Another epileptic/seizure story....
My dog Knight, is 5 years old & has had seizures / epileptic attacks (for lack of a better term) the past 9 months. We have maintained a log.
The attacks happen like clockwork - every 20 to 25 days. And it is always a cluster usually 3 spaced over 3 hours, each one lasting about 3 minutes or so - but never over 5 minutes (even though when you are comforting him it feels like eternity). The last episode was a cluster of 5 starting from 4.45PM to about 9.30PM. Luckily there was none after that.
Today he is bone tired & still sleeping. He's responding to commands but not interested in getting up & bark/greeting @ his favorite people - the landscapers. He had some food and went back to sleep. Previous instances he will be back 'kicking' the next day. I can see today that his walk is unbalanced in the back which was never the case before.
FYI, his food habit is the same. We complement his primary meal (Priority Pet Food) with tin food which varies with Turkey, beef, chicken, etc with veggies. And we give him a boiled egg every other night.
After y/day episode & reading a whole lot till the wee hours of the morning, I'm not sure if there is *any* true solution to this. (Physical checks have come out in his favor & there is no ailment. Liver, etc is all good.) Right now we are thinking of a vet visit & getting on the phenobarbital (sp?) and potassium bromide wagon. But we are 'practicing' to see if that solution will help. Saw another post about the use of Zomaide (sp?) as a replacement for the first two.
Any ideas/help will be greatly appreciated. Except for the 'drug' option OR putting him down, we have run out of options. I don't want to see him like this. These are mighty GSDs and seeing him lying down quiet, tired, pale is making me miserable.
Hope Knight has a great recovery.
Our Molly is 2 yr. old had 3 seizures over three weeks. Nothing wrong shows up at vet.
she's on phenobarbital twice a day and potassium bromide once in morning. She at first did not show any grogginess but she does after a couple on days. Has the weak hind legs. We have to be careful and walk down stairs in front to keep her to slow down. By the evening she gets more active. Go back too vet in 2 weeks for blood test.
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