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Started seizures a few months ago. On 3/4 250mg Keppram 3…

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Started seizures a few months ago. On 3/4 250mg Keppram 3 Times/day as of yesterday. (Previously was 1/2 3 times a day.)

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?

Started new heartworm med this month (Revolution). With first seizure after I thought it was the heartworm med.

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

Tika is a 12 yr old 12.5lb chiweenie.

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

Has had a seizure every Friday night/Saturday morning in the past 3 weeks.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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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

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Are you concerned that you've needed to increase the dose and even though you've done so, Tika continues to seize?

Dosing up to 13.6 mg per pound of body weight thrice daily - practically speaking, 175 mg thrice daily for Tika. He's currently being administered that dose but the dose can be increased further until efficacy is achieved or side effects (sedation, ataxia/"drunken sailor", mainly) become prohibitive.

Although adverse effects of selamectin (Revolution) are rare, seizures have been reported in dogs.

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