Max is an 8 year old black Labrador whom we’ve had since a puppy of 8weeks, we got Max from a friend of a gamekeeper I met while working in Oxfordshire. Both his parents and grand parents were good working dogs and came from excellent pedigree.
Maxs was alway a happy fun dog who enjoyed his long walks, playing fetch and playing with the children and his numinous toys. Every thing was great untill he reached his 4th birthday, that’s when it all changed, his first epileptic seizure. As anyone knows who has a dog or cat that suffer from this ailment it can be very distressing for the owner and the pet alike.
I rushed Max straight to the vets where he was kept in over night. The next day we collected him and was told it may be a one off incident, or it may become a regular occurrence, and regular occurrence is what it became. Max was now having seizures on a regular basis of 1 to 2 a month, adventually he was given medication in the form of Pexion 400mg tablets.
the amount of tablets prescribed went from 1 a day to 4 a day over 12 months,this is when we started to notice he was getting far less active. His walks became shorter and the rest of the time he would sleep. The seizures were still 1 a month so there was not much improvement from 1 tablet to the 4 he was taking, so I decided to cut back on his meds to 2 aday. Max became a lot more active enjoying walks, ect.
On his next 3 month check up I informed the vet about cutting down on his meds, and after going though our diary of the fits he had had over the past 6 months he agreed but advised 3 Pexion aday. His seizures still come on nearly monthly so after reading several articles on the Internet of canine epilepsy especially about wheat in dry food, have decided to try a change in diet.