MEDICATIONS AND DIETS THAT HAVE WORKED FOR EPILEPTIC DOGS

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Becky and Zeke:  Zeke is a four year old Yellow Lab, who is just the best boy a girl could have. He is a 90 pound snuggler and we just had to adopt him. Zeke was diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy at one year of age. We adopted him at age two. He came to us quite ill and very mal nourished. He needed a better home. We quickly got him into good health and he has been doing very well. He has very infrequent grand mal seizures and focal motor seizures several times per month. It is very true that an Epi dog grabs your heart and hold on tight. I don't remember what life was like before Zeke...he means everything to us and we try to do right by him.

He was recently diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus and we are currently doing more research now for the diet of a diabetic with epilepsy. It is funny how things change.

Beverly and Grasshopper:  I adopted Grasshopper, a Rat Terrier, in May '96 after his new owners decided they couldn't care for a tiny four month old puppy.  Just after his 2nd birthday, he began having seizures which progressed into clusters.  For about 6 months he was moderately controlled with Phenobarbital alone but seizures started
coming more frequently. 

On Nov. 1, 1999, we added Potassium Bromide.  So far, it has been great.  Last seizure was
Oct. 31, '99.  At 10 lbs, Grasshopper is my little sweetie!

Medications and food:  24.3mg Phenobarbital twice a day, 250mg Potassium Bromide once a day, and 0.1 mg Soloxine twice a day.
He eats Innova dry with fresh produce.  

 

 

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