Belle (Unkown Pedigree)
Source of information: JeanneLove Ferguson (owner)
Age of Onset: 18 months
Diagnostics: She presented with seizures with her previous owners; unsure as to what tests were done on her at the time.
Date Added: 5/30/2017
Disease Progression: Once she came into rescue at 7 years of age, we realized that she was morbidly obese (weighing 74lbs) and had her thyroid tested. She was placed on a synthetic thyroid medication and was on an extraordinarily high dosage of Proin for control of her incontinence.
Over a period of 9 months- 1 year We monitored & adjusted her Thyroid medication; took her completely off of the Potassium Bromide.
Additionally, we took her off of all of the Proin- so as determine what was really going on and to allow her to detox from all of the medications. We put her on a strict Diet and exercise program.
During this period she lost over 30 lbs; at her current age of 11 yrs old ( June 2017), she has maintained her weight consistently for the last 3 years and weighs a trim 40lbs.
After 2 1/2 years, we did have to put her back on a very low dosage of Proin ( 25 mg 1x a day).
She has not been on any anti-seizure medication for the last 4 years.
We suspected that her seizures were caused by her out of control Thyroid but we were unsure.
She has only had one seizure while living with me. I accidentally gave her 50 mg of Proin (instead of 25 mg) for approximately one week. My Vet will sometimes give me 50 mg tablets to split and sometimes gives me 25 mg tablets. I had been on 25 mg tablets and without thinking gave her the whole tablet for seven days.
The Very next day, I went back to the 25 mg tablets and we have never had another seizure.
As of this entry that has been over 3 years ago.
Treatment: She was given Potassium Bromide to control the seizures. Original Owners Vet mentioned in notes that it was possible that high dosages of Proin could be causing the seizures and suggested taking her off of the Proin. Former Owners refused that suggestion and asked the Vet to adjust the dosage of the Potassium Bromide to prevent any further seizures
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Note: Per current owner, "we only know that she came from a breeder who was located in Orangeburg, SC "