Stroke effects in dogs

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2186126 tn?1384961026 I now think by shrinking the tumor with this medicine, then managing the subsequent side effects of treatment is the superior approach for dogs under 14. Make sure to google/ research the heck out of Cushing as it is very complex, and you'll want to make sure your vet can refer you to a specialist as symptoms become more serious. Get second and third opinions, etc. Drs don't truly understand this illness very well at all, and tend to have varying opinions on treatments, etc.
Avatar m tn his passed within a week, some dogs have it longer, but it resembles signs of a stroke to a T. And is very common in older dogs. their whole equalibrium (sp?) is off.
Avatar n tn What I tell you is from my own experience, plez understand I am not a doc. I take Zoloft for 10 years, 100mg daily, and in my opinion, him being on 50mg of Zoloft for a month should not bring on withdrawals, altho if you're on a higher dose for a year or more, the withdrawals feel like bad anxiety and last a couple weeks.
Avatar n tn Deltha, I have a condition called "Mitochondrial cytopathy" and belong to a digest group. Many members in the group experience "stroke-like episodes", migraines (actually one of the treatments is 400 mg B2), word search problems, crashing which is helped by sleeping 20/24, etc. If you are interested in researching this, go to the United Mitochondrial Disorder Foundation website....
Avatar n tn The neurosurgeon did not offer much hope for us to survive the stroke nor in her recovery. She has already beat the odds. My mom was in ICU for 3 weeks and step-down 1 week and in rehab hospital for two months now. I have come to learn the dr.'s don't like or really now prognosis on recovery because everyone recovers differently. I have been told over and over again they don't know why some gain more function than others. My mom pulled out her breathing tube which she had for 2.
675347 tn?1365464245 Find out the dangerous effects of artificial sweeteners to your health. Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry goods on July 26, 1974, but objections filed by neuroscience researcher Dr John W. Olney and Consumer attorney James Turner in August 1974 as well as investigations of G.D. Searle's research practices caused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put approval of aspartame on hold (December 5, 1974).
16887106 tn?1452146691 She is doing very well in her recovery from what you describe. Dogs are amazing! I am afraid I can't think of any suggestions you haven't tried. Let's hope someone else here will have more ideas. My first thought -doggy diapers.....well that one wasn't such a great idea.... My dog had a brief period of incontinence due to early stage kidney failure. Otherwise she was well and happy at the time, but used to bed-wet for a few weeks until her medication and new diet kicked in.
Avatar n tn No one has the power to see the future and know which is the best choice, yes the Meds might have given you more time, but there are side effects, I am sitting here with my 14 yr old conner, he is now in early kidney failure due to the meds for his CHF. wondering if it is time to say goodbye. Just remember Gretchen as she was in life and in health, she knew she was loved and cared for She had you with her all the way.
Avatar m tn It is possible that they can last this long. Most people say they go away in a day or two, but in very sensitive dogs, it takes much longer. My dog was knocked flat by the loading dose and barely moved for the first couple of days. He bumped into objects, seemed blind, responded to sounds incorrectly (looked in the wrong direction), tripped, stumbled, and fell flat on his stomach a few times when trying to walk.
Avatar f tn At 15, though, I wouldn't start her on serious meds like anti-seizure meds unless the seizures were happening on a daily or even weekly basis. Even with idiopathic epilepsy in young dogs, the first seizures can happen 6 months or a year apart. Most vets won't start medication until at least the second seizure and possibly longer depending on how far apart they are. I might even decide to go for a second opinion if the vet insists on medication right from the get go.
Avatar n tn That is why this after effects are much stronger in those who SVR then in those who did not. And what do we mean by a 'normal' state? Pre-treatment state was not a 'normal' state; pre-infection was a normal state, and many of us were sick for so long that we do not even recall how that felt. If we do not feel the way we felt before treatment that is good, is it not? It means we are cured.
Avatar n tn Is it like saying just taking longer birth control pills? What are the side effects? What are the benefits? Has FDA approved? Where i can search more about Yaz? Will it affect my future plan of having a healthy pregnancy? Also, i was told if i do want to get pregnant, i should wait 6 months after taking the birth control pills. is that true?
Avatar n tn She will squat right in front on me and pee on the carpet or kitchen floor. I find pee everywhere in the house. Tried diapers and she hated them. Is there anything else I can do to stop her peeing? I live in Canada so I can't leave her outside as it is winter here and very cold. In the summer I do leave her outside during the day and bring her in at night though. Suggestions?? Thanks.
Avatar m tn You can buy this frozen at outlets that sell frozen raw diets for dogs, or buy it in cans called Tripett. It is also good to occasionally add beef kidney, a bit of liver and egg yolks. While these are high in phosphorus, they do provide needed nutrients. . You can also mix either the rice or the vegetable mix with drained mackerel or salmon for variety and the fish already has bone steamed with it, so it is balanced properly for calcium.
