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  1. Perhaps Success, Time Will Tell

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    Having tried the standard remedies with some, but not total success, here are the latest results and Boomer (2+ years old, neutered male, healthy). Switched back to Purina Pro Plan, grain-free 'seemed' to exacerbate the seizures Varied phenolbarbital and have settled on 100 mg per day, 12 hours...
  2. Myoclonic Jerks in 9 yr old Golden

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hello all, I am desperate and hoping someone here has experience with what is going on with my 9 year old male golden Peyton and can offer some insight. Back in June he was standing in the living room right in front of me, and his whole body suddenly jolted. It looked like a quick electric...
  3. Epilepsy, Seizures

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    I've searched and found nothing new so perhaps I can coax someone to share their successes. Boomer is a neutered male approaching 19 months old and is normal in all ways, except epilepsy. I would like to think I've seen all of his seizures but of course I've not been with hi 24/7. As far as I've...
  4. Advice on seizures in 3yr old

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    Hi, I have a 3.5 year old female golden retriever, Gracie. On March 10 she had her first grand mal seizure. It was absolutely terrifying, I thought she was dying. I got her to the vet where she stayed all day. All her tests came back within normal ranges and I was told it was probably a one off...
  5. Epilepsy Service Dog

    Golden Retriever Service Dogs
    So My 20-yr old brother was recently diagnosed with epilepsy and ever since he has talked about wanting a service dog but he asked me to look into it because I am the family-appointed dog lady of the house. LOL Anyways...I have a ton of questions mainly about the different routes you can take to...
  6. Epilepsy Service Dogs - organizations

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    My niece was recently diagnosed with epilepsy and is looking for a service dog to alert her and assist her. I am looking for names of organizations that train dogs to do this. I know some members of the forum have golden retrievers that perform in this capacity and am hopeful you can point me...
  7. 10 year old Golden slight twitches, changes in behavior looking for answers, epilepsy

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    Hi everyone, My Golden Retriever male Brady just turned 10. Up until his 10th birthday he always acted like a puppy. He still ran to his toy bin upon my arrival home and brought me his toys to play with. He also always greeted me at the door. Over the past two months, he has slowed down...
  8. Please help me entertain a goldie with health problems

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi there This is my first post so hopefully I am posting in the most appropriate section! I have a 21 month old intact male golden retriever. Temperament-wise he is wonderful - sweet, gentle and calm. However we have been extremely unlucky with his health. He has major food intolerances which...
  9. Epilepsy

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    My 2 year old golden, Moses, just recently had a seizure. We took him to the vet and they just looked him over and said he seemed fine...if it happened again, we'll do blood work. 9 days later it happened again. (They lasted about 30 seconds each time) We did blood work and everything came...
  10. Pipers Seizures

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    Sadly, I am afraid that I may need to join the group of dogs with seizures. I believe my 41/2 year old golden is having mild seizures. It all began on July 4. She and my two other goldens had been boarded for 5 days and two days after I was home I noticed Piper was having some type of...
  11. Epilepsy advice

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Our beautiful boy Jasper is having focal seizures and has had testing/blood work done but before doing extensive MRI, etc. tests, we spoke to our vet about trying potassium bromide. Jasper is four and a half and has struggled with inflammatory bowel disease as well (among other issues), but...
  12. What are the odd symptoms YOUR dog has before a seizure

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    I've searched and searched and I can't find a list anywhere of odd behavior exhibited before a seizure. So, I'd love to hear your personal experiences. If your dog panics what specific things does it do to show panic, etc. This might help us newbies dealing with an epileptic dog for the first...
  13. Seizures starting at 12 years old

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    I would like to hear from other members who have senior Goldens who have seizures, especially if they began having them late in life. At 12 years old, Charlie began having seizures about two months ago. He has been on thyroid medication for about three years and the levels are checked at least...
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