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  1. 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...
  2. New seizures older golden help!

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    Hello, my golden Romeo is 10 years old. He's my heart and soul along with his brother.... in a nut shell, Romeo began having seizures in late October and has had a pattern of about one every 3 weeks or so. Of course this traumatized the entire family seeing him go through this. He gets...
  3. Introducing Rusty

    Golden Retriever - You've Adopted or Rescued
    I joined this forum several months ago, but am not sure if I ever introduced Rusty. A breeder in NC rescued him from a neglectful place where he was kept outside all of the time and not cared for. I got him from her and brought him home to Georgia and it's been a wild ride ever since. We had...
  4. Help! Our beautiful Nani had a seizure this morning

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    I read seizure 101 and it was suggested I start a new thread to see if I can get more info on the subject of seizures. Our little golden girl Nani had a seizure this morning 1st time. She will be 3 years old on 9/23. she was sitting next to me on the couch and I noticed her back paws were...
  5. Token's story

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    Greetings everyone- I'm new here and am reaching out for some advice/help. My beautiful Token is a 7.5 year old sweetheart who, up until last week, was a very healthy, active girl. July 9th she woke me up at 6am with her first seizure. I had her in to the vet the same day who looked her over and...
  6. Meningioma - Surgery, or???

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Good afternoon, I'm writing because my partner and I learned last week that our Buddy has a pre-frontal meningioma. We are told it is the size of a large grape and I believe the vet mentioned it was near his olfactory lobe. It is operable. He was perfectly fine and normal, at a puppy-like 9...
  7. Epilepsy?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My boy Remi is almost 2 years old and about 2 months ago he started to heave like he had to throw up, so my husband took him outside to allow him to proceed to throw up and after a minute of heaving he threw up a little bit then as my husband described it (he fell over and stopped breathing)...
  8. 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...
  9. My heart dog Raz went home today

    Golden Retriever Rainbow Bridge
    I had to put my poor girl Raz down today. She was almost 13 1/2 years old. 05/01/2000 - 10/09/2013 .We had 3 girls, her mom and a sister - we lost both last year. Raz was in liver failure and having seizures. We got her on some meds we all could live with. It gave me more time with her...
  10. breakthrough seizures

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    My Harper started having seizures a few months before her 4th bday. After having several we started her on pheno b the end of May. Since the beginning of July she has had a seizure every other week. The vet has checked her levels and we have made 2 med modifications! I hate seeing her go through...
  11. Help! 2 Seizures!

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    Hi all, My beautiful dog Begley (and he lives up to his name and 'begs'!) is 4 years old. He has had 1 seizure witnessed by a groomer and 2 more by myself. I moved away 1 year ago, 2 states away. My parents are going out of the country and I will be watching him for 2 1/2 weeks in my...
  12. Low thyroid numbers

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    My 9-yr-old GR had her first seizure the other day, and I took her to the vet. He did all of the blood tests, including the T-4 for her thyroid. He told me that anything over 1.0 was "normal." Roxy's number is 1.2-- barely in the normal range. We decided to just watch her... She had another...
  13. Update on Lana after Trifexis

    Golden Retriever Senior Center
    Last fall I posted in the new members forum about Lana, our elderly golden who was displaying symptoms of a brain tumor. She had seizures, weakness in her back legs and was wobbly. Prior to developing these symptoms late last summer, Lana was a healthy girl. She loved to swim, run and play...
  14. Super prayers & thoughts for my daughter.

    In Our Thoughts
    Election day changed my life. My 7 year old daughter Audrey started having seizures. No family history. No fall or hit head. Just out of the blue. She started having one a day. In 6 days it progressed to her having constant seizures if she is awake and not in a drugged sleep. The doctors...
  15. Our story, please read. Info might be helpful. Seizures and Thyroid.

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    Our 8 1/2 year old golden, Cecilia, had her first seizure about a year ago. took her to the vet and he said its probably seizures and we put her on potassium bromide twice a day. The tricky part is, I don't recall my vet suggesting a thyroid work up. We had weight issues with her and were...
  16. Anyone had an MRI?

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    Banjo, my 5 year old GR baby, has been having seizures about every 3 month for a year. Last week he had 3 in 24 hours and 3 days later 3 mini episodes and one major in 24 hours. Extremely scary! Our vet ran the full battery of tests to rule out low thyroid, low blood sugar and other issues...
  17. 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...
  18. Zonisamide for seizures

    Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    Today a long visit with a veterinary neurologist led us to a new medication for Charlie's seizures: zonisamide. Taken twice each day, the neurologist says it has none of the disturbing side effects of Phenobarbital, potassium bromide, and other seizure meds. Zonisamide would be impossibly...
  19. 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...
  20. 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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