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Herbal treatments to help prevent shaking and to help reduce epileptic seizures in cats and dogs.

The adrenal glands help the body adapt to stress through the release of natural steroids and hormones. With chronic stress or neurological dysfunction, the adrenals can become fatigued, affecting many body systems including the pituitary, parotid and thyroid glands, the endocrine system, the autonomic nervous system, the liver, the duodenum and the kidneys.

Plant botanicals soothe, relieve irregularity and provide multi-level support for many bodily systems, including Adrenal, Cardiovascular, Digestive, Excretory, Respiratory and the Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems for its calming, mildly sedative and nervine effects to soothe the brain, functioning as a neurological tonic for conditions related to epilepsy and seizures.

Seizures are a neurological disorder caused by abnormal electrical disturbances in the brain. They affect both dogs and cats and can be extremely frightening for pet owners. When a seizure occurs, neurons (nerve cells) in the brain send and receive electrical impulses in the body which interferes with the normal brain processes.Epilepsy is a disorder that has increasingly become a common problem for pet owners as it frequently affects the health of dogs and cats. Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical disturbances in the brain. Neurons, also called nerve cells in the brain send and receive electrical impulses in the body which interferes with the normal brain processes. This disorder is characterized by seizures which occur intermittently and range in intensity from mild to severe.

As a result, your pet will lose control of his muscles and experience jerking, confusion, disorientation, twitching, thrashing and paddling with their feet, salivating, urinating or defecating themselves. Seizures can affect animals once in their lifetime or occur regularly, lasting for a few minutes to having a few episodes that occurs in 24 hours.

When more than one seizure occurs in 24 hours, it is known as cluster seizures. Three or more seizures after each other or a seizure that continues for more than 30 minutes is known as status epilepticus. It is imperative that you consult your vet immediately if your pet exhibits any signs of epilepsy so that he can receive medical attention.

As soon as you notice any symptoms associated with seizures or odd behavioral changes, consult your vet immediately. If seizure attacks are treated early, they can be managed and your pet can continue to enjoy good health and quality of life.

Types of epilepsy

There are various types of seizures that differ in intensity. Epileptic seizures may be classified into either generalized or partial episodes:

Generalized seizures occur frequently in dogs and cats and there are a number of variations of these seizures which include grand mal (tonic clonic), tonic, clonic, mycoclonic and petit mal (absence seizures). Grand mal seizures are the most common form of seizures in cats and dogs. The seizure begins with loss of consciousness and contraction of the skeletal muscles.

This causes the animal to fall on his side with its limbs extended and head back, known as the tonic phase. During the tonic phase, the animal may often drool excessively, experience loss of bowel and bladder control, and vomit. The tonic phase is followed by the clonic phase which is characterized by jerking of the muscles, paddling or running movements of the legs or clamping of the jaws.

Partial Seizures are also referred to as focal seizures and remain localized or spread to other parts of the body. It causes repeated twitching movements and is often so subtle that you may hardly notice it all.

There are many conditions and factors that may contribute to epilepsy and these include:


Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose)


Fungal disease

Viral or inflammatory disorders


Severe worm infestation




Head trauma

Brain abscess or tumor


Vitamin deficiencies

Liver disease

Renal failure


Metabolic disorders


Toxins such as fertilizers, pesticides, arsenic, chocolate and strychnine

Metals such as lead, mercury, copper and aluminium

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies have been used as a gentler alternative to conventional prescription drugs when treating epilepsy, to soothe the brain and improve neurological health and reduce the symptoms of epilepsy and seizure disorders, to support the natural equilibrium and balance of the nervous system for cats and dogs.

Soothed & Serene(learn more) is used to relax and calm all bodily systems, to soothe animals exhibiting all types of  destructive behavior due to anxiety, fear, grief, separation, pain, illness, allergies, aggression, socialization issues, electrical and thunder storms due to its calming, mildly sedative and nervine effects that can bridge nutritional deficiencies and relieve irregularity in bodily systems, restore emotional balance, promote comfort, relaxation, balanced mood and feelings of security.

Serenity Zen Dog & Cat - (learn more) is used for its multi-level support to soothe, relax, calm and provide pain relief to nerves, muscles and all bodily systems (Adrenal, Cardiovascular, Digestive, Excretory, Respiratory, Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems), for anxiety disorders, allergies, digestive colic, storms, travel, boarding, vet visits, separation, restlessness, irritability, depression, ADHD and ADD, to maintain normal electrical balance in the brain, reduce neuro inflammation and modulate inflammatory response.

Life’s An Itch! - (learn more) promotes optimal immune response, reduces acute and chronic seasonal allergies and irritations including contact, food, skin, atopic and parasitic allergens, reduces respiratory disorders, relieves wheezing, chest discomfort and sinus inflammation, soothes smooth muscles and tissues, alleviates respiratory congestion, as a bronchodilator, for asthma, coughs, pneumonia, laryngitis, esophaghitis (GERD, reflux), rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, COPD, relieves viral and bacterial infections, hot spots, swelling, inflammation, hair loss, soothes itchy skin and coat in dogs and cats, and works to cut recovery time and prevent recurring infections.

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Feed your pet premium, quality commercial food or a well balanced all natural diet free of preservatives and colorants. 

Ensure that your pet has regular exercise

Try to remain as calm as possible when your pet is experiencing an epilepsy attack

Monitor the length of time that the seizure is occurring – if it lasts for more than five minutes or three seizures occur in one day, get your pet to the vet immediately as severe hyperthermia can result from prolonged seizures

Ensure that your pet feels safe and comfortable and will not be able to harm himself in any way

Keep sharp objects out of your pet’s way and take care that he will not fall off stairs, furniture or into the pool – move him to a safer area

Educate yourself on epilepsy and seizures and their treatment

Conventional Remedies:

The diagnoses of seizures are based on the pet’s symptoms, thorough physical and neurological examination as a detailed review of the medical history. A number of tests which include x-rays, blood tests, CAT scan, MRI, EEG or a spinal tap are performed. Certain tests may also be performed to rule out other illnesses that may be the cause of seizures, such as hypoglycaemia and insulinoma.

The aim of treatment is to reduce the frequency, duration and severity of seizures. Your vet will most likely prescribe oral anti-convulsive medications such as Phenobarbital, Diazepam and Potassium Bromide that must be administered daily. In cases where seizures are prolonged, injectable drugs may be administered intravenously.

Once the diagnosis of epilepsy has been confirmed, your veterinarian will prescribe the most appropriate anti-convulsant therapy for your pet.

If your pet experiences mild seizures, anticonvulsive therapy may be recommended while anti-convulsive medications such as Diazepam, Phenobarbitone and Potassium Bromide may be prescribed to reduce the severe, frequent epileptic seizures. It would also be useful to monitor your pet’s behavior closely and keep a journal of his seizure activity.

Keep in mind that these drugs cannot be discontinued or skipped without the supervision of your vet. It is also recommended that you keep a journal of your pet’s seizure activity and monitor his behavior closely. Many of these drugs may eventually cause damage to the liver and regular liver tests may be useful.



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