Posted: 24 February 2012 at 7:24pm | IP Logged
My dog is a rescue from our local humane society. She was about 8 weeks old when we got her almost 3 years ago. She is bright and learned her commands quickly and was a delight to be around. When she was not quite a year old she had her first seizure. She has been on a regimen of phenobarbitol and potassium bromide every since. She continues to have break through seizures. The vet tries her best but all they have been able to do is increase her medications. We are currently experiencing about 2 seizures per month. The entire seizure including the aftereffects of pacing and not obeying any commands lasts about 2 hours. Does anyone know a vet experienced in dealing with this or any holistic supplements, herbs, etc that might be helpful. We've considered taking her to a vet school but have also heard that is quite expensive. Her medications are over $100 per month not to mention the blood draws and lab fees to test her levels.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: 28 February 2012 at 3:32pm | IP Logged
Have a French Poddle that we bought as puppy, and she also
began with attacks as a 1 year old. They gave us a pill to give
her daily, but was useless. After about 2 or 3 years a friend
noticed her attacks and said that their dog had started the
same way also, but they had been given a German pill that
worked very well. We started our dog on two a day some 8
years ago. Over the years now, she sometimes has a slight
attach once a month. Our dog is now 11 years old and is full of
pep. The small bottle last a month at a time an goes for about
$12.00 . The instructions given show the amount to be given is
by type of weight of a person, so we made an estimate of our
dog to samples of people given.
I live here in Mexico City as resident of the States. The
pills are bought over-the-counter at most places, but not all
drug stores. The following is from the box:
EPILEP SIA &nb sp;GLISER 59
150 tabletas sistema nervioso
telephone here in Mexico 52 ( code for Mexico}
444 812 2863
Best of luck with your dog, Tours, Robert Colliard