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My 15 year old Maltese is having seizures. The first one started @ 9:15pm. My vet said give him 2.5 mg Valium along with .5mg triamcinilone. That helped for a while. Another seizure at about 1:30. Called re vet & they said give him another 5mg Valium. He never completely settled enough to go back to sleep. I just have him another 2.5mg Valium and another .25 mg triamcinilone.

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?

Can I give him more Valium?

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

Andre

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on your Maltese, please? He's been clustering - more than one seizure within 24 hours of a prior one and that may presage status epilepticus - the state in which seizure activity doesn't abate unless I heavily sedate or anesthetize my patient. Valium has proven unhelpful for him at this time.

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