Most affected breeds

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tweedette
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Most affected breeds

Post by tweedette » Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:37 am

Hi, does anyone have the statistics for epileptic breeds of dogs, ages affected , dog/bitches - most affected.

thanks

skrpio
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Post by skrpio » Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:34 pm

Go to RESEARCH om left hand side on this site - there is a breakdown of breeds, sex etc. That may help but does not cover all breeds.
Jane
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Seizure free forever now
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tweedette
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Post by tweedette » Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:45 pm

Thanks for that, I appreciate your help, have printed it off so I can have a real good read.
Nellie is just about to have her next seizure, shes started twitching and has a vacant expression, I really dont know if we can tolerate the stress both to us and her, we'll see if the vets madication helps her, but if it doesnt - is it really worth letting her suffer so, she isnt the dog we used to know, she has really changed - or am i just having a bad night?

skrpio
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Post by skrpio » Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:55 pm

You are having a bad night. Things will be a lot different when she is on medication. It's not often that the medication will not work and it does take a few months to get things right. When she gets used to it, it will be as nothing has happened. Yes once in a while there will probably be a seizure but if you keep a diary you will know when to expect one and can take the appropriate measures to make sure she is safe etc.
Don't get too down at this point in time - she has not seen the vet yet. Things will be different once meds are started.
Jane
In loving memory of my special KiKi Bean
Seizure free forever now
Nov 25th 2002 - Nov 1st 2006
Dogue De Bordeaux

Chris Douglas
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Re: Most affected breeds

Post by Chris Douglas » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:44 pm

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Chris & Molly
Brittany 27 lbs female DOB Mar.2008,
Pb 32.4 mg(1/2 grain) BID
regular Keppra 2/250mg BID
Valium tab's 5 mg orally/rectally as needed
Melatonin 5mg SID


1st seizure 8/20/12
last seizure 12/14/13

Rainbow Bridge 12/28/13

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