Common questions

How do you treat a dog with CECS?


How do you treat a dog with CECS?

Treatment. Gluten free diet is an effective treatment for CECS. Other diets and some drugs might also help with some of the symptoms.

Is there a test for CECS?

Even after many years of research, not just in the UK but worldwide, we still do not know the means of inheritance but it is likely to involve multiple genes and at present there are no DNA tests available to identify animals likely to be affected or carriers of the condition.

What should I feed my Border Terrier?

Your Border Terrier’s diet will vary depending on their age. You’ll need to feed them a complete, balanced dog food to keep them slim and healthy. Your vet will be able to tell you how much your Border Terrier should be eating. You should feed them a good quality, commercially available, complete dog food.

Why do border terriers have seizures?

Reactive seizures are caused by the brain’s reaction to a metabolic problem like low blood sugar, organ failure, or a toxin. Secondary seizures are the result of a brain tumor, stroke, or trauma. If no other cause can be found, the disease is called primary, or idiopathic epilepsy.

What are the symptoms of epilepsy in dogs?

The three main characteristics of epileptic seizures are:

  • loss of voluntary control, often seen with convulsions (jerking or shaking movements and muscle twitching)
  • irregular attacks that start and finish very suddenly.
  • attacks that appear very similar each time and have a repetitive clinical pattern.

What is chronic compartment syndrome?

Overview. Chronic exertional compartment syndrome is an exercise-induced muscle and nerve condition that causes pain, swelling and sometimes disability in the affected muscles of the legs or arms.

How much food should a border terrier eat a day?

Recommended daily amount: 1 1/8 to 1 3/8 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.

How much food should I feed my dog?

What are Dog Feeding Charts?

Adult Dog Size (lbs) Dry Food Feeding Amount (Cups)
26 to 50 2 to 2-2/3
51 to 75 2-2/3 to 3-1/3
76 to 100 3-1/3 to 4-1/4
100+ 4-1/4 plus 1/4 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs

What does SLEM clear mean?

Carriers are free of symptoms but capable of passing on the mutation to their offspring. Where no mutation is present the dog is termed ‘clear’. If both parents are carriers some of the puppies in litter could be affected by SLEM. Those that are either ‘clear’ or ‘carriers’ will not be clinically affected.

How much should a border terrier eat?

Recommended daily amount: 1 1/8 to 1 3/8 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. How much your adult dog eats depends on his size, age, build, metabolism, and activity level. Dogs are individuals, just like people, and they don’t all need the same amount of food.