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Epilepsy is the name given to seizural disorders in dogs and cats for which there is no identifiable cause. Primary epilepsy is the result of functional cerebral disturbances without obvious cause other than a possible hereditary tendency. For a diagnosis of epilepsy to be made, other causes of seizures, including poisoning, infection, tumours and cranial trauma, must be ruled out through diagnostic testing.
PRINCIPAL NATURAL TREATMENTS
- Natural diet, choline / lecithin, orthomolecular therapy
SUPPORTING NATURAL TREATMENTS
- Bach flower essences, DMG, taurine, thyroid supplement / glandular, herbs: Ginkgo biloba, Gotu kola, kava kava, skullcap, valerian, B vitamins, magnesium, tyrosine in combination with taurine, bugleweed, dandelion leaf, burdock, red clover
While true epilepsy can occur in pets of any age, most commonly dogs and cats with epilepsy begin demonstrating seizures between 6 months and 5 years of age.
Seizures occur in epileptic pets as hyper excitable neurons within the brain that show activity. As the development of progressive and refractory seizures correlates with the number of seizures, early diagnosis and treatment are important in preventing a worsening of future seizures. Generally, conventional anti-epileptic medicine is not prescribed unless the pet has at least one seizure per month, as the goal of treatment is to reduce, rather than to eliminate, seizure frequency, severity and length.
A number of pets with epilepsy have been reported, through anecdotal reports, to show improvement upon dietary manipulation. Suggested dietary changes, which may decrease a food hyper-sensitivity that causes the pet to seizure, include: diets free of red meat, home-made diets free of common dietary allergens, diets free of preservatives, and diets using minimally processed foods. Some pets may also be sensitive to the flavouring in monthly or daily heartworm preventative medications; therefore, using a non-flavoured product may also be helpful when dietary manipulation alone is not successful.
Since seizures are a medical problem, pet parents should not try dietary manipulation without a proper diagnosis and veterinary supervision.
The Epilepsy Support Blend is used to ease seizure disorders, using 100% natural herbal blend.
Contains: Ginkgo, Gotu Kola, Skullcap, Valerian, Brewer’s Yeast, Dandelion, Rosehips, Turmeric, Rosemary, Garlic, Fenugreek, Kelp and Alfalfa.
Start by switching your fur kid to a natural raw cuisine. Once your fur kids transitioned to raw, typically between 4 and 6 weeks, introduce the Epilepsy Support Blend into the diet.
The Epilepsy Support Blend can be used in conjunction with conventional therapies. The natural treatments are widely used with variable success but have not been thoroughly investigated and proven at this time.
As with any condition, the most healthful natural diet will improve the pet’s overall health.
Epilepsy Support Blend (Cats and Dogs) (600gr) (Pouch) (SQ) (Custom)
- Brand: Blue Sage Distribution
- Product Code: BS-PC-EPILEPSY-01
- Availability: Pre-Order
- Ex Tax: R423.48
If you are feeding herbs for healing or calming purposes then it is most effective to feed the herbs on a daily basis throughout one full blood cycle, which is 3 months (12 weeks). The condition should be vastly improved over this time to the point where further supplementation should no longer be necessary.
Please ensure that you are familiar with our medical disclaimer. We provide these herbal solutions for your convenience only, and because we know they work for the conditions that these solutions have been formulated for.
Herbs as a rule should not be fed to pregnant animals, as many of them have uterine or hormonal stimulant properties. Before feeding a herb to a broodmare or foal, please consult with a vet or holistic animal practitioner to substantiate safety of a specific herb. The information provided by us on this site is intended solely for animals older than six months of age.