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Topic: How do you all relax your "seizure dogs"?

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Subject: How do you all relax your "seizure dogs"?
Date Posted: 7/26/2007 4:04 PM ET
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I am taking care of my sister's dog who is on medication for seizures.  No seizures in months but...

~she wanders aimlessly around the house until she poops out

~she is constantly hungry

~she is so excited in the morning to eat that she kept bumping into Sierra and knocked me over into the TV stand which really put me in a good mood HUMPH!

For those of you who live with this daily, how do you stay calm and then how do you keep the dog relaxed?

Tomorrow I will put her outside while I feed Sierra and the cat.  I think that might help.  Otherwise I am going to look like a battered wife by time they return!

Any tips?

Date Posted: 7/27/2007 4:24 PM ET
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Just thought I'd say that today is a much better day.  Summit has settled down.  I wasn't attacked for breakfast. LOL

She is snoring on my bed right now.

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 7:16 PM ET
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Hi, I have a seizure dog too, on phenobarbital, and I find that  breaking open a 500 mg. capsule of Taurine (a supplement available at health food stores) into his food twice a day has really helped keep him on an even keel. Other than when he is seizing, you'd never know he is epileptic.

Good luck!

Date Posted: 8/6/2007 3:06 AM ET
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Sally, my sister's dog is on phenobarbital too.  I've never heard of Taurine.  I'll have to tell my sister about it.  Thanks for the suggestions.

We made it through the week fine.  She has been seizure free (that they know of) since December.  Mostly it's dealing with the obsessive walking.

Luckily, she hasn't had a seizure since December.  She had her first serious one when she stayed with my in October 2006.  Then another in November.  And, then she had a cluster in December.  The first ones were very light and the vet wasn't quite sure that was what she was having.  But, the clusters in December sealed it.  The medication seems to be really helping.