Narcolepsy in mice and dogs

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Avatar f tn Is there any one out there that has mice/snakes and do you take any precautions in cleaning their cages or is it just with litter boxes? Btw, my mice and snakes are not diseased...
Avatar f tn A few days later, six mice were killed in an accident and they all went to Heaven together. God met the mice at the gates with the same offer that He made to the cat. The mice said, 'Well, we have had to run all of our lives: from cats, dogs, and even people with brooms! If we could just have some little roller skates, we would not have to run again.' God answered, 'It is done.' All the mice had beautiful little roller skates.
535822 tn?1443976780 A new review published in the journal Public Library of Science ONE confirms that Pandemrix, a swine flu vaccine produced by drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), is responsible for causing an up to 1700 percent increase in narcolepsy among children and teenagers under 17 years of age. Based on their findings, a cohort of scientists has determined that narcolepsy rates increased significantly following mass vaccination campaigns with Pandemrix.
Avatar m tn And then, a few nights ago, I went downstairs late at night and heard a scratching sound in the oven. Mice! I have always had mice in my house, who hasn't? But I convinced myself that everything in the kitchen had been touched by the mice and because of that, everything was suspect to rabies. I stopped eating off the silverware, and I have not eaten anything from the house in days. By now I have lost 10 pounds since all this started, and my continuing refusal to eat is not helping.
Avatar n tn t forget that research has been done in which pregnant mice were given ultrasounds and the fetal mice were confirmed to have resulting brain damage (displacement of neurotransmitters) that would, medically and logically, account for autistic behaviors...
Avatar m tn Wild rabbits carry a number of bacteria and organisms that can cause lots of problems for pet dogs and cats. Wild rabbits can carry leptospirosis, toxoplasmosis, and several other diseases that your dog can contract from eating their feces. Pet rabbits don't have these problems, however in the wild animal population it's extremely dangerous for dogs to eat their droppings. Please take every precaution to make sure your dog doesn't consume any more of these "goodies".
725621 tn?1314843247 Dogs are like that. They get hold of a fun idea, then lo and becomes an obsession! The dirt could contain worm eggs, especially if there have been other creatures around like mice. Dirt, in itself isn't harmful (in small doses!) but mice and other critters do infest some places with worms. Obviously the first thing is to go get her a good broad spectrum wormer from the vet. I say that because I used to give my dog an over-the-counter wormer, but it started making her vomit.
727090 tn?1268839348 Of course good hygiene with dogs is always a good idea. My dog gets kisses and cuddles from me and I never caught anything yet from her, but this isn't always so.
Avatar f tn I found the back end on the sidewalk. Maybe the head was uneaten and in a different place. Hehe..silly me, I am always a little shocked when my dogs act like animals.
Avatar n tn i saw a show yesterday about narcolepsy and they mentioned a vaccination was given to a 13 year old girl and 2 hours later she was experiencing cataplexly (a paralyzing catatonic state that is a symptom of narcolepsy) but they did not say which vaccination.
Avatar n tn Good...that crossed my mind too. I hope that's what happens. I think I would check with a local Vet just to be sure and for awhile I would check for any blood in her stool, just to be on the safe side. Good Luck and keep us posted.
Avatar n tn I am now 56 and have had some very life changing events in my life during these last 3-4 years. I am wondering if these traumatic events could have caused the sleep walking to increase. I stay exhausted. I don't have a problem falling asleep but I have a serious problem staying asleep more than an hour at a time. I can fall asleep any place any time of any day.
Avatar m tn The vet gave me salmon oil for Akira to help with her constipation. It also has helped her chronic flaky skin on her back near the head of her tail. It comes in a squeeze bottle. The initial cost was a little on the high side, in that it costs a little over $20, but it's very little money when you consider that for a cat you only have to use 1/4 teaspoon per day, which is about two or three gentle squirts from the bottle I got. The brand is Life Line.
1981227 tn?1336328438 I think we have talked about this stem cell treatment and the reversal in mice before but I don't remember the sugar study. Even if it is old news, it is always good to share because not everyone sees it the first time around. Thanks for passing these on.
Avatar n tn re pregnant) Is there any danger with dog poop too?? I wash my hands as soon as I come in and use hand sanitizer as well... I just didn't have a dog last pregnancy so I don't know. My husband is usually working or sleeping since he works nights so I'm the primary walker for my dog. Thanks!
Avatar n tn Ok I have a red tail boa and I feed him mice. I'm about a month pregnant and was wondering if its ok to handle the mice and clean out their tank? Thank you.
Avatar f tn my migraine neuro says my migraines are causing the temporary blindness episodes in my right eye. The neurosurgeon confirms the bulging disk at C6 but says my walking problems and arm problems are caused by MS. The new neuro says I have narcolepsy with cataplexy. Note: "cataplexy which is almost unique to narcolepsy makes the diagnosis much easier." For me cataplexy manifests itself sporadically.
Avatar n tn It's not the breed of dog, but the individual dog who decides whether a rat or mouse will make a tasty treat. LOL! Over the years our dogs have bagged the occasional squirrel or rat, but only one seems to enjoy munching on them. That would be our Dalmation, Doc. He's quite the hunter and I've seen him snatch a rat out of the shrubbery at night, shake it to death and gulp it all in about 2 seconds. If we catch on soon enough, he'll leave it alone if told.
Avatar m tn Classical narcolepsy constitutes of Hypnagogic hallucinations, Sleep paralysis and Cataplexy which is not seen in your case. You need to undergo tests like Polysomnography, Multiple Sleep Latency Test and CSF levels of Orexin/Hypocretin which help to substantiate the diagnosis. Having regular nap for about 20 min during day will help to prevent sleep attacks.
11941637 tn?1422287346 I have read recently that Narcolepsy has been determined to be auto-immune in nature, and wonder if the presence of one or both of these disorders in my genetics was the cause of my Narcolepsy. Has there been any research done on the subject?
293157 tn?1285873439 I am totally understand your fears and I do not dismiss those fears in the slightest. They are real and ARE frightening at first. Please be assured that with time, these strange sensations will become nothing but a nuisance in your life. This Forum is here to help you understand and help to explain some of the strange occurrences when you are having these problems in your nerve pathways...whether from MS or another disorder.
871962 tn?1244730028 Think about adding medications, treatments and other issues relating to narcolepsy and hypersomnias to your sleep tracker. Insomnia and sleep apnea may be common sleep disorders, but not the only ones.
612876 tn?1355514495 The sleep specialist said that narcolepsy and dysautonomia are mediated in some of the same parts of the brain, and for reasons that aren't yet completely understood, people who have one tend to have higher rates of the other than healthy people. He said that this will make treatment of both disorders more complicated, obviously. But I am just so excited to have an answer finally!
223237 tn?1302188391 PLEASE, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER let your daughter feed your dog raisins. Raisins and grapes can be deadly for dogs and cats. They can cause the same problems that onions can, the most dangerous of which is Heinze body anemia which causes the red blood cells to explode and disintegrate and be excreted in the urine. Keep a close check on your dog's gums, they should be a healthy pink color and not a whitish, light pink color or a dark muddy color. Also, try to see what his urine looks like.