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    LOL - the coffee was gone in a flash - theyre compulsive coffee drinkers

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    Wouldn't you be if you did what they do?? Horrible job, makes your 900 teens look like a walk in the park!
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    they do a hard job but theyre supportive of each other and everyone ive talk to there says its a chance in a million and they wouldnt return to a normal clinic

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    Epliepsy could also be the result of toxoplasma gonii - a rather nasty bacterial infection and very hard to get rid of and doesn't show on normal CBC or biochem. If she is a bird catcher I'd be asking the vet for a toxo teter. Either way phenabarbatone based drugs are the normal medication and they work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJane View Post
    Epliepsy could also be the result of toxoplasma gonii - a rather nasty bacterial infection and very hard to get rid of and doesn't show on normal CBC or biochem. If she is a bird catcher I'd be asking the vet for a toxo teter. Either way phenabarbatone based drugs are the normal medication and they work well.
    No, not a bird catcher but I will run what you have said past my vet. Bottom line with this girl is "what ever it takes". I do my very best for the rescues and there are a few times that a rescue has cost me in excess of 2k to get "right" But this is my baby girl and I would prefer to hit everything head on and in the beginning, so I really appreciate your advise here....even though I can't pronounce the big words lol!!!
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    Thanks Anne, that was a fantastic post - it brought back many memories of what I have been through in the past, especially the cluster seizures. It's been about 3 years since I lost my girl, she was the sweetest wee thing.

    Btw, if your daughter is unable to help out with Monte and you have to go away, I'll happily look after him, I'm not at all phased by epileptic dogs!

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    Me and My brother have the human form of it....

    I wish you all the luck!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Serious!! That is fabulous and so generous of you! There have been many times in the past I have been stuck but my daughter has managed to wrangle something last minute to help. I will certainly keep you in mind. THANK YOU!
    Anne I'll PM you my number so it's on hand if you need it.

    Hehe, anything for a pug cuddle!

    ETA oops! how do I send a PM!???
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    Oh no SPRV. What a horrible month for you I have no experience with epilepsy so I am no help, sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by AJane View Post
    Epliepsy could also be the result of toxoplasma gonii - a rather nasty bacterial infection and very hard to get rid of and doesn't show on normal CBC or biochem. If she is a bird catcher I'd be asking the vet for a toxo teter. Either way phenabarbatone based drugs are the normal medication and they work well.
    Toxoplasma gondii are parasites not bacteria but yes they can cause seizures. Dogs can get infected by eating infected meat (like infected birds, or meat of infected cattle, pigs etc (only raw)) but also by eating infected faeces (cat faeces would be my first guess). I am not sure about the diagnosis in dogs but I would think that it is fairly straight forward as it is a standard test in cats. Toxoplasmosis in dogs (and cats) is usually treated with antibiotics.

    Anyways, give Bella a big cuddle tonight
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    Thanks for all you help everyone. I am going to print the whole thread and highlight everything I need to discuss with our vet when he returns from holidays next week.

    We did do bloods and our other vet was happy with these results. As of today I have put Bella on a barf diet, something I read somewhere last night suggested this. I will also focus the families effort in getting rid of those excessive kgs. I can get hte weight off her (done it before) but they feed her special stuff, pains that they are.

    great thought about leaving the video set up, and having the mobile handy. Hadn't thought of that when it is so practical.

    Like you, I wouldn't trade Bella for the world either. She is our little angel.
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