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Old 03-25-2016, 08:59 PM
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pidgeon92 Since our dog has a lot of german shepherd in him, we were giving him aspirin everyday in his food - canine aspirin! We thought that might be causing the seizures so we stopped. He went 9 weeks seizure free, then he kept licking his lips, so we thought he might have a toothache. Aspirin! Even though we hesitated we gave him one. The very next day, here he went in to a full blown seizure. Then another one 2 weeks later. I am waiting for the next one - he pees and he slobbers really bad. W really think it's the aspirin, but is that wishful thinking? I'm even giving him Rescue Remedy and feeding him a late night snack. Trying everything we can think of to stop this monster. Jack has his at all times of the day, but mostly early morning out of a deep sleep. He'll come in the bedroom and bark in my face, and I know he has just had one and I wasn't with him. I can't bear it when that happens. I much prefer to hold an ice pack on his back and talk to him so he hears my voice. The ice seems to bring him back to normal sooner. The times he has them and I'm not in there, he takes longer to recuperate. His last around 3 minutes.
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:40 PM
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My Gracie had three seizures in the months following March, the last about a month ago.

Today she has had three in one day, two in the morning, and one a few minutes ago near midnight. We've had some odd weather, and the vet had mentioned that barometric pressure changes might be a culprit. I wish I knew what was triggering them.

She's whining now, I'm not sure if she's upset over the seizure she had a little bit ago, or if she's just not feeling right. It's not going to be easy to sleep tonight. My husband is off on a trip, not coming home until tomorrow. It's just me and my three hounds, and I'm worried it's going to happen again.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:15 PM
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How is your dog doing? I thought I replied earlier but I must not have. I'm always scared too, waiting for the next one - listening closely for any odd noises if Jack isn't in the room with us. It never gets easier either! I'm pretty calm during the episode, and once he comes out of it I try to stay calm. It's later when I always fall apart.
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She is fine now, hasn't had another seizure since the last one that evening. That third seizure was actually the mildest one she's ever had, there was barely any foaming or urinating.

jaragr , I know how you feel. I deal with the seizures fine while they are occurring, and then I clean up the mess without being too upset. It's afterwards that I have anxiety, and that tends to last a few days.

Anecdotally, I feel like some of her seizures are caused by corn and other grains. I especially like popcorn, and used to share it with all three of my hounds when I made a batch. About a year or so ago I was reading that gluten might cause seizures (we blame it for a lot nowadays), so I stopped giving any of the hounds bits of bread. There was a day she had a seizure that I recalled eating popcorn the night before, and sharing it with the dogs, so I stopped giving any of them popcorn after that. When I wrote about the incident in March I blamed the bird food, but we were tossing dry corn out for the squirrels as well, and I wonder if that's what did it then. She had a single seizure in April that was a couple of days after my mother-in-law gave her some bread, and then one in July after I had accidentally dropped a few kernels of popcorn on the floor.

I suppose it's always going to be a guessing game. On the plus side, she's otherwise very healthy. Here's a picture of my goofy girl.

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Aww she is so pretty! I LOVE hounds! We blamed aspirin for the seizures. Gave Jack an aspirin every day and the seizures were coming every 3 weeks or less. So we completely stopped, and he went 9 weeks then erratically. Today makes almost 4 weeks so I'm definitely alert. And I hate to leave him. His are rarely mild. Glad to hear your baby is doing good!
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jaragr, I'm curious as to why you were giving your dog aspirin? Is it supposed to prevent something in german shepherds?
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We were giving him aspirin for his hips. He's 12, and part german shepherd. He gets glucosamine too but aspirin relieves pain. Even the canine aspirin, meant for dogs, seemed to trigger episodes. It's so strange how erratic they are though. You just never know.
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Jack is the dog on the right in my profile picture - he was young in this picture though.
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We were giving him aspirin for his hips. He's 12, and part german shepherd. He gets glucosamine too but aspirin relieves pain. Even the canine aspirin, meant for dogs, seemed to trigger episodes. It's so strange how erratic they are though. You just never know.
If you give a glucosamine / chondriotin formula one lubricates the other helps with pain. I like this it works to keep my hound moving and pain free.
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Gracie had two seizures this morning, one just before 8am, the other just after 10am. I had a feeling there would be a second one, and stayed home this morning. I was walking on the treadmill when I saw her walk into the hallway. I went to have a look, and she was standing there kind of frozen. I called her name, and she didn't move. Then she fell over and started convulsing. As usual she began urinating, and I dragged her away from the ever-growing puddle until the convulsing started to subside.

I'm not sure what to do. I am wavering over taking her to the vet or not. It's been exactly three weeks since the last cluster of seizures. I know there is nothing they can do besides put her on medication, and I'm more afraid of the medication than I am of the seizures. Having to give them at the exact same times every day may not always be possible, and I don't want to end up making things worse.
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