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This group is for information on dogs with seizure and related disorders.

Members: 93
Latest Activity: May 2

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Breakthrough Seizures

Started by Joyce (Casey & Cody's mom). Last reply by Joyce (Casey & Cody's mom) May 2. 4 Replies

Cody has been on anti seizure medications since January 2017 with no seizures. Now, all of a sudden, he has had 4 seizures within the last 5 weeks.  Vet going to begin a new medication. So hard to…Continue

MY DOG JACK JUST DIAGNOSED WITH EPILEPSY

Started by JACKS MOM LORIE ANN. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle Feb 23. 9 Replies

Here is what happened.My dog Jack Just turned 2 in January. 72 lbs. (Week prior I took him in to vets. because he seemed very very sleepy-they tested him for lyme and it was negative and they said he…Continue

Seizures activity in 2 year old Goldendoodle. Need advice Please

Started by Sue, Murphy and Bella ()*o*(). Last reply by JACKS MOM LORIE ANN Feb 22. 5 Replies

Last week we had our daughters two goldendoodles for a week so I packed them all up and took them to our cabin in the woods. Great right? Run free, new surroundings.....DEER TICKS!!! My two are…Continue

Need things to think about

Started by Adina P. Last reply by AndySharon BoomerShaynaMariner Nov 25, 2018. 9 Replies

I'm having a heck of a time feeling confident on what to do.  I'm going to call Rosco's vet in a bit and tell her my concerns, but wanted to get some thoughts from those of you who've been…Continue

Hours long hypoglycemia/seizures episodes

Started by Melissa Tremblay. Last reply by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle May 24, 2018. 3 Replies

Benji my 1.5 year old 30 pounds standard Goldendoodle (runt of the litter his brothers and sisters are 70-110 pounds) has weird episodes that ressembles hypoglycemia episodes every 4-6 weeks since he…Continue

Clomicalm anxiety medication

Started by Diana Erhart Mar 13, 2018. 0 Replies

My Charlie is almost 12 years old. He has always been a “nervous Nellie” and it has gotten progressively worse over the years. We have moved several times in the past few years and each time he seems…Continue

Zonisamide drug treatment for seizures

Started by Melissa. Last reply by AndySharon BoomerShaynaMariner Mar 11, 2018. 5 Replies

Posting for a friend:Anyone have their dog on zonisamide for seizures? Looking for info....long term side effects, issues you've had, is it helping.....anything. Maybe even alternatives to…Continue

Mariner had grand mal this morning (5 am)

Started by AndySharon BoomerShaynaMariner. Last reply by Dana Jul 9, 2017. 11 Replies

Mariner had been seizure free for over 5 years had a seizure this morning. It lasted probably 4 minutes. Don't know what triggered it. It was so unexpected that we went into panic mode. We were…Continue

New to the group

Started by Joyce (Casey & Cody's mom). Last reply by Joyce (Casey & Cody's mom) Jan 13, 2017. 7 Replies

Over the years we have had MANY dogs. Previously only 1 had seizures. That was a miniature wirehair dachshund who only had about 3 seizures in the last year of his long life. (He lived to be almost…Continue

Controlling Multiple Seizures

Started by Debbie and Toby. Last reply by Debbie and Toby Dec 17, 2016. 2 Replies

Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions or input .. Toby's seizure episodes are now lasting 3-5 days. He is on the max amount of phenobarb and potassium bromide. They have now added Gabapentin…Continue

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Comment by Richard Crowe on November 17, 2017 at 9:20am

I have two dogs with seizure disorders.

Dandy a 12-year old AKC Champion Maltese has had seizures in the past.

Sasha, a 7-year old Jack Russell Terrier bites at the air which is an indication of a pre-seizure condition.

Both of these dogs are on a regular regimen of Phenobarbital.

Dandy has not experienced a seizure since we began the medication and Sasha has not had a seizure.

Both dogs have their blood levels checked by our vet every six-months when it is time to refill the prescription.

We get our prescription from our vet who calls it in to the Local COSTCO Pharmacy (which supplies some vet meds also),  The price of the Phenobarbital is not cheap but, less expensive than our vet could sell it for.

All-in-all the Phenobarbital has been successful in preventing seizures in both dogs and is well worth the price.

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on May 10, 2017 at 9:32am

I'll send a group message. I hope most group members have their notifications turned on so they get it. :) 

Comment by Debbie and Toby on May 10, 2017 at 9:31am

Karen, it's up to you, but I think this is so important that everyone be aware of this. I don't watch TV a lot, don't even know if it would have been on the news,  I did not even know about the first recall notice. I only know now because you posted this. I think it could create awareness to this issue that is so critical. Thanks again for posting this!

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on May 10, 2017 at 8:45am

Debbie, do you think I should send a group message to all the members of this group? 

Comment by Debbie and Toby on May 10, 2017 at 8:34am

Karen, Thank you so much for posting the link about the Phenobarb recall. I was not even aware that there was a recall. Very good to know! I am checking Toby's phenobarb's now and will also check with the pharmacy that fills our prescriptions. Hopefully this will help make everyone involved aware of this recall.

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on May 10, 2017 at 8:21am

Important Recall information/massive recall on seizure meds:

http://www.dogingtonpost.com/recall-alert-massive-nationwide-recall...

Comment by Donna K & Quincy on April 21, 2017 at 6:36pm

I just saw this, it doesn't affect us because we are using 60mg tabs and I don't think the recall is for Canada yet.

http://www.dogingtonpost.com/recall-seizure-medication-phenobarbital/

Comment by Ashley & Roux on February 4, 2015 at 6:01am

Hi all! Our Sproodle (English Springer/Poodle) had his first seizure December 27th and we took him to the emergency vet right away. They didn't find any underlying causes and sent us home. 3 weeks later, he had 5 seizures in less than a week and he now is taking Potassium Bromine once a day. He was clear of seizures for two weeks, but just had 2 in the last couple days. We are getting his blood work check on Monday to see how the levels are of his medicine. He doesn't seem to have any side of effects from the medicine yet. Anyone else taking Potassium Bromine? Does it help? The seizures are the scariest things ever and I feel for everyone in this group!

Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on February 20, 2014 at 4:01pm

I'm sorry to hear this Adina. I hope you will be able to easily manage them. 

Comment by Adina P on February 20, 2014 at 2:50pm

Well...here we are.  Rosco has been having seizures since that episode many many months ago that we didn't think was a seizure.  We've ruled out thyroid issues and now we are in the documentation phase.  I was kind of in denial since the first couple but in the past few months it has been hard to 'deny' that they are seizures. 

 

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