Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Guest Peanut

Greyhound Epilepsy Study

Recommended Posts

Guest Peanut

I am owned by two greyhounds that have epilepsy; one of which is extremely unstable. In hopes of finding answers and gaining insight into greyhounds with epilepsy, I am conducting a research study in Natalie's honor (my greyhound). Some of you are familiar with Natalie and the struggle we've had to make sense of her epilepsy and to gain control of the seizure monster. If you are not, I'd be happy to share the store with you. Natalie is my heart and I fear for the day she will no longer be a part of my life.

 

If you are owned by a greyhound who experiences epilepsy, even 1 seizure, please contact me. I have a simple questionnaire to send to you for you to complete. The data collected in the questionnaire will hopefully help us find correlations to the many greyhounds that are suffering from epilepsy. All information will remain confidential.

 

Please pm me to receive the questionnaire. Also, share this information with any other greyhound people you know that might be experiencing epilepsy with their greyhound. The more data collected the more knowledge we'll gain.

 

For the Hounds!

 

Gen, Natalie & Peanut (my epi girls)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Peanut

When you pm me, please include your email address and I'll email you the questionnaire! Thank you to everyone who has already offered to complete it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Peanut

Received several completed questionnaires. I'm in the processes of gathering pedigree data. If you haven't gotten your questionnaire yet, pm me your email address and I'll get it to you.

 

thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Snowy8

Sorry I'm just now reading this, I'll PM you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest mistysugar

Hi,

 

I have two greyhounds, one with epilepsy. Misty has had it almost from the beginning. She was a bounce back that I took and she had her first seizure about a week later. She has stabilized on Phenyl after about 6 months. Her blood initially showed some liver issues. I will have to get her work up to jar my memory. But the trick was to administer the phenyl without damaging her liver. Oddly enough, after some months her liver returned to normal and we upped her meds from 2 tablets to 3 tablets a day. She has been seizure free for 1 and a half years.

 

I would be glad to participate in your survey.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest debi5475

Hunter had 1 seizure 2 months ago, before we got him. If I can help, let me know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest GPAGreys

My lovely late Tessa developed seizures but I did notice they were precisely timed every am, I had all blood work done and had her on pheno when I realized the cause must be hypoglycemic in nature ( they were more like a diabetic seizure) A fasting blood sugar test was done and the results were insulinoma.

She wa maintained on a very strict diet and after the sonogram several months later it showd a tumor encompassing her bladder, intestine and what might have been left of a uterus. My beauty lived 8 months from diagnosis.

 

Important to differentiate between type of seizure. Epilepsy is not the only kind.

 

 

Vicky and The HouseHounds

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest rainbee

Hi,

 

Im new here, so i cant pm you. I have a 6 year old Greyhound girl called Lucky, who is epileptic.

 

I would be happy to complete your questionaire, please could you send it to me?

 

Thanks:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest blackjag98

I am owned by two greyhounds that have epilepsy; one of which is extremely unstable. In hopes of finding answers and gaining insight into greyhounds with epilepsy, I am conducting a research study in Natalie's honor (my greyhound). Some of you are familiar with Natalie and the struggle we've had to make sense of her epilepsy and to gain control of the seizure monster. If you are not, I'd be happy to share the store with you. Natalie is my heart and I fear for the day she will no longer be a part of my life.

 

If you are owned by a greyhound who experiences epilepsy, even 1 seizure, please contact me. I have a simple questionnaire to send to you for you to complete. The data collected in the questionnaire will hopefully help us find correlations to the many greyhounds that are suffering from epilepsy. All information will remain confidential.

 

Please pm me to receive the questionnaire. Also, share this information with any other greyhound people you know that might be experiencing epilepsy with their greyhound. The more data collected the more knowledge we'll gain.

 

For the Hounds!

 

Gen, Natalie & Peanut (my epi girls)

1458934[/snapback]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest blackjag98

i am new here and need your help. my 8 yr. old female has had seizures for about two weeks. the vet said she has low sugar and might have a tumor on her pancreas that blocks the insulin production. has anyone else had this condition in their grey? i am having an ultrasound done to see if there is a tumor. if there is anyone else out there that has gone through anything similar, please let me know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Peanut
i am new here and need your help. my 8 yr. old female has had seizures for about two weeks. the vet said she has low sugar and might have a tumor on her pancreas that  blocks the insulin production. has anyone else had this condition in their grey? i am having an ultrasound done to see if there is a tumor.  if there is anyone else out there that has gone through anything similar, please let me know.

