|11-21-2013 10:15 AM|
|huntergreen||wonder how he made out.|
|10-20-2013 03:15 PM|
Have meds ever been prescribed?
Meds might help? Perhaps, consult a vet?
Epilepsy In Your Pet - Seizures In Dogs And Cats
Phenobarbital and Potassium Bromide might be a consideration? The biting after the seizures could be due to confusion and fear - maybe there's something that could be done to alleviate the 'defense mechanism' that the dog's using (i.e. the 'fear' biting)?
|10-19-2013 12:58 PM|
|huntergreen||this doesn't sound good. did he bite right after a seizure? have you worked with a vet on these issues? your dog should go back to the breeder if you are unable to keep him.|
|10-16-2013 04:17 PM|
|10-16-2013 03:54 PM|
|KEM1991||I should also note that he doesn't have the seizures very often though, he usually only has them about ever 2-3 months.|
|10-16-2013 03:40 PM|
|KEM1991||https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...=3&theater <br><br>Mr, Aero: Here are some photos of him. I'm new to this site and don't know how to upload them so I sent you the link to the photos from my Facebook page, but he is a very beautiful dog and everyone always comments and compliments him. To answer your questions, He's not really a small dog and is rather large. He weighs about 130-140 lbs. and no, he has not been neutered but it is never too late to do it. Yes, this is the first time he's bitten and I have had him since he was 8 weeks old. His parents were k-9 military dogs. He is very intelligent and as for his temperament, he can be very loving and protective. He has always been great with my father especially and very protective of him. He also always got along well with my aunt and uncle. He usually isn't always good around a lot of people or other animals because he is used to it being just my father and I, but that could probably be changed with a lot of interaction and more training. He is potty trained and has been since he was 10 weeks old, believe it or not. He loves going for walks and running and playing ball. He can be a little picky about the food he eats because we have always made sure we feed him the best dog food there is, and he loves a good steak bone every once in while as all dogs do. We took him in for testing and as far as his blood results show, he is very healthy but we haven't gotten the chance to take him back for neurological testing because we haven't had the money to do it. Epilepsy is very common in this breed of dog but we are not sure if that's the problem. And he is a purebred German Shepherd. We don't want any money for him, we just want to try to find him a good home with people who will take care of him and get him the help he needs if he needs it, instead of putting him down next Tuesday when he doesn't necessarily need to be. Let me know what you think, if you're not interested it's alright, but if you are let us know and we can give you our number to contact us and further information. <br>|
|10-16-2013 02:58 PM|
|KEM1991||katieliz: I understand what you are trying to say and I appreciate you taking the time to comment. I know the chances of someone taking him are miniscule, but I figured it's at least worth a try to find a good person to give him a new home and take care of him and get him the help he needs, even if it's just by a small chance, rather than just making putting him to sleep our first option. And of course if anyone is interested in taking him we are going to find out more info about that person and their history before giving him away because we love him and want him to be safe. But thank you for your time and advice.|
|10-16-2013 01:55 AM|
I see how it sounds...not good at all. Yikes! How long have you had him? First bite or does it occur often? What his temperament? What about additional background info?
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|10-16-2013 01:46 AM|
be careful KEM. be very careful. how big is he and is he neutered, are not the first questions someone should be asking (unless of course he's looking for a smaller, neutered male...then the question is fine...somehow i doubt that, maybe just too many years in rescue). sorry mr. aero, i call em as i see em.
and KEM, always ask for veterinary references, personal references are useless...like somebody is gonna give a reference that says they're a terrible person. vet references are much more reliable. i see you are a new poster and i want to warn you that there are people who use these message boards to find dogs for those purposes that i spoke of earlier. again, mr. aero, no offence meant if you're just a man who'd like to give a small neutered shepherd with a bite history a good home.
|10-16-2013 01:40 AM|
Post a photo please. How much does he weigh? Neutered?
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