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Using CBD Oil For Dog Seizures – What You Should Know

Using CBD Oil For Dog Seizures – What You Should Know

Dog seizures can be cruel. It is devastating to watch your dog suffer and not be able to do something about it. Many people are unaware of the fact that seizures do not just happen to humans. Nevertheless, evidence shows that up to 5% of dogs suffer from dog seizures.


Various treatments are undergoing research to fight against dog seizures. An innovative, vastly used approach has been that of CBD oil for seizures in dogs. CBD is therapeutic cannabis, and its properties make it ideal for such conditions.


What Is CBD Oil

CBD stands short for Cannabidiol and is a powerful extract. CBD oil is an essential oil, concentrating the beneficial properties of therapeutic cannabis. It has been administered in humans for treating various conditions, including Parkinson’s disease and several cancer types, stress & anxiety, insomnia, psychiatric issues, and seizures. The results have been optimistic, even though ongoing research is required.


cbd oil for dog seizuresWhy Use CBD Oil for Dog Seizures

There are people who are skeptic about using CBD oil for dog seizures or for administering CBD to their pets in general. However, there are many reasons why this remedy is perfect for your precious companion. If you take into consideration the fact that CBD oil is 100% natural, you will see that it is healthy for your dog. Furthermore, it is a vegan option that contains no chemicals or other ambiguous substances.


Another great advantage of CBD oil is its ease of use. You can administer it to your dog orally, without facing any problem. Moreover, CBD oil is not psychotropic. Some people might believe that it is, due to its association with the marijuana plant. Above anything else, however, it needs to be stressed that there are no severe side effects to beware of. Even though it can be beneficial to so many different conditions, it comes with absolutely no significant warnings.

puppy-cbd-ground-cbd oil for dog seizuresTypes Of Dog Seizures & Epilepsy

There is not just one type of seizures in dogs. On the contrary, depending on the severity and duration of the incident, they are put into the following categories:


  • Idiopathic epilepsy, which is harmless to the brain
  • Symptomatic epilepsy, which comes with lesions in structure or brain damage
  • Cluster seizures, which exceed a single incident within a day
  • Constant seizures


Dog Seizures & Various Causes

If you are concerned about the cause of dog seizures, you should check out a plethora of options. In fact, the variety of causes of seizures amongst canines is widespread. For example, there might be physical trauma or some form of kidney disease. Deficiency in electrolytes or diabetes and anemia also trigger dog seizures.


Brain cancer and encephalitis are probably the most severe issues associated with dog seizures, along with poison consumption and a potential stroke. Either way, upon noticing strange behavior and symptoms of dog seizures, you should seek help from your vet right away or consider.



cbd-dog-weed-fieldHow Are Dog Seizures Treated With CBD Oil?

There are multiple health benefits deriving from the use of CBD oil in dogs. It has been reported to reduce pain significantly, as well as stop swelling and inflammation. Dogs also feel more relaxed and hence enjoy a better quality of sleep and fewer anxiety issues.


Among the benefits associated with the use of CBD oil, treating seizures and epilepsy definitely makes it to the list. Besides the decrease of anxiety and stress related to k9 seizures, CBD oil has also been proven to lower the activity of neurons. If you consider that there are already cannabinoid receptors in nervous systems of both humans and dogs, you will realize that they are greatly effective.


The fundamental feature of CBD is its antioxidant property. This can be of great help to your canine, as it experiences seizures. Antioxidants attack free radicals, which otherwise produce oxidative stress and deteriorate the nervous system of dogs. So you can see why it is so important to incorporate CBD oil for dog seizures as a natural remedy. We carry the best cbd oil for dog seizures and epileptic animals. Consider some of our CBD Capsules or CBD Tincture for your pet.


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Dog Seizures & Safety Precautions

Although you may be unaware of how to treat dog seizures or k9 epilepsy, there are several things that you can do. First of all, you should avoid opening the mouth of your canine. Many people believe that dogs swallow their tongue while seizing. This is not true, and hence there is no reason for you to try accessing your dog’s mouth.


