Comments on Dog Seizures Start in the Brain

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Sean   Denver, Colorado

10/19/2014 4:20:12 PM

My dog developed idiopathic epilepsy at 6 years old. He had a consistent cluster of them everyday for almost a week. I decided to try Cannabis to treat this. I researched for days and found that CBD has been used to control the seizures. I also found evidence that cannabis oil has been used since the 1400's to treat epileptic patients. I have found consistent results using Cannabis oil with my dog using all the chemicals in it. CBD, THCA, THCV, Delta 9 THC and so on all have muscle spasm control properties. Also it seems as though it is a CNS depressant as well which controls his triggers. I found the triggers are really quite simple, basically anything that creates stress in the brain. This means anything that excites him as well. Excitement causes stress through anxious personalities which most canines are. The best part is I don't even have to use that much, I have found that just less than .25 of a gram a day will work. I use tincture which you can easily purchase in a medical dispensary or make it yourself (google it). If your dog is suffering, at least try it, you have nothing to lose. I know they say marijuana is toxic to your pet but you need to understand this is relative. There a lot of dumb people out there that will leave there "stash" out and the dog could get very ill or even die. Sure if you give a 2 lb. dog an ounce of weed he's going to get very sick. Use common sense, this is all experimental. However I can tell you first hand, cannabis (not just CBD) has worked 100% to stop my dogs seizures.

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lisa   encinitas, California

3/12/2013 8:21:04 AM

We adopted a female Chihuahua close to four years ago. She too was on phenobarbital but we quickly noticed it made her more agitated and didn't seem to help keep the seizure frequency down. Our vet recommended Keppra, a human drug. It has done wonders for her! Ask your vet about it. It also is not so hard on the Liver, in fact doesn't even seem to adversely affect it...

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Alicia   Miami, FL

3/13/2011 2:34:33 PM

I have a chihuahua who was having 2-3 seizures a week. I found a vet who recommended a grain free diet. In the first 2 weeks of starting a grain free diet, her seizures were cut in half, after that they completely stopped. That was about 3 years ago, she has had maybe 2 total since then and does not take any medication. I feed her boiled chicken for breakfast and then she eats grain free dry food.

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Karen   Fairfield, NJ

3/23/2010 1:25:50 PM

My Bella (Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier) has had seizures for over 4 years. She is 5. I can no longer get her groomed because she works herself into a seizure. Does anyone in NJ know anyone who will work with dogs with seizures. Any and all medication has been of no help to my beautiful girl. Thanks

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