|Barked: Thu Jul 24, '08 11:03am PST |
|Sorry to hear about Princess's troubles. Hopefully she will get better soon. Seizures are a tricky thing and can be difficult for vets sometime to get to the bottom of. The way you described Princess sounds a little like a stroke too. I have seen both dogs with seizure and stroke at the vet hospital sometimes they have different but also similar symptoms. Trembling and twitching very seizure like, but imbalances in stride or tilting to can be more stroke like.
The neurologist is more specialized in diagnosing, so you will probably get a lot better answer from him. Bloodwork can be a sham sometimes- you already got that part over wtih.
I have seen dogs with mild strokes been put on Prednisone for example, pretty much steroids to help with the symptoms.
For seizures there are a couple types of medication I have seen that can control them. One is phenobarbitol and the other is potassium bromide. Both can be strong on your pups insides over time, some vets require the get thier Phenobarb, KBr levels checked once or twice a year. I think they also make little syringes too filled with a drug that goes up the poor pooches rear end if start seizing but puts an end to the seizure very quickly.
These are some examples of things I have worked with in the past as a Vet Tech. just opinions- not a sure fire thing. Good luck with the neurologist hope Princess gets better soon.
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