How, How Much, and What Are the Side Effects of Gabapentin for Dogs

These applications have also been successful in the field of veterinary medicine. 

Many veterinarians use gabapentin "off-label" to help dogs with anxiety, epilepsy, and neuropathic pain. 

The medication is considered one of the first lines of defense against moderate seizures, according to Butzer. 

The first thing we do is give them gabapentin and see whether it helps.  

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We continue to prescribe gabapentin if that doesn't work. 

If their seizures persist, we may prescribe stronger seizure medications 

such as phenobarbital or Keppra, which is the commercial name for levetiracetam. 

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