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My dog has had several recent seizures and my vet has put
My dog has had several recent seizures and my vet has put her on phenobarbital. She has been on them for 3 days but her legs are not steady and she keeps falling. I know this is a side effect of the m… read more
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we have a 12 year old weimrainer, a week ago Monday he had
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I have a 14 year old, incontinent Boston Terrier that has seizures,
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my dog was put on phenobarbital for seizers. she is 85lbs and
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I'm just looking for a second opinion. I know it is hard to give without seeing the animal but here goes. I have a 10 yr. old Husky, Pit mix. 3 days ago she collapsed on the floor and had a 1 minute l… read more
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