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My vet prescribed Phenol Barbitol 1/4 a 15mg tablet every 12

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My vet prescribed Phenol Barbitol 1/4 a 15mg tablet every 12 hours. Today she has not had any seizures (4.5 lb Yorkshire Terrior) and she has only taken 3 doses... 1 last night and het last today was at 3:30pm. She is very warm
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: I am keeping a cool rag under her belly.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: Should I be worried? Is this normal?
Submitted: 24 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 23 days ago.
She is 3 years old and weighs 4.5 lbs The cool rag under her belly gets very hot before I change it. She is sleeping Her nose is dry and warm, but her belly is hot.
I am also cooling her paw pads
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 23 days ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 23 days ago.

I'm sorry that no one has reached out to you sooner. Can you obtain a rectal temperature from her and let me know the result?