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  • in reply to: Sodium Free Treats– #23404 Report Abuse

    MommyToCash
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    Awesome! Thank you so much– I feel so guilty. I always give him a little bit of my food (not much, because I know I shouldn’t), but he was going to have to go cold turkey (hardy har har…). But, what I think I’ll do is bring these doggie treats to the table and give him some when I’m done, so he THINKS he’s getting what I’m eating.

    I know, I am insane.

    Thanks a lot–I’ll look these brands/treats up, as they are new to me. 🙂

    in reply to: Seizures! Dog Food Related? #23399 Report Abuse

    MommyToCash
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    Oh, and I asked before the dental to make sure he would be okay, and what they use pre-surgery is valium, which prevents seizures… I was nervous about it, but all the preparations (2 hour drive, time off work, etc.) had been made, and everything went smoothly.

    in reply to: Seizures! Dog Food Related? #23398 Report Abuse

    MommyToCash
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    Hi, guys! Thanks for the replies–

    Actually, when I got home from work, I was fairly certain he had had another seizure. And then, despite being totally normal & playing with his toy, I decided to check on him before I hopped in the shower, and sure enough, he was having a seizure on my couch. But, different than normal– less shaking, more paralyzed? That’s the best way I know how to describe it. Lots of drooling, and stumbling (he hasn’t really stumbled after any of the other seizures).

    So, I called the vet & left a message, and got an appointment with them this afternoon (since that was basically 3 in one day). I asked her about the food and air freshener, and she said absolutely not, that it wasn’t those things. I’ve unplugged the air freshener, and also I’ve just decided to go ahead and stick with the grain free. Because, despite what MY vet said, I’ve read online accounts of people saying that their vet has told them that food w/ grain in it.

    That being said, she wants to start him on seizure meds, since he had so many within 24 hours. Not really ideal, because I wanted to keep him off meds. But, we’ll see. She is going to start him on Potassium Bromide, a loading dose of that, and then once a day, every day.

    I’m upset, but she told me that she’s seen dogs not have any seizures for months, and then all of a sudden have a seizure and die. So, it’s better than him dying. 🙁

    Still waiting on the results of the blood test & urinalysis though.

    She did perform neurological tests on him, and said he was a little slow on the uptake. 🙁 Don’t know if that could be related to epilepsy or not.

    Thanks again for all of your responses– if you have any other advice about Potassium Bromide or seizures in general, please don’t hesitate!

    Natalie

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