Cocker Spaniel. Dear Dr. Carol, My best friend, Brandy, is a fifteen year old cocker spaniel. Several years ago she started to occasionally suffer strong seizures. With the first one I thought she was dying. My local veterinarian assured me that they were more traumatic to the dog owner than to the dog. Brandy would have a strong seizure maybe once every other month. As she was getting older at the time I wanted to make sure I was doing everything I could for her. She had always been an active dog so the only thing for me to try was to make sure she was getting a healthy diet and to try a high quality vitamin.
I am pleased to say that since Brandy has been on Paaws I have not witnessed her having a single strong seizure. She has had a few minor ones, but even those come several months apart now.
Recently Brandy suffered a serious leg injury which was the human equivalent of a ruptured ACL. I was afraid that she would never walk well again. Because of her age the veterinarian did not want to do surgery instead putting her on a combination pain/anti inflammatory drug. He is amazed at her recovery and how well she gets around. Brandy may be fifteen years old, but she sure doesn’t act it and I am not going to tell her. I live by the old adage, “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?” Brandy thinks she is still a puppy. She acts it too.
Thank you Dr. Carol for Paaws. It sure has improved and lengthened Brandy’s life.