The brain is susceptible to various conditions that can be addressed through nutritional modification.
One of these, canine epilepsy, is the most common chronic neurological condition diagnosed in dogs, and can affect younger as well as older dogs. A second, cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS), is associated with accelerated brain aging and neurodegeneration and is usually diagnosed in senior dogs and cats. Both of these conditions decrease the quality of life for dogs as well as their owners. Purina’s research has shown that a diet supplemented with medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) can help mitigate the signs of CDS and also help reduce seizure frequency in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy when fed as an adjunct to treatment with anti-epilepsy medications.