Silly Dog Sundays ~ February 23rd Edition

Silly Dog Sundays

 

It’s Sunday!  Time for some silliness brought to you by Knotty Toys for Good Dogs😉

If you follow me at Oh, The Life of Olivia & read yesterday’s post this silliness makes pawfect Silly Dog Sunday sense. How about you good dogs & cool cats, what wagnificent craft do you use to work your human?

CEO Olivia 💜

A Pawtacular Pawtrait of Giving

Canine Culture

Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. Today I’m tail wagging excited to share a wooftastic gift my huMom received. She participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange this year started by Ruth Ann Nipper who is not only the huMom of the beloved & sadly departed Misty The Beautiful  who we have know since I started my Facebook page Oh, The Life of Olivia back in 2014, she is also deeply involved & well known in the canine community. We were completely shocked when huMom opened her package.

An artist named D.J. Bykowski had been commissioned by huMom’s secret Santa to do a water color portrait of yours truly. Watercolor pet portraits are Arizona based Bykowski’s specialty. I think she really captured my eyes. It’s almost like looking in a mirror.

HuMom & I want to thank Susie Gosselin for this pawsome gift. Thank you as well to Diane Bykowski, a wagnificently talented artist & to Ruth Ann Nipper for creating this special opportunity to share joy🕊

CEO Olivia

 

CBD Oil

Health

Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. My huMom & I sniff out a lot of Facebook pages & groups that focus on canine epilepsy. In those groups & pages it seems almost every day someone is asking about CBD oil. A frustrating reality is that in many places consulting your vet isn’t an option because vets aren’t legally allowed to even discuss it with clients, let alone prescribe it . So people go online to research.

Knotty Toys for Good Dogs is an affiliate partner with Charlotte’s Web Hemp products made by the Stanley Brothers. They can legally cell CBD Oil in the USA but must follow very strict guidelines not only in the manufacturing but also where, how & what they can say to promote their products. The same goes for us as affiliates, we are legally required to post a disclaimer on our store.

Governments are only now, slowly & reluctantly legalizing cannabis & hemp products. It’s a new scientific field & much research has yet to be done. In the mean time, buyer beware. Unregulated CBD Oils claiming to be a cure all can be a complete rip off containing little or no CBD. How the oil is derived matters a great deal as well. As does the plant it’s derived from.

My point is this is a very complex area. Science is just beginning to unlock the secrets within the cannabis family. One thing that seems promising is CBD can help with epilepsy, potentially shutting it down completely in some. I’m sure in a few years, there will be a wide range of thoroughly tested variations of CBD Oils that can be obtained legally. But for now, it’s still the “wild west”.

Do you use CBD Oils with your epileptic canine or feline? Have you spoken with your vet & were they allowed to offer guidance? Is it legal where you live? If you do use it, what sort of product do you use; a biscuits/chews, oil, extracts or balms? What results have you seen? So many questions from just one dog. BOL!

For the record I have tried it in the past & have experienced pawsitive increase cognitive behaviour but I do not take any CBD products at the moment.

CEO Olivia ❤

Help make this a pawtacular 2019 November Epilepsy Awareness Month 🐾

Share & pawticipate in our our Silent Auction for The Wally Foundation-canine epilepsy🐾

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Disclaimer:

Charlotte’s Web hemp oil is not psychoactive & is a dietary supplement. Charlotte’s Web statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and the product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.