Update on Reese

ReeseWhat a busy week! I haven’t had much time to post anything, I’ve been busy walking in the rain and in my spare time, I’m researching how to take care of a dog with epilepsy. Reesie went to the vet on Friday and it seems as though she likely has Idiopathic Epilepsy. We don’t know the underlying cause of her partial seizures, but I’m doing all that I can to prevent anymore from occurring. And the very first thing that I’m doing is changing her food. Reese has been on Merrick dog food, which contains grains. Grains are not a natural food for dogs and can cause all kinds of problems, including allergies and seizures. So Reese is currently transitioning to a new, grain-free diet. She had a bloodtest taken but nothing of alarm was found. She did test positive for Lyme disease, however seizures aren’t a common symptom of the disease. For now, the best thing that I can do is provide Reese with the healthiest diet and supplements possible, offer a healthy dose of exercise, and keep a detailed diary every day. I’m starting to get used to the idea that Reese may experience additional seizures in the future, but I’m still watching my sweet little girl very closely (and over-analyzing everything, just as any other over protective mother would!) She’s certainly enjoying the extra attention! I hope that I can provide enough changes to prevent anymore seizures and as I find time, will certainly post what I’ve learned to help everyone provide healthier lives for their lovable pups!

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