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Seizures in Dogs- Dino's Story

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Dino, my big redheaded Golden Retriever, had his first grand mal seizure at 4 years old at about 5 am. I remember it so well because at the time I thought he was dying right before my eyes and I was totally helpless. I was returning from the bathroom, about to climb back into our warm bed, when I saw Dino convulsing on the floor with legs stiff, eyes bulging and in a trance. I knelt before him and just held him with tears flowing freely. After about 3 minutes, that seemed more like an hour, he slowly came out of it and his legs and eyes returned to normal. Teddy, our other golden retriever, was visibly shaken too. He went over to his brother and tenderly kissed him. I stayed with Dino all day and held him and smothered him with kisses. We thought this was a unique event and yes we worried but didn’t know what to do for him. I didn’t know that dogs could suffer from seizures (epilepsy) like people. The next one occurred a month later, again about 5 am. This time Teddy jumped on the bed and gently grabbed my arm, saying “get up mom, my brother is in trouble”. After this seizure, we needed to find answers to why this was happening. I visited my vet and he confirmed that he had a seizure disorder. We decided to put him on a seizure medication called phenobarbital. After noticing side effects, I studied the long term effects, namely, the liver is adversely affected as well as a dog becomes a bit loopy. Because of these undesirable effects, I started to research alternative medications, a holistic approach, instead of the use of drugs. We also figured out that his seizures stemmed from stress, which can be measured by the cortisol levels in the blood. Since the biggest successes documented were a raw food diet coupled with acupuncture. We changed him to this diet, did acupuncture and added a natural supplement to help keep him calmer. His seizure episodes improved to less severe and to one 1 every 6 or 7 months. Ok, turn the page, since I had been doing so much research on seizures and trying to keep Dino calm during stressful situations like thunder storms, loud noises, or unfamiliar places, I decided to try to create a treat that may help these issues. I also used my research on cancer preventing foods to create this healthy treat. I liked the concept of using yogurt as my base and adding other ingredients. I originally wanted to use cow’s milk yogurt, but it was pointed out to me that sheep’s milk yogurt may be a better option. I started to read up on sheep’s milk yogurt and all its benefits. Holy cow, this stuff is a “superfood”. After months of formulation studies, Ewegurt was born and the journey began in helping dogs with anxiety issues.

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  • Carol Shaw on

    Thank you for sharing your story about Dino. I had a Springer Spaniel Gabby (blind from Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA by age 7) who suddenly at age 12 starting suffering seizures. First time was a grand mal that alerted me something was seriously wrong. This was a second time dealing with seizures, my Jimbo suffered them at age 14 after undergoing an 8 hr. surgery to remove a rare tissue sarcoma in his chest. In both cases they were classified by vets as idiopathic or open— meaning—they did not know the root cause. Both times Cancer was the issue spreading to the brain in form of a tumor. Gabby suffered from Liver Cancer which was diagnosed after the seizures. Despite the bleak diagnosis, she lived 3 more years with the help of Allergic Pet’s Vet’s homeopathic Nuroplex which
    I had her on for 2 years with Denamarin & Vitamin E (protects the liver). Wish I had heard about your product sooner as had to put her down in late Feb 2016. Then early 6 AM, August 28, 2016 I witnessed our James Springer Spaniel have a serious adverse reaction to a 3 yr. Rabies Vaccine. First it was lethargy with seizure like twitches (believed he did have a mild seizure) & stiffened swollen neck & lymph nodes w/dropped frozen lower jaw (unable to close for 2 wks) & eye twitches lasting several minutes. He could not swallow right as his throat was swollen. Immediately gave him activated charcoal powder mixed with spring water in a horse syringe & got it carefully down his throat which had excessive phlegm/foamy whitish mucuous drooling out.
    My nurse’s training sensed he was reacting to a toxin of unknown origin other than it mimicked the Rabies when I reviewed the Veterinary Merck Manual. Then I opened 6 VSF Nuroplex capsules & mixed it with warm spring water & got that down safely via the horse syringe again. We also tried Benadryl which really did not help other than make him groggier but restful. Three trips to the Emergency Room later he was finally diagnosed with idiopathic (unknown/uncertain) rare Trigeminal Neuritis/Laryngeal Paralysis with possible mild seizure. It took him 8 weeks to recover with added water-soluble microbeaded Broadspectrum Curcumin (now Mercola Canine Curcumin August 2017), Mercola Mushroom Complex, & Temaril-P. I never really liked him on that to treat the swelling & inflammation with the Prednisone side-effects. James can never ever have the Rabies Vaccine again. He is 8. 5 yrs. old now & down to 4 capsules daily of Nuroplex with regular Liver Cleanse/Detox & anti-vaccinosis protocol recommended by Dr. Peter Dobias, holistic VMD. I really wish I had found your product Ewegurt Anti Anxiety Dog Treats with Emu & other Ewegurt things with sheep’s milk sooner. Would definitely have included it in his treatment plan. Just learned about Ewegurt this evening for the first time in searching for info about seizures & preventing them. James has been 14 months seizure-free & want to continue it as according to Dr. Karen Becker, holistic veterinarian working with Dr. Joseph Mercola she clarifies that indeed if a dog or pup is exposed to a toxin (even in vaccines) a seizure will result. Look forward to having James & the rest of our Springer Spaniels (Jemma & Jimbo 3) try your treats & more… THANK You & will be in touch soon.

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