We have a 9 year old dog that began having seizures yesterday. Four in one day, all lasting less than a minute. She’s on meds now and we’re hoping we can get them under control soon. She’s had blood drawn and the results should be back in a few hours. She had zero symptoms prior. Her trigger is going outside to use the bathroom. The walking and moving seems to set her off. Carrying her makes no difference. She sniffs around and then goes into a seizure.
The vet told us not to give her Trifexis again because of the seizures. She’s been on it for years without any symptoms. I gave it to both of our dogs a week and half ago. Now, I’m reading about a link between seizures and Trifexis. Has anyone else seen this? I didn’t know about this link. Several different vets recommended Trifexis to us and it has worked well. Now, I just hope we can get her through this and then worry about what to give her next month. And our other dog? Maybe we should switch him too.
I am quite angry about this right now. It seems that this medicine is made from drugs used as pesticides. Big Pharma proves to be untrustworthy, yet again. I don’t know if there’s another cause, yet, but her age is pretty late for epilepsy and our vet immediately went to the Trifexis, knowing her history. Maybe some other cause will be suggested by bloodwork. We’ll see.