Q. My three old Havanese has been diagnosed with epilepsy and on phenobarbital. Does Prozac work as well
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS
A. Not at all. Prozac is a psychiatric medication and it's not related to seizures treatment whatsoever.
When your dog is having a seizure you should get special diazepam rectal tubes as an emergency medication to stop the seizure right away.
A. Prozac is an anti-anxiety medication commonly prescribed to dogs. It will not stop seizures but if your dog's seizures are triggered by anxiety or stress, the Prozac "may" help keep him from reaching that point. Phenobarbital is an anti convulsant. As previously stated, you may want to have some diazepam on hand since phenobarbital takes 1 to 2 weeks to reach a stable blood level. Until that period has passed, it cannot be fully relied upon to prevent seizures.