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My dog is having fits he is on pynotoin how much should he…

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My dog is having...

My dog is having fits he is on pynotoin how much should he have in mg

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does your dog seem to hurt?

No he has fits I'm checking the amount

Veterinarian's Assistant: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?

No he has had a few in months he started one every couple of months he has had two today close to each other

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is your dog eating normally?

Yes and drinking well and content

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No appetite problems. Is your dog having trouble peeing or pooing?

No

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious problems there. How is your dog behaving differently?

Running around happy

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name and age?

Sam 5

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

He was a rescue dog from Irland I got him 2yrs ago from the dog trust his 4th fit in that time he is a nervous dog I have 2others they are well

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Is "pynotoin" phenytoin? If so, it's rarely used as an anticonvulsant for treating seizures due to lack of efficacy directly related to its poor bioavailability. If this is the only drug you have for Sam, you can safely give up to 50 mg/kg every 8 hours but levetiracetam, zonisamide, or phenobarbital should be better choices for Sam. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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