If Your Dog is Epileptic
Epilepsy is a frustrating disease. The current treatment options have a host of side effects. And so If Your dog is epileptic, you might be just a little concerned since many of the treatments just don’t work for many dogs.
However there are many common conditions where there is a whole array of alternative medications and treatments. Many of those treatments are now backed by science.
I have been working very closely with Dr. Andrew Jones lately. I am trying to learn many things that he teaches in his home courses. If your dog is epileptic, you are really in the right place today. As you know, he is a holistic veterinarian but he started out as a boy on a farm, caring for all of their farm animals. This is where he established his love for animals. When he got older, he went off to vet school, and became one of the best vets in his home country, Canada.
I reviewed Dr. Jones online first and it appears that this is one particular vet who has done a review of Dr. Jones. But it sounds to me as if this vet is a little more jealous of what Dr. Jones has accomplished because of his love for animals.
If you are just starting with natural holistic healing, then my first suggestion to you (anyone who is just starting and wants to learn how to treat their pets at home):? And if your dog is epileptic, you can help your dog just by reading the following information.
You need to get your hands on “The Veterinary Secrets Revealed Getting Started Kit” completely compiled by Dr. Jones. This is a beginning course on how to start treating your pets at home. This package includes a course guide, with 3 introductory videos (a total of 3 hours of instruction), and 4 e-Books on the most important at-home healing modalities that you will find. And check out the price; Regular Price: CA$23.96 Special Price CA$8.36 You cannot go wrong at that price! I’m pretty sure that the CA means Canadian money; it might be a bit less here in the U.S.
CBD and Epilepsy
Currently in our reality world out there, CBD oil (the natural extract from a cannabis plant) is being used very successfully by thousands of people who have epilepsy. Now it is also a treatment for thousands of dogs.
CBD oil is the same as the many essential oils out there (plain and simple; it’s a plant oil extract), and it is NON psychoactive because it contains NO THC (the THC is what gets people ‘loaded’, ‘stoned’, ‘high’ whatever you want to call it..) People get funny ideas because when they hear the words “pot” or “marijuana” as in “oh, I don’t want to get my dog loaded”. Believe me, if your dog is epileptic, this is exactly what the oil treats and it has nothing to do with getting anyone loaded, including your dog.
Cannabidiol or CBD
CBD has an important role in the future of medicine. CBD is a primary component of the cannabis plant. It is non-psychoactive, which means that it doesn’t produce the “high” commonly associated with marijuana.
CBD is currently used by many patients (human and animal) who seek an alternative form of therapy without the unwanted side effects of many medications.
“There is compelling research that shows CBD may inhibit both seizure activity and the severity of such activity. Study results have “point[ed] to CBD being of potential therapeutic use…in the treatment of epilepsies. Studies also indicate that the use of CBD in conjunction with certain anti-seizure medications may enhance the anticonvulsant effects of those drugs. Furthermore, studies indicate chronic use of CBD has not been shown to elicit negative side effects and does not induce tolerance.” **Dr. Andrew Jones
Here is more info on the trial if you are interested in getting treatment for your dog free of charge, if your dog is epileptic.
Efficacy of Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Epilepsy in Dogs
Dogs with epilepsy that are receiving conventional anticonvulsants and having at least two seizures per month. Upon enrollment, every dog will be evaluated by a neurologist and any medication adjustments will be made prior to starting the trial.
Purpose of the Study
The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of a component of the Cannabis sativa plant, cannabidiol (CBD), in treating canine epilepsy. The CBD product is very low in the psychoactive component of cannabis, THC, making it safe for use in dogs. Each dog will be randomly assigned to either a control group or a treatment group, where they will receive the CBD oil or a placebo for 12 weeks.
What is Required?
An MRI of the brain and a spinal tap to rule out any other causes of seizures
A daily seizure log and behavioral questionnaire filled out by a single owner
Reassessment and bloodwork every 4 weeks
All costs related to the study will be covered in full, including the examinations, MRI, spinal tap, blood work and the CBD oil.