A seizure is a sudden and abnormal neurological activity occurring in the brain. Seizures may cause unusual behavior from your dog such as shaking, whining, salivation, wandering, restlessness and apprehension. The cause of your dog’s seizures may vary from Epilepsy, Canine Distemper, Brain Tumor, Head Injury or Environmental Toxins. Medications are available in the aid of seizures and their symptoms and the medications shown below may be prescribed by your veterinarian.
Levetiracetam tablets is a newer anti-epileptic drug that is used in the management of refractory epilepsy in dogs.
For certain types of seizures Gabapentin may be prescribed. Gabapentin may be first prescribed in a lower dose of 100 milligrams and slowly move up to 300 milligrams based on the severity of the dog’s seizures.
Primidone is a medication used to control seizures in dogs. The medication works by altering the chemical impulses in the brain that cause seizures. It helps raise chemoshock seizure thresholds or alters seizure patterns.
Seizures can occur for a number of reasons. Medications are prescribed to help control seizures and help your pet live a more normal life. Count on Allivet to provide you with the medication needed for your pet along with the care and attention you and your dog deserve.