192055 tn?1263559137 Hi, there are a whole bunch of postings under "chronic cough" which seem similar to this. And some good ideas I am going to try I have had a constant cough for 3 plus years and for last year it has been phlegmy like yours. I am always coughing and clearing my throat at meetings like an old man. Worse in a.m. when I wake up or out in cold walking the dogs. Or.... talking on the telephone or in a meeting. Always have a "frog" in my throat.
Avatar n tn (1) It is a muted sound, much like when you pop your ear to try to equalize the pressure, but not as loud. (2) It is irregular, as in it doesn't follow my hearbeat in any way... but it is happening 14-15 times every minute. (3) It does have a feeling to it... as in, when you hear a noise, it doesn't feel like something physical is happening to you... this feels something like pressure being relieved from the ear... Anyone have a clue?
Avatar n tn Are you affected worse during weather changes or rainy or humid weather? Or in summer or winter or all the time? I ask because I live in a mild sub tropical climate and mine used to be worst at the start and during winter which is dry, but the last couple of years I'm affected really badly when it rains and in the humid stormy summers.
Avatar f tn My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end. Chica didn't get the extra pyramidal side effects (extreme restlessness, shaking and trembling) from the reglan injections that she got from the oral meds. Our vet drew up a dozen or so prefilled syringes, and we administered them just under the skin at the back of the neck. If you're already doing sub-q fluids, this won't be any different.
Avatar f tn He told me that the loss of use of the right hand/arm was definetely a stroke in his opinion - based on what he sees. I told him that I thought I had this problem beat, as I had not had an episode for 7 months. He replied by telling me that he looked at my charts and noticed that I started aspirin therapy apx. 7 months ago and he feels that this is what kept the problem at bay.
Avatar f tn My son is 12 and since February has been having seizures that are progressively getting larger in size & nature. He is unaware when he has them, but says he has a strange feeling afterwards that tells him he's had one. He's had a CT scan (due to some falls) and they came back normal. He had an MRI and it found nothing either. We had a 4 hr. EEG and although he didn't have a seizure that was visible, spikes were detected.
Avatar f tn This test is the only way of ensuring the right antibiotic is identified for the particular strain of UTI ... if indeed there is a UTI (quite common in kd dogs). Giving generic antibiotics (which is what many vets do) is pointless, as the antibiotic may not be the right one for the job and the UTI will consequently just return again and again. You might also ask to receive copies of all the blood and urine testing that has been (and will be) undertaken.
Avatar n tn I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
Avatar n tn I too am having this strange wet, warm sensation on my inner left thigh. It's been going on for the last month or so. It will happen somtimes only a few times a day or as much as 3 or 4 times an hour and lasts only few seconds. As best as I can determine it doesn't happen while I'm sleeping. SO....I did some checking and as many have already mentioned, this symptom can sometimes mean a potential blood clot.
Avatar n tn Left untreated, a magnesium deficiency can lead to more life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and others. Magnesium's role in energy production. One of the primary roles of magnesium is to activate the adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy storage molecule, to create and store energy. Without energy, there is no life. Magnesium's role in relaxing muscles.
1204073 tn?1265631871 It doesn't sound like you were at fault. It's not uncommon for dogs to die around that age. He could have had a stroke, heart attack, etc. The owners could have an autopsy done to find out for sure.
612551 tn?1450025775 The Golden suffered a stroke in August of 2008 and it took considerable effort to get him back on his feet. The stroke seems to have been a spinal stroke, and I assume is not related to the deafness. In fact the onset of near total deafness came on very suddenly about two months ago, well over 6 months since the Golden was last exposed to loud barking during play.
Avatar n tn He threw up his dinner, so we put him and the other two dogs out back while we cleaned it up. When we went to let them in, he was lying on the ground and wouldn't get up. My wife picked him up to carry him inside and I could see that his tongue was hanging from his mouth, his eyes seemed vacant, and he was very unresponsive. His legs twitched and he moved his head a little, but his movements diminished. His passed away after just a few minutes.
Avatar m tn There is an excellent thread regarding phenobarbital dosing and side effects in dogs having seizure activity. My family is in a similar situation, our 9 year old coon hound in excellent health had 3 grand mal seizures in less than 24 hrs. We had a basic work up done at the vet after the first seizure which essentially came back normal. We have started her on phenobarb and prednisone, but I am glad I checked out the thread b/c I did not know the medication side effects were so profound...
Avatar f tn Do you live in the city, the suburbs or in the country? I ask because if you live in the country, or if you have a lot of plants in your yard, it's possible that he managed to inhale something and now it is stuck in his nose. Dogs have inhaled foxtails before and these can be very painful and actually need to be removed by the vet if they become stuck in the nostril. He could also have a simple case of allergies.