I was reading some human SM sites today and came cross a site created
by a young woman with SM. In her tips for coping with SM, she reminds
people to eat a low sodium diet because salt increases the CSF
pressure and increases pain for people with SM. This makes sense when
you think how salt intake is linked to blood pressure -- and if blood
pressure rises, so does the pressure at which the CSF circulates.
This has made me rethink the diet I give Leo. I don't add any salt to
the cooked diets I make the dogs and of course it isn't there in the
raw items they get, but I will be checking all treats and food
packaging and be especially careful with tinned mackeral and
sardines, which I often give the dogs (say once a week). I won't be
giving the fish in brine.