Dog seizure medication

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we havnt and will not give our dog medication because the medication will not stop them they will just make them shorter and will give the dog other problems like liver damage and stuff. my dog is copin good has a few fits every now and then, like loud beeping noise makes them happen and him getting too excited, its just a part of them getting old, i hope you made your mind up. btw what kind of dog do you have?
This dog accidentally got 37.5 mg of Deramaxx meant for another dog yesterday. Could this be related to his seizure? He just had another seizure 6 hrs. after the first one. Going to the vet for a blood draw this afternoon. *Our 4 year old Aussie just had a first seizure this morning. I have dealt with seizures before in another dog, but the aftermath of this is very different and hard.
Do you have a community forum that you can ask whom others trust in your area? I had a dog with IMHA and one vet told me that I should give the dog rabies shots, the specialist said never...so I never went back to that vet. I hope someone on here has more information for you.
Certainly, if the dog is near water - like a pool or a pond - you'll need to get him away from that area or he'll drown. Once the seizure is over, it can take quite some time for the dog to return to normal. It really takes it out of them physically, so just keep him quiet and let him come back on his own. Your vet will appreciate you documenting when each seizure occurs, what time of day, and how long each seizure lasts.
Last night I was 45 minutes late to giving my dog the phenbarbatol ( sp), and his thyroid medication. This morning he had a mild seizure, first one that I am awear of since 3 months. Could being late have caused it this morning? I added a quarter more medication today to each of his dose ( twice a day). I called the vet and they want to recheck his blood levels, which I will do next week.
The key is to document the timing when they happen. I had an old dog who had one known seizure when he turned 12, and that was it. If he had any others it was out of our sight, and that was the end of it. Hopefully that's what your experience will be as well.
The outcome could be that you are still giving the anti-seizure medications you have now, or even no medication, as the case indicates. Also some dogs on medication(s) still seizure from time to time and there are some that cannot be controlled even on multiple medications. Clarify for yourself which doctor you trust and want to stick with, and follow their recommendations. Do ask for and expect complete explanations. Please let us know how things progress with your dog. Good luck!
My dog was having a seizure - Lost control of muscles, body function, fell over, eyes rolled in head, she acted like was dying, etc. I held my dog, comforted her, and was not sure what to do. I massaged her heart and also rubbed her face down with a watered towel believing that the wetness would jolt her back to normalcy. My mother freaked out stating that putting water on my dog would do more harm than good. It seemed to work though. Was I wrong in doing so and was my mother right?
food is working well for your dog. I now have a dog with a very sensitive tummy, and noticed that brand in the pet store. Since I hadn't really noticed it before, it's great to have a personal recommendation, so thanks for posting your experience.
I've read about the whole dog food thing and that's crossed my mind. The only dog food I've ever bought for him was Alpo cause that what he seems to like the most. He's had nothing but Alpo for 3 years with the occasional Kibbles and Bits so I'm gonna try to switch up the food. But thanks so much with your help.
However, I have read a few comments saying it can actually HELP with mood swings and bipolar disorder (which she doesn't have). Please comment on this. My daughter has just begun this medication for seizure disorder. She has had seizures several years apart from each other. We originally thought she just 'fainted' but now realize they've been seizures. Also, what is the LOWEST dosage that can be effective of Keppra.
He so far has not had a seizure while on it. At first I did not want him on that medication because he seemed like a different dog, but after three week on it, he acts like his old self. I did not read all the post on here, but I will say that the dogs kind of go blind after they have a seizure, so when you come close all they see are shaddows...so they are scared of you. I did the same as you I got my other dogs out of the room and I too was scared to be around my sweet loving dog.
It's very common for dogs and humans to vomit, defecate and/or urinate in the course of a seizure. You'll want to make sure your dog doesn't breathe in stomach contents if he vomits. Recovery time is always necessary and at least an hour is usually needed. Some dogs may need the rest of the day to fully recovery. Keep a seizure diary and record the date, time of day, and anything else that might be going on that could act as a trigger.
