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She's an American Eskimo who until recently had occasional seizures, but in the last 2 days she has had about 9 short seizures. I take 0.5mlg of alprazolam can she safely take it

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?

Juliet

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Juliet?

She's been taking hemp biscuits and improved a lot, but the last couple of days has seen a major increase

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Juliet has clustered - more than one seizure within a 24 hour period - which should prompt the administration of one of the more conventional anticonvulsants such as phenobarbital, levetiracetam, or zonisamine. Alprazolam might be useful for adjunctive anticonvulsive therapy but is more appropriate for addressing behavioral problems especially for prophylaxis for anxiety disorders or phobias when dosed between 0.01 - 0.025 mg per pound of body weight 2-4 times daily. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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