Siberian husky, 5-years-old, has been on Thyrosyn for 4
Siberian husky, 5-years-old, has been on Thyrosyn for 4 years, began epileptic seizures at 2. Vet put him on phenobarb, seizures continued every few months and side effects (lethargy, no energy) developed. Read that continued phenobarb use could also lead to other problems (liver). Tried Neuroplex, a herbal supplement from Allergicpet.com, and gradually discontinued phenobarb. Dog was seizure-free for over a year, until this May. Now seizures occur every two months, seem even more intense. Have read about other remedies, including CBD oil or hemp oil (available from Cannapets.com) and Seizureguard, among others. What do you recommend? Should these be used by themselves or with a lower dosage of phenobarb? At his peak, dog was getting four 64.8mg. tablets per day (2 in am, 2 in pm) before becoming zombie dog, so do not want that dosage again. Dog is otherwise healthy, good appetite, lots of energy, no problems show up in recent blood work-up. Food is Purina Beneful, with a scoop of Alpo to hide meds.
Well he have epellipcy and on medication, my friend took
Well he have epellipcy and on medication, my friend took care of him for 3 month, and when she gave him back something was different he drinks alot of water and piss in huge puddles alot. Ur opinion pleaseJA: Thank you.Customer: Adding he's adopted and was paralyzed he had surgery to be able to walk again,he still have problems in walking in a good way, no balance coz of his weak legs.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Yup checking all the time nothing. His walking problem is fine coz he is not in pain, from paralyzed to be able to walk again it's a miracle. But the pissing in huge puddles every 20 min or 40 it's very strangeJA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?Customer: TimmyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Timmy?Customer: No just that he's on epellipcy medication
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My dog walked sideways like loosing balance. he is under the
my dog walked sideways like loosing balance.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: he is under the bed, one secondJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: sullivanJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about sullivan?Customer: yesterday when I walked in the house his nose was twiching
My 7 yr old lab dog started stumbling around suddenly. It
My 7 yr old lab dog started stumbling around suddenly. It was like she couldn't walk - her legs were all spread out like she was on ice or an uneven surface. It only lasted a few minutes and then she was perfectly fine when she stopped.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No but I will check. She was indoors and walking fine before it happened.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: KimJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kim?Customer: She was treated last week at our local vet for some kind of infection. She had severe diarrhea and blood coming from her bottom. She was on antibiotics for 5 days and a special diet. She just finished the antibiotics yesterday
My 6 yr old 8 lb. chihuahua has been having seizures since
My 6 yr old 8 lb. chihuahua has been having seizures since May of 2015. We started her on daily Phenobarbital 1/2 of 15mg twice daily. She did well for a year, and started seizing again. We are doing regular blood test, she is again siezing and started on 1/2 tablet of KbroVet 250 and uped her phenobarbital to 1 1/2 tablets twice daily.She whines or cries and wimpers, in evening, she seems like she is hyped up all evening, up and down on the furniture ( with help).How do I know if it is the drugs or the seizures getting ready to start? Or could she be in pain? My vet thinks she may have a mass or fluid on her brain.would that give her headaches? MRI has been discussed, but no decision on that, yet.I know this is long, and I do like and trust my vet, but it seems he is dismissing the whining. It is intrusive to the point of being almost as loud as the TV.Thank you, ***** *****
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I have seven year old German Shepherd. He was under my bed
I have seven year old German Shepherd. He was under my bed and started flopping around and could not move forward. It seemed like he lost use of his hind legs. I sat with him and calmed him down and then he snapped out of it and is now acting like nothing happened.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?Customer: KodaJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Koda?Customer: He just went to the vet about three weeks ago. His vaccinations are all up to date. He has had sniffles or what the vet called reverse sneezes. He started getting them about six weeks ago. The vet didn't seemed concerned, but it does not seem like it is getting better.
My older dog (13 year old toy poodle) was laying on the
my older dog (13 year old toy poodle) was laying on the couch with my husband last night - woke up confused, disoriented and would not walk/move. He was disoreiented all night and laid in his bed until I picked him up this morning and carried him outside. He was better after that - he will now jump on stool and responds to talking. He was shaking for a bit was has stopped. He seems to be better and walks around now and seems to have his senses back. Should I be worried and take him to the vetJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the toy poodle. It's hard to know for sure. The Veterinarian will figure it out.Customer: Do I have to pay to talk to the veterinarianJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the toy poodle?Customer: I don't think so - he has no injury's - he walked a mile with me yesterday evening (about 3 hours before this) - he was totally fine -- he just woke up from his nap this way
I have a 8 year old healthy lab who was checked out about 6
I have a 8 year old healthy lab who was checked out about 6 months ago and was given a clean bill of health. Never any troubles except occasional ear mites or fungal infection. Just now, she started shaking and stumbling around like crazy and it seemed like her back end could not support her and she sat down in a strange way holding herself up in the front but not really being able to respond. This lasted a couple of minutes and then now she seems to be okay, just very mellow. She is very mellow anyway but I don't know what is going on. As far as we know she has not got into anything......and she never has before either. Any ideas?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No there are no wounds on her feet. It appeared to me to be something neurological that she had no control over. She could look at us and be present but she couldn't do anything.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: MapleJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maple?Customer: No, I don't think so. She is a great and well behaved dog with no problems before now.
I have a westie approximately 10 years old. She has been
I have a westie approximately 10 years old. She has been having seizures. She is taking 30 mg phenobarbital every 8 hours to keep seizures under control. We have found out that she has extremely low blood sugar. The vet checked her a couple days ago and it was 31. I am trying to get her to eat often and giving her either honey or karo syrup. I bought a diabetic meter to check levels. Last night I got her up to 64 but it was short lived. Today at noon it was 50 and tonight it is 41. I cannot get the blood sugar in the normal range. What else can I do? I'm afraid to stop the seizure medicine. She was having a lot of shaking last week and a couple weeks before and 3 grand maul seizures.It started about 6 months ago. She would shake and I would give her honey and they would stop. The vet didn't listen to me. He was convinced it was epilepsy. We finially had to put her on medicine when she started seizing. We started her on Primidone 250mg, 1/4 daily. After a while, that didn't work so the vet gave her phenibarb. We started at 1/2 tablet every 12 hours and when seizures didn't stop, we increased it and the amount of time in between.The vet said there wasn't much to do except diet and honey. I'm asking for help in getting the blood sugar up and keeping it up. I found this stuff on line by Pet Wellbeing called BloodSugar Gold. Said it supports normal insulin levels. I was wondering if it would help if we can get the levels up? Any advise is greatly appreciated. Jazzy and I aren't getting much sleep lately and it's a daily struggle.
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