Pet Seizures Specialist Defiance OH

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.

Defiance Veterinary Clinic
(419) 782-7595
1730 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, OH

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Napoleon Veterinary Clinic Inc
(419) 592-6876
645 American Rd
Napoleon, OH

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Archbold Animal Hospital
(419) 445-2566
1605 S Defiance St
Archbold, OH

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VCA Sawmill Animal Hospital
(614) 423-9937
6868 Caine Road
Columbus, OH
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Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Obetz Animal Hospital
(614) 489-8743
3999 Alum Creek Dr
Columbus, OH
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Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Defiance Area Animal Hospital
(419) 782-0166
8757 N State Route 66
Defiance, OH

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Fountain City Veterinary Hosp
(419) 636-5081
1202 S Main St
Bryan, OH

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Adams, Darcy, Dvm - Fountain City Veterinary Hosp
(419) 636-5081
1202 S Main St
Bryan, OH

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Bridge Creek Kennels
(440) 973-6900
10323 E Washington St
Chagrin Falls, OH
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Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Grooming, Small Animal Vet, Veterinarians

Springfield Animal Hospital
(937) 505-0999
2126 North Limestone
Springfield, OH
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Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday Closed
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Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

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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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