how to feed an epileptic cat

Feeding a cat on epilepsy medication

Epilepsy medication may increase your cat’s appetite and lead to weight gain. It is important therefore that their weight is monitored closely and their diet is appropriate (e.g., low calorie if they are overweight) and nutritionally balanced.

The best way to ensure your cat gets the most appropriate diet is to use a scientifically formulated diet, which has been nutritionally balanced based on extensive research. It is also important to be careful with what treats are given to your cat and avoid giving them scraps at mealtimes as these can be calorific and lead to weight gain.

To find out more about specific diet recommendations consult your veterinary surgeon.

Food and/or dietary supplements should never
replace treatment. Do not stop your pet’s medication
without consulting your vet!