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Sounds like you need a new vet. If your taking her in every few months for blood work, it seems to me that your vet can't regulate her levels. That is an extremly low level of PB your vet has plenty of rm depending on her levels to increase her. Or you can add potassium bromide to her meds. It is easier on the liver and works great w/ PB to control them. If your pup is starting up w/ the seizures again her dose needs to be increased. The referrance ranges for PB are from 15-45. My stella is at 17.45 (her pb blood level) Her dose is 1 whole tab in the a.m which is 60 mg and 1 whole one at night 60mg w/ potassium bromide which is 1000mg. That one we just added. Since then she has done 100% better she is back to her old self. My dog is a american staffordshire, so from what I know seizures are not common in that breed. I have done a lot of research and am in regular contact w/ my vet. Does your vet have you keep a log and call after your pup has had one? You should if you don't. I know you worry about hurting her liver but thats why they do liver functions on them if the dosing gets to high they decrease and go to potassium bromide. AS far as her gaining weight sorry but thats part of the side effects of the PB what kind of dog food do you use? Stella doesn't get much exercise either. She chases her mom and dad around the yard and thats about it. She is 3yrs old today :). She weighs about 80lbs which is over weight for her. Dealing w/ these are not easy. I know you read my post on seizures.. Stella has grand-mals followed by clusters so one right after another I hate it. I am scared sometimes that they will never stop and she will die. I have cried lots to. Thats part of loving your dog like it's one of your kids. An yep if she acts all crazy and runs around the house and eats and drinks like crasy that's normal to. It takes stella 2hrs to calm down sometimes. I am alittle bother by you said she walks in to furniture and walls after. Does she foam at the mouth or make a chattering noise w/ her mouth when she walks into things? Does she walk into a corner and just stand there? If so she could be having another one but just a petti-mal. They do loose there sense of smell and sight and hearing so keep that in mind. Anyway sorry it took me so long to respond.... Take care and I wish you the best. Keep me posted I would love to hear how you guys are doing.
 

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I am glad you have a vet that cares enough to go to your house. It very well could be stress, adding the new pups. I know that when we found out that a few of our pups had seizures we contacted everyone we gave one to and asked how the dogs where doing and made them aware of the seizures. We had a litter of 12 10-24-03. 8 female 4 male. We have mom and dad also. Neither one of them have any health issues or there parents so my vet consulted the other vets and they think because it was such a big litter and my mamma dog got hypokalemia-calcium defiency. An she was unable to properly feed the pups; the lack of calcium could have contributed to the seizures. We didn't loose one we hand feed 6 while my mamma feed 6 and switched it around the next feeding. Petti-mals are a little different than the grand-mals. They are not so intense, or almost nothing at all. just keep documenting it all. Include how long they last what she ate before how she acted before what her surroundings where like, how long it took her to recover. Your doing everything your suppose to. And your one of the few special people that can meet this disease head on and love your pup and not just dump her and get another one. I am really pissed off at one of the ladies we gave one of our pups to. She is my sister-laws close friend and friend to the family. Sorry totally off the subject........ She decide to let her pup get out of her pin and she let the pound pick her up just so she could go get another bully. I am sooooo upset............... I would love to beat her...............Anyway
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