Pet Seizures Specialist Cranberry Twp PA

For a dog whose seizures happen less than twice a month, it‘s probably okay to hold off on medication and explore some alternatives. Read on for more information on dog's epileptic seizures.

Myoma Animal Hospital
(724) 453-4906
1230 Mars Evans City Rd
Mars, PA
Hours
Monday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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VCA Northview Animal Hospital
(412) 543-8292
223 Siebert Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
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24-Hour Vet, Animal Flea Control, Bird Vet, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

VCA Duncan Manor Animal Hospital
(412) 326-9961
1720 Ferguson Rd
Allison Park, PA
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Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Elizabeth Toops DVM, MS, DACVD
(412) 366-3400
807 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Gardens Veterinary Hospital
(724) 772-1870
9087 Marshall Rd
Cranberry TWP, PA

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Bradford Hills Veterinary Hospital
(724) 453-4908
13055 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA
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Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

VCA Northview Veterinary Specialty Services
(412) 543-8890
223 Siebert Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
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Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

VCA Fox Chapel Animal Hospital
(412) 543-8413
1152 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh , PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Exotic Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Sandra J. Sargent DVM DACVD
(412) 366-3400
807 Camp Horne Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Dermot, Foran J, DVM - Wexford Veterinary Hospital
(724) 935-5911
10309 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA

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Practitioner's Corner—About Pets: Epileptic Seizures

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By Katherine A. Kahn, DVM

Q: My three-year-old beagle has been having epileptic seizures about once a month. Are there any alternatives to putting him on phenobarbital?

A: For a dog like yours, whose seizures happen less than twice a month, it‘s probably okay to hold off on medication and explore some alternatives. (If the seizures become more frequent, though, or last longer than a couple of minutes, be sure to follow up with your vet right away.)

Stressful or exciting events—such as a trip to the groomer—can sometimes trigger seizures. Start keeping a diary of your dog’s daily activities so you can identify the stress points, and then try to minimize them.

Another strategy that might help is to remove any chemicals that can increase the chances of a seizure from your dog’s environment. Let him take a three- to six-month break from flea or tick products, for example, and don’t use pesticides on your lawn or garden (and make sure he doesn’t visit neighbors who do).

Finally, give Chinese herbal medicine a try; some of the preparations may make your dog’s nervous system less sensitive to emotional and environmental triggers. If your dog eventually must take phenobarbital, the herbs can help prevent the drug from harming his liver.

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