Seizure medications for dogs

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Avatar f tn Now, as to the pill winding up on the floor, whenever we give our dogs pills, we always check the floor next to his food after he eats if we put it in there, or we watch him until he takes it from our hand and finally swallows, and of course if we have to jam it down his throat, we just watch for a few seconds to make sure he doesn't hack it up. So, it's not uncommon for dogs to work that pill out of whatever treat you put it in.
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 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 I am so torn, being that I don't want him to have another seizure, but if he's any more lethargic, what kind of life will that be for him??? Is there any medications that work the same but wont put him in a comatose state? Any help will be so appreciated.
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 f tn He does not get agressive, but if unattended, he will be zoned out for an hour or more after a seizure and likely have another. His vet has the seizures under control to the point that he has one maybe every six weeks. If medicated right after he has one, he's fine within an hour. The vet has him on Phenobarbital 2 pills (mg?) two times daily. In the event of a seizure, he gets two more immediately. The meds have not affected his personality.
2186126 tn?1384961026 My dog has cushings and instead of putting her on meds that would ruin her kidneys, etc, (and the fact I was unemployed at the time), I went through and ordered their "Harmony Gold" for dogs with cushings. Within one week her panting (which was excessive) diminished about 90% and her bloaty abdomen went back to normal. She is 14.5 years old now, been on the meds for two years. It is now that she is deteriorating fast due to cushings.
Avatar f tn My Australian kelpie is 8 now and has had idiopathic epilepsy for 3 years. When he went on Phenobarbetone he was seizure free for 13 months. Since then the frequency has increased so the vet has also increased his med. He started on 2 30mg twice a day and is now on 4 at night and 3 in the morning. He is getting cluster seizures over a couple of days and then nothing for 7 weeks. But it is taking him longer to return to normal i.e.
1963554 tn?1325451090 I often still do this when I'm taking my other dog to the local beach for a run. The two dogs were best buddies and had been all their lives, until BB passed away in November. This is all part of our grieving process and perfectly natural. It seems there is a very long way to go before kidney disease is resolved in humans, so our poor dogs will probably have an even longer wait.
369472 tn?1198749292 There is nothing you could have done to treat the problem. Kidneys just don't heal once they've been damaged. I know dialysis is possible for dogs, but it's such a hardship on them. Same with transplants. I doubt it helps, but I absolutely agree with your decision to do your dog the great favor of easing her out of her misery. Since she was so young, I wonder if there was an underlying genetic issue that resulted in bad kidneys.
Avatar n tn Oils produced for humans are not generally suitable or safe for use on dogs.
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 Because these compounds were engineered for humans , dogs eventually cease responding to them. But they often do raise the pets PVC for a time. There is a danger in giving this product. When the pet's immune system decides to attack human erythropoetin as a foreign protein, it not only destroys the human erythropoetin that was given - it also destroys the pets natural erythropoetin. So it can make the anemia even worse. It should only be used as a last ditch effort.
Avatar f tn The question I have is, since these two dogs have been companions for more than ten years, if we have to let one go, is there some way to let the other dog know what happened? Normally when we lose a dog, we have them put down at the vet's office, and then bring them home and bury them in the yard. But we have the two dogs now, and I'm worried if he'll wonder where his companion went. If anyone else has had experience with this, I'd really like some feedback.
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 f tn My dog starts to twitch and shake and his joints get very stiff. Even after the seizure has passed his joints remain stiff for several minutes. My dog has epilepsy, but if your dog's are brought on by some sort of trauma it could be due to a pinched nerve or something. If the injury pinches the nerve that can cause a seizure. My suggestion would be to log everything about the seizure from what brings it on to how long it last. Also, log how long the dog is stiff afterwards.
1761287 tn?1313828387 camp=msc here is a site to read more about cerenia, I see it is only approved for use on dogs, however I do know many drugs are used 'off label' for us as well as animals. dragonlady....all I can say is if you don't feel comfortable with the drugs given and don't know why they were prescribed than I would d/c use until you could get an answer. IMO the dosage was very HIGH for a cat.
1916673 tn?1420236870 You might also want to think about adding some probiotics (there are several specially formulated for dogs with kidney disease). It is debatable whether probiotics succeed, but there have been some positive feedback from owners. Others suggest the good bacteria cannot survive beyond the stomach, which makes it pointless ... but I'm not entirely convinced. And ... Just in case you haven't read it, here's a link to my article on diet and kidney disease in dogs ... http://www.infobarrel.
Avatar n tn AZODYL. Also look up health wellness for dogs. They have these drops you put in their food. I believe called STRONG HEARTS. I also cooked organic chicken and vegan food with tons of veggies and fruits for him. Links 3 favortive things were was eating, running/walks, and playing. He was able to eat till the end, the walks were so slow and he had to stop a lot, he wasn't able to run or barely jog anymore. he played for short time but got super tired right away or coughed a lot afterwards.
Avatar m tn She's been on the pheno for a week, and when we went to vet this past Tuesday for the diarrhea, she did have a seizure when we hit the door. BUT, it was just like the start of the past seizures, lasted only seconds. No thrashing, or foaming of the mouth. Just a little head shaking. I was glad the vet saw it, he said the pheno is doing it's job.
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Avatar n tn I've never had sex unless I blacked out while I was in transition between seizure medications, but I don't think that's possible. I decided to wait it out because I figured that changing medications may be causing the problem, but I've changed meds before like this and It's never affected my cycle. I don't have any abdominal pain and I don't have any early symptoms of pregnancy such as nausea, sensitive breasts, heightened sense of smell, etc.
Avatar n tn Had surgery a month ago and bumped my norco up to 30/day for about a week, then detoxed at home. Could the seizure be caused by the opiates, even though I wasn't on them with the first one? I know xanax could cause them, but I had been off that for many weeks before the second one and never abused it anyway. Just wondering since my life has really been hell and I don't need to be epileptic now on top of everything else; not that I probably have a choice!
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 n tn Dairy products are often used to disguise various medications and may actually promote seizure activity in some dogs as may feeding large meals made of highly processed foods and large meals high in carbohydrates. Raw diets are helpful to relieve seizures in certain overweight dogs dogs as they help to slow digestion and absorption.
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.
641243 tn?1235755684 We are trying a new anticonvulsant for Wentworth's epilepsy and our neurologist got me a 2 week prescription in order for me to find cheapest source for the medication in the future, assuming his seizures are better during that two weeks. I got the generic form today - 2 weeks worth for $150. She emailed me and said "I understand that Sam’s or Costco pharmacies may have it for the cheapest price. The other way to obtain it is to order from an online Canadian pharmacy.
2361255 tn?1339611918 My favourite amongst the wet foods are frozen blocks of white fish, chicken and green tripe (green for dogs, white for humans) that you cook (I use the microwave for ease) - mixed with some boiled white rice (not wholegrain as dogs find it hard to digest). I have never met a dog yet that won't eat green tripe, it stinks to high heaven, but they love it and it's full of natural ingredients, minerals and nutrition.