Q. Seizures (on meds-potassium bromide & phenobarb), extreme thirst and pica disorder. Collie weighs about 117 pounds is 3 years old.

A. Have your pet rechecked by your vet or a veterinary neurologist. A phenobarb and Kbr level should be checked and the dose adjusted if indicated. The blood work (CBC, chemistry panel, thyroid panel, urinalysis along with drug levels mentioned) can also assess major organ function. Your dog may need a change in meds or additional meds to control the seizures. Start a Seizure Log. Record data such as time of day/night, duration, description, diet, activity, etc. Around each episode. This may help your vet pinpoint a cause or triggers. The diet should be reviewed with your vet to determine if there are nutritional deficiencies that may account for the pica your are observing or if it related to the seizures.

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