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Experiences with pheno?
It has been a while since I've posted here, although I keep up to date reading others stories. Bailey has had a rough few months, experiencing quite a few more seizures. We have been through quite a lot ourselves as we just moved, so I know the stress has had an effect on her. Our vet has put her on 100mg pheno and she's been steadily taking this twice a day for the past month.
Fortunately, our vet can't find a reason for the seizures (no tumors/thryoid issues/etc), leaving no other explanation except epilepsy. However, she has been having other neurological symptoms that are concerning to us...she has lost her balance a few times while going potty and she has a tendency to walk into doors/walls she knows are right in front of her. We are going to a neurologist for further details, but for now, this is where we are....
We are now experiencing a new set of issues. Ever since Bailey began the pheno, her behavior is awful! She is still young and always has had her 'puppy moments' but for the most part, she obeys very well. Now she does not listen to commands, she has forgotten what 'no' means, and seems to ignore any and everything. Has anyone else dealt with this after starting pheno?
I know this could have nothing to do with the medication, however it's too coincidental that it all started around the same time. I know the seizures have had a significant effect on her mood and stability. The slightest thing scares her half to death and she seems nervous all the time, except when she's getting in to mischief! She is a very happy dog most of the time, but it breaks my heart that she's having such a hard time.