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 💜

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.


 

Epilepsy Awareness Month Wrap Up

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We are about to say good bye to November which is Epilepsy Awareness Month. I do my best to share with you what me & my huMom have learned about canine epilepsy. We also hope to continue to offer support for those who are new to living with this disorder.

Living with epilepsy requires a great deal of courage. It’s not easy, but we always find the  courage we didn’t know we had. It also requires selflessness. When dealing with an epilepsy event, you must put your emotions in check & focus on what’s needed to be done.

We here at Knotty Toys will continue to share as we learn more about canine epilepsy. Knowledge is power they say. If there is a particular issue you’d like us to explore, please drop us a line.

To my fellow epi-warriors I say, stay strong & seizure free.

 

CEO Olivia