Try and see to it that your dog does not get any injuries if possible. Check for any items at home that might harm your canine. Remove hazardous stuff from within reach of your dog, in avoidance of negative consequences. If the seizure lasts for a long time, keep your dog’s temperature low. You can do that by using a fan, air-conditioning or, better yet, a wet towel.



Scientific Research On CBD For Seizures & Epilepsy:

Research has shown that CBD may have many therapeutic uses. Below is a list of recent studies on CBD and it’s potential for use in treating seizures and epilepsy. Please note that most of these studies involve cannabinoid molecules, experimental animals, test tubes, and sometimes human cell-lined studies. It’s important to understand that all mammals including dogs, cats, rats, elephants, and humans have cannabinoid receptors which all work in the same way within our Endocannabinoid System.


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Using CBD Oil For Dog Seizures – What You Should Know
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  1. I am looking for information on how to dose a 140 pound dog for seizures. I also need to know if I can just stop his current meds or wean him off. The last question is can I use CBD on a daily basis to PREVENT seizures, or is CBD used just to stop them once they happen?

    1. Hey Stephanie thanks for inquiring about HolistaPet! Proper dosing amounts will differ depending on what condition you are using the CBD for. We recommend about 3-5mg per every 10 pounds in body weight for any pet as our general, broad dosage regimen. This should be sufficient to help with your pet’s seizures.. So with that in mind I would recommend starting your 140 pound pet with about 40mg of CBD on a daily basis and see if that helps, it should.. Gradually raise to 70mg a day if you don’t experience good results with 40mg. And yes CBD has been proven effective to be used as a preventative as well so your pet should eventually be seizure free after 2 weeks to a month’s time… And last, CBD will not interfere with any of your current medication. Hope this helps please track your results and share with us here!

      1. What about weaning them off current meds? Our dog is on four meds and still is having seizures. They want us to do a $1000 check-up next month, which we can’t afford. Should we start her on cbd and use up the rest of the meds until they run out?

        1. Hello Melissa CBD is a natural compound of hemp and will not have any adverse side effects when using it with other over the counter medications. I’m not a veterinarian so I can’t really answer any questions about the weaning off any medication please consult your vet for that. But what I do know is that you can use any meds in conjunction with CBD and your pet should not experience any negative side effects from the CBD. Hope this helps please share with us here your results from using CBD thank you!

    2. Hi Stephanie – my 7 pound chihuahua had been suffering seizures, almost daily. They were so bad he would go blind, throw up, and in terms of intensity take about a full day to recover. I started him on CBD oil about 8 months ago. Immediately, I saw results in terms of frequency- massively reduced. Additionally, the severity of the seizure was drastically reduced, and now he doesn’t even have them anymore. It’s been 7 months since he’s had even a mild one. This is amazing stuff – I give him a full dropper every morning (about 6 -7 drops at once -as preventative ). I truly know this has saved my dogs life. It doesn’t change his personality and I have seen NO side effects aside from it preventing his seizures.

  2. Hello I read that you guys sell specific cbd oil for dog seizures.. Is it true that your cbd oil is specially formulated for dogs with seizures? I’m not sure what makes it special compared to other brands but do you care to explain a little bit about this or why it is? I always thought that cbd is the same quality everywhere you go and that it all carries the same medicinal properties but I could be wrong. I have a 4 year old Labrador retriever and she is having cluster seizures now and they are getting more frequent. I need to find the best cbd for dog seizures. Please get back reply to my inbox at [email protected] thank you!

  3. I just bought some of your cbd tincture that comes in the 600mg dropper bottle. Can you please point me in the right direction where I can find the proper cbd oil dosage for dog seizures? I can’t find the right info on how much or how many drops I need to give. I have been putting in his food the general recommended dosage of 5mg per every 10 lbs. She is 70 lbs so I have been giving her about 35mg’s per day (17.5mg twice per day) and it seems to be working she is having less episodes but I just want to make sure as this was stated as your “general” dosing guidelines. I want to make sure it is the right amount of cbd oil for dogs with seizures. please get back to me – Sean

  4. I read your article and I just want to say that I don’t smoke marijuana and never will. this is just my personal preference but let me just say.. I have an epileptic Boston terrier boxer mix and the vet has put her on Phenobarbital. this is the worst drug ever, my poor dog just stares out in the distance now like she is just brain dead. She doesn’t ever want to play or anything. Her hind legs are suffering from this drug as well. She is dragging her legs behind her with no motivation to run or play. My buddy recommended that I feed her a marijunaa edible said it would probably help.. well IT DID! the marijuana cookie she ate had her playing and running chasing the ball again just after one cookie! My point is. Now I’m a believer in this stuff really works!!. I just bought your cbd oil for seizures in dogs and can’t wait to give it to her. I can’t be buying cookies from the dispensaries anymore my dog can’t eat that junk food.

