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  1. I have googled the side effects of gabapentin because I was considering it as an option to treat my dog's seizures as an add on drug. I decided against it but some of the side effects included tremors, ataxia , constipation, diarrhea, tiredness, clumsiness & unsteadiness.etc. Could be the gabapentin. Justice might be better off with tramadol for his pain. All the best Snook. I know how worrying these situations are.
  2. Thanks for letting us know about that Snook. Many people supplement anti seizure drugs with gabapentin for their dogs. The new formula could actually trigger seizure activity in dogs with epilepsy rather than subdue them.
  3. I have had an email from SASH saying they are still operating 24/7 & have no Covid 19 diagnosed at their premises. They are also doing doing phone consults . 02 9889 0289. Maybe ring ring them & ask what your boss could give Scarlett for the pain. Perhaps panadol or codeine? If that is on hand you could check the doseage depending on dogs weight with SASH. I don't think I would be going back to the vet that caused the problem.
  4. Our emergency vet is the Small Animals Specialist Hospital aka SASH at North Ryde Sydney. I don't know where you are in NSW but if you have an emergency you can just turn up there without an appointment. They are open 24/7.
  5. Thanks everyone for your supportive comments. The trouble is between seizures he has a wonderful life with his best friend at home and his friends at the park. He has 2-3 walks a day & loves his life.He's a very smart dog & has a great sense of humour. If he just had 1 seizure per. month and no post ictal that would be a lot easier to deal with. I have always had pedigree dogs. Dealing with one lot of inherited disorders is hard enough to deal with but dealing with two lots is much harder and unpredictable. I usually have 3 Giants at the same time so I am familiar w
  6. We adopted a dog when he was 14 months old. The dog was sold to the previous owner as a pure bred with a pedigree. We have always had this one breed of dog so we thought this dog wasn't pure bred. That's not a problem as he is a lovely dog. It turns out that out of 10 pups in the litter at least 5 have cluster seizures . He didn't start having seizures until he was nearly 5 years old. For the past 2 years he has had cluster seizures almost monthly and sometimes more. The problem is the post ictal period after the seizures. It lasts for up to 3 days where he just paces and pa
  7. I agree . Bonnie or Applaws. My breeder always used Bonnie for his dogs. Pups as well as adults.
  8. I would go to SASH where they have 2 Dermatologists. https://sashvets.com/our-team/ I wouldn't waste anymore time or money with your local vet as what they have given you is only working for a short time.
  9. And it may well have the same health problems if it is an inherited disorder from 1 or both breeds
  10. Check with the vet re Gabapentin vs tramadol. It won't hurt to ask. The Tramadol is slow release which may be better for your dog. Being big & hairy my 2 also love the cooler weather as do the 2 humans in the house. I can't wait for daylight saving to finish this Sunday.
  11. WoofnHoof I have just spoken to a friend who has a 14yr Golden Retriever . The dog has arthritis in the back legs & has started limping on her front leg. Vet x-rayed the 'leg to make sure there was no bone cancer & there wasn't. As the dog is already on Onsior for arthritis he also prescribed Gabapentin which is for chronic pain. So the dog has Onsior (anti inflammatory) every 2nd day with Gabapentin each day. The vet said Gabapentin was inexpensive. https://www.wedgewoodpharmacy.com/learning-center/professional-monographs/gabapentin-for-veterinary-use.html
  12. When one of my Giants had Osteosarcoma the vet prescribed Tramadol which worked quite well for him. He was lame in the back leg. I have used both Onsior & Previcox for various Giants with arthritis. Previcox has been around for a while . Onsior is a newer arthritis drug. The vet used to give us a script for Tramadol & we would get it filled at our local chemist. This worked out a lot cheaper than getting it from the vet. He looks like a lovely dog.
  13. Used Budget Pet Products online for years. Also use Petceutics for all prescription dog medicines. Both consistently good. Used to use Pet Circle but went off them after they expanded the business and moved.
  14. Try here https://www.thevetshed.com.au/buy/nutrigel-200gm/NUTRI?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImZnRzZeh6AIVihaPCh0cIgopEAQYBSABEgIPy_D_BwE
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