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post #26 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-10-2020, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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**UPDATE**

Took Cooper to the vet today for bloodwork. It will be a few days for results on his Thyroid levels.

Unfortunately, today around 00:20 midnight he had another seizure, this time less violent looking but very long. This one was around 4 1/2 - 5 minutes long.

Currently he just settled down from pacing around the house and stumbling for about an hour. Very confused and after 15min of pacing I decided to whistle a tune he knows and he stopped dead in his tracks, looked at me with his ears back, and walked over to me. He sniffed me and immediately started to jump on me licking me and showing affection. This was the worst seizure to date.

We started him on “ElleVet” CBD tonight as its a last resort while we still fight hard to figure out whats wrong.

The seizures were definitely delayed though, exactly a month.

Another note, the past few days we noticed he was dripping a bit of blood from his penis. Not sure if its related, but it might be given that the seizure came on a few days later.

Kidneys? Any input is appreciated.


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D Gang - If he is dripping Blood - Then you Need to catch a urine Sample and get it to the VET as soon as possible ! You want to catch first thing in the morning and let him get started before you catch it , that is because there can be some bacteria on him . The Blood could be from a UTI - You need a full urine work up , Like a day ago .

Now is in only my opinion here and take for what its worth - But you need to get them seizures under control - He needs to be on some kind of medicine to control them - I think you need to ditch that CBD stuff - I'm sorry here - to me = that stuff is just wish full thinking - The more your dog has seizures , the harder they are to control and takes more meds to do it . The seizures effect the brain and as our Vet told us , once they start having them - they will get more and more frequent - For lack of better wording - it's a like a marker in there brain , that is why I thing you need to get on top of this sooner than later

One last thing , If you have a animal hospital in your area - I would concerned getting him in to see a internal Medicine Vet and let them do a full work up on him .

Wishing you the very best luck

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**UPDATE**

Took Cooper to the vet today for bloodwork. It will be a few days for results on his Thyroid levels.

Unfortunately, today around 00:20 midnight he had another seizure, this time less violent looking but very long. This one was around 4 1/2 - 5 minutes long.

Currently he just settled down from pacing around the house and stumbling for about an hour. Very confused and after 15min of pacing I decided to whistle a tune he knows and he stopped dead in his tracks, looked at me with his ears back, and walked over to me. He sniffed me and immediately started to jump on me licking me and showing affection. This was the worst seizure to date.

We started him on “ElleVet” CBD tonight as its a last resort while we still fight hard to figure out whats wrong.

The seizures were definitely delayed though, exactly a month.

Another note, the past few days we noticed he was dripping a bit of blood from his penis. Not sure if its related, but it might be given that the seizure came on a few days later.

Kidneys? Any input is appreciated.


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I went back and was re-reading this thread from the beginning, and I realized that I totally missed that you were feeding Acana. I don't want to get TOO much into food debates, but Acana is one of the foods most implicated in nutritional DCM. You may want to have a conversation with your veterinarian about whether to continue feeding it. Champion Pet Foods (the parent company) is one of the companies that has had a lot of dogs diagnosed with DCM on their food, and Acana in particular is one of the foods that has had a lot of cases of it.

If you are using CBD, is that with the guidance of your veterinarian? I ask because it can affect how the prescription drugs are working.

I'm glad there was a long break in the seizures. I'm hoping you and your vet can figure out a medication protocol to get a much longer duration of seizure-free days.
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About the blood dripping from his penis. There are a number of things that can causer this. One of the most common is acute prostatitis--more common in intact dogs than in neutered dogs.

Bladder infections and the presence of crystals without an infection can also cause this sort of blood dripping.

And one of my intact males had just plain a thin bladder lining and he sometimes had bouts of hematuria (bleeding in the bladder) not caused by a prostate problem at all but cystitis secondary to crystals forming from to alkaline urine.

His treatment and control was right out of human male treatment for a similar problem. Put him on glucosamine (no chondritin) and Hills CD (to make his urine more acidic. Glucosamine provided the raw material for a thicker bladder lining and the CD regulated the pH of the urine.

Prostatitis, for the record is usually pretty painful and you get more symptoms than just the blood dripping from his penis. But get that checked out and soon.

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post #30 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-15-2020, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
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**Update**

His bloodwork came back with his thyroid levels still showing a bit low so the dosage is up from .06 to .08.

CBD has been given an hour before he goes to bed. (Has been recommended by the neurologists to try prior to anti-convulsants)

We switched his food after the first seizure and they are both on “Dr. Tim’s Kinesis - All life stages”

We’ve also ran urinalysis tests when this first happened with his levels showing all okay. (Protein slightly high but he was on Acana)

Stumped on where to go next.



So far......



-First two seizures were ten days apart.

-Third seizure thirty days apart from the last one with signs of blood from his penis.

-Seizures are always around midnight 00:00.


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