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TheraLepsy™-Epilepsy

TheraLepsy™-Epilepsy

TheraLepsy™ has a precision balance of nutrients your dog requires for a longer, healthier life!  Expertly hand crafted in USA

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Epilepsy Information/Causes

 

Epilepsy is a term used when the seizure disorder has no identifiable cause, such as brain disease. It is specifically a disorder involving recurrent seizures. Though seizure disorders affect less than 1% of animals, given sufficient circumstances any animal can have a seizure.
The cause of the seizure correlates, to some extent, with the age of onset. In some animals, seizures may be triggered by hormone changes such as pregnancy or menstruation. They may also be triggered by illness or sensory stimuli such as lights, sounds, and touch. In many cases, no trigger is found for the seizures. The amount of stimulation required to cause a seizure is called the “seizure threshold.” Many people with epilepsy are considered to have a low seizure threshold.
Common causes of seizures include
Idiopathic seizures, (no identifiable cause) usually begin in the adolescent years but can occur at any age with no other neurologic abnormalities present or often in a breed with a history of epilepsy or seizures.
Developmental or genetic conditions present at birth, or injuries near birth– in this case, the seizures usually begin in infancy or early puppyhood. Metabolic abnormalities
may affect any age, diabetes mellitus complications electrolyte imbalances kidney failure, uremia (toxic accumulation of wastes) nutritional deficiencies phenylketonuria (PKU)–can rarely cause seizures in puppies other metabolic diseases such as inborn error of metabolism Brain injury may affect any age. The highest incidence in young dogs is most likely if the brain membranes are damaged, seizures usually begin within 1-2 years after the injury, early seizures (within 2 weeks of injury)–do not necessarily indicate that chronic seizures (epilepsy) will develop Tumors and brain lesions that occupy space (such as hematomas) may affect any age, more common in mid-life partial (focal) seizures most common initially may progress to generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Disorders affecting the blood vessels (stroke, TIA, and so on) Degenerative disorders (senile dementia type, or similar organic brain syndromes) mostly affect older dogs.  Infections may affect all ages and may be a reversible cause of seizures, brain infections (meningitis, encephalitis) brain abscess, acute severe infections of any part of the body chronic infections (such as neurosyphilis). Prevention: Generally, there is no known prevention for seizure disorders. However, adequate diet and sleep may decrease likelihood of precipitating a seizure.

Symptoms

Epilepsy is characterized by seizures of any type that occur on a chronic, recurrent basis and have no known cause. In addition to seizures, there may be other symptoms or signs, such as changes in mood or energy level, dizziness, fainting, confusion, and memory loss.
An aura (sensations indicating a seizure is imminent), occur in some persons just prior to a generalized seizure.

Symptoms of generalized seizures

 

Petit mal seizures:
Minimal or no movements (usually, except for “eye blinking”) — may appear like a blank stare
Brief sudden loss of awareness or conscious activity — may only last seconds
Recurs many times
Occurs most often during childhood
Decreased learning (child often thought to be daydreaming)
Tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures:
Whole body, violent muscle contractions
Rigid and stiff
Affects a major portion of the body
Loss of consciousness
Breathing stops temporarily, then “sighing”
Incontinence
Tongue or cheek biting
Confusion following the seizure
Weakness following the seizure
Symptoms of partial seizures
Simple partial (focal) seizures:
Muscle contractions of a specific body part
Abnormal sensations
May have nausea, sweating, skin flushing, and dilated pupils
May have other focal (localized) symptoms
Partial complex seizures:
Automatism (automatic performance of complex behaviors)
Abnormal sensations
May have nausea, sweating, skin flushing, and dilated pupils
May have other focal (localized) symptoms
Recalled or inappropriate emotions
Changes in personality or alertness
May or may not lose consciousness
Olfactory (smell) or gustatory (taste) hallucinations or impairments — if temporal focus
Signs and tests
The diagnosis of epilepsy and/or seizure disorders involves a history of recurrent seizures of any type. A physical examination, including a detailed neuromuscular examination, may be normal or may show focal neurologic deficits (localized abnormalities of brain functions).
An electroencephalograph (EEG), a reading of the electrical activity in the brain, usually confirms the presence of various types of seizures. It may, in some cases, indicate the location of the lesion causing the seizure. A normal EEG does not rule out a seizure disorder.
Tests for the cause may include various blood tests (as appropriate depending on the suspected cause), including:
A CBC
A blood chemistry, blood glucose
Liver function tests
Kidney function tests
Tests for infectious diseases
A CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) analysis
Tests for the cause may include procedures such as:
A head CT or MRI scan
A lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
Ingredients & Analysis
Red Cabbage, Beets, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Black Berries, Barley Grass, Alfalfa, Spirulina, Chlorella, Turnip Greens, Avocado, Kale, Apples, Green Cabbage, Oranges, Grapefruit, Tomato, Carrots, Garlic, Cayenne Pepper, Bell Pepper, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Spinach, Peaches, Blueberry, Raspberry, Kamut Grass, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Indigo berry, Parsley, Radish, Summer squash, Shitake Mushroom, Ginger Root, Thyme, Cumin, Yucca, Apple Cider Vinegar, Dandelion Root, Sage, Aloe Vera, Reishi,  Echinacea, Thyme, Astragalus, and Chicory.  (Preserved by a natural pH. Balance)
Nutrient Profile
Iodized Salt, L-Lysine, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Vitamin E Supplement, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract. (Exceeds AAFCO standards)

