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My dog takes phenobarbital 32.4.He has bad a double dose

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My dog takes phenobarbital 32.4.He has bad a double dose around 12 pm.He is suppose to have it at 1am.Can I give it to hin or do I wait.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your dog?
Customer: We gave him doubke douse of phenobartial
JA: Where does your dog seem to hurt?
Customer: He's not hurting.
JA: OK. No obvious pain. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Sunnyboy 17yrs
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sunnyboy?
Customer: He has seizures and arthritis
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 9 months ago.

I am sorry that no one got to your question earlier. Different experts are online at different times. I recommend giving your dog his phenobarb on schedule despite the double dose. You do not want to skip a dose as the seizure control is dependent on appropriate blood levels of the medication and this will not be achieved if you skip doses. The double dose make make him sleepy but shouldn't have any major side effects as I commonly tell people to give an extra dose of anti-seizure medication if their pet as a seizure at home before bringing the pet in. Does this answer your question today?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 9 months ago.

If you are satisfied, please do not forget to rate me as I am not compensated otherwise.

Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 9 months ago.
Hi,

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

Dr. Ellie