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Diazepam is not typically a medication that is used on a daily basis to prevent seizures. I would discuss with your veterinarian that this dog needs to be on something like phenobarbital to prevent the seizures. At this time, however, he is in the middle of what we call a cluster seizure, and it seems to be severe. He needs to be hospitalized for 24 hours on IV medications at this time. I would call your vet clinic and ask where the nearest 24 hour facility is and take him there.
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Just following up... how is he doing now?
That is great news! I am so glad they have him on Phenobarbital now instead of just valium. He will take 2 weeks or so to adjust to the medication, so don't be scared when he seems very tired and lethargic. Good luck! Feel free to keep me posted, and please remember to rate my service so that I will receive credit for assisting you. Happy New Year!