He's been having seizures more and more frequently lately and the medicine he's on makes him HUNGRY (and he's already a food-driven dog). They think that one thing that might trigger his seizures is stress.
So when he's home alone he gets into anything and everything he can find, and somehow finds something to get into even if they think they've hidden or put everything away. He'll go into the sink and try to lick soaking dishes and they end up breaking.
So they tried crating him again but the stress of being crated now seems to be giving him seizures. They can't afford to send him to doggy daycare every day, the crate is making him seize, and they apparently don't have a room or anywhere else they can safely lock him in while they're gone. They're at their wits end...
|Sounds like the medication is not working!
That is why I took Peanut off the prescription medication, it caused more seizures and made him more nervous. Also he almost doubled in size from 8lbs to 13 lbs. I think the dopey feeling he got while being on the meds caused him to have more seizures.
Peanut's seizures for the most part only occurred after stress or over excitement. For instance, I knew if I groomed him with the clippers, that later I should expect a seizure.
So I took him if it and the seizures went back down to about 1 every few weeks. But then they started increasing again and I was almost tempted to try him on another seizure med.
Then I met this woman at the dog park and we ended up talking about seizures. She told me she had just started her lab mix on Bacopin ( a nature remedy) two weeks earlier and he hadn't had a seizure since.
I figured I had nothing to lose... if it didn't work I would go back to the Vet and discuss other prescriptions. Immediately his seizures went from about two a day to a very rare occurance (usually if I forgot to give him his pill).
It's worth a try. You can find it at health food store & vitamin stores.
Here is info from a study done with "humans" with a convulsive disorder:
It also works for anxiety
|Thanks! I'll send that to my friend. Yeah, her dog has gotten pretty big from all this too. I know they went to a specialist recently, so I don't know if they are in the process of trying various meds or various dosages or what...I just feel bad for him (and them!)
Oh, and here's a picture of the boy...
|What a handsome guy!!
Wishing him the best of luck!
|Good luck. Having a dog with seizures is so hard to watch.|
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