Does anyone have experience with a lab having epilepsy?
My black lab,Gander has had it since he was three.He's now 4 and a half.Its been a journey to find a balance but it never seems to last.He's on new meds now and I'm hoping this will give him long term stability but I'll have to wait and see.
Any feedback is appreciated.
My second lab had epilepsy. He's long gone now (and he died of "infirmities of old age). He started when he was two and only had two or three episodes a year so we never medicated him. I can't offer any suggestions, just empathy. It's hard to watch. I found that when Travis had an episode it seemed to last longer if I touched him or talked to him. I simply sat quietly by his side until they were over.
Sorry you and your boy have to go through this.
There are some that believe that Traditional Chinese Medicine can help. With that in mind, a diet change often helps.
My last lab Tucson had grand mal seizures. She was put on phenobarbytal and never had another.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. -- Gandhi
Gander has been on Phenobarbitol along with Potassium Bromide,this worked well for a while but he started having siezures again and now he is on another mix of meds.
That he has to have meds is accepted but I wish he could stay good with one regimen.These setbacks are depressing.He is a very active dog,loves to be afield and swims like a fish.However I feel the need to keep him from the water until I know I can let him swim without the fear of losing him,and myself for that matter(If my dog is in trouble I'm going in after him,most likely drown too).
Anyway.thanks for the replies.If you pick up on anything please pass it on.It would be appreciated very much.