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 Post subject: New study from Purina and dogs with epilepsy
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:44 pm 
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I just got a call from my vet who read about a study of dogs with epilepsy and diet, sponsored by Purina. Purina will be making a food that will be available in March, I think, that may prove helpful to idiopathic epilepsy. A diet rich in medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) can help control seizures, the study says. Here's the link!

http://www.rvc.ac.uk/research/research- ... h-epilepsy


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 Post subject: Re: New study from Purina and dogs with epilepsy
PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:43 pm 
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I am interested in trying this with Flash. I called Purina. The rep wasn't able to be helpful due to FDA regulations he couldn't tell me the benefits of it or what made it good for the dogs with epilepsy. He said I had to contact my vet for more details and a recommendation. I did email to see about pricing, availability, or whether it would be good for Flash.


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 Post subject: Re: New study from Purina and dogs with epilepsy
PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:40 am 
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It's Purina Proplan Neurocare. The hope is that the ingredients in this formula helps support brain health in dogs with epilepsy and cognitive disfunction. The formula has medium-chain triglycerides which, through a 6 month double-blind study, found that it decreased the number of seizures in dogs with epilepsy. It's only available through your vet and it's expensive, I'm not gonna lie. $53 for an 11 pd. bag.

We just started to mix it in with our current food and will slowly introduce it over 2 weeks.


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