Watching a beloved pet suffer from seizures is a terrible, frightening experience.
Unfortunately, canine seizures are a common experience and have many different causes.
Causes of Canine Seizures
Simplified, a seizure is a misfiring of brain signals.
Dogs have seizures for many different reasons.
Sometimes, the seizures are unexplained and you never know the cause.
Sometimes a dog will have a seizure, then not have another the rest of his/her life.
Other dogs have seizures weekly.
The most common causes of dog seizures are:
- Exposure to toxins
- Brain tumors
- Genetic abnormalities
- Unknown reasons
What Happens During Canine Seizures?
When a dog starts having a seizure, it usually falls over on its side.
The dog then becomes stiff, salivates, and chomps its jaw.
Depending on the severity of the seizure, the dog may defecate, urinate, whine or cry, and look as though it’s trying to run while lying on its side.
Seizures look painful, but in reality, dogs are unconscious during the seizure and don’t feel anything.
Fortunately, dogs do not suffer while the seizure is happening.
After the seizure, the dog may be disoriented and confused.
It might wander aimlessly around the house or pace.
Sometimes dogs suffer temporary blindness after a seizure.
Some dogs are extra hungry or thirsty.
Often, dogs recover immediately after a seizure, though some dogs may seem “off” for up to 24 hours.
Many dogs experience seizures while resting or asleep, often during the night or very early in the morning.
Symptoms of Canine Seizures
Some pet parents notice warning signs before their dog has a seizure.
Warning signs include:
- Behavior – acting dazed, frightened, worried or stressed
- Visual disturbances
- Seeking extra attention
- Muscle contractions
- Trouble controlling urination or bowels
How Di Tan Tang Helps Control Seizures in Dogs
Some vets recommend pharmaceuticals to help control seizures in dogs.
Often, though, veterinarians and pet parents prefer to try something natural first.
Herbs provide a gentle, tonic alternative for many dogs.
Most herbs don’t have side effects.
Di Tan Tang: Western Philosophy
Di Tan Tang: Eastern Philosophy
Eastern medicine treats a disease’s root cause(s) rather than symptoms.
Accordingly, TCVM veterinarians evaluate canine seizures differently than Western veterinarians.
TCVM vets look for signs of imbalance.
Di Tan Tang helps dogs with the following TCVM signs:
- A cough with yellow phlegm
- Internal wind due to Wind-Phlegm with Heat
- Loss of consciousness
- Occasional constipation
- Red or purple tongue with a greasy coating
- Screaming while foaming at the mouth
- Slippery pulse
- Sudden seizures
- Wood personality (irritable or agitated)
How Di Tan Tang Works
Di Tan Tang is a TCVM blend of 13 different Eastern herbs.
The herbs perform synergistically, balancing systems and meridians in the body.
Di Tan Tang addresses the underlying causes of seizures in dogs.
The underlying cause of any disease is always an imbalance somewhere in the body.
Di Tang Tang alleviates your dog’s imbalances while treating the symptoms of canine seizures.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Di Tan Tang works by:
- Transform phlegm
- Clear internal wind
- Stop seizures
The main ingredients in Di Tan Tang are:
- Chen Pi moves Qi and transforms phlegm
- Dan Nan Xing transforms phlegm
- Fu Ling drains damp
- Gan Cao harmonizes
- Gan Jiang harmonizes
- Gou Teng extinguishes internal wind and clears liver heat
- Hai Zao transforms phlegm, clears heat, and softens the hardness
- Kun Bu transforms phlegm, softens the hardness, and drains water
- Ren Shen (Kirin) tonifies Qi
- Si Jue Ming clears liver heat
- Shi Chang Pu opens the orifice and eliminates Damp
- Zhi Shi moves Qi
- Shu Ru transforms phlegm
Dr. Huisheng Xie, the founder of the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL, created Di Tan Tang specifically for animals.
Dr. Xie based Di Tan Tang on the ancient TCM formula from Ji Sheng Fang by Yan Yon-He, 1923.
Di Tan Tang works best when combined with plenty of water, Eastern Food Therapy, and moderate exercise.
Note: Information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute the advice provided by your own veterinarian.