Our question this week was:Does tryptofan have an effect on small breed dogs? We gave our very tiny teacup poodle perhaps a bit too much turkey, and later on he had a seizure. The vet said it could be from the turkey.
Hi – thanks for your email Robin. Tryptofan in turkey can have a mild affect on some dogs. Some people believe it can make some dogs a little sleepy (like it is supposed to make us sleepy).
However, I have never heard of or seen a dog seizure from eating too much turkey. It is my opinion that the turkey is unrelated to the seizure.
A couple articles that might be helpful to you are Seizure Disorders
and Idiopathic Epilepsy in Dogs
Best of luck!
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