Charlie (13 years old - medium sized - bad hips) just had some sort of seizure. His front paw was going in the air and he was swaying - very lethargic. He was shaking. It looked like he didn't know who I was until I grabbed him and pulled him into me. He seemed to have settled down and his front leg finally went down. He seems to be fine now. I had him to the Vet recently about his hips and they took blood - all checked out okay. It almost seemed he had some sort of stroke.
Usually this just means symptomatic treatment, since some toxins or poisons do not have antidotes. If your dog is an older dog, than the most common cause of seizures are brain tumors. Other causes include: encephalitis (toxic or infectious), GME (Granulometous meningioencephalomyelitis, a brain deteriorating disease of unknown cause), and Hepatic encephalopathy. You did mention that she had elevated liver enzymes, so hepatic encephalopathy could be a possibility.
She is extremely skittish now when we do get home from work. I am wondering if she is having a panic attack or some type of seizure. Any insight is appreciated.
My three year old dog Jasper had about 15 seizures in a 24 hour period without full recovery in between. The day he started having them I brought him to the vet and he was prescribed phenobarbital, which I gave to him at 7 pm that night. His seizures continued through the night and finally at three am I called the vet again, who advised me to give him a half a pill ( his regular dosage is 30 mg tablets twice a day).
I am to take a sleep deprived EEG on Friday, the 3rd of December, if this comes back negative too, am I to commit myself to the looney farm and quit taking my medication? My last seizure I was deep asleep and my dog woke me up needing to go outside, after letting him out I fell back into bed and had a seizure. My seizures always occur late at night or early in the morning. I am taking Neurontin 400mg 6 x day and Topomax 200mg 4 x day (just raised from 2 x day).
Georgie had a seizure today. George is my mom's dog. Mom said it was his third seizure. His 1st one she witnessed was in Oct 2010. The 2nd was in back in May 2011. Now today he had one. He was hopping around, not responding to us, almost looking like something was uncomfortable on his paw and he just kept shaking. I picked him up and he continued to shake. After he came to, he had a postictal period that lasted for at lest 15 minutes where he vomited and urinated.
I don't know what the side effects of the medication is, and what does it accomplish - reduction in seizure, symptom only? My understanding is most small dogs have a life expectancy in the 15+ year range, so if yoiu can at least give the dog some quality of life with meds it seems worth a try. As for the additional tests, what can that help? If they confirm a tumor, what that that point to? Surgery?
Of course, before purchasing it and giving it to your dog, discuss it with your veterinarian, but this is an all-natural product that can be used on an as-needed basis, unlike anti-seizure medications, which don't work unless the dog is getting them every day whether he is having seizures or not.
I dont really want to put her on phenobarbitol, read to many bad side effects. Just found a site called allergicpet.com that has a natural seizure medication thinking about trying it. just wondering if anyone else has used this medication from this site.
He has long nails and I'd like to get them clipped but I'm afraid the stress will put him into a seizure. I thought it might make it easier to keep his balance if his nails were cut. He also is starting to enter the hip displacia stage. I feed him Diamond Senior plus and that seems to help. Any help is appreciated.one ,ore question is it safe to treat him for fleas and ticks with Advantix when he is on all these meds?
The dog needs to be seen by a vet ASAP. If a dog stops eating, something is very wrong and the longer he goes without seeing a vet, the worse the situation will get. Pets, even though they are domesticated and do not know what it is like to live in the wild, have retained enough of the wild instinct that in their minds, to show sickness is to make onesself prey to other animals, so they will appear to be normal until they just can't hide it any longer.
Seizures can be serious, but if the cause is idiopathic seizure disorder, the disorder is well controlled by medication, and your dog can still have a normal life span.
My beagle just had her first seizure on June 14th & was put on Phenobarbital 16.2 mg two times a day. I brought her to the Vet last Thurs & he says she looks drunk & cut the dosage in half. She was not doing any better on that so I called him Sat morning & he said just give her 1/2 tablet of the 16.2 mg once a day. I am wondering if she just cannot tolerate Phenobarbital. The Vet wants to check for other causes of the seizures.
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