i have heard from a few people that its not good to feed high protien foods to dogs that suffer seizures. Has any one else heard of this?
That's what I heard too. There was a website posted here a couple yrs ago, who documented the positive progress of a Dalmation over several months, when she was switched to a no grain (and BARF, I believe) food, including all the supplements she tried and their effect.Originally Posted By: Barb E.I have not heard that, I've heard that the fewer grains/carbs the better.
I think that whenever you hear anything about "high protein" with respect to dogs, it often means high grain content, since most foods traditionally haven't boosted protein via meat sources.Originally Posted By: Stonewall554i have heard from a few people that its not good to feed high protien foods to dogs that suffer seizures. Has any one else heard of this?
I'm sorry to hear that!!!! It is so scary and saddening to see that happen to them. One of the things I've been reading about seizures is if they have glucose issues then steady blood sugar levels are really a good thing for them. I did actually try the Natural Balance for a week but it wasn't any good for Jack. Potatos have a lot more sugar than cornmeal so I think that impacted his glucose. Or it could have been some of the natural flavors - not sure. The Kumpi is actually formulated to keep the blood sugar normalized throughout the day. Cornmeal in Kumpi is yellow dent and hardly has any sugar - not like sweet corn we as humans eat that has a lot of sugar. Of course the formula as a whole....well their nutritionists knows his stuff - it just works great. Evy can go into a lot more detail....so ....Hi Robert, I read Jacks story. My girl Kiya has been having seizures since 11/27/05. She's had really good control with a low dose of meds (pb & kbr) her longest stretch was 253 days broken in June of 2010, then 144 days this January broke that streak, now February she has had 2. One was this morning, so I have been debating grain free or home cooked. It really makes your head spin.
I guess I can concider Kumpi. She was on Proplan, switched to Kirkland last July but the gas was really bad so I switched her to Natural Balance and she's been on that since the fall.
I am just so disheartened right now, I could just cry. This morning she was playing with her ball acting happy when we were out, then bam.
THAT IS TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY FALSE!!! Now if the protein comes from a source other than meat it can be bad. But dog foods like Orijen, Acana, Horizon Legacy,Taste of the Wild, Fromm, Merrick and others get the majority of their protein from meat. Here is a great article off a great website.i have heard from a few people that its not good to feed high protien foods to dogs that suffer seizures. Has any one else heard of this?