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Weight and Food

by Gail
(Raeford, NC)

My dog is 83 lbs and had a seizure last week, are these related and what is a good food to feed?

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hope this helps
by: Anonymous

we give ours a natural, holistic food (NEVER COMMERICAL FOOD YOU CAN BUY AT A SUPERMARKET OR WALMART, ETC.) ours is: Taste of the wild. they have one with Bison and Venison, good for dogs with sensativities and allergies (which can trigger seizures). we alternate with that one and a roasted salmon that they also offer(omega 3's are important). If you can find a holistic vet I would go there(make sure they are legit), and see about liver supplements and or a detox. we had to go this route with our boy Luke, who also suffered form epilepsy seizures. Luke weighed a good 65 pounds, and I thought he was a bit overweight, so I would think if yours is 83, a diet would help. I know its not always easy, but exercise is best, even if you put him on a tread mill for say 15-30 minutes aday (work it gradually of course). I don;t know how often you feed him, but of its more than 2x a day, cut back one. I also don't know what portion size you are giving him, but if it's more than a cup and a half for each meal, cut back. don't give too many treats, and if you do, try to give healthy ones, like carrots, celery sticks, etc. (NEVER GIVE RAISONS, OR GRAPES).
KEEP US POSTED, THE BEST TO YOU. We feel your pain.

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