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My cat suffers from epilepsy, is there phenobarbitol alternativesHi! I'm picking up the Promalol and Arthro-IonX today for my kitty, Forrest, to help with his joints. He's overweight…

My cat suffers from epilepsy, is there phenobarbitol alternatives

Hi! I'm picking up the Promalol and Arthro-IonX today for my kitty, Forrest, to help with his joints. He's overweight (19 pounds now) and he was 21 pounds. He's plateaued at 19 pounds. My vet said he has some muscle atrophy in his hind legs, and I can see that weakness when he jumps up on anything. So I'm hoping joint relief will help with weight loss. His other issue is the seizures that started about a year ago (he's 12 in June). It appears to be idiopathic epilepsy, and he's on phenobarbitol transdermal 15MG twice a day. He hasn't had a seizure in 6 months, and my vet is saying we should wean him down if we reach a year without seizures due to his liver having to process it. Both possibilities scare me. His last seizure was very bad. The lady who answered the phone this morning said I could ask you for alternatives to phenobarb. She said to tell you about his diet. I push the good stuff, but my kits like Fancy Feast canned. Forrest is open to the Stella & Chewy's raw food mixed with water and to Blue Buffalo cans, and eats both daily. They also eat Blue Buffalo Wilderness dry food. Forrest also gets Bio-Algae mixed in baby food 3 to 6 times a day (for joints), but I'm not seeing the results with that that I'd hoped for. I offer free-range raw turkey to everyone and just keep pushing the good stuff. I think I'm winning! I'm relentless and patiently offer raw and quality canned food (NOT Fancy Feast) over dry food. The good news is Forrest isn't really free-fed because he's not wild about the BB Wilderness dry. It's hard to diet one out of 5 cats. The other 4 are very active. Forrest is the oldest. Do you have any advice please for ways I can help him? He's a very happy cat, and I'd like to enhance his quality of life in any way I can. Drugs, obesity and the resulting inactivity just don't seem right. Thank you very much!

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