|Barked: Wed Mar 20, '13 5:11pm PST |
The more usable nutrition in food, and the easier it is to derive, the more the body has to repair and right itself (or keep going strong, in the case of a healthy animal), and the less work it has to do to get that nutrition. So making sure a diet is of quality ingredients, in a form easily utilizable to a dog is always going to be helpful.
In regard to seizures specifically, the rest gets very specific. You're actually looking less at foods that are specifically good, as foods that are specifically bad. There are some foods that commonly trigger seizures, but ultimately everyone is different. An elimination diet may be in order.
On both counts, creating a homemade diet can be extremely helpful. Failing that, there are diets with very limited ingredients. However, for a commercial dog food to be AAFCO certified as "complete and balanced," it must contain certain supplemented vitamins... In some cases the supplemented vitamins are seizure triggers.
Depending on the reason for seizures, food may be more or less relevant. Having a good vet with real nutritional knowledge (not just a Hill's course) on your side is extremely helpful. Not an easy road to go down, but if you do find there are food triggers, the pay off is huge.
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