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Dylans Dad
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Post by Dylans Dad » Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:46 pm

come on tux!!! you can do it
will be sleeping with my fingers crossed!
its hard to break the cycle. but even baby steps at a time are good things!
Wags & Slurps
Debby & Dylan
6 yr old Border collie
1st aug 7 2006
last 7-18-08
375 MG kbr twice a day
1 47.5 pb twice a day

Tux1
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Post by Tux1 » Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:26 pm

We are all sitting here praying and very excited and anxious for 11pm to roll around. I think he is going to get a bowl of Vanilla Ice cream tonight for his accomplishments. :)
Thank you and god bless all of you for your prayers
Tux 4 year old Border Collie (epi)
Alqa 4 y/o sister Border Collie
1st Seizure 02/18/2007
RIP Tux 01.01.10

Tux1
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Post by Tux1 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:50 am

HE HAS DONE IT 20 DAYS AND STILL GOING. AND HE IS FULL OF ENERGY TODAY AND HAVING A BLAST. WHOOOOO HOOOOOOO
Tux 4 year old Border Collie (epi)
Alqa 4 y/o sister Border Collie
1st Seizure 02/18/2007
RIP Tux 01.01.10

lovemypups
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Post by lovemypups » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:22 pm

Whhooooo!!!!!
Big Congratulations are in order. Way to go Tux! Keep up the great work and give Tux an extra big hug and maybe a little treat from me. :)
Debbie
Debbie
Angel Casey
05/03/04-10/24/07
and his non epi sister Callie

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Post by Dylans Dad » Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:27 pm

atta boy Tux! icecream for everyone (all natural vanilla of course!)
Wags & Slurps
Debby & Dylan
6 yr old Border collie
1st aug 7 2006
last 7-18-08
375 MG kbr twice a day
1 47.5 pb twice a day

Tux1
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Post by Tux1 » Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:50 am

Tux has moved on to Day 21. 3 weeks now with out a siezure I never thought I would be able to say that. and the best part is only 2 hours worth of siezures in the last 40 days. That is amzing from where were were a few months back.
Tux 4 year old Border Collie (epi)
Alqa 4 y/o sister Border Collie
1st Seizure 02/18/2007
RIP Tux 01.01.10

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Post by Dylans Dad » Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:53 am

I am so happy for you! and Tux! keep it up Tux! smash that record to bits!
Wags & Slurps
Debby & Dylan
6 yr old Border collie
1st aug 7 2006
last 7-18-08
375 MG kbr twice a day
1 47.5 pb twice a day

lovemypups
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Post by lovemypups » Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:12 pm

Great job Tux!!! Keep up the good work and wishing you both many more seizure free days and nights. :)
Debbie
Angel Casey
05/03/04-10/24/07
and his non epi sister Callie

Tux1
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Post by Tux1 » Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:20 pm

Tux is like the energizer bunny right now. Still going day 23 :)
Tux 4 year old Border Collie (epi)
Alqa 4 y/o sister Border Collie
1st Seizure 02/18/2007
RIP Tux 01.01.10

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Post by Dylans Dad » Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:21 pm

yay! still got the paws crossed
Wags & Slurps
Debby & Dylan
6 yr old Border collie
1st aug 7 2006
last 7-18-08
375 MG kbr twice a day
1 47.5 pb twice a day

Tux1
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Post by Tux1 » Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:32 pm

Update Day 26 and still going.
Tux 4 year old Border Collie (epi)
Alqa 4 y/o sister Border Collie
1st Seizure 02/18/2007
RIP Tux 01.01.10

lovemypups
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Post by lovemypups » Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:18 pm

That is just great. Hope the good streak continues for many more days. Keep up the good work Tux! Sounds like your energizer bunny just needed his batteries recharged. :)
Debbie
Angel Casey
05/03/04-10/24/07
and his non epi sister Callie

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Post by Tux1 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:59 pm

27 days and yet more sucess. If any one can answer our question about Heartworm meds. We made an honest mistake in forgetting to give him Heartgard on Aug. 1st and he followed that up with his record breaking 19 day run. Then we promptly forgot to give him heartgard on Sept 1st. All by accident. Now he has ran off 27 straight days. Now this makes us think that Heartgard is the root of this evil. It is the only thing that has been different since back in April when he had his meds raised the last time. we as you all know were stuck in that rut of 9-12 days and then this honest misake that we are begining to think may have been a blessing in disguise. I made a call in to Dr. Dodds to ask her about the Heartgard but she is out of the country till later in the month. My vet is doing some research on it right now but I think some of you may be a little better educated on this subject. We live in Florida and have alot of misquitos and it makes me nervous not having heartgard in him. But I would rather him not have siezures.
Tux 4 year old Border Collie (epi)
Alqa 4 y/o sister Border Collie
1st Seizure 02/18/2007
RIP Tux 01.01.10

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Post by High_Voltage_Head » Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:58 pm

All the dogs have different reactions to heartworm meds. Jackson got almost instant seizures from Heartguard Plus, but his seizures also seemed to permanently increase in frequency after taking Interceptor although i'm not as sure about that connection. My impression is that these drugs can cause a permanent increase in seizures, not just one seizure after taking the drug. But I don't really know that, and neither does anyone else.

I don't give Jackson any heartworm meds at all anymore, and it's scary not to. If i thought it would result in just one more seizure each month then i'd probably still give it to him, but i have a suspicion that it's far worse than just one more seizure per month.

On the other hand there seem to be plenty of epi dogs who do just fine with heartworm meds. If you decide to give Tux any, i'd strongly suggest using Interceptor instead of Heartguard (Plus or not).
Me: Kurt
Dog: Jackson the 6 y.o. Standard Poodle 55lbs
died March '08

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Post by MK's mom » Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:50 am

Below is the email I received from Dr. Dodds over a year ago when I asked her about the heartworm medications.


***You should use only the plain monthly like Interceptor or Heartgard -- not the combo ones -- and give it every 45 days [new data from France shows that lower doses work fine and that every 6 weeks is fine]. He needs as little chemical to deal with as possible. No internal flea or tick poroducts, and Advantix topical is probably safer -- should you even need it there -- than Frontline. Jean***
Nathan
3.5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 7/26/2013
Last seizure 3/24/2014
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MK
5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 1/25/06
Last seizure 9/4/2009

Aug 17, 2004- Sept. 22, 2009
May the shamrocks fall softly sweetpea

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