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Post by lacyhart on Thu Nov 23 2017, 22:50

hello everyone, i am just wondering if there is anyone on here whos dog has epilepsy and could help me out with what they have done with their dog....hi our dog is a cross boxer/staffy and has been having fits now for about 1 month she is 1 yr old and at first was put on levetiracetam 500mg 3 times a day then after the first 2 weeks she had about 5 small ones in 2 hours then 3 days layer had 4 in about 30mins so the vet put her up to 750mg, then 1 day later had a big fit which lasted about 15 mins in total and took her about 2 hours to stand up, after going back to the vets they put her on a extra 90mg 2 times a day of phenobarbital but now she is always tired, does her business in the house, bumps into things and seems like she has went back to her puppy stage... but is always sleepy.. could you tell me if this is normal, i hope she has not had a bit of brain damage as the vet said she could of had as her last big fit did last a while...thanks

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Post by AussieStaff on Fri Nov 24 2017, 00:55

I’m so sorry to hear, how awful for you all. My boy was diagnosed with epilepsy earlier this year but he takes half a tablet a day and it keeps it under control. Just wondered if you’ve only seen the one vet? Could be worthy of a second opinion, another vet may do more testing. Let us know how you go.


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Post by LizP on Fri Nov 24 2017, 07:28

I'm so sorry to hear what you're going through. It must be extremely distressing to watch and worrying that your girl's not responding to the meds.

I agree with Bek, a second opinion sounds the way to go. I'd ask for a referral to a specialist.

I so hope you can find something to help her. Although we might not be of much practical help, we are here to support you if you need to offload.

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