Does anyone want a 2 year old Labrador with epilepsy?

My 2 year old Lab has epilepsy he is and will be on medication for the rest of his life. Despite being on 1000mg of bromide and mysolyn he is still having fits once a week. I took him to the vets today after making an appointment to have him put to sleep. I left the vets in tears with Harvey, I could not do it. Is there anyone who could give him the home he deserves? Maybe someone who could nurse him through the fits.

Written By Soniamiller

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  • Cristine March 29, 2009, 6:52 pm

    Why did your vet suggest bromide and mysoline? Phenobarbital is usually the first choice when starting any seizure medication.

    Either way, give the medication time to work. It did not take long to notice it was helping my dog, but for it to start working to its fullest, it took nearly a year and a half. He is eight and has a seizure about 3-4 times a year (nothing that is major). If you want to keep your dog, try switching his food. Dog food with any preservatives or artificial colors can cause seizures. Nutro Natural Choice Rice and Lamb Meal is a great food, as well as Purina One Lamb and Rice. Do more research before you make your final decision to get rid of your dog. With the proper medication and food, your dog may do considerable better, with less fits.

    If you still want to find your dog a new home, check with your local animal shelter, they may have someone that would be willing to take your dog in.

    Check out this site I found. There are many things that can trigger a seizure and sometimes it is very simple to control.

    http://www.canine-epilepsy.com/overview.html

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