching him waiting for the next one. I cannot stnad seeing him go thru that. Especially when it's before we get up and we don't know until afterwards. Shilosmom, I will you keep you updated, - you are so encouragiing I actually had a pretty good day yesterday after "t...
by jaragr
Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: When is the time to start meds?
Replies: 5
Views: 1856

Re: When is the time to start meds?

Thank you Lynne for the push. I am so scared of cluster seizures - the ones he's having are bad enough. Vets around here don't stay long, so there is really no one to trust or build a relationship with. And the closest emergency vet is an hour away. Thank you so much - this was what I needed to hear.
by jaragr
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: When is the time to start meds?
Replies: 5
Views: 1856

When is the time to start meds?

I am brand new to this site, and after reading different posts about medication, I am really scared of it. Our dog had a seizure in April of 2013, then no more until about 6 months ago. He was having them about every 3 weeks, most recent was 2 weeks and 3 days. These meds sound awful. I'm going back...
by jaragr
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:41 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

We read about the ice and put ice and alcohol in an ice bag. It definitely works for our dog. The seizure duration is cut in half, and he doesn't paddle as bad. We haven't been able to catch it though soon enough to prevent it as this has just started and when it hits him, it hits him quick. He does...