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by richmauer
Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to this - any advice welcome
Replies: 6
Views: 3209

Re: New to this - any advice welcome

In my opinion, it's a bit too early for an MRI and they are extremely expensive. Very few on this forum have had any results from MRIs that show anything and the vets conclude it is idiopathic epi. If it was me, I would start him on meds asap, as you don't want his brain to pattern seizures. Keep us...
by richmauer
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Seizing GSD
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

Re: Seizing GSD

Katarina
250mg/day is a pretty low dose for a setter.

Janine
Good luck, I pray it's a one-off.
by richmauer
Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Cost of taurine levels checked?
Replies: 6
Views: 3756

Re: Cost of taurine levels checked?

Check out this thread on Taurine

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2081
by richmauer
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Zonisamide
Replies: 18
Views: 16257

Re: Zonisamide

Careful with giving dogs ice or ice water, it can cause bloat. Just google "dogs and ice water" and read some of the articles.
by richmauer
Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Felbamate ?
Replies: 17
Views: 10476

Re: Felbamate ?

Joe I think you may be in luck with Felbatol. It seems that there is no generic, which doesn't surprise me b/c it doesn't seem to be too popular. Here is a link to pics of the pills: http://www.drugs.com/imprints.php?action=search&drugname=felbamate according to this, Meda Pharmaceuticals makes it, ...
by richmauer
Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Felbamate ?
Replies: 17
Views: 10476

Re: Felbamate ?

I know the pharmacy I posted is safe. I have dealt with them for years and they have a physical location in New Jersey. But yes, you have to be careful.
by richmauer
Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Toby's Story
Replies: 6
Views: 2373

Re: Toby's Story

Desiree Sorry to hear about Toby. Although your story sounds horrible, it is rather typical. He is adjusting to epilepsy and the meds. Valium is used to arrest seizures, but is not used as a daily med to prevent seizures. After reading these forums for years, I would say about 10% of the dogs have M...
by richmauer
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Felbamate ?
Replies: 17
Views: 10476

Re: Felbamate ?

Never heard of Felbamate either, but after reading some about it, it is the same as Felbatol. It says it comes in liquid or pills. I think you should be able to possibly divide the pills. I would check with a pharmacist. If you can, it would be reasonably priced for 100 mgs. Try this pharmacy http:/...
by richmauer
Wed May 25, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Hot Head
Replies: 4
Views: 17740

Re: Hot Head

I really never noticed Peanut's head getting warm, but was aware that their temps go up during seizure activity, so I would always use the icepak and give her extra dose of Pb in vanilla ice cream. She liked that. So did her brother and sister. lol
by richmauer
Wed May 25, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Nice (although sad) to know we are not the only ones
Replies: 13
Views: 13643

Re: Nice (although sad) to know we are not the only ones

I just love puppies! Ben is special for sure. As Brian posted, oral valium goes thru the dogs system very rapidly. Here is an article on it: http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/rectal_valium.htm If you haven't started, keep a detailed log of all health related items for Ben. Date, time of...
by richmauer
Sun May 22, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Drastic change in pattern
Replies: 24
Views: 8282

Re: Drastic change in pattern

Is Gauge on Pb or Kbr? Did I miss something?
by richmauer
Sun May 22, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Frequent simple focal seizures
Replies: 7
Views: 9064

Re: Frequent simple focal seizures

Buffy is certainly a handsome devil! At first, watching his video, I was think it was something sensory, like hearing or visual loss, but then reading and watching the video of Lafora Disease, that makes sense. I wonder if your vet ever heard of it. I have never read of it or seen it mentioned here ...
by richmauer
Thu May 19, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Iggy's Story
Replies: 5
Views: 2954

Re: Iggy's Story

Iggy Sounds like a handful of issues. The CT scan may be your only answer, if meds don't help. My Peanut did develop some habitual problems, like "Bubble-gum chewing" and a hind leg "kick" when laying down. My doc did suggest that they were mini-seizures, but I didn't think so, because she was very ...
by richmauer
Fri May 13, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: First cluster...
Replies: 7
Views: 2214

Re: First cluster...

Skeeter As you've seen, the seizures are increasing and changing. Personally, I would insist on meds for the simple reason, that the longer you wait, his brain will start to pattern the seizures. It is best to try and stop them or limit them as soon as possible. I agree with Brian about the valium. ...
by richmauer
Fri May 13, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Uncontrollable Seizures in 3yr Old Pomeranian
Replies: 33
Views: 18668

Re: Uncontrollable Seizures in 3yr Old Pomeranian

Find another vet who has an open mind. It makes me laugh at vets like this, because they don't have to live with the frustration, stress, sleeplessness and sorrow of living with an epi-pal. Ah, but they also don't get the love and affection! Ice cream also lowers the temperature during seizures whic...