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Q. Hello, my chihuahua has 7 seizures a month. When we took her to her vet he gave her medicine and the first day she took it she had 15 seizures, why?

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. First of all 15 seizures a day is extremely bad. If she isn't young, she could have a brain tumor, in this case anti seizure drugs might not help. Otherwise bear in mind that seizure meds don't always start working immediately it can take up to 2 weeks to start working properly. In the meantime your dog needs to receive acute anti seizure treatment, usually in form of intravenous or rectal valium.


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