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My dog threw up last night throwing up s seizure medication,

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My dog threw up last night throwing up his seizure medication, 2 hrs ago I gave him a dose but and hour later he had a seizure. Should I give him an additional dose or half one until I can get to my vets, so he won't have any additional seizures?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am so sorry to hear Jerry continues to seizure and vomited up his medications last night.

Unfortunately phenobarb has to build up in the system and rarely has any effect immediately to prevent seizure activity. It will more likely simply increase sedation but very unlikely to change his risk of further seizures tonight

I would keep him in a quiet low lit room with very little stimulus tonight and please discuss with your vet tomorrow about having rectal diazepam available at home for him in instances of repeat seizure activity that he has demonstrated this weekend

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance tonight. I know that you would really like to prevent another seizure tonight and completely understand but phenobarb in this situation will not help in this acute setting and will cause sedation

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today! I am online another 10 minutes tonight to assist you both

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

OK I am signing off for the night but will check in tomorrow morning to see if you have responded with additional questions or concerns. Good luck to you and Jerry, I hope this evening was seizure free