EPILEPSY / FITS
Epileptic fits result from a disruption
of the electrical impulses in the brain. Fits can result from
numerous disease conditions, for example liver and kidney disease,
poisoning, infection, fever but here we are concerned with idiopathic
epilepsy (there is no apparent cause). In some breeds, for example
the German Shepherd there is a genetic connection but epilepsy
can occur in cross-breeds too.
Holistic Medicine views epileptic
fits as a process by which excess energy is discharged. Generally,
excess energy is discharged by increased mental and physical
activity hyperactivity or excessively boisterous behaviour.
As with numerous disease conditions dietary intolerance should
be considered as a possible cause of epilepsy.
Holistic management of epilepsy
is by feeding a diet which is hypo-allergenic, chemical-free,
low in protein and fat, and high in complex carbohydrate (brown
rice is best for this). It is essential that the quantity of
food meets but does not exceed the dog's energy requirement.
Burns Pet Health Management Programme meets these needs.
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