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Question about epilepsy
goofy0115 posted:
My dog is a labrador retriever that is about 8 years old.
If my dog has been having epilepsy once a month, should I let him take the medication for epilepsy?
If I start giving him this medication, does it mean I'll have to keep on giving it to him?

If I do give him the medicine, does it have any side effects?

Finally, is it bad for his body?
goofy0115 responded:
sorry should I say seizures or epilepsy?
rohvannyn replied to goofy0115's response:
Seizures are what he is apparently having, and epilepsy is a condition. Has he been diagnosed with epilepsy? It might help the vets here to know what medication it is, too.
goofy0115 replied to rohvannyn's response:
Yes seizure is what I meant, sorry about that.

As for the medicine, the medication is called phenobarbital (30mg).


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