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CBD oil for Seizures in dogs

By on May 1, 2019

In reality, almost any breed of dog can be diagnosed with epilepsy. What’s more is that almost any kind of dog can suffer from seizures brought on by various triggers. However, Rottweiler’s happen to be at the top of that list, and because of that, Rottweiler dog owners want to do everything they can in their power to minimize the pain and discomfort behind seizures.

Below, we’ll go over the most common information you’ll need to know if your dog has started having seizures. The more aware you are, the better you’re able to help your beloved pup when the time comes for them to have a seizure.

Why is my dog having a seizure?

Epilepsy is the most common reason for dogs to have seizures. Other reasons for having a seizure are as follows:

  • eaten poison
  • been diagnosed with liver disease
  • low or high blood sugar
  • been diagnosed with kidney disease
  • electrolyte problems
  • anemic
  • experienced a head injury
  • a history of having strokes
  • diagnosed with brain cancer

What are some symptoms I should look out for?

There are several symptoms associated with seizures in dogs. Most are listed below:

  • sudden collapse
  • jerking of muscles
  • stiffening of muscles
  • muscle twitching
  • loss of consciousness
  • constant drooling
  • tongue chewing
  • foaming at the mouth
  • paddling motion with their legs

Be aware that once the seizure is over, your dog may be disoriented, confused, or temporarily blind. It’s common that he or she may bump into things or walk in circles afterward, too.

What should you do or what should you not do while your dog is having a seizure?

First things first: Stay calm. If your dog senses you are not calm, the seizure may last longer.

Other things you should keep in mind are as follows:

  • if your dog is near furniture or stairs, gently move him or her away so that no harm comes to him or her
  • stay away from your dog’s mouth and head, as he or she could involuntarily bite you
  • do not put anything in your dog’s mouth
  • try your best to time the seizure
  • if the seizure lasts more than a few minutes, set a fan near him or her to cool their body down
  • do not touch your dog, but do talk to him to calm him down
  • if the seizure lasts more than five minutes, bring him to an animal hospital immediately

Are there any treatments I can give my dog to help prevent seizures?

Some medications can be prescribed by your vet to help with seizures. However, CBD oil has been on the rise in helping tame seizures and reoccurring symptoms. Look into correct dosages, and you’ll be on your way to helping your dog in no time.

 

 

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