I have a 2 1/2 year old Beagle/Bluetick mix. He has had seizures for about 1 1/2 years. One every month, and usually last five minutes.
He is on 1 gr. of
Phenobarbatol. Will this be safe to leave him on, or is there some other medication he could be on that would be safer for him?
Phenobarbitol is the drug of choice for seizures and I have the best results with this drug. The side effects are minimal compared to a pets quality of life sizuring. I recommend that your vet check the pheno levels and do a general blood screen to check liver enzymes every 6 mo. Your Dr can adjust the dose accordingly. Some vets also use Potassium Bromide alone or in conjunction with pheno, when pheno does not control the seizures. Both medications can have side effects but your vet should do blood work and adjust the dose when neccessary, to prevent any complications with the medication. good luck, vetcare