Today's Daily Dose: Phenobarbital

Today's Daily Dose: Phenobarbital

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Mar 18, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
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“Hypertryglyceridemia is common in dogs treated long-term with phenobarbital alone or with phenobarbital and bromide. Elevated blood triglyceride level may predispose to pancreatitis. Therefore, regular assays of the serum triglyceride level and a low-fat diet should be considered in dogs treated with phenobarbital alone or combined with bromide.”

—Ronald Lyman, DVM, DACVIM

From Hypertriglyceridemia in epileptic dogs