Seizure medicine for dogs

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Avatar n tn They did not witness what I saw and have both said it was a seizure. I do not want to give him medicine he does not need, but want to make sure he is healthy. Please help!! Thank you.
Avatar m tn Also, I wanted to know if anyone has tried Keppra for seizure activity in dogs and if so, how did that work? Our 6 year old French Mastiff had a seizure on Thursday night - first one ever. He walked across our bedroom floor, stood in front of our open door and acted like he saw someone in the hallway. I sat up and said "Archie, there is no-one there. Go back to bed." Then he looked like he was rubbing his shoulder on the clothes hamper and I thought it looked really weird.
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.
Avatar f tn My husband ('33) had a seizure about three months ago. The er docs say it was due to low potassium and sodium. His sodium level was 2.0. They changed his blood pressure medicine because they think it was part of the problem. His is now on seizure meds and blood meds. He started on potassium about three weeks ago because his potassium was low again. Not as low, but still low. He is also having headaches daily. He wakes up with one and it usually lasts all day.
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.
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 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.
495862 tn?1209785690 It does sound very similar to seziures in humans and I think if your Vet can properly diagnose the problem then you have a better chance at survival. I have heard of people giving their dogs medicine for seziures so I know it's out there. Good Luck!
Avatar m tn We do however believe it is diabetes and not epilepsy as she acts very droopy and out of energy for 1 - 5 days before a seizure, as if her blood sugar is low. Right after a seizure, she goes nuts. Running around the house very fast (and very clumsily due to her tired muscles from seizing).
Avatar m tn She is not on any medicine at this point and it was only in on the anti-seizure medicine for several days with no improvement in the twitch or Tremors as we may call them. Her lethargy has gone away and her appetite has improved and she is back to pretty much for normal self. I think some of her behavior was related to my wife and I being gone for a good 10 to 12 days due to a death in the family. The Twitches of the ears did not seem to occur while walking her or when she is laying down.
Avatar f tn She should be in individual psychiatric counseling, aside from the family counseling and aside from what she's getting in the facility. Also, the seizure medicine she's taking is NOT working and most definitely needs to be changed FOR SURE. Also, she should perhaps be on short-term tranquilizers, strictly controlled by a psychiatrist... and don't let them give her SSRIs, they're too strong for a young person.
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.
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 ve upped him to 3x a day for the diuretic and he is also on vetmedden and another medicine for his heart. He still has perky ears too. I can only say time will tell at this point. My other two fur babies are pretty concerned. They were not real receptive to him at first but now they have their "pack" and as I've already said, have bonded. They know something is wrong with him and you can just tell they are concerned.
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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 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!
Avatar f tn My dog was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2004 and she has been on phenobarbital since the diagnosis. 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.
Avatar n tn The first of this year I had a 5 week headache, it turned out to be a bulging disc in my neck and my Dilantin (I'm on anti-seizure for a seizure-disorder that started 10 years ago) level was toxic. It took them 5 weeks to figure it out, but after changing my Dilantin dose and chiropractic care, the headaches went away completely! I was curious about your headache because I'm wondering if my disc is acting up again or if it is because of the medicine for the thyroid.
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.
Avatar f tn 2 weeks after our GSD was brought to the ER vet our Boxer had a seizure (her first one ever). We were instructed to monitor any events for 2 weeks and bring her in, as 1 seizure in 6 years is not a major cause for concern, and we were dealing with a very sick other dog. Within those 2 weeks she had 1 other seizure. We were told she likely had epilepsy but personally it would be best to wait on medication unless it got worse because she would have to be on it for the rest of her life.
Avatar m tn It is most commonly prescribed after a surgery or to treat a bacterial infection, dermatological problems and urinary tract infections. Cephalexin for use in dogs is similar to the use of penicillin in humans. Significance Cephalexin is one of the most widely used antibiotics in dogs, according to It can be administered via capsule, tablet or in liquid form. To lessen side effects, have your dog take the medicine with food.
Avatar m tn 5 years. She's been seizure free for the past year and a half. I haven't notice any other odd behaviour and when I catch her doing this, she appears alert and aware. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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.
Avatar n tn Since she's had two already this week, she may need medication like phenobarbitol, but that is a prescription med you'll need to get from your vet. Sometimes older dogs will have the occasional seizure for no apparent reason. Generally, meds aren't given until the seizures happen regularly. Since your dog has other medical issues in play, you really need to have your vet's advice on this one.
423142 tn?1203656394 There is no cure in traditional veterinary medicine for this disease but often the steroid therapy can be discontinued. Once discontinued, if the tremors return than steroid therapy can be reinstituted. During the absence of steroids it would be possible to have your dog spayed especially since dogs with this disease should not reproduce. I don't know what mg. dose of prednisone, or dexamethazone (or other cortisone) your dog is on but it should drop down to the lowest effective dose.
Avatar m tn At 18 months of age, he is right at the beginning of the prime age for idiopathic epilepsy to appear. It usually affects dogs for the first time between the ages of 18 months to about 3 years. It usually takes a while for them to get used to the effects of the anti-seizure medication, and until they do, they do appear to be very drowsy and out of it. Your dog should adjust to his medication within about a month. If he doesn't, you should talk to your vet about adjusting his dosage.