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Tammy   Monongahela, Pennsylvania

12/28/2013 3:47:52 PM

I have a 5 year old Maltese took him to the Vet last week, he said he had a bad tooth and had puss on his gums...he gave him an antibiotic and pain medication he is lethargic. This morning he was lethargic again and within seconds he died in my husbands arms....what could have happened?????

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Eileen - 249708   Port Perry, ON

1/30/2013 3:23:46 AM

I did not realize so many dogs may have a Congenital/Inherited possibly of this disorders. Excellent infomation to be aware of. Thanks!

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david   teaneck, NJ

5/31/2011 8:52:11 AM

reassuring but i need details to narrow down what i think is going on. my 5 year old toy poodle just had his 2nd seizure in 2 weeks. at ist i thought he was having a bad dream since he seemed to be running...but now im worried!!

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Tb   Omaha, NE

3/31/2011 10:48:25 PM

FYI: melatonin aids in sleep latency, which means it helps you initially fall asleep not stay asleep. Supplementing too much can lead to rebound night awakenings.

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Patty   Avon, OH

3/18/2011 10:47:53 AM

We have a St. Bernard who has seizures and was diagnosed with epilepsy. She is on phenabarbatol three times a day which seems to control her seizures. She mainly has them between midnight and 5:00 AM. She is also disoriented, howling, pacing, etc after she has a seizure. Basically just let her do what she needs to do and eventually she will climb on my lap and calm down. We also give her one 3mg tablet of melatonin each night (you can buy this at your grocery store, health store, drug store, etc). It is supposed to help humans and dogs sleep through the night. This seems to help with our Saint. Good luck with yours!

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Vicki   Chicago, IL

1/17/2011 4:12:54 AM

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Debbie   Grove City, OH

12/30/2010 8:58:49 AM

Sorry, Baiely has begun to have seizures!

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Debbie   Grove City, OH

12/30/2010 8:56:22 AM

I have a St. Bernard Bailey. He has begone to have seizures over the last couple of years. Last night he had one, a bad one. He was barking and howling and VERY disoriented afterward. This one last about 1/2 hr. I am taking him to the vet, but has anyone experienced anything like that before?

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Earl   Morganton, GA

12/18/2010 10:42:09 PM

My dog Krisco is a Samoyed mixed. She is 4.5 years old and had her first Grand Mal Seizure a week ago. She will fall on her side and move her legs like she is running, while the rest of her body is very tense with her head pulled back and eyes wide open. She will lose her bladder and have a bowl movement while foaming at the mouth. Coming out of the seizure she will open and close her mouth very fast and lift her head, her body will be very stiff. I tried to pet her and she bit me the first time. As she quiets down she will try and get up but her back legs will not work and she will be breathing very fast and deep at this time. Her seizures will last about 3-5 minutes and the recovery time up to 40 minutes. She had these every 5 hours, she had five of them. The doctor found no problem with her blood test. They placed her on Phenobarbital 60MG twice a day which did nothing. They then placed her on two tabs every six hours for a week. Today we started her on two tabs every 8 hours to bring her down to a level she can live with without having seizures. During the high dose she could hardly walk and do her business outside. And would have problems getting up and down. Today under the lower dose she barked and could jump into the bed and has easer time doing her business. She will be under this lower dose of meds for a couple of days and them it will be lowered again two pills.

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Kim   Waterloo, IA

11/15/2010 5:24:45 PM

I have a beagle that has been taking meds for his seizures for 3-4 years. Typically when he would have an onset, that is one of the first symptoms is loss of bladder control. I would suggest you take your dog back to the vet and have them do lab work to check your dogs levels to see if he/she is taking the proper dose. If levels are too low can still have the seizures even on meds.

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janet   bethlehem, PA

10/1/2010 5:48:08 AM

good article, thanks

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JoAnn Cass   Austin, TX

7/23/2010 10:14:00 PM

My 8 year old Aussie mix was losing bladder control while sleeping for about 3-4 days. Vet put her on propolan(Spelling?) and two days after being on this med had a seizure. No accidents after she had the seizure until tonight. Can loss of bladder control be a sign of her having another seizure? I couldn't find any articles that mentioned this.

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Amber   Morrisville, PA

6/29/2010 3:01:04 PM

Jamie is doing way better!!! She's only had one seizure since starting phenobarbitol and this one was way shorter. She has been gaining weight though.. so I'm going to switch her to Purina fit and trim.

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Brenda lee   Austin, TX

5/12/2010 2:08:04 PM

This is for Amber in Morrisville, PA In regard to your poodle Jamie. I have a six year old German Shepherd that has been on Phenobarbital sice she was 18 months old. At first she was disorientated and slugish just like your dog. It took about a month for her to return to normal. She also was slightly incontinent during the time it took her body to get used to it. If she is still having trouble after 4 weeks contact your vet. They may need to adjust her dose or try a new medication. Some times it just a matter of time to find the right medication.

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Cynthia   Pooler, GA

3/12/2010 7:47:34 PM

I have a shih tzu/poodle mix and he has been on phenibarbital for the last year. He had seizures for about two months before he was prescribed it. The vet did a EKG and heart ultrasound before he would even prescribe it. The only side effects was weight gain. He has increase his intake on veggies and decrease fat. He goes for a check up this month. But he has not had a seizure since. Good luck.

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Amber   Morrisville, PA

3/11/2010 9:05:52 PM

My toy poodle named Jamie has been having seizures her whole life, she'll be 6 in june. She had her worst one a couple of days ago. I just got the results back from her blood test and her level that shows seizures is way off. She's now on phenobarbitol and she seems like she has no idea what's going on. I feel so bad for her. She couldn't jump up into her fav. chair, she can barely walk without falling down, and she just seems really tired/sluggish. Anyone have a dog that's on phenobarbital and if you do.. how effective has it been?

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jeslyn   hanford, CA

3/6/2010 6:12:44 PM

my dog bandit has seizures every now and then, they started 2 weeks before x-mas of 2009 and he has now been having them every 2 weeks to a month. (he's 1 and a half years old) i took him to a vet but couldn't afford the blood work. it's stuff when u know ur dog is going through something and there is nothing u can do

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Tiffany   Ft.Wayne, IN

1/5/2010 7:50:12 PM

My morkie Lilly had a seizure today it lasted less than a min, but very scary. She rolled back and forth with her eyes back in her head. This was the first time for her at four years old. I didnt know what to do. I was going to take her in but after she seemed okay. Pretty slow moving and scared. She was whinning after it and lazy. I dont know why she had it. What should i do now?? I am taking her into the vet tomorrow. Any ideas on if it could be a disease or just low blood sugar.??

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Sarah   Houston, TX

10/5/2009 10:07:41 AM

My baby has has 3 seizures and they are very scary. Luckily they aren't bad enough to put her on phenobarbitol yet. I'm working closely with a very good vet. He suggested that I keep a journal to log all her symptoms and when they occur. This will help with diagnosis and treatment.

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connie   etowah, TN

8/26/2009 3:02:49 PM

I have A english bullbog name pugley he stating having seizures about 7 month ago the dr.barnett put him on phenobarbital it help for a while but now he having them again it bad at time but the dr. don't know why he having them . i wish someone canhelp me find out why.

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