Canine Epilepsy is similar to the eponymous disease in humans. It is a disease of the central nervous system. Affected dogs have fits or convulsions, losing consciousness and possibly voiding urine and faeces, in the grand mal form. In the petit mal form, dogs retain consciousness and may even remain standing. It is a non-painful condition for affected dogs but is very distressing for the household.
Causes and triggers are legion, with inflammation of the brain (meningitis and/or encephalitis) often being involved. Poisons, dietary intolerances, vaccination reaction, viral infection, bacterial infection and injury are among the aetiological agents.
A good proportion of (but not all) cases treated with homeopathy and other forms of natural medicine have ceased fitting, appearing to be cured.
Treatment options used, often combined, have been veterinary homeopathy, veterinary acupuncture, herbal medicine and natural feeding. Clearly, if success can be achieved by these methods, it is a preferable alternative to conventional sedation with sedative drugs.
The diagnosis of ‘primary hereditary idiopathic epilepsy is rarely correct, in my opinion, since most cases respond to homeopathic treatment.
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