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My Frenchie had a seizure about two hours ago and has been

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My Frenchie had a seizure about two hours ago and has been running laps through the house since then. He has also been salivating heavily and resists being picked up or touched. Is this normal? How long could this behavior continue? He is on 52.5 mg of Pb twice a day, 1ml of potassium bromide once per day and 1/4 of a 250 mg of Keppra 2x day, yet still has sporadic 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 your Frenchie is having challenges tonight. It sounds like he is most likely not leaving the "post ictal" or after seizure phase and it might warrant a veterinary er visit (using a towel or blanket to cover him so no one gets injured) to administer medications to control the current condition.

The veterinary clinic will likely put in an iv catheter and administer iv diazepam but also might give a drip of phenobarb or another anti seizure medication to minimize regression to seizure activity overnight.

The other possibility is this is a continuation of the seizure activity in a cluster which also should be treated but my suspicion is that he is in a post ictal phase and since he is not winding down will need therapy to stop the current behavior to allow him to rest this evening

I hope this answers your question and truly wish that this resolves swiftly. You may need to talk to your veterinarian about having diazepam on hand in the future to give rectally if this recurs again with this level of severity in hopes of treating at home

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Some people will question additional medications at home that they are currently on but this is not effective because the current medications build up with a threshold and will not have an immediate response.

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad you were able to view my responses. I am going to be signing off but want to ensure you have no additional questions before I go?

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Good morning, I wanted to check in on your Frenchie to see if you sought out medical attention or monitored? How is he doing today? I would love an update when you are able

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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