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Porter’s Medications and Supplements

***Please consult your dog’s primary veterinarian and/or neurologist about choosing the best medication(s) and/or supplements for your dog’s unique needs. Never give your dog a drug or supplement without first speaking to your dog’s medical team***

Not every medication is for every dog with epilepsy which is why it is very important that you carefully consult your dog’s medical team prior to starting any drug or supplement. Every dog can react differently to medicinal and supplemental changes. Porter was on Phenobarbital , Gabapentin, and Potassium Bromide in the past with no success. These drugs did not change his seizure patterns or frequency. In addition, Porter had severe negative medical and behavioral changes in response to these medications. These included:

  • ataxia
  • accidents in his crate that he was completely unaware of
  • constantly falling
  • weight gain
  • overall decrease in quality of life

Current Medications

Current Supplements

  • Fish Oil
    • brand: Nature’s Bounty
    • Provides systemic anti-inflammatory effects
  • LiquiCarn
    • L-Carnitine Supplementation is an amino acid that helps to shuttle triglycerides (fat) into the cells mitochondria to be used for energy.
    • has some antioxidant properties known to optimize neurologic health
  • Denosyl
    • SAMe is a potent antioxidant which has been shown to support not only neurologic, but also systemic health
  • Melatonin
    • brand: K9 Choice
    • dogs who typically have seizures at night or in the early morning can benefit from a small snack and some melatonin before bedtime. The food helps to keep blood sugar stabilized and the melatonin assists in maintaining a regular sleep pattern.
  • ElleVet CBD oil
    • We had tried Charlotte’s Web brand in the past and did not see a decrease in seizure severity or frequency

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