1556451[/snapback]

 

I am so sorry that you are dealing with this...

 

i have not personally delt with that. I did have an adopter whose vet said that low blood sugar can cause seizures and advised them to give snack frequently through out the day... They were also advised to make sure he was getting a good source of protein... Boiled eggs have become snacks.

 

have you seen a neurologist or other specialist that might be able to rule it out?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Peanut

It is with great sadness that we are preparing to say good bye to Natalie. The epilepsy and leukemia are wearing her down faster that she can recover. Quality of life is rapidly declining

 

For anyone who has requested a questionnaire and has not yet received it, please pm me your email address. I'm going to send a bunch out in the next few days.

 

Sorry for the delay...

 

Hugs from Natalie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest NayNay2two

I'm just reading this for the first time.

I am so sorry to hear about sweet Natalie.

Bless you for being so helpful to others with the same common misfortune.

God Bless you and yours.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest debi5475

I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Hunter had his second seizure last night.

 

Send a form.

 

dfoss@neuron.uchc.edu

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Peanut
I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Hunter had his second seizure last night.

 

Send a form.

 

dfoss@neuron.uchc.edu

1576995[/snapback]

 

I will send it today....

 

I'm sorry to hear about Hunter. :(

 

Natalie is hanging in there. Because I'm having such a hard time with the decision of putting her down, we are taking it one day at a time. She is very tired and doesn't do much at all. However, this week she is hungry and eating very well. So, we'll go with it while we can.

 

thank you,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest vwagner1

I just PMed you. Not sure if it is too late or not. Kim was retired from racing because she was seizing after races. She is 7 now. She is now on both phenobarbitol and KBr. She has horrible ataxia which we are trying to improve by lowering the KBr. She was at her limit on Pheno so we had to add it in to stop the seizures. She can hardly walk. All she does is lay around. She is also incontinent so I have her on PPA for that but it doesn't help much anymore. She started eating cat litter (crystals kind) recently (not the poop as I clean it up) and she gorges on rolls of toilet paper. She shys away from me. I wonder if it is time for her. My vet suspects a brain tumor. She looks so sad. What do I do? Oh also my male Brad keeps trying to bite her. They used to be the best of friends. Her breathing is slow and she pants a lot too. I hope this study helps your girl and many of our puppers suffering.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest redbirdsaaa

I have a greyhound who has had seizures for almost 2 years now. She is on pheno and is doing wonderful. Shes actually been more active since shes been on the medicine. She was misdiagnosed at first. I'd be happy to help

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest peacola
I am owned by two greyhounds that have epilepsy; one of which is extremely unstable. In hopes of finding answers and gaining insight into greyhounds with epilepsy, I am conducting a research study in Natalie's honor (my greyhound). Some of you are familiar with Natalie and the struggle we've had to make sense of her epilepsy and to gain control of the seizure monster. If you are not, I'd be happy to share the store with you. Natalie is my heart and I fear for the day she will no longer be a part of my life.

 

If you are owned by a greyhound who experiences epilepsy, even 1 seizure, please contact me. I have a simple questionnaire to send to you for you to complete. The data collected in the questionnaire will hopefully help us find correlations to the many greyhounds that are suffering from epilepsy. All information will remain confidential.

 

Please pm me to receive the questionnaire. Also, share this information with any other greyhound people you know that might be experiencing epilepsy with their greyhound. The more data collected the more knowledge we'll gain.

 

For the Hounds!

 

Gen, Natalie & Peanut (my epi girls)

1458934[/snapback]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest peacola

Just got back from the vet. Whither (my grey) had a seizure last night. Scared the hell out of both of us. According to Dr. Owen, it was caused by high blood pressure on the brain, which is common in senior greys (11 1/2 yrs.). He prescribed Enalapril to control the blood pressure and asked me to keep a log in the event of any reoccurance.

 

I'll be glad to complete your questionaire.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest peacola
When you pm me, please include your email address and I'll email you the questionnaire! Thank you to everyone who has already offered to complete it!

1458997[/snapback]

 

I forgot to leave my email address for the questionaire.

