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 This page is about my dog "Brady".  He is a six year old Golden Retriever.  Recently, (within the last year) he has been having episodes where his body gets stiff, taunt, and he sort of "freezes". His breathing gets labored, and his eyes get a glassy look to them. This lasts for one to two minutes, then he is fine, back to normal. Sometimes there is excessive drooling involved, but not always. I took him to a veterinarian naturally, and she diagnosed it as epilepsy. She took blood to do a complete blood work up, physically examined  him and listened to my description of what the "episodes" were like. At the time Brady had had two "episodes". The first one I wasn't sure what it was. I thought maybe it was a flook or something. It was after the second one that I took him in to be checked out. So far, Brady is not on any medications. If his seizures become more frequent (once a month or more) then he will need to put on meds. The most common and widely used medicines are Phenobarbital and Potassium Bromide (KBr). From what I understand some of the medications used are very harsh on the liver. Some people use the "Holistic" approach.  They use vitamins and supplements, special diets, herbs, Milk Thistle, Rescue Remedy, gold bead implants, and acupuncture to name just a few. If you are interested and would like to read up on this, the Canine Epilepsy Resource Center is an informative site to visit. ( There are more links on my K-9 links page if you are interested. 

 Brady and I thank you for taking the time to visit  

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