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My dog is having seizures. He started about 6 weeks ago. the vet put him on levetiracetam which seemed to work unit last week when he started seizing again. we increased his dosage which worked for about a week but now he has had 5 in the last 2 days including 2 in the las two hours.

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?

Gunny he is a 2 year old old English bulldog

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?

They did the typical blood work and liver test which all came back negative. he has been pretty healthy and is a good natured sweet dog

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 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 Gunny, please? You've described a clustering patient (more than one seizure within a 24 hour period) and clustering can presage status epilepticus - the stage at which over-stimulation of the brain persists unless I heavily sedate or anesthetize my patient. Gunny needs the attention of his vet at your earliest convenience.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 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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