There is more & more research being done in regards to diet & epilepsy. Correcting nutritional deficiencies can help reduce or control seizures in epileptic dogs, & in some cases, may eliminate seizures completely.
I won’t mince words here, most commercial dog foods are poor quality, especially kibbles. Not only are they lacking in nutrition, they contain chemicals for preserving & often have a high salt content. They are often more grain than anything & dogs aren’t cows.
There are a number of specific nutritional deficiencies in both humans & canines that are known to cause or aggravate seizures, including vitamin deficiencies, mineral deficiencies & amino acid deficiencies. While commercial dog foods are promoted as being nutritional & well-balanced, the fact is, that the process of producing these foods actually destroys the vitamins,minerals & amino acids.
Raw or whole food diets offer the best forms of proteins, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins & minerals. For dogs with epilepsy, a quality diet will go a long way towards controlling or eliminating seizures. That being said, the advantages offered by a raw or whole food diet can only be gained if the diet is well-balanced to the needs of the individual dog. For example, some dog’s can’t eat raw meat due to auto immune deficiencies. Understanding your good dog’s nutritional needs is crucial in creating a diet that will yield positive results. This is especially important for dogs with epilepsy.
There are many recipes online for home made dog food. It may be a little bit more work than tearing open a bag, but your good dog will be healthier & happier that you made the effort.
CEO Olivia ❤