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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Cluster seizures. I believe it stress originated due to

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Cluster seizures. I believe it stress originated due to continued exposure to fireworks. Our veterinarian has him on 3 750 mg Keppra plus 2 Zonisamide
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: Bup and he is 71/2 yrs old. He is also on 2 Zonisamide 2 x a day along with the Keppra. I think he is over medicated.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bup?
Customer: They also put him on chlorpamazate? and Trazadone. He is a very sensitive dog. A black lab. skittish but loving.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please clarify if Bup is currently being administered all four drugs - levetiracetam (Keppra), zonisamide, trazadone, and clorazapate (?). Were one of these drugs added at a time to others because previous dosing was unable to control his cluster seizures? Assuming he's well-controlled at this time, is the goal to now wean him off one at a time to see what the lowest effective dosing will be?