Hemp CBD is swiftly becoming a go-to option for managing anxiety, pain, and in some cases, seizures in pets. For dogs, the CBD often comes in bite-sized morsels replicating an average, everyday dog treat. The familiarity with treats can help a dog ingest the supplement without incident or unease.
At Emisha, we get many questions regarding the uses for our animal wellness treats. One of the ways our treats help pets is by delivering an effective and consistent dose of hemp CBD in each treat. Throughout this blog, we’ll dig deeper into the how and why CBD could help your pet.
Epilepsy in Dogs and CBD
Dogs are so much more than pets. They’re friends, companions, and family. When our dogs get sick, it’s heartbreaking to watch and be left feeling helpless to ease their suffering. When your pet suffers a seizure, it can feel as if there’s little that can be done in the moment to help. A recent study examined the use of hemp CBD for dogs with idiopathic seizure disorders.
The June edition of JAVMA, (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association) published a study assessing the effectiveness of CBD oil on seizures in dogs suffering from epilepsy. During the study, pets that were given 1.1 mg/lb of CBD oil saw a significant decrease in seizures. Better still, pets included in the study endured no negative side effects following the study. This is exciting news for dog lovers searching for a safe and effective way to relieve symptoms of epilepsy.
Emisha’s Journey with CBD and Seizures
At Emisha, we have a personal journey with CBD and seizures. As a company, Emisha chose to begin developing holistic treatments when our own dog, Zeus began suffering seizures at age 10. Many doctors, neurologists and ER visits later, we did not have answers as to what caused the sudden illness and a clear plan to treat it. Through education and research into current clinical trials, we were able to determine hemp CBD was an intervention to naturally help.
Choosing CBD was a safe way to drastically reduce the seizures Zeus experienced. He continues on a low dose of CBD as a daily wellness product to maintain an active and seizure-free life.
Hemp CBD vs. Marijuana
Although the world is changing in how it views hemp-based products, there can be some stigma attached to marijuana in many parts of the world. Marijuana which is used globally and produces a mellow high, has many nicknames and is often referred to as THC, weed, pot and Mary Jane to name a few. A key difference between marijuana and CBD is that CBD does not produce the sensation of being high. This makes CBD an ideal option to deliver medicinal benefits without the intoxicating high.
Affordable Treatment for Seizures
While it’s important to consider your vet’s recommendations for treatment, CBD products offer relief without breaking the bank. Many vets will suggest using them in tandem with other medications. Always be sure to ask your pet’s doctor whether CBD is right for them before starting treatment.
Emisha’s CBD Wellness Products
Emisha’s snacks are made with your pet’s health in mind. We use organically grown hemp and synergistic ingredients like flaxseed oil to ensure the treats your pet eats are helping in more ways than one. A bacon-cured flavor, your dog will love sinking their teeth into each bite. Great taste, texture, and the perfect balance of CBD to treat make our snacks a great choice for big and small dogs. Each treat has 2 mg of CBD pre-dosed, providing effective and consistent dosing as seen in the JAVMA article.
Try Emisha’s CBD Dog Treats today.