Hi, I don't think you could substitute steroids for phenobarbital as steroids don't have a sedating effect, more of an anti-inflammatory effect. I know valium is sometimes prescribed in addition to phenobarbital for seizures. We were so fortunate to find a great veterinary neurologist for our cat. The first two vets we went to said to euthanize the cat but I refused to and I searched out the neurologist and he acted like the seizures weren't such a huge deal. I love him!
Please let us know what you find out when you get the lab results. You may actually have a physically healthy cat that just needs time to recover from psychological distress. Prozac may be helpful to him. Michele _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org