Seizure medications dogs

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Avatar f tn I wish I could afford some of the foods you suggested, but I have three large dogs and with two ill dogs and tons of vet bills, it's just hard to do everything for them. I did locate how many calories were in the food I was giving my dog, it had 489 per cup, that was up from the last food I gave him that was 295 per cup. I am now combining these tow foods so he can adjust slowly to losing weight. He seems to be very hungry so I don't know which he needs more of the thyroid of the phenobarb.
Avatar f tn The kind of seizure medication depends on your dogs response to the medication. The most routine medications for seizures are Phenobarbitol and Potassium Bromide, with valium being used in the acute phase. Many human seizure medications (such as Dilantin) can cause liver toxicity in dogs and should be avoided. There are also valuable holistic medications for seizures, but again it depends on the dogs response.
Avatar m tn After those seizures, which lasted all of five minutes, he would snap right back to normal. But after his last seizure, which occurred on Saturday.....different story. That morning, he woke up very lethargic acting, and slept all throughout the day, not eating anything or wanting to drink anything. Then in the early evening, he had a major seizure. This time, he had three of them in a row, and afterward, was back to lethargic.
Avatar f tn I would just wait a bit and not do it immediately after a seizure, because the seizure could just be a stand-alone thing and why put him on double the meds if it's not necessary?
Avatar f tn 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 Other breeds that are affected are Old English Sheepdogs, Shelties, German Shepherds, Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, longhaired Whippets, and two breeds that are not very well known, the Silken Windhound and the McNab. Two drugs that are very popular for use in dogs that should never be prescribed to dogs with the mutation are Ivermectin and loperamide (Immodium). Heartgard, a very popular heartworm preventative, contains ivermectin.
Avatar n tn I'm not the Vet, but wanted to say that there is a thread going over in The Pet forum, under Dogs, that may have alot of your answers. It's on the first page titled: "Seizures....Epilepsy?" There are also web sights listed dealing with the subject (On this thread). Maybe this will help you....Good Luck...
Avatar f tn It has been two days since his last seizure but he still hasn't fully recovered, he doesn't know his commands, the people in the house ( including me ), or the other dogs and cats in the house. I want to know if he will even recover from this or if there is something I can do to help. He keeps pacing and whining, even in the middle of the night. Should I bring him in again? Could there be something more serious going on?
1963554 tn?1325451090 It is completely heart wrenching when their time comes to leave us, just as with human friends and family that we lose over time. In the end, all we can do is offer our dogs all the reassurance, love and attention they deserve and be as kind and humane as we possibly can. They need us to be strong and do the right thing ... regardless of how much it hurts us, it's one of the many responsibilities of being a good owner. My heart goes out to you. Give Shaggy an extra hug from me.
Avatar n tn I heard that Frankensince can help with seizure activity. does any one know any more details? I have doterra essential oils, how do i apply them or should I just diffuse them? any other oils? does any one know what the life expectancy is for a dog with grand mal seizures due to brain tumor? thank you so much for any and all responses. T.
Avatar f tn These factors often offer many valuable insights into other elements that may be responsible for your dogs seizure. If we can determined the specific issue that may be the culprit then we can address it naturally and avoid the need for prescription medications like phenobarbital. For example many dogs enjoy nibbling on bird feces which are often found on the ground this time of the year in Ohio mixed with bird food.
1916673 tn?1420236870 If I can keep her happy, eating, playing, and doing what dogs do in life, I think that would be the best. Does anyone have suggestions on diet to entice her more? She will eat the prescription diet but has her good and bad days. At 10 lbs the vet doesn't want her to lose more weight. I will bring that up at vet visit also.
2186126 tn?1384961026 My question is how do most older dogs with untreated Cushing's begin to fail? I would really like to minimize any suffering in his final days. Right now, I am red-flagging every little twitch and thinking if I knew what to expect, I could calm down a little and hopefully not send any frightened messages to Spartacus. He is currently on Proin to control his urine accidents and that has worked for a few months now. Would just really prefer to look at him with joy rather than fear these days.
Avatar f tn i hope your pet recovers. i've always had one dog, but my friends who have raised dogs together bring their dogs to the vet and leave one in the car. they then allow the remaining dog to come to the room after the other has passed (after everyone calms down a bit) to see & mostly smell. in term of them watching.... i don't think it's the 'how' it happens that matters. but, i think closure is a good idea.
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!
