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This is Dr. KV. I'm here to help with Lola. I am sorry it sounds like she has had a rough day. Has Lola ever had seizures before today?
Ok, thank you for that information. And how many seizures has she had so far today?
Has Lola recently had any blood tests done at your vet?
Ok, great. A blood test will help rule out if the seizures are being caused by a metabolic disease, such as liver disease. Getting back to your original question, it is not necessary to take her to the emergency vet tonight unless you feel she is lethargic, disoriented, or if the seizures last more than a few minutes, or become more frequent. Since she is an older girl, seizures can be very tiring, so if she is having more or if they seem to be severe, then an emergency vet would be able to give her medicine to stop the seizures.
Most seizure medications can cause some sleepiness, but it usually is for a brief timeframe when the medication is started. There are many new generation seizure medications that have less side effects and are very well tolerated by most dogs.
If she is comfortably sleeping, you can monitor her for now. If she seems to be having more frequent or more severe seizures overnight, you may not want to wait until the morning, and it may be best to take her to the ER.
You're welcome. Good luck to you and Lola tonight!
I hope it is a quite night for you both.
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