Natural treatment for pet seizures
Seeing your pet have a seizure can be a very scary and difficult experience to watch.
What causes seizures in pets?
Brains communicate with the body by sending out electrical signals but when your pet has epilepsy it causes random lightning storms in their brain where signals get misfired and communication stops and that’s when your pet will have a seizure.
If you pet is having a seizure here are a few things to remember:
- Try to remain calm so your pet doesn’t pick up on your anxiety, talking to your pet calmly can help to reassure them that everything is okay.
- Make sure their surrounding area is safe and that they can’t fall down anywhere or hurt themselves on surrounding objects.
- Try to keep your pets body cool by turning on a fan or putting cold water on their paw. Seizures can increase their body temperature.
- Call your vet after the seizure and make an appointment to get your pet checked out.
How can Hemp 4 Paws tinctures help?
The active ingredient in our tinctures has an anticonvulsant property which can help to reduce the intensity and frequency of their seizures.
Our tinctures can help to restore the communication between your pets brain & their body by blocking NMDA receptors (an ion-channel receptor), enhancing GABA receptors (a neurotransmitter that sends chemical messages through the brain and the nervous system) and stabilizing ion channels (abnormalities in the ion channels plays a role in seizures).
As well, its anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties can help to reduce the brain thunderstorms and bring balance back to your pet.
How much should I give my pet?
We recommend starting with 0.5ml twice a day and increasing (if need be) after a week. It’s important to work with your vet if you pet is currently taking other medications because there can be some interactions.