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A consideration for dogs treated with this drug.
“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