 

l.lenox@cox.net

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Peanut

I've included the questionnaire for you to copy & paste into an email and email back to me at g_manders@yahoo.com. This project is taking longer than I thought, but will eventually be done. Any insight you can give will be valuable.

 

In being owned by a greyhound that experiences epilepsy, it has always been a struggle to figure out what the cause of the epilepsy is. It always seems to be a guessing game. Because of this and in hopes to gain some insight and understanding, it was determined that it would be valuable to gather data regarding epileptic greyhounds and see if there are any correlations that may be causing the seizures. As an owner of an epileptic greyhound, you can provide us with vital data for this project. It doesn’t matter if your greyhound has had one seizure or a multitude of seizures, your information is important to us. If you would like to be kept abreast of the findings, please include your name and all contact information.

 

All information gathered will be kept confidential. If you have any questions regarding the study, please contact Gen Manders at g_manders@yahoo.com. Thank you for your participation. Please return completed questionnaire within an email to g_manders@yahoo.com or by mail to: Greyhound Epi Study c/o CfG, PO Box 17, Coopersville, MI 49404.

 

Please answer the following questions regarding your epileptic greyhound.

 

1. What is your greyhound’s Racing Name?

2. What is your greyhounds’ birth date?

3. Where was your greyhound born?

4. Where was your greyhound farmed at?

5. Where was your greyhound schooled?

6. What tracks did your greyhound race at (list all)?

7. Did your greyhound receive any injuries while racing or after? If so, please explain:

8. How old was your greyhound when he/she started seizing?

9. What type of seizures does your greyhound have? What type of medication is your greyhound on?

10. What type of food do you feed your greyhound?

11. What type of treats are you feeding your greyhound?

12. Has your greyhound’s diet changed since he/she began having seizures? If so, please explain all changes.

13. Has your greyhound been tested for Tick Borne Disease? If so, what were the results?

14. Has your greyhound been tested for Hyper or Hypo Thyroid? . If so, what were the results?

15. Has your greyhound been tested or treated for any other medical conditions? If so, please explain:

16. Do you use flea & tick preventative? What kind? How often?

17. Do you use pesticides in your yard? What kind? How often?

18. What kind of heart worm preventative do you use? How often?

19. Is your greyhound’s pedigree is available on www.greyhound-data.com? Yes If not, please include the following information regarding your greyhound’s pedigree.

a. Sire

b. Dam

c. Grand Sires (2)

d. Grand Dams (2)

e. Great Grand Sires (4)

f. Great Grand Dams (4)

g. Great Great Grand Sires (8)

h. Great Great Grand Dams (8)

i. Great Great Great Grand Sires (16)

j. Great Great Great Grand Dams (16)

20. Would you like to receive the results of this study? Yes If so, please provide your name and email address:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Chef_Dale

Yes Grey-Lovers, sometimes the "shoe" is on the other foot......

When you have a minute, check out my post under "Training & Behavior". :)

Edited by Chef_Dale

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Luvmyhounds

I'm new also so can't pm yet. My grey Al was diagnosed with epilepsy a week ago, he also has a low thyroid. I'm more than willing to participate and have any help/advice that any of you can give me :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest shayna
I am owned by two greyhounds that have epilepsy; one of which is extremely unstable. In hopes of finding answers and gaining insight into greyhounds with epilepsy, I am conducting a research study in Natalie's honor (my greyhound). Some of you are familiar with Natalie and the struggle we've had to make sense of her epilepsy and to gain control of the seizure monster. If you are not, I'd be happy to share the store with you. Natalie is my heart and I fear for the day she will no longer be a part of my life.

 

If you are owned by a greyhound who experiences epilepsy, even 1 seizure, please contact me. I have a simple questionnaire to send to you for you to complete. The data collected in the questionnaire will hopefully help us find correlations to the many greyhounds that are suffering from epilepsy. All information will remain confidential.

 

Please pm me to receive the questionnaire. Also, share this information with any other greyhound people you know that might be experiencing epilepsy with their greyhound. The more data collected the more knowledge we'll gain.

 

For the Hounds!

 

Gen, Natalie & Peanut (my epi girls)

 

we also have a greyhound female that has had seizures. we have her on pheno

we will fill out your questionairre. len.wasserman@rcn.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...