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Brown Rice – Tuna Homemade Recipe for Your Adult Dog with Seizure

Posted by Dr Sam | On 4 Aug, 2019 | Updated On 8 Jan, 2020 | No Comments »


Comprehensive home care for dog with seizure entails the following routine:

  1. Strict Diet
  2. Complete Relaxation
  3. Ideal Exercise in Open Air

While diet is the most important of the routine, relaxation and open-air exercise are also needed and crucial. For you to know when and how to make your epileptic dog relax and exercise, you must be able to understand and have smooth communication with her.

Magnesium and Vitamin B6 are the essential mineral and vitamin dog with seizure required for healthy living. Therefore your base ingredients for homemade dog recipe for treating seizures in dog are brown rice and tuna.

Oh, are you sure your dog does not react to brown rice or tuna or both?

If in doubt, please do this “Food Allergy Trial Test

And if your dog does react to any of these ingredients, other recipes for dogs with seizure are coming soon.

Does everything go well? If yes! Then head to the kitchen and cook for your dog!

Ingredients for Brown Rice – Tuna Homemade Dog Food Recipe

  1. Brown rice: is a whole grain. It is very rich in protein, fiber, minerals (like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium) and vitamins (like Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6 and Folate).
  2. Tuna: is a saltwater fish. It is very rich in essential protein, minerals and vitamins. It is very essential source of magnesium and vitamin B6 for your dog.
  3. Kelp: is a seaweed that grows in nutrient-rich, shallow saltwater. It is a natural source of food supplements. As salt is one of the sources of food poisoning for dog, kelp is a good substitute for salt. It contains fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins (like B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, C, E and K) and minerals (like calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc). It helps effectively in solving dog’s bad breath and teeth plague issues.
  4. Bone Meal Powder: a good source of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. It is good for your dog’s bones, teeth, muscular and nerve function. Egg shell from your kitchen is a good substitute. Allow it to dry and grind into fine powder with a good and effective grinder.
  5. Apple Cider Vinegar: It contains the following minerals and vitamins that are great for supplementing your dog food: minerals – sodium, calcium, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, silicon, biotin, copper, iron, folic acid, niacin, pectin, phosphorus, sulfur, and vitamins – B1, B2, B6 and C. It helps maintain dog’s ideal body weight. It also enhances digestion.
  6. Flax Seed Oil: also called linseed oil or simply flax oil. It is a natural food supplement for essential fatty acids your dog needs for healthy life. Flax oil is rich in omega-3. It is good for your dog’s skin and heart and prevent cancer and diabetic.
  7. Whole Clove: is an aromatic flower bud used as spice. It very rich in protein, fiber and minerals (like Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Sodium).
  8. Parsely: is a herb used as garnish. It is very rich in minerals (like Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium and Zinc) and vitamins (like Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Vitamin K)
  9. Bay Leaf: is an aromatic leaf used in cooking. It is also a great natural source of minerals and vitamins. It is very rich in magnesium and vitamin B6.
  10. Carrot: a root vegetable. An average carrot’s size of about 46 g contains 5 mg of magnesium and 0.07 mg of vitamin B6 among other minerals and vitamins.
  11. Celery: a vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked. It is also a great natural source of magnesium and vitamin B6. It is rich in other minerals and vitamins.
  12. Olive Oil: Olive oil contains the highest number of monounsaturated fats. Including it in your dog daily diet helps tremendously.

Ingredient Measures:

Brown Rice 1 cups

Tuna 5 Oz (1 can of the recommended brand)

Olive oil 2 tablespoons

Kelp 1/16 tablespoon (a pinch)

Flax oil 1 tablespoon

Bone Meal Powder 2 tablespoons

Apple Cider Vinegar 1 tablespoon

Celery 4oz (125g) coarsely chopped

Carrots 4oz (125g) coarsely chopped

Bay leaf 1 piece

Parsley stems 6 pieces

Peppercorns 1/4 tablespoon (1mL)

Whole cloves 2 pieces

Cooking Method

Our method of cooking is Moist-Heat method. Moist-heat methods are those in which the heat is conducted to the food product by water or water-based liquids such as broth, stock and sauces, or by steam. The method includes Boiling – 212°F (100°C), Simmering – 185°F to 205°F (85°C to 96°C) and Poach – 160°F to 180°F (71° to 82°C).


1. Place your brown rice in a fine mesh strainer and holding under cold running water till it is thoroughly rinsed (that when the water runs clear), drain well.

2. Pour 2 1/2 cups of water (or the amount of water stated on the pack) into a heavy saucepan, add the rinsed brown and the kelp and heat at 212°F (100°C) till boiling.

3. Add Olive oil, Flax oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Celery, Carrots, Bay leaf, Parsley, Peppercorns and Whole cloves, then stir.

4. Reduce heat to low 180°F (82°C). Cover the pan and simmer for 40 to 45 minutes (or until water is absorbed and brown rice is tender).

5. Test for doneness. Cook 2–4 minutes more if necessary.

6. Add the tuna fish (make sure you do not add the fish bone) and the Bone Meal Powder.

7. Then remove from heat and let it stands 5 minutes.

8. Then mix all together.

Recipe Nutrition Details

Calorie: 1021.5 Kcal

Carbs: 167 g

Proteins: 56.76 g

Fats: 19 g

Fiber: 12.45 g

Minerals: 3390.03 mg

Vitamins: 100.46 mg

Water: 866.64 g

Daily Calorie Needs and Feeding Direction

At adult life stage, daily energy requirement of a dog dependents activity level, reproductive status, and health status.

Healthy Inactive Adult Dog (of the these body weights)

1 Pound (0.45 kg) requires 58 kcal per day.

2 Pound (0.91 kg) requires 92 kcal per day.

3 Pound (1.36 kg) requires 121 kcal per day.

10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 272 kcal per day.

Healthy Active Adult Dog (of the these body weights)

1 Pound (0.45 kg) requires 77 kcal per day.

2 Pound (0.91 kg) requires 123 kcal per day.

3 Pound (1.36 kg) requires 162 kcal per day.

10 Pound (4.5 kg) requires 364 kcal per day.

Feed your adult dog twice a day.

For instance, let assume your senior dog is active, 10 pounds. Her daily calorie is therefore around 364 kcal. You divide the total calorie of this prepared recipe – 622 by 364 (i.e. 1021/364 = 2.8). This shows that you feed your old pet for 3 days with this home-prepared meal recipe.

Divide a day portion of the meal into 2 and spread the feeding across the day.

Properly preserve the leftover for another time/day, check food hazards control.

I will appreciate your feedback on how your dog is getting over her seizure with this homemade recipe.


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