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by adajadesmom
Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Diet for epilepsy
Replies: 27
Views: 22089

Hi, I remembered seeing a post on a site I get on frequently and went back and did a search. This may not be the brand you are using but thought I'd post what I found anyway. "Wal-Mart Says Removed Chinese-Made Dog Treats Over Deadly Chemical Wednesday, August 22, 2007 ADVERTISEMENTNEW YORK � W...
by adajadesmom
Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Diet for epilepsy
Replies: 27
Views: 22089

I unfortunately figured that out (and read about it) after the fact, but have learned my lesson. I took them away as soon as I saw how bad they were breaking apart. I can't give them the marrow bones as they get very loose stools and sometimes upset tummy's but I've read that the large knuckle bones...
by adajadesmom
Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Diet for epilepsy
Replies: 27
Views: 22089

"BTW - beware of those things called Greenies too as they have been know to start off a seizure. Think they are from China too." That's interesting! I know one controversy about Greenies was that dogs were choking on them (or chunks of them). I've noticed that two of Ada's seizures were triggered wh...
by adajadesmom
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: new today :-) jakes _mummy
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

I'm glad to hear he's okay. I have read that some dogs react in the opposite way and can excite them where most dogs have a sedating effect. I've been on ups and downs with my girls meds and it takes time. We added potassium bromide to the phenobarb, and you may want to do a search and check into th...
by adajadesmom
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Diet for epilepsy
Replies: 27
Views: 22089

Hmm...that's a tough one to say, but honestly, I've stopped giving my dogs ANYTHING from China. (and you have to look closely at many of the products to see where it's from. I've even found some that don't say and wouldn't buy those either)
by adajadesmom
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: new today :-) jakes _mummy
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

I'm glad you found this wonderful site, and am sorry that you didn't find it sooner as it sure has helped me. I'm not really sure what to say as it's hard to know what you've gone through as far as testing and medications, but I do remember one of our old dogs, Norman, barking once in a while when l...
by adajadesmom
Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Dosing 3 Times Per Day
Replies: 6
Views: 3092

I talked with the vet last night and we're going to lower her dose of Kbr as he said she's obviously being overdosed. He also said that we could try zomisimide (sp?). We'll see how things go first. I am excited and hopeful that my girl will be able to get on her feet better soon!
by adajadesmom
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Poem for those of us who have lost our little buddies
Replies: 5
Views: 3065

Oh, how true...
by adajadesmom
Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Rap music caused seizures in woman
Replies: 5
Views: 5470

I've heard of flashing (or strobe) lights being a trigger too. I almost brought Ada with me one time when I had to follow a plow truck the whole way home and was SOME glad I didn't bring her with me because the lights gave ME a headache! Ada always lays down and won't pick her head up off the floor ...
by adajadesmom
Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 3718

Hi! I'm sorry you have to join us in this battle, but hopefully that's the only one your boy will have. (I too am wondering why they put him on meds so soon.) They really are scary, but as members here have told me, it's important to try to remain calm for him as your stress can make things worse. M...
by adajadesmom
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Rap music caused seizures in woman
Replies: 5
Views: 5470

Whoa! That's so bizarre! I must admit I like some rap, but not his...LOL!
It's amazing that she figured it out (with so many triggers out there). Even cooler that she proved doctors wrong that thought it wasn't possible.
by adajadesmom
Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: DELETED
Replies: 8
Views: 4084

My vet gives me prefilled syringes and they're 5 mg's each. I end up having to give her two plus 2 10 mg pills at the same time. I read on guardian angels in a Dr. Thomas' article that a dog can have up to 2 mg per kg body weight. That would be 68 mg's for Ada. Now I'm wondering if the amount I'm do...
by adajadesmom
Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Newbie needs support
Replies: 38
Views: 14064

Thanks Susan!
by adajadesmom
Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Dosing 3 Times Per Day
Replies: 6
Views: 3092

My husband called a little bit ago and said she got up good when he got home, went pee and right up the stairs no problem. She's toward the end of her 12 hours though which is why I think she does better this time of day. It would be super if this helps! (plus the lower dose still adjusting might in...
by adajadesmom
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Dosing 3 Times Per Day
Replies: 6
Views: 3092

I'm thinking he may have meant 8 hours. Otherwise, it doesn't work out right. (he said a third, a third, a third, so maybe he just said the wrong thing.) I can do 5 am, 1 pm and 9 pm. That would work fine because I go home everyday at lunch to let them out. It seems that all of her seizures are now ...