#Warning–May be bad for your Dogs health!

I have a 10 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback/Lab mix (will be 11 in 2 weeks.) We would go out 4-5 days a week for fairly long walks and I noticed she was slowing down a little, feeling her age. I had just recently taken her in for a physical and she was in great health. I’ve always given her some sort of vitamin and started joint pills when she turned seven. I thought I was feeding her healthy dog food too.

Three weeks ago she started having seizures, and I’m not talking just one. Within a 30 hour time frame she had 8!!! I rushed her up to the vet after the first seizure and they pulled some of her blood to make sure she wasn’t toxic and didn’t have an infection. 7 seizures later we were able to put her on PHENobarbatol. This medication stopped the seizures, but now she’s acting like she’s 200.

While in the process of trying to figure out what happened to make my dog have seizures I ran into some not so pretty information.

*Note: I also have a cat that is 10 years old and she is allergic to just about everything-including shots, so I don’t use toxic anything in my house or yard.*

Raw Hide Bones: I’ve been giving these to my dog for years as a Christmas present (the extra long ones.) Full of heavy metals, made in China, even if the label say it’s made in Arizona or some other state. They still buy them from China!!! Many older big dogs and small dogs have had seizures from these!!!

Milk Bones: Have formaldehyde added to them– very toxic.

Many dog foods have wheat and corn as there main ingredient. Corn is hard to digest and all wheat has bromine in it, hmm… eating bromine may be a tad easier on the system than eating chlorine….

Natural Pet foods: Watch these, some have been recalled due to salmonella poison.

I didn’t do research on any more pet foods. I’d had my fill after researching those. Right now I’m making her my own special recipe, black rice, veggies without corn, chicken broth, and boiled chicken for protein. I’m sure the recipe will change once I do some more research, but at least I know what she’s getting and it may even be cheaper than the dog food prices on the cheapest dog food. I’ve also noticed that since I changed out her dog food her breath doesn’t stink as much.

*Just a heads up on what you may be feeding your pet. I know seeing my 88 pound dog going into seizures is frightening, it doesn’t matter if its the 3 time or 8th. Could I have prevented it? Maybe? If I ever decide to own another dog I know now what NOT to feed them.*

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: www.Lynnthompsonbooks.com Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlakeAMontanaDaytonNovel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lynnthompsonbooks

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