Hemp Oil Might Help Your Dog's Seizures!
One to five percent of dogs have a seizure disorder of some kind.
Watching your dog have a seizure is a frightening experience, especially if you had never seen a seizure before.
You have no control of the situation. You may not be sure how to help your dog while she experiences her seizure.
If your dog has never had a seizure, and you’re reading this article, remember to hold your dog in a way where she is unable to harm herself during the seizure. And, it’s important you stay as calm as you can. She can feel how you’re feeling. If you’re calming toward her, that will help her get through.
Symptoms of a Seizure
If your dog has never had a seizure, or you aren’t sure if she has, take a look at the following list to see what a seizure looks like, or may look like. If your dog has had a seizure, you’ll generally notice the following symptoms:
- Stiffening of the muscles
- Loss of consciousness
- Foaming at the mouth
- Dazed/confused gaze
After a dog has a seizure, she might have difficulty walking around (disorientation, stumbling).
She may not even know who you are exactly for a few minutes.
Hemp Products and Traditional Medications
Hemp products have become popular in the dog world. And, for good reason.
The medication often prescribed to dogs with seizures can carry heavy side effects including lethargy, long-term liver damage, and/or confusion.
One of the methods dog lovers are turning to is Cannabidiol (hemp products).
Hemp oil is a non-toxic, natural, and effective form of treatment (of course, make sure you talk to your vet).
Have a Chat with a Veterinarian: Family and/or Alternative and Holistic Vets
Before adding hemp oil to your dog’s diet for seizures, you should talk to your veterinarian. You may even want to seek several opinions just to be certain your dog is a good candidate.If your family veterinarian isn’t familiar with alternative medicine, you might consider contacting a veterinarian who specializes in holistic alternatives. You can find an alternative veterinarian by searching the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association’s website.