  5. I have a 3.5 lb Chihuahua who is having cluster seizures. Based on your recommendation, would I give her .75mg to 1.0mg? Would that be once per day or some other frequency?

    It is awful to witness & to assume she is probably experiencing seizures, too, when I am at work and can not be there to care for her.
    She is in the middle of eostrus; does this affect her frequency of seizures? She regains regular energy after a short while.
    Are there particular brands of food that reduce seizure occurances as well?

    1. Hello Anne! based on our recommendations of 5mg of CBD for every 10lbs of body weight, that would mean that you should give her 1.75mg of CBD per day. You can divide this up into 2 daily doses as well (0.875mg in the morning and 0.875mg at night). As for the eostrus, I’m not sure if that will affect the frequency of the seizures.. Also, I’m not sure if there any other brands of food that reduce seizure occurrences in pets but we do offer CBD dog treats which are 5mg of CBD per treat. You could break up into thirds and give 1/3 of a treat per day. This amount should be sufficient for her body weight. Hope this helps please share with us an update here or contact us at [email protected]

    2. Hi Anne- I also have a chihuahua that suffered terrible seizures. He’s 6 pds. I give him a full dropper every morning as preventative – about 7 drops all at once. His seizures have almost completely stopped. The last one he had – almost 7 months ago was only slight shaking – not even close to the severity level he used to have. It hasn’t changed his personality – He’s had no negative side effects, and I know without a doubt this has saved his life. He used to get seizures daily – now he doesn’t even have them at all. I know there are different brands – I chose innovet PurCBD for dogs/cats, but I’m sure as long as ingredients show pure phytocannabidol your good. This absolutely stopped the frequency and severity of attacks, and I give it to him every morning to prevent them. Best product ever for my lil guy.

  6. Hi,
    We have tried a series of medications to stop our dog, a 7 year old German Shepherd, from having seizures. He was on Phenobarbital, but it made him too lathargic and made it difficult for him to walk. We are thinking of giving him CBD oil, but our vet says that we have to give it to him every few hours for it to work, but our schedule does not permit that. Is there a way to give him the oil once or twice a day? Or do we have to give it to him several times a day?
    Thank you so much.

    1. Hi Adi. we generally recommend 2-5mg of CBD for every 10lbs of body weight. This can be divided into 2 doses a day. One in the morning and one at night. I’ve never heard of anyone needing to administer it every 2 hours. The best way to go about it is to try it once a day and measure your results.

  7. I just heard about the CBD and seizures. My dog has seizures and has been on phenobarbital for about 3 years but his blood level is okay. However I would like to wean him off of that. He weighs 42 LB and I would like to get him the biscuits so how many biscuits would you recommend I feed him daily? I noticed you said that he could be on phenobarbital and biscuits at the same time while I try to wean him off of the drugs. Thank you for your help.

  8. Hello, i have 7 year old chow chow, he is 62lb. In April he have seizure for the first time, multiple in 12 hours period. From April till now, every 20-25 days he have seizure, sometime 2 times per 12-24 hours. 2 days ago he have 5 seizures in 15 hours so we take him imediately to VET. He say, its time for phenobarbital til the end of my dog life. I read so many articles, i already buy CBD oil 7%. My question is, what is ideal dose per day? 2-3 drops – 2 times per day or ? Thank you for answering. Best Regards.

  9. I just purchased some CBD oil and not sure how to does my 22 pound Puggle. The syringe that came with it says mL. I tried googling conversion of MG to mL. Any suggestions and how much does with mL syringe?

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