Question by almintaka: Cat on phenobarbitol for seizures. Anyone else? How’s it working?
Recently my vet put my big male cat on phenobarbitol to control seizures. It works as far as that goes, but he’s clearly hammered all the time and doesn’t really like it much. The vet says this will clear up “in time”, when eventually the cat’s system gets used to it. He wouldn’t be more specific than that, saying that it varies from cat to cat.
I was wondering if anyone else out there has had to dope their cat like this, and how long the lethargic stage lasted.
PS: he’s an indoor cat, so he’s not going to wander into traffic in a daze or anything like that.
Best wishes to everyone and their cats,
Big Al Mintaka
Answer by Veneta T
Your vet is absolutely right. The effects of the drug will wear off in time.
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