We’re Not Just Toys Any More

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Hello everyone, Olivia here, as most of you know I am the Canine Executive Officer (CEO) of Knotty Toys for Good Dogs. When my huMom & I started this business five years ago, our only offering was our wooftastic all natural hemp rope toys.

But we have grown, we now also sell a wide range of supplements for good dogs & cool cats which are made by a pawsome Canadian company called, Omega/Alpha. On top of that we sell Welly Chef all natural base mix. The health & well being of all good dogs & cool cats is impawtant to us.

We are also affiliate partners with both Charlotte’s Web CBD products & CBD Dog Health products. CBD oil is proving to be an effective weapon in the fight against the epilepsy monster.

Speaking of epilepsy, November will be here soon & that means Epilepsy Awareness Month will be here. We will once again be holding an online silent auction to raise money for the Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy. It’s our charity of choice. They provide assistance to qualifying families who struggle with the high cost of AED’s (anti epileptic drugs). We share their belief that no one should have to surrender a family member because they can’t afford the medications.

If you haven’t sniffed out my online store in a while please do. Come November, we will be rolling out our silent auction. I hope you pawticipate. Anyone wishing to donate an item(s) can message us here or through our Facebook page, Instagram or email. It’s for a pawtacular cause.

CEO Olivia

Another CBD Journey Pupdate

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. Today I’m feeling wooftastic because it’s day 111 with no seizures. My huMom continues to be very pleased with my prawgress since I began taking my full spectrum CBD oil. I’ve been receiving daily micro doses since July 11th.

This is by far the longest I’ve gone seizure free since before our house fire back in the spring of 2016.

My huMom is happy to say that my focus is pawtastic. My coordination has continued to improve as well. Just the other day I leapt gracefully onto, then over a log I normally would stumble over or would require assistance with.

I’m sleeping well, eating well & huMom says I smell wonderful. We haven’t observed any negative effects of me going on full spectrum CBD oil. I will continue receiving my micro doses daily. My annual blood work will be in December & huMom has decided to wait until then to have a discussion with my vet about the possibility of a reduction in my pharmaceutical AED’s (anti epileptic drugs). That’s a goal I hope to meet.

In the meantime, huMom is constantly studying everything she can find about cannabis & it’s therapeutic & medicinal applications. Especially in regards to defeating the epi monster.

CEO Olivia

 

Olivia’s first 30 days on CBD Oil

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. Today is my 30th day of taking CBD oil so I thought my huMom & I should share what we’ve observed so far.

The product I’m taking is a full spectrum hemp oil. It’s called, ‘Heal’ & is made by CBD Dog Health (huMom says: Yes, we sell this product through our online store because we use it for Olivia. But no, we are not paid to endorse it).

The first thing my huMom noticed was my focal seizures are fewer & less intense. In my case they manifest as eye fluttering & head shakes. She reports my head shakes are almost gone. Usually I could have several in a day.

My focus & cognitive abilities have greatly improved. For example, I now bark to come inside, which is new behavior. I’ve barked for many reasons but I never seemed to figure out that barking also works to get a door opened. In the past I’d just stand at the door & wait.

Play time has become more fun too. Normally when huMom throws a toy for me I don’t understand & just stare at her now empty hand. In the past few weeks I’ve figured the game out & now I go after the toy.

Yesterday I was allowed to sit with the humans outside of the fenced yard, off leash & I was super well behaved. I sat on a chair & had a nice nap. Normally I would have to be on leash as I like to wonder off after stinks & don’t focus on huMom’s voice like I should.

I’m sleeping well. My allergies seem to be triggered less. My appetite is same as always.

It’s too soon to tell if the CBD oil is helping me fight the epilepsy monster, however I did fight it off a couple of days ago. Considering we just went through the full moon cycle & the weather has been stormy the last few days, the fact that I had no seizures is pawsitive news.

One thing of note is that my cluster buster, Keppra, seemed to have it’s effects enhanced. I understand CBD can do this when interacting with AED’s (anti epileptic medications). I sometimes have slight ataxia when I take Keppra, but it was more pronounced this time & I had wobbly legs for a while.

My fur sister Suzie Q is also taking the Heal CBD oil for her geriatric aches & pains. Within just a few days she regained a lot of mobility, has much more stamina & her appetite has greatly improved. Her coat is shiny & thick as ever.

As of today, neither huMom nor I have observed any negative effects but clearly there are many positive ones. Both for me & Suzie Q.

In another 30 days huMom will have my blood work done to see what if any effects can be seen under lab analysis. I’ll bark the results when we have them. Our hope is in time we will be able to reduce the dosage of the more harsh medications I need to take & maybe even eliminate one or more of them down the road.

CEO Olivia