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Anesthesia Use In Epileptic Dog

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:06 am
by SnowysMom777
My 4 1/2 yr old St. Bernard, dx'ed with idiopathic, cluster seizures, and on Keppra, Zonisamide and Phenobarbital with normal bile acid test in April was given Dexmedetomidine and Butorphanol for Xray of hips and resulted in seizure immediately upon administration. In May, 2018, My dog was placed in ICU at ER Vet Hospital requiring use of an anesthesia for an ultrasound also, seizing upon administering of anesthesia. Though Critical Care Vet had to use valium immediately, she didn't charge me as my dog continued cluster seizures at home, immediately after and kept her posted as she recommended I do. Having said that, calling Critical Care unit - they have no medical records stating anesthesia used, yet on bill indicates Valium Used, only. Critical Care did tell us in person that anesthesia was used and included seizure activity, I am trying to be Pro-Active for a dental cleaning down the road and want to avoid the aforementioned anesthesia's used. I do know that Ketamine and Acepromazine are not recommended for epileptic dogs. Thots, Suggestions, pls. My dog was on her anti-seizure meds throughout both outcomes. Sincerely, Melinda

Re: Anesthesia Use In Epileptic Dog

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:50 am
by SnowysMom777
From: Snowy's Mom777 - I just now rcv'd a phone call from Vet Specialist, ER Vet Hospital who administered Anesthesia for recent ultrasound. It was the SAME, using Butorphanol like previous Vet We now, can rule that med out for use in Snowy with 2 incidents of same med from different Vets. Any experiences using this med in your precious epileptic dog? Thank You.

Re: Anesthesia Use In Epileptic Dog

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:20 am
by Degutis
SnowysMom777 wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:06 am
My 4 1/2 yr old St. Bernard, dx'ed with idiopathic, cluster seizures, and on Keppra, Zonisamide and Phenobarbital with normal bile acid test in April was given Dexmedetomidine and Butorphanol for Xray of hips and resulted in seizure immediately upon administration. In May, 2018, My dog was placed in ICU at ER Vet Hospital requiring use of an anesthesia for an ultrasound also, seizing upon administering of anesthesia. Though Critical Care Vet Expert had to use valium immediately, she didn't charge me as my dog continued cluster seizures at home, immediately after and kept her posted as she recommended I do. Having said that, calling Critical Care unit - they have no medical records stating anesthesia used, yet on bill indicates Valium Used, only. Critical Care did tell us in person that anesthesia was used and included seizure activity, I am trying to be Pro-Active for a dental cleaning down the road and want to avoid the aforementioned anesthesia's used. I do know that Ketamine and Acepromazine are not recommended for epileptic dogs. Thots, Suggestions, pls. My dog was on her anti-seizure meds throughout both outcomes. Sincerely, Melinda
Hello Melinda,

Combination of butorphanol with benzodiazepines is a useful alternative to the combination with pure opioids for reducing the risk of respiratory depression. Our vet just decided on the appropriate dosage when Cash had cluster seizures.

Renee