Phenobarbital is the medication that is most commonly used to treat seizures and epilepsy in dogs and cats. There are other medications for canine and feline seizures too. Learn more about traditional and newer seizure control medications.
Potassium bromide (KBr) is one of the traditional anticonvulsants used to treat canine and feline epilepsy. It is frequently used together with phenobarbital but may be used by itself to control seizure activity as well.
Felbamate is a relatively new anticonvulsant medication that is being used to treat seizures and epilepsy in dogs. Felbamate can be used together with phenobarbital and/or potassium bromide without causing additional sedation.
Zonisamide is an anticonvulsant medication that is unrelated to other anticonvulsants routinely used in dogs and cats. Zonisamide can be used together with phenobarbital and/or potassium bromide for treating seizures.