|Barked: Tue Mar 8, '11 10:18pm PST |
|Hi all, I agree that blood work should be done if anything just to help rule out problems that may be causing the seizures, we would automatically do blood work with the mention of seizure activity, then go from there. I would think that your Vet is already doing a phenobarbital level to see where the levels are since she has been on meds already that is assuming she is on phenobarbital.
Is she taking anything else besides phenobarbital?
Also, have you looked into acupuncture? There has been some great success stories using acupuncture, we see clients who have been able to take their dogs off medications since they have started acupunture. We place acupuncture staples into the ears at certain points where they stay.
Has your Vet done skull xrays, there again just to rule out any tumor problems in the brain.
It does not sound like hypoglycemic problems as there are not any other physical symptoms or at least I did not read any, such as stumbling, lethargy, excessive hunger/thirst, vocalizing, trembleing. Most of the time with a hypo you will see other symptoms before you see a hypo caused seizure, but than not all animals react the same. Some animals can be diabetic, insulin regulated and all of a sudden have some issues with hypoglycemia. But with a well regulated diabetic the owner will know their pets "data" and know if they are not doing well as they are testing at home.
I do hope you can find a reason for the seizures but there are many cases of dogs and cats where we do not find a reason, but the pets are still treated.
If your Vet does not calm your fears and respect your wishes to test than time to find another, someone more compassionate to your wishes.
Lots of puppy prayers coming your way.
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