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Medical Marijuana Saves 6-Year-Old???

Jason David tried over 20 medications for his son's Dravet's syndrome, a crippling form of epilepsy. Nothing worked until they tried… pot???

Well, not exactly!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to hear the story of how medical marijuana affected the life of young Jayden David- and how many other children are trying it!

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Q&A: My Dog Has Seizures

Filed under: Q&AHealthDogDr. Patrick Mahaney

Dr. Patrick Mahaney

Having a pet is a big responsibility. Having a pet with a disability is a HUGE responsibility.

TeddyHilton.com reader, Jen, wrote in to Dr. Patrick Mahaney:

Hi Perez and Teddy- I read your blogs daily so I thought I'd write in to ask your pet experts a question. Before I ask, I i just wanted to stress that we have very good vet and neurologist. Buster is a 2 year old Cocapoo who has epilepsy, specifically idiopathic epilepsy. I'm 35 and this is my first pet and this whole situation is all very new to me.

Buster is on meds and they seem to work, but are you aware of any other ways to help with canine epilepsy?

Thank you very much.

Jen
Arlington, VA

Dr. Patrick responded:

Hello Jen,

Thank you for your readership of TeddyHilton.com and PerezHilton.com. We appreciate concerned pet owners, especially ones like you who are willing to reach out to discuss pet health.

Seizure activity can happen in dogs both young and old. In younger dogs, the diagnosis is typically idiopathic epilepsy, which is manageable with medication.

Besides medication, I'm pleased to hear that you are taking a holistic approach to managing Buster's seizures. I take this approach with my patients and employ Chinese medicine food energy treatments to "cool" the internal heat that often leads to seizures. Feed a moist (not dry) diet of whole food ingredients (meat, vegetables, grains). Cooling protein sources include turkey, duck, rabbit, and fish. Cooling carbohydrate sources include potato, brown rice, and barley. Cooling vegetable sources include spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, and cauliflower.

Do your best to reduce any source of inflammation or infection in the body. The mouth is a dirty place chock full of bacteria, which can cause gum inflammation and infection in other parts of the body. Keep Buster's mouth as clean as possible and have regular cleanings through your veterinarian if needed.

Reduce stress, exposure to extreme temperatures, and vaccinate judiciously. Consider performing antibody titers (blood tests) to see what Buster's levels are before giving him a vaccination to which he may already have adequate immunity.
Feel free to reach out to me through my website, www.patrickmahaney.com, to have further dialogue.

Thank you,

Dr Patrick Mahaney

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The Dulcet Sounds Of Hannah Montana Can Cause Seizures!!!

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Miley Cyrus is getting out JUST in time!

Reportedly, a 12-year-old in Florida can no longer partake in afternoon viewings of Hannah Montana as doctors have learned that the show's music causes the girl to have seizures!

You heard us!

Apparently, this poor thing has a rare form of epilepsy called "reflex epilepsy," meaning she experiences seizures when being exposed to low baritone-type sounds, such as a dog-barking. According to the doctors, something in one particular Hannah Montana song triggered an episode, though the doctor couldn't provide the title. (Damn it!)

Thankfully for the girl, her condition can be stabilized with medication and avoiding triggers (aka Hannah Montana.) While at first we were a little disappointed for the kid, thinking she would get teased for not being a fan, we then learned that she's apparently a lot cooler for avoiding Hannah. We're told she has "outgrown" the kid's show and no longer listens to Miley's music!

Ha! Good choice! But honestly, we're so curious to know what song she listened. Most of the time, MileyBird sounds like a screeching cat running over hot coals. When the hell does she ever have a low-baritone voice?!

Strange!

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