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Epilepsy

Remedial feeding guide for canine epilepsy

Ready for immediate download
Overview of canine epilepsy, its causes, symptoms and management
Dietary adjustments and guidelines to help manage your dog’s seizures
Suggested natural supplements
Complete with recipes

£29.95

Epilepsy

Remedial feeding guide for canine epilepsy

Ready for immediate download
Overview of canine epilepsy, its causes, symptoms and management
Dietary adjustments and guidelines to help manage your dog’s seizures
Suggested natural supplements
Complete with recipes

£29.95

What is canine epilepsy?

Canine epilepsy is a chronic (long-term) condition that causes repeated seizures, convulsions or fits in dogs. It is the most common long-term canine neurological disorder and affects around 1 in 130 dogs in the UK. Generally those in the age range of 6 months to 6 years.

In the majority of cases, canine epilepsy is a lifelong disease, but all is not necessarily lost. My dog epilepsy feeding guide is designed to help dogs suffering from epilepsy or seizures.

What causes canine epilepsy?

Canine epilepsy is generally classified as either structural or idiopathic. Where an underlying cause can be identified in the brain, it is known as structural epilepsy. Where no underlying cause can be determined, it is known as idiopathic epilepsy.

In the case of idiopathic epilepsy, the cause is often considered genetic. Idiopathic epilepsy generally affects young to middle aged dogs, and is often presumed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Certain breeds are considered more predisposed to epilepsy than others

In the case of structural epilepsy, the problem can be caused by poor blood supply to the brain, inflammation, infection, developmental problems and, in the case of senior dogs, degenerative brain diseases.

A third cause of canine epilepsy is known as reactive epilepsy. This is generally temporary and results from the likes of ingestion of toxins or trauma such as a blow to the head.

Treatment of canine epilepsy

In most cases, there is no cure for canine epilepsy. It is generally treated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) with the aim of minimizing the frequency and severity of attacks. But there is another way. An improved diet!

Naturally, you cannot deviate from your veterinary professional’s recommended drug therapy treatment. But there is increasing evidence that diet might help improve seizure control. And I am not talking here about yet another commercial dog food so-called ‘prescription diet’. I am talking about a natural, fresh, wholefood diet.

My dog epilepsy feeding guide specifically addresses the needs of the epileptic dog with homemade food.

Diet can help considerably

Because evidence suggests that carbohydrates can increase seizure activity in dogs, this plan is based on a low-carb, low-glycemic diet.

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If you’re concerned about your dog’s diet, a canine nutritionist is uniquely qualified to help. Between us we’ll create a feeding plan to ensure your dog gets the best from its diet. Please complete the form to the right and I’ll respond as soon as possible.

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