Does your dog or cat have epilepsy or suffer from seizures? Is there anything you should feed or avoid? Here is our advice...
Wednesday 20th January 2021
Beneficial features of Arden Grange diets for dogs and cats suffering
- They are made without gluten which can stimulate the opioid receptors in the brain, increasing the susceptibility to seizures in animals predisposed to them. *1
- They supply minerals which are easily absorbed. Magnesium, zinc and calcium deficiencies may reduce seizure thresholds.
- The dry products contain krill, which is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, EPA and DHA, which help maintain the structure and function of the cellular and sub-cellular membranes, as well as support growth of blood vessels and nerves.
- They contain antioxidant vitamins, minerals and plant extracts which can help protect the body from free-radical damage resulting from oxidative stress. Excessive free-radical release is likely implicated in the initiation and progression of epilepsy. *2
- The products are made to fixed formulae and designed to promote a steady release of energy and help prevent seizures related to the peaks and troughs of glucose.
- Moderate salt levels. This is especially important for dogs taking potassium bromide as an anticonvulsant.hey are hypoallergenic (contain no wheat, soya or dairy products). It may be sensible to avoid these common dietary allergens as allergies contribute to metabolic stress, and although rare in dogs and cats, severe food allergies can cause anaphylactic reactions which sometimes result in seizures.