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Thank you so much for describing what works for you. Wow! What kind of stress causes seizures?
BTW, he drools but has not yet become incontinent during a seizure. He has his own bed.
The vet mentioned that he likes to keep a dog on PB (Phenobarb) for about 6 months, test liver titers, and then switch to PBr (Potassium Bromide). Is 6 months too long to stay on Phenobarbitol?
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Merlin has been on phenobarbital for two years, some stay on it for life. You have to monitor liver enzymes, though. He gets SAM-e to help prevent problems (no research on that yet as far as I know.)
Stress: me being at work seems to be a big one as he had many more problems during the school year than in the summer.
Possibly travel though I've never been sure of that.
I should add, we titrated Merlin's PB up until he stopped having regular (at least every 3 weeks) seizures. I tried then to wean him off Zonisamide but he had seizures both times I tried (surprise, as my vet and I both thought it probably wasn't doing anything.)
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