Supplements for canine epilepsy

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Supplements for canine epilepsy

Post by richmauer » Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:23 am

My pup takes Taurine daily and I feel it has helped her. I was surfing the net and found this statement:

"A daily supplementation of 100-300 milligrams of betaine HC1; 50-500 milligrams of dimethylglycine (DMG); 200-1,000 milligrams of taurine ; and 10-200 milligrams of proanthocyanidin is said to be helpful for the epileptic dogs."

I have never read these others supplements before.

Betaine HC1

Anybody using any of these? results? Thoughts?
Precious Peanut in doggie heaven 6/25/10 - 10 years old
English Cocker female 10 y/o "Sundae"
Shiatzu Male 10 y/o "Casey"

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Post by MK's mom » Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:58 am

All those acronyms and long names for supplements does my head in! LOL Anyhoo, there's a epilepsy list on Yahoo and they use a cocktail of supplements, one of which is the DMG. I thought about trying it once, but not knowing anything about the supplements I decided not to go that route.

I used to use Taurine, too, and my boy didn't cluster for 10 months while using it, then it seemed to lose its effectiveness.

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First seizure 7/26/2013
Last seizure 3/24/2014
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Last seizure 9/4/2009

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Re: Supplements for canine epilepsy

Post by mattfrancis23 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:20 pm

i havent used any supplements with my dog yet. reason is i haven't read any articles that conclusively state they are helpful or not.

does anyone have any research articles on this?

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