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Old 01-01-2013, 09:01 PM
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My oldest girl, 7, has had 4 seizures today. She gets them a couple of times a month usually. The vets have cleared her bloods and thyroid etc. Does anyone else have a chi that has these? So upsetting to watch her go through them. She'll be in the bedroom tonight in case she has another and the young ones try to comfort her by licking her all over.
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I am sorry I am no help in this area. Poor baby! All I can adise is Research, research, research. Have you thought about a brain scan? Find out exactly what is causing this? Reading up on this problem, one of many causes that trigger seizures could be low blood sugar. Have you tried giving a little honey to see if that helps? Hope you get to the bottom of this soon & maybe someone with experience will be on here soon to help.
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My Sheltie has had a few in his 16 years and comes out of them as if nothing has happened,DON'T touch her and stop the other dogs licking her because as she comes out of it she could bite them or you (she won't do it on purpose )You're right it's horrible to watch.Mine was never put on meds as his were 1 or 2 a year nothing like 4 a day
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My Pug, Sadie has small ones about every 2 months. We had a Chi when I was growing up and he had them really bad. It is a awful thing to watch and you feel so helpless.
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I have a tiny toy poodle that has grand mal clusters. She had the last one that lasted off and on all day long July 17. Since then, they upped her PB to 1 tablet morning, and 1/2 tab evening. They are 16 mg tabs. Her first seizure was Jan 1 2012. She had only maybe 4 or 5 that I was aware of. She has had a pack n play as her beddy bye since I got her at 9 wk old, she is 7 yrs old now. When she started having the seizures I keep her in the pack n play while Im working. I have lots of other dogs and were she to have a seizure out and about, I believe they would attack her and possibly kill her. Starting in July I have done this, and she has had NO seizures since. Like I said , they upped her PB (she was on 1/2 morning and evening) I give her a powdered Taurine every morning in her food, bout 1/16 of tsp. I give her Dr. Christopher's Herbal formulas for epilepsy "Ear and Nerve" in her food morning and evening, 1 squirt from the dropper, its about 1/3 of the dropper, comes in 2 oz bottle. At first she got ONLY home cooked chicken receipe I make just for the dogs, chicken quarters, sweet potatoes, green beans and carrots. Now I give her that as a topper on top of Natural Balance Limited Ingredient DRY for small dogs.
I researched for hours and days to find out what herbs she needed etc. That Christopher formula has everything she needs to help heal her nerve endings etc.
NO seizures since July. That's not to say she wont have one tomr. And I keep her cool. When she does have a seizure I put an ice bag on the back of her neck. If ever she starts panting, I get her out of the heat/sun etc. She cant go on a long drive in the summer because if she gets hot I get nervous!!
I believe hers started due to a dental that she had in August of 2011. I took her to a vet here in town just to save the 45 min one way drive to my regular vet. The vet here is old fashioned and still uses the shots to knock them out. I believe they either dropped her or 'man handled' her to get the shot in her. She is a wuss and hates pain and will jump away from you even out of your arms, but will not bite. Just cant handle pain of any kind, she cries even to be groomed, so therefore she usually is skinned or looks like an orphan and Im a groomer!! When I picked her up, along with another that had a dental also, she stumlbed around for a week, I gave her pain meds. I knew something was not right. So I really think something happened at the vet.
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My daughter lab has them a lot. Getting worse as she ages.
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I have a tiny toy poodle that has grand mal clusters. She had the last one that lasted off and on all day long July 17. Since then, they upped her PB to 1 tablet morning, and 1/2 tab evening. They are 16 mg tabs. Her first seizure was Jan 1 2012. She had only maybe 4 or 5 that I was aware of. She has had a pack n play as her beddy bye since I got her at 9 wk old, she is 7 yrs old now. When she started having the seizures I keep her in the pack n play while Im working. I have lots of other dogs and were she to have a seizure out and about, I believe they would attack her and possibly kill her. Starting in July I have done this, and she has had NO seizures since. Like I said , they upped her PB (she was on 1/2 morning and evening) I give her a powdered Taurine every morning in her food, bout 1/16 of tsp. I give her Dr. Christopher's Herbal formulas for epilepsy "Ear and Nerve" in her food morning and evening, 1 squirt from the dropper, its about 1/3 of the dropper, comes in 2 oz bottle. At first she got ONLY home cooked chicken receipe I make just for the dogs, chicken quarters, sweet potatoes, green beans and carrots. Now I give her that as a topper on top of Natural Balance Limited Ingredient DRY for small dogs.
I researched for hours and days to find out what herbs she needed etc. That Christopher formula has everything she needs to help heal her nerve endings etc.
NO seizures since July. That's not to say she wont have one tomr. And I keep her cool. When she does have a seizure I put an ice bag on the back of her neck. If ever she starts panting, I get her out of the heat/sun etc. She cant go on a long drive in the summer because if she gets hot I get nervous!!
I believe hers started due to a dental that she had in August of 2011. I took her to a vet here in town just to save the 45 min one way drive to my regular vet. The vet here is old fashioned and still uses the shots to knock them out. I believe they either dropped her or 'man handled' her to get the shot in her. She is a wuss and hates pain and will jump away from you even out of your arms, but will not bite. Just cant handle pain of any kind, she cries even to be groomed, so therefore she usually is skinned or looks like an orphan and Im a groomer!! When I picked her up, along with another that had a dental also, she stumlbed around for a week, I gave her pain meds. I knew something was not right. So I really think something happened at the vet.
hope this helps
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My Pug never had any until about 8 months ago she had to have 6 teeth pulled, you think that could have anything to do with it.
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This is MY PERSONAL OPINION! I believe 'some' seizures start from something that happened to the dog. Like falling, knock on the head, certain meds that dont agree with the dog etc.
I groomed a dog for years that had seizures once in a while. They started after she put camphofinque (sp) on a sore on the dog. Another I groom started after they took her on an airplane and gave her a tranquilizer so she would be 'good' on the plane.
Panda has had dentals before and nothing happened, but it was at our regular vet who uses gas and are more modern. And as I said, another little male went with her and had a dental also and he is fine. Hard lesson learned, we wont be going back to this vet, EVER. We have 3 vets in this little town and they are all old fashioned. So I drive over to the next town to another vet.
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