TheraPlex_2™  also contains trace amounts of more than 50 other minerals.

 

Metabolic Energy¹ (Calories)

Dry Weight      3929 kcal/kg (372 kcal/per cup ² )
¹Measurement of Usable Energy in a food, which differs substantially from gross caloric content.
²Eight fluid oz. equals 5.5 oz. by weight.
 

Average Nutritional Properties

 

  Nutrient  Nutrient Guarantee % As Fed1 % Dry Matter2 % As Fed, Caloric Basis3
g/100 kcal
Protein 9.5 min 9.5 11.0 7.5
Fat 4.5 min 4.5 5.5 3.5
Carbohydrate (NFE) 25.5 25.5 10.0
Crude Fiber 10.5 max 13.7 .7 0.5
  mg/100 kcal3
Calcium 3.50 min 2.0 2.0 335
Phosphorus 2.0 min 0.64 0.69 255
Sodium 0.26 0.26 69
Potassium 3.2 min 3.65 0.53 250
Magnesium 3.2 min 2.5 2.2 52
Enzyme classes
Aspartate aminotransferase
Catalase
Cytochrome oxidase
DNase
Fatty acid oxidase Hexokinase
Malic dehydrogenase
Nitrate reductase
Nitrogen oxyreductase
Peroxidase
Peroxidase catalase
Phosphatase
Phospholipase
Polyphenoloxidase
RNase
Superoxide dismutase
Transhydrogenase
Amino acid classes
Alanine
Amide
Arginine
Aspartic acid
Cystine
Glutamic acid
Glycine
Histidine
Isoleucine
Leucine 
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Proline
Purines
Serine
Threonine
Tryptophan
Tyrosine
Valine
Beta carotene content
Vegetable IU per 100g
Green barley
Carrots
Kale
Spinach
Summer squash
Broccoli
Cabbage
23,136
11,000
8,300
7,964
390
877
133
Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamins Minerals
Beta carotene
Biotin
Choline
Folic acid
Niacin
Pantothenic acid
Vitamin A
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Boron
Calcium
Chloride
Chromium
Iodine
Iron
Magnesium
Manganese
Phosphorous
Potassium
Selenium
Sodium
Sulphur
Zinc

 

 

¹Differs from label guarantees which are either maximums or minimums.
²The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles of products with differing moisture contents.
³Nutrient intake for every 100 kilocalories consumed.

Daily Dosage Guidelines & Storage
Dogs/Puppies: begin with these guidelines. You may adjust portions for desired results depending upon treatment stage to maintain proper nutrient intake. If you are uncertain, consult your Balance Diet™ Vet. tech., or ask your veterinarian. Feed more TheraLepsy™ as needed.
BD-Tip:  Keep fresh water available!
Dosage/Use/Recovery
2-3 tbsp., TheraLepsy™ per 10 lbs. body weight 3 times per week
Supplement TheraLepsy™ daily
BD-Tip: feed apart or mix into food
Dosage/Use/Maintenance
1 tbsp., TheraLepsy™ per 10 lbs. body weight 3 times per week
Supplement TheraLepsy™ every other day
BD-Tip: feed apart or mix into food
 
Storage: Taking good care of your very special nutritional supplement
You should promptly refrigerate TheraLepsy™ for the very best results including maintaining optimum freshness and potency.  TheraLepsy™ should travel well with the necessity for cold storage. Our proprietary VitaMethod™ process is an excellent stabilizing force, TheraLepsy™ is real whole natural food-botanicals/plants/herbs

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