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by richmauer
Wed May 11, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Taurine
Replies: 39
Views: 14560

Re: Taurine

This is the product I gave Peanut: http://www.lef.org/Vitamins-Supplements/Item00133/Taurine.html Since a 1/4 teaspoon was 750mg of Taurine, I gave her 1/8 of a teaspoon mixed in her food. This was based on the dosage of 500mg for a 25 pound dog. Peanut was about 21 pounds. Hope this helps with the ...
by richmauer
Wed May 11, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Uncontrollable Seizures in 3yr Old Pomeranian
Replies: 33
Views: 18668

Re: Uncontrollable Seizures in 3yr Old Pomeranian

Joe Sorry to hear all the troubles your having with seizure control. Sometimes, it just takes time and their patterns change, so maybe you'll get lucky. It seems as though you have had really bad control problems. A couple of suggestions, which may help. Try some ocular compression during the seizur...
by richmauer
Tue May 03, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: New to Forum
Replies: 3
Views: 3604

Re: New to Forum

I did a search for the word pharaoh in our forums and you were the only post. Never have seen a post on one, nor have I ever seen a pharaoh hound. Nice looking dog! Sorry to hear about your pup's epilepsy.
by richmauer
Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Epilepsy and the Decision to Euthanize
Replies: 5
Views: 7742

Re: Epilepsy and the Decision to Euthanize

So sorry to hear of Teddi's passing. She is in good company and will be waiting to see you again someday.
You did all you could, and may God give you strength.
by richmauer
Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Boston terrier seizures Scotland
Replies: 7
Views: 7724

Re: Boston terrier seizures Scotland

Sorry to hear Harley isn't doing so well. Just remember everything is relative. Peanut had times when she seized 6 times in 24 hours, so Harley is relatively not horrid. You can always go the homeopathic route, acupressure, etc. Keep us posted.
by richmauer
Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to the Forum and new to Epilepsy
Replies: 80
Views: 22251

Re: New to the Forum and new to Epilepsy

Orli, You need not listen to those ignorant people who treat animals with such disregard. You come from a part of the world, where, apparently people don't even care for human life, so I'm not surprised a dog is so "unimportant". Pereg sounds like she is worth every bit of affection you show her. We...
by richmauer
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Drug Interaction Question
Replies: 3
Views: 7303

Re: Drug Interaction Question

These were like a miracle drug for Peanut. The quantity will last a very long time. I only had to give her 1 chew per day and her limp cleared up in a week.

http://tinyurl.com/3fhz6up
by richmauer
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to the Forum and new to Epilepsy
Replies: 80
Views: 22251

Re: New to the Forum and new to Epilepsy

Pereg's behavior may be unfortunately post-ictal. My Peanut used to act like that up to 2-3 days after seizing. It was the reason I first joined this forum. Google post-ictal canine and read up on ot, it may shed some light. Shalom!
by richmauer
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Carbamazepin - side effect as long-term use for dogs?
Replies: 3
Views: 6091

Re: Carbamazepin - side effect as long-term use for dogs?

Never heard of using that being used on dogs also. Reading up on it, the drug has a very short half-life, so they say not real effective and may cause vomiting. I'm curious why your vet used that drug instead of PB or Kbr??

http://www.canine-epilepsy.com/AED.html#anchor1937761
by richmauer
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Not a new disease, but the first time it has been my own
Replies: 9
Views: 11381

Re: Not a new disease, but the first time it has been my own

Welcome to our forum. You will certainly bring a new, welcomed perspective to our group. What is your pups name? You mentioned you weren't sure if she had a seizure through the night. I have found it best to keep my Peanut in the same bedroom I sleep in, so if she seized, I could start the "routine"...
by richmauer
Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Awful disease!
Replies: 8
Views: 3441

Re: Awful disease!

Libbsymum As I posted before, I have a friend who is an acupuncturist and he says that acupressure works as well, if not sometimes better. I would ask you accu person where the points are and do some yourself. Also, I did have a chiropractor friend do some massage on Peanut and she absolutely loved ...
by richmauer
Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Awful disease!
Replies: 8
Views: 3441

Re: Awful disease!

Tinky, Here is a partial list of what I have read and/or done, which you may have overlooked to add to your "bag of tricks": 1. Ocular compression 2. Taurine 3. Valium, rectally, orally, injectable or clorazepam also mentioned alot 4. Ice paks on back of neck 5. Extra dose of phenobarbital when seiz...
by richmauer
Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Awful disease!
Replies: 8
Views: 3441

Re: Awful disease!

Hang in there Tinky. Believe me, we feel your pain. Hang tough with your vet, unless of course he doesn't charge you.
by richmauer
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Underground/Invisible fences
Replies: 4
Views: 5555

Re: Underground/Invisible fences

I have an invisible fence. My Peanut had the collar on for only a week or so, then she never wore it again. They learn (if smart), not to leave the property. You can leave the collar on and take the battery out. If they stray, put it back in. Personally, I would rather have the convenience of the do...
by richmauer
Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Pacing treatment- that works!
Replies: 7
Views: 23321

Re: Pacing treatment- that works!

Viv,
That was me with the vanilla ice cream, but I would have loved to have tried the honey.

Glad it works for you!!!!