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Hi all,
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have an 8 year old basset hound who started having seizures out of the blue last summer. They have gradually increased in frequency but duration has been controlled somewhat with some meds. Currently he’s on Pexion and Gabapentin.

I was wondering if anyone has tried changing their dogs diet to a ketogenic one in order to help control epileptic seizures? I found this study during my research that found that a ketogenic diet rich in medium-chain triacylgylycerols (man-made fats like coconut oil, butter etc) had been shown to help. (I can’t link the study as this is my maiden post 😀)

I have been looking into keto diets anyway, but one of the things that I don't truly trust is the ratios. 4:1 fats to protein+carbs combined by weight seems like a lot. I was watching a video with a "keto expert" called Trish Woodier on keepthetailwagging, and she mentioned that when she started it looked like a bowl of oil. I started using the keto calculator on ketopetsanctuary and it definitely wasn't these high ratios. It was like 400g ground beef, and 50g of coco oil.

Has anyone tried this, specifically to treat epilepsy, something like 3:1 or 4:1 ratio? If so, I'd love to see a photo of what you feed.

Thanks!
 

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