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Old 01-04-2014, 06:30 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Charlie was just sitting here next to me a few minutes ago and I am pretty sure he had a seizure. He has also been much more twitchy than his normal CH is for the past week.

It is really upsetting to watch, for sure. He has an appointment with the vet after a while today.

I am sitting here in tears over it. I can't imagine how my parents and grandma felt watching me have them all of those years.

=(
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:42 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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Is Charlie a Dachshund? If he is, do not fear! The breed is prone to seizing.

Of course, it is good to have a reputable vet check Charlie out and run all of the customary tests.

Hope you hear good news!
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:44 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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No, Charlie is a cat. He has an appointment in a few hours....
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:55 AM
 
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I know how you feel. I had a seizure kitty. He took phenobarbital most of his life, though it did take about 18 months to find the lowest possible dose to control break through episodes. My special boy is an Angel now, but I had 12 wonderful years with him.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:22 AM
 
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https://www.purelypets.com/wellness-...zure-disorders

This is an excellent article. We had a little Chihuahua mix that had seizures. After learning about all the dangerous side effects of the various allopathic meds we decided, with our vet's full support to go natural as much as possible. One thing our vet told us was to watch out for Rosemary as an ingredient in the food as rosemary can trigger seizures in animals (or people) already susceptible to them. It does not cause seizures.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:56 AM
 
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My cat had 2 seizures d/t liver failure. I had to have him put to sleep. Hope Charlie does better!
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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Aww....I cannot imagine how upsetting this must have been for you. Totally helpless but unable to tear yourself away from watching him. Is this something that goes along with his CH diagnosis or is it unrelated? I am happy to hear that he will be seeing the vet later today (is it the same one you were going to or a new one?) and will be curious to find out what the outcome will be. My dad had Boston Terriers when he was alive - at one time he had 5 of them. One of them had seizures and it was scary and just painful to see when he had them. Dad would just very calmly lay down on the floor beside him and hold him gently, stroke him, and talk to him until it was over. Jiggy would usually calm down and eventually fall asleep in dad's arms. Jiggy also took a regular dose of Phenobarbital every day - prescribed for him by the vet. I always giggled when I picked up his prescription at Kroger's. The label said very plainly that it was for Jiggy - a canine - and that he was not to drive a vehicle or operate machinery while he was taking the medication. I do hope there is something they can do for Charlie - and for you to not worry about him. I will keep you both in my prayers today - and sending healing thoughts to you both. Good luck.....
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:13 AM
 
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Sending positive thoughts for Charlie!!
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:20 AM
 
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He has had probably three more and one while I was holding him. This is just awful.

From what I have read it is not related to the ch.
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I know you are very sad. Please know you have many friends here who will help you get through this.
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