Yes, there are many natural things to help a pet that has seizures…
My previous little dog Pj, started having seizures at 5 years old, which I was told by the vet, is an age where that can start. After thousand of dollars of tests to see where his seizures stemmed from, nothing was conclusive. There were no answers of how to help him not have a seizure. Thank goodness his were not often or severe enough to have to be put on drugs, so I sought out natural ways to help him.
ICE PACK BETWEEN THE SHOULDER BLADES:
When Pj started having seizures, I was taking him to a vet-chiropractor once a month. She told me that placing an ice pack between his shoulder blades while in a seizure, sometimes helps a pet come out of the seizure quicker.
BACH FLOWER – RESCUE REMEDY:
A naturalistic vet suggested putting 3 drops of Bach Flower-Rescue Remedy on his lips when in seizure, and after to help calm him.
MASSAGE POINTS, HEALING TOUCH/INTUITIVE HEALING, & ACUPUNCTURE:
Many holistic books suggest rubbing the whole ear inside & out of both ears, with your index finger and thumb, if you notice they might be going into one or during one.
Healing touch, intuitive healing and acupuncture have all been shown to help as well.
FOOD, SUPPLEMENTS (vitamins, minerals & herbs) & HOMEOPATHIC SUPPORT:
These holistic books give many other ways to help such as supplements, homeopathic support & herbs;
The Complete Holistic Dog Book
The Holistic Guide For A Healthy Dog
Healthy Healing An Alternative Healing Reference
About this time, I learned how to do kinesiology testing from my chiropractor. Definition, if you’ve never heard of this before, “Kinesiology is the science of energy balancing and is grounded in the study of anatomy and physiology.” It’s basically muscle testing. It shows the positive or negative effects of something, in combination with you.
For example, I suffered with chronic eczema since I was 3 years old. Nothing helped me – not prescription creams, years of allergy shots, cortisone pills, iodine baths, etc. And believe me I tried it all! I started muscle testing everything I ate, drank, washed my clothing/towels/bedding with or anything I put on my skin.
After 33 years of suffering from chronic eczema, kinesiology testing gave me my answer. It was milk. I stopped drinking milk and my eczema disappeared in 1-week! One week, after suffering so much of my life with it.
So, I tested PJ the same way just to see if anything he was getting, was not good for him. I found one food he tested so badly on, I never fed him that food again and he never had another seizure. He lived till 17 years old, and never had another seizure.
I’m not saying that kinesiology can heal seizures or be a cure all, I’m just saying it can help remove things that are making our bodies taxed.
For instructions on doing kinesiology testing;
USE ONLY GLASS WATER & FEEDING BOWELS/PLATES + PURIFIED WATER:
[Any products & suggestions are all natural, but it is always recommended to check with your vet before using or doing them.
Many holistic sites have been touting the benefits for using CBD oil for pets with epilepsy or seizures (make sure it does NOT contain THC). Just beware that the products are still very unregulated and doses may increase or decrease per each bottle you buy even from the same seller and of the same product.
MAKE SURE TO KEEP YOUR VET UPDATED:
Make sure to document the day and time your pet has a seizure, what was going on, was it hot out, after a walk, what they’ve eaten in the last couple of days…any details. Also, how long the seizure lasted. How did they act before & after? Keep your vet updated with this information.
GET VET CARE:
As we all know, seizures can be a serious indication that something is wrong, so seek a vet’s care immediately. Even if they’ve had one before, if it lasts too long – even minutes, the pet can overheat which is dangerous! Apply cold water or wet towels between their back legs, neck, paws & head, but it’s crucial that you get them to a vet ASAP!
KEEP THEM AND YOURSELF SAFE:
Make sure to follow this list as well…