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Old October 6th, 2010, 06:21 PM
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I'm so glad to hear she recovered her eye sight, that's wonderful! Our monster would do weird things too. He didn't walk in circles but he would growl and bite his tail, then hold onto it biting and growling while going in circles, almost chasing it, except he would have a hold on it the entire time.
He would also shake his head alot. Since we've lowered it again (he went from 60mg a day to 10mg a day now) he has been acting a little weird, like biting at his tail again, but not chasing it. He's also starting to shake his head a lot more. I think we may have to increase his dose again for awhile.

Our specialist did say that most of the dogs she has treated have recovered fully after 6-8 months, the longest straight dose (without being on it for life) was 2 years. She also said some dogs will be ok after the 6-8 months, then a year or 2, sometimes even longer, they will start having seizures again and have to go back on for several months. I guess we will just have to wait and see which kind of dog he is, though I'm sure I already know. Nothing with him is ever easy lol.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 05:00 PM
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i had a dog who had seizures from the dog food i was feeding they are full of perservatives and all kinds of chemicals. if you feeding any purina, iams, science diet , eukanuba these are very low quality brand with loads of chemicals and CORN based dog food. Dogs need better quality food like, merrick,wellness,evo, go,artimis, taste of the wild, blue buffallo. low quality food are full of food coloring, bht/bha. learn to read your ingreds list on the side of the bags. go check out some of these brands on the internet and look at the difference in ingreds list.


i had a choc lab since age 8 had mutiple seizures and 2 grand mals seizures, once i read about the food i was feeding i put my dog on quality food and took her off he phenobarbital and she never had another seizor again and she lived till 14 years old.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 02:38 PM
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I have both of my dogs on an all-natural food. I can't think of the name right now but corn isn't even one of the ingredients. I did research on all of that before I got my pups. Actually... she was on phenobarbital, but is now off of it and hasn't had a seizure since she was neutered. The vet thinks it may have been a hormal imbalance/problem. She hasn't had any shots since, which is one instance she would always have a seizure after so we'll see when she gets her rabies vaccine again if she has one or not. Thanks!
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Old May 11th, 2011, 06:08 PM
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I'm so glad to hear she hasn't had anymore seizures!! Our Nookie has had a few more since the last post here. We were SO scared the meningo relapsed, but hopefully we have found one of the problems, his thyroid. He started losing hair, getting aggressive and his coat was very dull. We had his thyroid checked and it was low!! I can't tell you how happy I was to hear it (it's such an easy fix). He is now on thyroid meds. His coat has come back in thicker and softer than ever, the aggression stopped and he's shiny
We had problems with aggression and seizures again about a month ago. He had 3 that were 2.5 weeks apart each (very bad ones), so of course we thought meninigitis again, but had them check his thyroid levels, and they were low again. Since we've increased the meds, the aggression is now gone again and it's been 5.5 weeks since the last seizure

I have done a lot of reading on thyroid issues as they relate to epilepsy and it's very common for the 2 to go hand in hand. From what I know now, it's the borderline low to just below that have the most seizures, which is where he was the last time. We're hoping by monitoring the thyroid we may be able to keep the seizures in check

I have also started cooking their food. Our oldest boy, Thorin, has Malignant Histiocytic Sarcoma. They removed a lung tumor in March. We are debating chemo at this point. We had decided against it, but are reconsidering now. One thing with cancer is that carbs feed it. Kibble is horrible for that. Both our boys now get:

20 ounces cooked beef
10 ounces veggies (asparagus, green beans, peas, tomatoes, spinach)
3 ounces yam or sweet potatoes
2 ounces liver
6 ounces yogurt
1 egg one day and 2 eggs the next, alternating
Bone meal

I have to say I have really noticed a difference. I don't think I will ever feed kibble again. Even the best quality is horrible for them.
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