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    I have a 16 year old toy poodle who is blind and deaf.she has seizures.her vet has her on phenobarbatol and has just added potassium bromide because her seizures were happening two times daily.she also has Demi Tia and when we go for walks she wants to run or pace back and has gotten worse since she has been on the potassium bromide.and now at nite she is having panic attacks.I would like to know if someone else has a problem like this.I have had her since she was six weeks old and I love her very much.I told her I wouldn’t leave her and I won’t,she means so much to me.if someone out there has any advice I could sure use it. I am starting to loose sleep and her too.thank you.



    I’m new at this so I could use all the suggestions I can get. Thank you.



    I’ve seen esp in older dogs that seizure meds can sometimes make things worse. I actually find in the older guys that seizures are a little easier to work with holistically. You may want to see if you can find a holistic vet in your area since it sounds like she has quite a lot going on.

    Here is an article with some links to find a good holistic vet

    You may also be able to find something to help with the her anxiety in this article and by looking through the thread on dementia and anxiety in these forums. When you post in that thread on dementia it emails some of the folks who have posted in the past and they can be good at offering advice also so you may want to repost there as well.

    It is hard when they guys get old. There is often not one magically solution but finding the right balance to help them as much as we can.


    Thank you so much. Her vet put her on potassium bromide and it has stopped the seizures but she still is padding. The value is calming her down except for the pacing which is from the demintia.thank you again and snuggles thanks you too.

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