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She had a couple seizures and now she is on phenobartial.

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She had a couple...

She had a couple seizures and now she is on phenobartial. She is breathing rapidly now that she is sleeping. I don't know if its a side effect of the medication

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 and age?

Lola 10

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

She is supppsed to go to the neurologist in a couple weeks. But her breathing rapidly is scaring me

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. An increased respiratory rate - panting usually - is a known adverse effect with phenobarbital but I do need to consider that Lola's brain has remained over-excited in spite of that anticonvulsant. Are you seeing this behavior when she's awake?

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we are.Thanks
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Thank you for the additional information. Please let Lola's vet know what you're seeing. In most cases, adverse effects from phenobarbital abate within the initial week of the onset of dosing. When effects persist, the dose may have to be adjusted. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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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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