AND DIETS THAT HAVE WORKED FOR EPILEPTIC DOGS
||Carol and Koji: Koji is a 27 pound Shiba Inu. He was
born July 19, 1993 and took over our family 8 weeks later. He is extremely active,
always ready for a game of any sort and loves all toys - especially tennis balls and
frisbees. But it's not all play, he also has to keep track of his family members,
Bill and Carol, Lizzie and two felines. We affectionately refer to him as "The
Boss" since he seems to have a need to control. He is on the other hand, very
sweet and affectionate, loved and spoiled.
Koji had his first Grand Mal seizure
in November 1996 and in the next 10 months he had 3 more. In September 1997 he was
put on Phenobarbital and has only had two seizures since then.
Medication and Food:
22.5 mg of Phenobarbital twice a day. Kibble and canned food without preservatives
or by-products and meat, chicken or fish almost every day. He likes carrots
and gets some vegetables in his food but avoids the veggies if he can.
||Cathy and Zak: Zak, our 34 pound, Lhasa Apso was born on
May 19, 1997. He joined our family in July 1997 when he was 8 weeks old. He
has one fur-sister, Mogie Michelle, one human brother, Chase and his mommy and daddy,
Cathy and Mike. Zak is an active mischievous little guy. We call him our
"treasure" because he is indeed a treasure to us.
Zak had his first seizure in
December 1998 and has Grand Mal cluster seizures every 4 to 6 weeks.
food: 60 mg. Phenobarbital three times a day, 375 mg Potassium Bromide in the
morning and 450 mg Potassium Bromide at night, and 0.3 mg Thyrozine twice a day.
Rectal and oral Valium as needed to control cluster seizures. Flint River Ranch
Senior and Milk Thistle daily.
|Char and Rudy: Rudy is a two year old German Shepherd who had his
first seizure when he was just six months old. He had a rough time at first, but
with the help of Phenobarbital, potassium bromide, Soloxine, and rectal and oral valium to
stop clusters, he averages two seizures a month. Rudy also had gold bead implants
when he was 7 months old. Rudy is very shy, but also very sweet--a quiet,
intelligent, "thoughtful", dog. Sadly he just lost his protector and
mentor, a 13 year old Shepherd female, but has been cheered up some by the recent arrival
of Skete, a wild and crazy Shepherd puppy. Skeet torments Rudy mercilessly, but Rudy
adores him. Probably because, like the rest of us, he appreciates the constant
and food: 120 mg Phenobarbital, 700 mg Potassium Bromide and 0.8 mg of Soloxine for
thyroid twice a day. Oral and Rectal valium to treat clusters, DMG, vitamins E, C,
and B-complex, taurine and Prozyme. He eats Canidae mixed with ground beef and