There are quite a few holistic options for owners of Pomeranians that want to try some alternative treatment options for a Pom with seizures. As with many holistic remedies, these are mostly unproven; some owners report good results and others cannot say the same. It is suggested to talk these over with your Pom's vet and to choose one at a time to focus on:
Change to the diet:
There are preliminary studies that show that there may be a link between a dog's diet and the number of seizures that occurs. It is thought by some that a diet higher in fat calms down certain parts of the brain and that an increase of omega-3 fatty foods such as fish also helps stop seizures.
In addition, eliminating chemicals from your Pom's diet can help. Home cook so that your dog does not ingest artificial coloring, preservatives and other chemicals.
While it is not yet known why, there is some promising theories that DMG (n, n dimethyl-glycine); Choline; taurine; L-tryptophan; melatonin,magnesium, phosphatidylserine; and vitamins C, A and B complex all work together to help control episodes.
Those that claim this works suggest a session every 4 to 5 weeks for approximately 25 minutes. Surprisingly, many dogs find this time to be relaxing; canine acupuncturists often use sound, lighting and smell (lavender) to relax their canine clients.
While there is no proof that the following will aid in stopping seizures, there are dog owners who claim that chamomile, skullcap, valerian, oat straw, milk thistle and/or ginkgo biloba given in capsule form can help.
This is a method of giving a patient a tiny amount of a substance that would produce a seizure in dogs without epilepsy. There have been some studies that show Belladonna 200C to work in some dogs. You'll want this to be supervised by a reputable veterinarian.
Preventing a Seizure
The one question that most Pomeranian owners have is: can you prevent a seizure? While there is not a foolproof method, there are some things that you can do: