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by richmauer
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Been lurking here and really happy this website exists
Replies: 27
Views: 6772

Re: Been lurking here and really happy this website exists

Kelly Watch the diet. It can make a big difference. Treats need to be compliant with the limited diet, so be careful choosing them. Here are two articles about a proper diet for epi pups. http://dogtorj.tripod.com/id2.html http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/8_3/features/15700-1.html It may be d...
by richmauer
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Been lurking here and really happy this website exists
Replies: 27
Views: 6772

Re: Been lurking here and really happy this website exists

Sorry you joined us, but welcome. First, everything is relative. Peanut had had up to 10 seizures in one day, so 5 or 6 is a lot but not unbelievable. Second, the Pb and Kbr combo is the most common combo for canine seizures. Give the combo a really good chance to work, perhaps a month or two. This ...
by richmauer
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New and worried :o(
Replies: 9
Views: 3055

Re: New and worried :o(

Juxie Most of the time the tests come out as yours did, plain old idiopathic epilepsy. It could have been worse. The dosage your vet gave is low for a dog 69 lbs. For point of reference, Peanut, who weighed about 25lbs, got 75mg twice a day. Some vets will give a "loading dose" which means they want...
by richmauer
Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Boston terrier seizures Scotland
Replies: 7
Views: 7724

Re: Boston terrier seizures Scotland

For comparison, Peanut took 75mg Pb twice daily and 320mg Pot Bro. She weighed about 25 lbs.
Don't know the stone conversion!!! So what Harley is getting is not a lot of meds.
by richmauer
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Boston terrier seizures Scotland
Replies: 7
Views: 7724

Re: Boston terrier seizures Scotland

Elaine, Sorry you had to join us, but welcome. It sounds like you are doing all the right things for Harley. It is not unusual for the meds not to effectively stop or lower the seizure rate. If Harley weren't on the meds, it would probably be much worse than it is. From my experience, it is always c...
by richmauer
Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Help
Replies: 10
Views: 4217

Re: Help

Clive Happy to hear the seizures are much shorter. 2-3 minutes is fine, but 15 not. The vet probably gave you valium suppositories, which work on some dogs, not all, to stop the seizures. Some on this board give valium or clorazepate orally or even by injection. You should have a supply at home. Add...
by richmauer
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to CEN and Canine Epilepsy
Replies: 6
Views: 2500

Re: New to CEN and Canine Epilepsy

Foxie, Welcome, unfortunately, to the board. No need to explain your limited funds for doggie care. We all have some limit and we all do our best for our friends. I have found most people on this board rarely find anything but idiopathic epilepsy, even after all the tests and all the money. As far a...
by richmauer
Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: 241 days
Replies: 15
Views: 7656

Re: 241 days

Still 142 days is nothing to sneeze at. Congrats!!!

I tracked that full moon thing and was convinced she had seizures then. So not only you.
by richmauer
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Help
Replies: 10
Views: 4217

Re: Help

Clive Brian is correct about the medicines. Very important not to miss any doses and they should be at about the same time each day +-1 hour. As far as the seizures lasting 20 minutes, if that is true, it is a serious problem. I am thinking you are including the recovery period or post-ictal period ...
by richmauer
Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Trying to make a decision about breeding
Replies: 17
Views: 3902

Re: Trying to make a decision about breeding

Please don't bred your dog. Lynne is right, it is a nightmare and saving a dog and his family from epilepsy would be a blessing.
by richmauer
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New and worried :o(
Replies: 9
Views: 3055

Re: New and worried :o(

Juxie, Your vet will probably start him on Phenobarbital, which is the most common medicine for epilepsy. Potassium Bromide is also very common. Most dogs take both. Usually they start on Pheno to see if it stops the seizures or lessens the frequency. They may give him (should give him) a "loading d...
by richmauer
Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Nothing seems to be working - Refractory case !
Replies: 24
Views: 5436

Re: Nothing seems to be working - Refractory case !

Viv, I am right there with you. Not a day goes by that I don't think of Peanut.
by richmauer
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: French Bulldog on Potassium Bromide
Replies: 2
Views: 3133

Re: French Bulldog on Potassium Bromide

Sorry to hear about Radagast. Most of us on this board give both drugs to their pups, Potassium Bromide and Phenobarbital. I would give both to your pup without question. Why screw around with that many seizures. Both have some of the same side effects. Here are some links to read, if you already ha...
by richmauer
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Weak Hind legs and weight gain need help
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

Re: Weak Hind legs and weight gain need help

50 lbs overweight!!!! Deb, get hold of the diet. Pb will make them gain some weight, but that is excessive. Peanut had some extra weight, maybe 4 lbs. She did have some problems with her joints, which we gave her some Synovi chews for joint health. If you think it's not the weight, I would try this....
by richmauer
Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to forum with border collie
Replies: 13
Views: 4699

Re: New to forum with border collie

I stopped giving Peanut those vaccines when she was older, only rabies. Yes, it had risks, but it also had risks the seizure way. Not recommending it, just what we decided was best for Peanut.