Dog seizure medication

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Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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 I never went back to that vet. I hope someone on here has more information for you.
Avatar m tn @ginger899 It's the YOUNGEST one that's having seizures, the older one has always been a sort of "mother hen" since they started happening and is always checking on the young one, seemingly trying to take care of her. But just this last time was when the older one was snapping at the young one (none has happened since this last time, so I'm not sure if it was a one time thing or if that's how it's going to be from now on). We had to shut her in the bathroom when I posted this.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I haven't had personal experience with a dog who had seizures, but have heard that a seizure can cause some abnormalities in behaviour and function for a little while afterwards. Also they are very exhausting, so Nina might just feel a bit wiped out as well It's "cluster seizures" you want to avoid, if possible, as too many back-to-back have been known to cause some brain damage sometimes. I would suggest that you either speak again to your vet about what is the way forward.....
Avatar m tn 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!
Avatar n tn 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?
3187528 tn?1344809110 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn He checked his blood sugar and he said it was 68 which he explained was very low for a dog that age. He also had a fever of 104. The vet decided to keep him and he told me the prognosis was not good, that he believed that he was poisoned. To make a long story short the vet called me Saturday morning and told me that Chewy had a seizure 15 minutes after I left him at the vet. He also told me that he started him on Phenobarbital 3 ml morning and evening.
Avatar f tn My sons GS went through seizures too and now on PhenoBarb. Been a week since last seizure but dog still suffering side effects of or from the drugs. On a wait and see mode as only on drugs a week-praying side effects and ataxia goes away and he resembles his old self. May check into CNB therapy.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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).
Avatar f tn I really dont have a question but need to share an experience. My dog was laying under the coffee table last night she got up and her back legs would not work right, she had no control. Then her front legs went stiff. We took her to the ER vet, as this happened round 'bout midnight. The vet gave her some meds and a sedative. He (the vet) suggested we leave her overnight to see if there were improvement. No improvement this morning. We lost her.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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?
909073 tn?1242662211 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.