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    Nikko, Yukon and Kodiak
  • Birthday 12/22/1975

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    Jay Schrader
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    Crown Point, Indiana
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    United States District Court Clerk

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  1. I’ve used this same one but it wasn’t for Yukon’s epilepsy it was for sores they were on his paws. I had read that zinc would help with the healing and I think it did Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. I have an epileptic husky, Yukon. Similar to Jax's situation, Yukon was about 1 1/2 years old when one night he was sleeping and went into a seizure, that was in November 2013. He had 3 or 4 more before I took him to the vet. They also ran tests and could not find anything wrong and diagnosed him with epilepsy and put him on phenobarbital. He was seizure-free for about 7 months before he had another fit, and then a couple months after that when it became worse. The vet put him on Keppra as well, and eventually also put him on Zonisamide and Potassium Bromide. That seemed to help, but he would still have breakthrough seizures. It would vary, from one every week or so, but at one point he was having cluster seizures (3-5 grand mal) every couple of weeks. In February this year I started him on CBD oil, and the vet also suggested Purina Neurocare. For the first few months I did not notice a difference. He would have 1 seizure per week. However, since about June he has only 1 seizure about once a month, which is a huge improvement. Now, I usually and skeptical of special foods and if they work, but I will say that I do think that this food does work. I thought it was the CBD oil, so I have been weaning him off the Neurocare (mainly because it is $50 per 11lb bag and Purina stopped offering discounts), but since I started doing that he had 2 seizures in a month. So, I am going back to putting him on the Neurocare and continue the CBD oil. That food is prescription only so I would talk to your vet about that. I also have a couple places I get CBD from ( I use a combination of oil and CBD biscuits). I can give you my facebook profile or contact info if you need more advice. I have been dealing with this ugly disease for 5 years now so I can completely understand how you are feeling. There will be ups and downs, just when you think things are looking good you have some bad days. It's heartbreaking to watch and it doesn't get easier but you can manage it and he can have a happy, healthy life. Good luck to you
  3. Let's get those votes in! Voting ends Friday
  4. I will start with Nikko, Kodiak and Yukon Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. It’s probably a fleeting moment. The rescue organization needs verification from the Homeowners Association that they will allow the dog. And ours not only bans huskies but puts a limit at 2 dogs. We have flown under the radar for over 6 years so no sense of bringing any attention to us Not that I expected to get a fourth dog but that takes care of any decision I would make. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Ok so there like a 10% chance but I have a fleeting thought about adopting a 4th husky. For those of you that have gone from 3 to 4 what kind of advice could you give? Right not Kodiak is about 8 or 9, Nikko is about to turn 7, and Yukon just turned 6. Kodiak is average energy; Nikko is still hyper as ever and Yukon is a chill low energy husky. The one that I was thinking about is 10 months old male that is neutered. I always said 3 is my max but I’m actually kind of considering adopting him. Looking for any advice or comments. Below are pics my pack and the potential newbie Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Jay

    Secret Santa 2018

    Yes good excuse for buying extra for your packs!! Wish we had more participants, it’s always fun Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Jay

    Secret Santa 2018

    OK so I only have 6 participants that have signed up, and it is already the middle of November. Given the time constraints and not having enough people, I will unfortunately have to cancel it for this year.
  9. December's Husky of the Month Topic will be Holiday Huskies. To enter, post a pic of your husky with your best holiday theme. You can enter one pic per dog or a group shot of multiple dogs. Entries will be accepted through Sunday December 2nd.
  10. This month's topic was Broken Huskies! Please vote for your favorites. You can vote for as many as you want. Voting will continue through Friday November 23rd. 1. Alpha 2. Floki 3. Ice 4. Luna 5. Nikko 6. Theia 7. Timba
  11. OK I am going to close out the competition now. Poll will be up shortly
  12. I agree with getting a second vet opinion. I haven’t experienced this so unfortunately I don’t have any other suggestions Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Sure I’ll keep it open until Friday Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. We have only 5 entries. I’ll give it one more day for any last minute entires. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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