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Good Afternoon and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
It appears that your vet and veterinary Neurologist have determined that your sweet Duke may be suffering from Epilepsy and thus , the anti seizure medication. There is no evidence of this considering the lab work and testing but there is a possibility that Duke could die or have permanent neurologic damage from a seizure so they are being safe. This question should be for your Neurologist but the only way to know for sure what is causing these seizures, is to run the other tests such as the MRI and spinal tap. Without that information, it is not safe to not use this medication, even with the side effects.
I know you want this to be over but you must consider Duke's health before not giving the medication that your vet has prescribed.
Does that make sense to you?
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