posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 03:27 PM
reply to post by Cosmic911
Thanks for you kind words.
Olive seems to be doing great. No more seizures since the last one.
The drops that I used were called Advantage, and I bought them from my vet. I have heard about the OTC brands being more dangerous. There was a story
on the local news last year about some pets dying or coming close to it. But, of course, they all carry a certain amount of risk.
It was a difficult decision for me to use any drops. I don't use pesticides in my garden or inside my house and it always bothered me that I was
putting what I knew to be a strong poison on my pets. But it was either that or let the fleas eat them alive. It is really a problem where I live.
That being said..
The only evidence I have that it was the drops causing the seizures is purely anecdotal.
Both seizures came 2 days after applying the drops. The second time I used them, I only used half a dose.
It could very well be epilepsy.
Olive was the runt of her litter and bottle fed. It is possible that the woman that I got her from, did not provide an adequate substitute for her
I may never know the cause for certain, but I don't think it would be prudent for me to keep using the toxic products on her. Better safe than sorry,
If I do get a concrete diagnosis someday, I will be sure and post about it.
I will be starting her on the all natural flea preventative next month. I'll be sure and let you all know how it works.