Controlling Seizures Caused By Distemper:

Q) I have a four-year-old Labrador mix that contracted distemper from an old neighbor’s puppy. The initial acute period of the disease went by with little problems thanks to homeopathy, but within weeks she was having seizures on a daily basis. After doing a lot of research and talking with my veterinarian, my wife and I are considering putting our dog on Phenobarbital. How does Pheno work and is it safe?{+++}

ladyanddogbench1A) When an animal has distemper, the nervous tissue lining is destroyed due to demyelination. In response to this action, the dog’s body tries to counter the issue by using its own immune cells. This causes inflammation of the brain, otherwise referred to as encephalitis. Seizures are a result.

Pheno is actually said to be a quality way that will help suppress your dog’s seizures. You should also consider supplementing with a special Chinese herbal formula that will assist in the healing process. In addition, hemp oil, B vitamins, vitamin D, Kelp, extra magnesium, and vitamin C are all healthy supplements for your dog’s condition.

In time your dog should stabilize and slowly become weaned off of the Pheno. Most holistic practitioners will still recommend that you continue with the herbal supplements. As with any health issue, supplementation, and drugs, always consult with your veterinarian and be sure to research the advice of a holistic practitioner.

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