My dog is a 3 year old rescue presumably a border collie, Australian cattle dog mix? He has seizures almost once a month or even sometimes between that. They are generally cluster seizures and full body. Sometimes large changes can cause seizures for him or if he would get ahold of different food it can cause them including (I think) treats or getting ahold of people food. He currently takes phenobarbital and potassium bromide I worry about his liver with his phenobarbital levels. He usually looks like he carries a little more weight sometimes never at an unhealthy level but a little thicker. I was wondering if there were maybe any diets he could be placed on that may help him with controlling the seizures more or if any of this information is common checkmarks for any type of cause. He currently eats a purina neurological food with a little kirklands healthy weight mixed in because he neglects the purina otherwise, because the other dog we have gets it. If I forgot to include anything that may give you more insight please ask. (this is my first post so I may have missed something)
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Seizures in canines are often idiopathic (unknown cause) and genetic. It’s neurological. Like a brainstorm that will occur at certain intervals, of course sensitivities could trigger, things like thunderstorms can lower the seizure threshold.
Probably best to avoid unnecessary additives and chemicals and make sure the dog is getting adequate exercise.
If he has more than 1 seizure a month the vet will advise medication, this is necessary and will help him.
Uncontrolled seizures can lead to brain damage, not to mention the suffering and confusion the dog experiences.
I had a dog with seizures that lived to old age on a daily low dose of phenobarbital. Listen to your vet regarding diet recommendations, I didn’t avoid any particular foods. However, a simple ingredient food might make sense. I like Nutrisca Salmon and Chickpea
Also, ask your vet about a rabies vaccine waiver, he may qualify, if he is diagnosed with a neurological disorder.
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