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My Aussie has idiopathic canine epilepsy. We have been struggling with this for a couple of years now. Currently we have been fortunate to have some good 3 to 4 month runs with no seizures, however when he gets them, they often cluster up, sometimes as many as 15 or more within a 2 to 3 days.
We have him on a drug regimen of zonisamide, phenobarbitol, and keppra.
When the seizures start, we add in a regimen of valium to try to break the cycle, this seems to be helping, although it is a brutal week of seizures and heavy drugs when he does have them.
My question is, does anyone else have any success out there? Or is there something more I could be doing.
We have him on a grain free diet/ partial raw food diet. No flea medications. I believe our Aussie was susceptible to the medication. Limit vaccinations to a minimum, just the rabies, I believe I wrongly promoted the vaccinations of rattlesnake, and lymes disease, I believe these could have contributed to the seizures as well.
Thanks for your help on this, Tony
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