Shellfish causing Seizures??

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Shellfish causing Seizures??

Post by H& » Thu, 08 Apr 1999 04:00:00



I have a 4yr.old 30lb. terrierX that is currently taking potassium bromide
to prevent epileptic seizures. The medication works good, except I have
noticed a pattern. On occasion my husband and I will indulge in either
lobster or crab for supper. This meal is cooked at home, and I have noticed
that the last 3times we have done this 'Sandy' has had 2or3 seizures within
2 days of the meal. In the past now that I think back I can make a
connection with her seizures and us having had seafood for supper.

I ask, is this a big coincidence or is it possible that somehow the
shellfish is triggering 'Sandy's' seizures?
One thing is for sure we will never be having that in this house again. I
have no proof but I am convinced that this is why she has seizures, is that
at all possible? If anyone can shed some light on my situation, I will be so
grateful. So will Sandy.

Thank you in advance.
Angela

 
 
 

Shellfish causing Seizures??

Post by Gail Snyde » Thu, 08 Apr 1999 04:00:00


A friend of mine is severely allergic to shellfish. One time while on vacation,
we went to a seafood restaurant. Knowing she was allergic to shellfish, she
ordered the salmon. The cook apparently fried the salmon in the same pan as the
shrimp or some such thing. Her eyes swelled and her throat was closing off
within the hour. We had to rush her to the hospital. Now she has to carry a
special kit to administer because the next occurance could be fatal.

The point here is that shellfish can cause severe reactions,
EVEN IF NOT EATEN DIRECTLY!  I think you may be on to something, however, it
would be a shame to give up your special meals if this is not indeed the case.

Good Luck,
Gail (Oakley, Tessa, & Rocky)

Quote:

> I have a 4yr.old 30lb. terrierX that is currently taking potassium bromide
> to prevent epileptic seizures. The medication works good, except I have
> noticed a pattern. On occasion my husband and I will indulge in either
> lobster or crab for supper. This meal is cooked at home, and I have noticed
> that the last 3times we have done this 'Sandy' has had 2or3 seizures within
> 2 days of the meal. In the past now that I think back I can make a
> connection with her seizures and us having had seafood for supper.

> I ask, is this a big coincidence or is it possible that somehow the
> shellfish is triggering 'Sandy's' seizures?
> One thing is for sure we will never be having that in this house again. I
> have no proof but I am convinced that this is why she has seizures, is that
> at all possible? If anyone can shed some light on my situation, I will be so
> grateful. So will Sandy.

> Thank you in advance.
> Angela

 
 
 

Shellfish causing Seizures??

Post by Liz Mar » Thu, 08 Apr 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
> I ask, is this a big coincidence or is it possible that somehow the
> shellfish is triggering 'Sandy's' seizures?
> One thing is for sure we will never be having that in this house again. I
> have no proof but I am convinced that this is why she has seizures, is
that
> at all possible? If anyone can shed some light on my situation, I will be
so
> grateful. So will Sandy.

There are many dogs whose seizure trigger is food of some sort.  For mine,
it is poultry, I just read on another list that theirs was eggs.  Seafood
isn't a common treat for dogs, and considering the number of humans that
react to it, it could most likely be a culprit.  For support and more
information, you can join the canine epilepsy list, EPIL-K9 (to subscribe,

site: http://www.rt66.com/~dalcrazy/Epil-K9.html

Liz Marr

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