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the vet won’t prescribe anything until they last more than 5 minutes ? Why is that the deciding factor ? One of our Heelers starting having seizures at about age 6. She’s now 12. She is on Zonisamide and Phenobarbitol, both twice a day. She may still have 3 or 4 seizures per year but nothing like it was in the beginning before the vet analyzed her. One day she had 13. 4 or here, 2 in the car on the way, and 3 in the exam room before the vet could to us. He had to put her in an induced coma to get her brain quieted down. We were concerned she would have brain damage, but she returned to her self afterward.
I have often wondered what brings them on. The vet says the brain short-circuits. I asked about the possibility of ingredients in food but he didn’t think so.Rosemary LMember
I just lost my 12 year old Cattle Dog girl (Blue Heeler) to pancreatitis. It was horrible . . she was in so much pain. I’ve been told it’s caused by high intake of fat. We have two other girl Heelers . . . one 14 and one 10. The 10 year old has seizures and has been on seizure Rx for the past 4 years. Two years ago a lady told me she had done a lot of research and thought the ingredient – Rosemary – was the root of evil for seizures. Never feed a kibble that has Rosemary in it. The 10 year old has put on too many pounds with the Rx . . the vet says it’s because it slows her system down. I’d been rotating kibbles, looking for one that didn’t add to the fat problem. Tried Pure Balance, Wild Canine, and others. Didn’t realize the 12 year old was getting sick until it was too late. Looking for a suggestion to now feed to the 10 year old ? Thanks.