Pet Seizures Specialist Rock Springs WY

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.

Vanderwerff, Irene, Dvm - Desert View Animal Hospital
(307) 362-3184
940 Elk St
Rock Springs, WY

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(307) 733-1606
1035 West Broadway
Jackson, WY
 
Mobile Pet Care Clinic
(307) 472-6911
8000 E Easy St
Evansville, WY

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Casper Animal Medical Center
(307) 237-8387
4700 S Valley Rd
Casper, WY

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Cheyenne Pet Clinic
(307) 635-4121
3740 E Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY

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Cody Animal Health
(307) 463-7500
2320 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY
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Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Equine Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Hot Springs Veterinary Clinic
(307) 864-5553
827 S 6th St
Thermopolis, WY

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(303) 487-6305
5023 W. 120th #260
Casper, WY
 
Avenues Pet Clinic
(307) 778-3007
5520 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY

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(307) 778-3007
5520 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY

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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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