Phenobarbitol

My vet recomended phenobarbitol for my 13 year old having seizures evry few weeks. All his bloodwork came back OK and he is not spilling sugar so the vet said Fanconi has nothing to do with his seizures and it's rare anyway.
Has anyone had good luck using this stuff?
And my biggest concern are side effects?😕

@Rev:

My vet recomended phenobarbitol for my 13 year old having seizures evry few weeks. All his bloodwork came back OK and he is not spilling sugar so the vet said Fanconi has nothing to do with his seizures and it's rare anyway.
Has anyone had good luck using this stuff?
And my biggest concern are side effects?😕

What is rare? Not Fanconi?

I know many people that have used Phenobarbitol with no noticable side effects… it is pretty common treatment for seizures...

I have a nephew whose been on phenobarbital for years…YEARS... with no ill effects;

but then, he's not a Basenji. LOL

One of my kids was having seizure about once a month like clock work. My vet put him on both phenobarb and Potassium Bromide to start with. After 2 months on both medications, the vet weaned him off of the phenobarb and he is only on the KBr daily. Now his seizure is totally under control and he has not has a seizure for a little over a year now. So ask your vet about the KBr, supposed to be easier on the dog's body.

Thank you for all the comments, and specially for the tip on Potassium Bromide, my wife will be talking to the vet about it, seems much less harmful to the dog from all I read on the internet.
Thanks again.

My wife loved the Chiya website beutiful dogs, our guy is 13 and my wife is already thinking about another.
But I'm the one walking in the rain, and freezing in zero degree weather here in Chicago walking this guy, and 6 a.m. even on weekends. No thanks.
This is my first and my last dog ever!!!:rolleyes:

@Rev:

My wife loved the Chiya website beutiful dogs, our guy is 13 and my wife is already thinking about another.
But I'm the one walking in the rain, and freezing in zero degree weather here in Chicago walking this guy, and 6 a.m. even on weekends. No thanks.
This is my first and my last dog ever!!!:rolleyes:

hee hee my husband said my Gypsy was our LAST DOG EVER. Then he said, NO MORE DOGS until Gypsy has been dead at least a year.
Then he got me Jazzy for my birthday three years ago – Gypsy is still alive and kicking at 14 ---and he said Jazzy was the LAST DOG EVER.

Then last year he brought Keoki home and said, NO MORE DOGS EVER AND I MEAN IT.
Poor guy lives with three dogs now.
:p

Although, I am the one who takes care of them, walks them in the rain, up at 6 Am with them, etc. He just pets them and yells when they chew his stuff. 😃

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