369472 tn?1198749292 Dark meat poultry, fatty hamburger, ground lamb, and canadian bacon are good choices. Of course, dogs in renal failure are so nauseated, it's hard to get them to eat anything, so if she won't eat the low-phosphorus foods, just get something in her. To counteract phosphorus, give her one or two Tums antacid tablets a day - or any indigestion tablet that is primarily calcium. The calcium binds with phosphorus and carries out of the body so it can't do further harm to the kidneys.
Avatar f tn They help with seizures and have many other natural benefits. Research it. Don’t use man made seizure medications, they are bad for your pets organs.
1761287 tn?1313828387 I have recently taken my 8 yr. old Bombay, Shadow (aka PNut) to the vet for severe diarrhea, vomiting, asthma symptoms & bumps on the skin. There were a few other things, but basically I am concerned with the amount of medications he has been given & the ones I have to administer. These two were injections that were given at the vet's office: - Dexamethasone-SP 4mg Injection --> (a steroid) adverse reactions: accentuation of metabolic effects (huh?
1916673 tn?1420236870 I agree, it would be much better if this User Group wasn't needed, but as this dreadful disease affects one in every three dogs over the age of 12 yrs, I think it very much is needed - and people here are very supportive and kind hearted, despite their experiences and losses. Thank you for joining us.
Avatar n tn Just tonight I was reading the posts and comments about dogs with Congestive heart failure and then we took our female Bassett (a rescue) to her vet for a 2 week followup. She had been diagnosed with CHF, just 13 days ago, she was put on arthritis meds, heart meds, water pill, and an antibiotic. With a "possible diagnosis" of CHF. Come on people, putting your dog out of their pain and misery, is the best thing you can do for them. I, was trying to be selfish, thinking of only myself.
Avatar f tn We added in a new anti-seizure medication in the last year and a half with the hopes of getting her off the pheno completely. We found a level with both medications that kept her seizure free and frankly I am scared to remove the pheno because I don't want to cause unnecessary seizures after such prolonged use. With everything I have read about pheno it can be a nasty drug to get off of for anyone who takes it.
Avatar n tn Sometimes medications work well for seizures and sometimes they don't at all, or lose effectiveness over time. We frequently babysit a 120-lb Lab who developed seizures around the age of 2. Even with large amounts of phenobarbitol, he still seizes right on schedule at about 7 weeks. However, without the meds, he'd be having several a week, and more severe episodes including loss of bowel and urinary function.
551505 tn?1215212061 Hello and welcome to the Dogs community! No, dogs aren't supposed to have seizures. In younger dogs, say 4 and under, the cause is usually idiopathic. That means there's not any clear reason like a tumor or other lesion in the brain causing the seizures. In senior dogs, it's more likely that there is a growth of some kind, but not always. Most seizures can be well controlled with phenobarbitol and/or other medications.
Avatar n tn I tried to give him cpr but couldn't revive him. I think it might have been a seizure. Can you help explain what happened? He has no past problems other than hip dysplesia. No medications were given.
Avatar f tn It is ironic the vet thought she looked pretty good and then when we came home four hours later she had a seizure. Im frightened and heartbroken .If anyone has had dogs with brain lesions what symptoms did they exhibit.
8469365 tn?1398391653 He basically did not want to hear that I was thinking about looking for alternative medicines. I heard about OTC medications that mimic Phenobarb and was wondering if anyone has tried anything else? He was not DX with epilepsy. DX was-SZ of unknown origin. I miss my baby.....2 months later he is still not my happy go lucky lil man! Please Help....
Avatar m tn Consider safe natural options for your dogs spondylosis, which I would be glad to discuss with you! Like many NSAIDS prescribed for canine arthritis including spondylosis or arthritis of your dogs spine, serious and in some cases deadly side effects do occur. Serious side effects in dogs can occur with or without warning, and may result in death. An article published a few years ago, titled 'Why is Fido dead?
Avatar m tn Hi my Jake is a 18 month old border collie mix who started having seizures about three months ago. The first seizure was followed by another one two months later. The vet did blood work and diagnosed him with idiopathic epilepsy. She put him on 500 mg of keppra ER twice a day. He had a seizure every two weeks for the next month. When we went back to the vet she put him on 64.8 mg twice a day phenobarbital as well as adding another 500 mg keppra to what he was taking.
Avatar n tn Phenobarbitol is the first line of treatment for dogs with epilepsy and it can take a while to determine the correct dose. I would expect to see a better response by now so give your vet a call and report what you're seeing. He may want to increase the dose. If medical treatment doesn't improve the seizures, you'll need to look deeper for the cause. Most of the time seizures show up for no apparent reason. Sometimes they're caused by a lesion in the brain.