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I accidently gave him a double dose of his phenobarbital. He…

I accidently gave him...

I accidently gave him a double dose of his phenobarbital.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?

He has seizures and takes phenobarbital for them.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?

I gave him two pills three hrs apart. I couldn't remember giving him his meds at 8 this morning so I gave another doze then remembered that I had given it . His name is ***** ***** he is 9 yrs old

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

No, just want to make sure he is going to be ok. He has been taking this medicine for about 5 yrs now

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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

How long has he been on phenobarbitol for?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
About 5 to 6 years
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Sorry I can barely afford the 14.00 dollars today

That is good news

Okay you do not have to worry here

The liver will have long adapted to metabolizing this drug so you should not see any clinical signs at all

Carry on as per normal and give the regular dosage as per usual

I hope that helps!

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
He takes it twice a day. Should I not give it to him tonight.

You can give it tonight

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you

Very welcome

Paul

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