- Joined Jan 11, 2014
Handsome hound.Been a scary past month or so. My 4 year old beagle started having seizures, which we didn’t realize were seizures until the last one. Even had him at a vet before that and they couldn’t give us a conclusive answer. All his bloodwork And urine came back clean, leaving us with only a few options that could be causing them, one of them being A brain tumor. So we looked everywhere for an apt with a neurologist but everyone was booked. Had to drive 2hrs away for an apt just to be sent home and told to come back the next day.
Got him scanned, and while waiting in the parking lot got an email from the dock saying “the first picture is a scan of a “normal” dog brain, the second is a picture of your dogs brain. Will discuss shortly.” So we’re in the parking lot freaking out, when this other lady waiting for her dog is talking to us and told us she used to have a beagle that started having seizures around age 3, turns out it had a brain tumor. So my wife starts breaking down. I’m trying to hold it together. Finally get on the phone with the vet and he’s going through the results super slow; felt like an eternity. I just wanted to shout at him to tell us what the diagnosis is. Ends up being that his brain isn’t normal, but he doesn’t think that’s the reason for the seizures. Nothing overly concerning from the MRI, so it was ruled to be epilepsy. Never thought I would be so happy to learn my dog has epilepsy. He’s happy and at home now, but will be on meds the rest of his life.
thanks! They put him on Zonisamide, which the vet told us has the least impact on the liver compared to other options(50% vs. 98%). He also said the side effects are low to none. We also have him on CBD oil which the vet recommended but said to monitor potential interactions with the new meds.Handsome hound.
Sorry to hear. My dachshund lived 16.5 yrs and he had epilepsy. His 1st seizure was at age 10. He was on KBr for about 4 yrs and CBD oil for 2.5. The KBr messed up his liver & kidney #s. We changed up his diet, wife cooked better food for him than for me. Hoping for the best for your pup.
we got our youngest dog Tano when my daughter was only a year old, and now theyre as thick as thieves...i honestly think it depends on your lifestyle and choice of breed. My Doxie and Bully have their bursts of energy but are chill 95% of the time which was great for my young kids, Labs and Retrievers are super active pretty much all the time imo, so it might be harder for smaller children...ive also never owned those breeds so i cant say for sureWhat's a good age for kids to be when you get a dog? My dog passed away last year (RIP Guinness) and my son was almost 3. He will be 4 in November, and we have a 6 month old now too. My plan was to wait like 2 more years at least, but I've been really missing having a dog around. Anyone have any similar experiences/advice?
Most likely when we do get one I will get a shelter dog, but I kinda want to get a Chocolate Lab, or Golden Retriever
Very sorry to hear. Hoping for her full recovery.Last thursday we got the news that my 6yr old girls has lymphoma. Prior to that it had been a few weeks of running tests blood work, fine needle aspiration and ultra sounds. we got referred over to an oncologist last monday and co fined thursday that it was lymphoma. she started chemo the next day as it’s aggressive and spreads quickly. she’s looking at about 16 weeks of weekly treatments. hoping for the best. they tell us we caught it fairly early. also her energy level is completely normal which is a good sign. it’s been a roller coaster of emotions and it’s just getting started i’m sure.
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