Hello All :)

I am the proud parent of Bella Grace a nearly 6yo Goldendoodle - she is as sweet as she is goofy and a laid back Dood unless she see's a little white dog and then she becomes a fierce, protective warrior! lol Sadly Bella has grand mal seizures and am hoping to hear some thoughts from others here on what has worked for your Doodle. I am currently trying CBD oil in hopes that helps.

Cheers to all the fellow Doddle lovers here :)



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  • Hi Lisa, I am sorry to hear about Bella. 
    Bella needs to be treated by a veterinary specialist. Please do not use anecdotal information online or "alternative" treatments with no science or studies behind them. CBD oil has not been shown to help any canine disease, and it will certainly not help with epilepsy or grand mal seizures. In addition, certain herbs and oils can actually make things worse by lowering the seizure threshold. 
    Epilepsy in dogs can be managed, but it takes the right combination and dosage of drugs to do that. It can take some time and professional guidance to find the right plan.
    Please be aware that grand mal seizures can cause irreparable brain damage if not managed properly. Please get her started on treatment ASAP. 
    We have a group here on DK for owners of dogs with seizure disorders and epilepsy. It's a good place to begin if you are looking for information from others who have dealt with this. 

    Seizure Disorders and Epilepsy
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  • Thank you for the input - it actually was our vet who recommended a specific CBD oil - sadly we tried medication but she did not tolerate the meds well at all - affected her digestive system where she could not eat or keep anything down and ended up being a major concern by vet. Vet suggested since seizures were one overy 3 to 4 months to try CBD for now. Going to get a second opinion from another vet. Appreciate your thoughts on this - many thanks!

    • I would strongly urge you to consult a specialist, not just another GP vet. Hopefully there is a veterinary specialty practice near you, or a vet school. Ideally, you want a veterinary neurologist, but a veterinary internal medicine specialist would be okay, too. Specialists have a lot more experience, and a lot more knowledge of treatment options than GP vets, just like with human doctors. 

      • Thank you so much! Doing a search now.....

        • Also, if you have been using Nexgard, Bravecto, Simparica, or any of the other isoxazoline class of flea/tick prevents, STOP NOW. They are known to contribute to seizure disorders in dogs. https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/animal-health-literacy/fact-s...

          Neurologic Event Potential and Bravecto, Credelio, Nexgard, Simparica
          FDA fact sheet about potential neurologic adverse events in dogs and cats when treated with the flea and tick drugs Bravecto, Credelio, Nexgard, or S…
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