Emma is an almost 7 year old (her birthday is November 24th), 50-ish pound, border collie/lab/who-knows-what mix. She started having grand mal seizures mid-June of this year and had one every two weeks on the dot for six weeks. Three seizures and a clean blood panel later, Emma was diagnosed with epilepsy and put on phenobarbital. After many sleepless nights and a thorough investigation of phenobarbital, I decided I wanted to try an alternative before committing Emma to a lifetime of barbiturate use. Enter CBD Oil. In my research I found the CSU clinical trial and, while Emma did not qualify for the trial, they sent me to David and Applied Basic Science. I emailed David to ask a few questions and quickly got a reply with the information I needed to make my decision. I began giving Emma 5 drops of the 600 mg oil morning and night on July 21st. It is now September 20th and Emma has only had one seizure since being on the CBD oil. While this may not seem like a huge improvement to some, here is a little perspective. Emma was having a seizure every two weeks, she has now only had one in two months. The literature I read on phenobarbital indicated that treatment was considered “successful” if the dog had two seizures a month. When my dog is only have two seizures a month to begin with, that does not sound like success to me. Additionally, we were able to give her a dropper of the oil mid seizure and it shortened the duration of the seizure. While I do not believe that any product will completely eliminate Emma’s seizures, I see this reduction as a success. I also love the fact that I do not have to give this therapy every 12 hours on the dot, we live a busy lifestyle and sometimes go 14 to 15 hours between doses with no ill effects. Furthermore, I know the oil makes Emma feel good all around. She has luxating patella tendons in both hind legs that have luxated out and her femurs have twisted. Over the years this has slowed her mobility and caused her discomfort, but since she has been on the C.H.O Tincture she is moving better, jumping better, and all around seems like a happier, more mobile dog. She looks for her treat at the beginning and end of each day, and lets me know if she thinks I am forgetting it. I have no doubt that Emma will be on this product for the rest of her life. I feel good knowing that the product is safe, the formula is consistent, and the company believes in transparency and providing the best for our canine companions. I have even made the decision to put her brother (an 80 pound mutt from the same litter that looks mostly lab) on two drops of the 600mg morning and night to help with an old back injury that flares up every once in a while.
Thank you for making a product that works!
Our Billie Girl started having focal seizures not too long ago, because my niece has epilepsy that has been helped immensely by the use of specialized CBD oil, we knew we wanted to go that route. The Vet ruled out everything but a brain tumour or an immune disorder causing inflammation in her brain, but most likely a tumour. So she isn’t going to survive this. We saw no reason to put her on heavy pharmaceuticals that would make her feel awful just so she could stay alive for our sake. Our goal was to make sure she was having as many Doggy-Dog-Dogging-It days as possible. The Vet suggested keeping a calendar of good days and bad days so we could have a clear sense of when it is time to let her go. We were initially using CBD oils designed for dogs here in Canada. They worked to some degree, but she was still having distressing auras (lead ups to the seizures). She was exhausted, upset, and sometimes confused, but the seizures were reduced in severity. We did not count those as good days and were discussing with the Vet when it would be time for her to go. My sister gave me some guidelines on what to look for in a CBD oil and I went searching. I found an interview online about the studies being undertaken at Colorado State and knew we had to use CHO oil. The difference is astounding. No more discernible auras. No more confusion. She’s happy. Her energy is pretty good. She has a great appetite. I only rarely see a tick of the head indicating a slight seizure now and again. We do have to use a bit more oil than we were prescribed to do so by CHO. But no harm done, because every day since we have been using CHO has been a good day on the calendar. We don’t know how much longer we have her, but as long as our sweet thing is enjoying digging up the backyard to hide her treats, barking at racoons, and walking at the lake we’re grateful.
Hey David, I am not sure if this is of interest to you but FYI, her first 2 seizures were 2 months apart. She had another seizure in June, which was 4 months since the last one, and it seemed a little less severe then the first 2. I am hopeful that the longer period between episodes and the severity being less, might be a result of the CBD oil. Thanks for your help.
We spoke a few days ago about Zuzu’s first month on the CHO oil and the effects. I wanted to tell you some details. Background info: Zuzu has Chiara Malformation of the skull, has had increasing seizures and pain for 5 of her 9 1/2 years of life. Has had both ears surgically opened up for drainage of “glue ear” after both ear drums ruptured, and was diagnosed with the dog version of “Bell’s Palsy “2 months ago.
This is an excerpt from the update I sent to her neurologist this week! —At this point , Zuzu has been on the CHO oil for just over 4 weeks, there are still small seizures. Sometimes daily. Sometimes not. But the more
significant positive difference is her level of comfort has increased dramatically! She doesn’t pace all evening. She can sleep on my lap in the evening, then sleep on my bed all night for 8-9 hours. She is Peppy! People
confuse her for Maya! (Maya is my 5 year old Cavalier that does not have neurological problems) They are both therapy dogs. The nurses where we visit ask me if Zuzu is Maya because she is so happy and energetic!
I have my girl back! And I am so thankful for this time we share as 3 months ago she endured hospitalization for unending seizures. I feared her life was drastically changed for the worse.
To summarize, her seizures may have decreased in number and duration slightly. Her inflammation/discomfort has decreased significantly. Her eye droop is almost unnoticeable. ( from the dog version of Bell’s
Palsy) No drool.
I have increased the CHO dosage slowly from 1 small drop to 3 large drops. The bottle says .25ml. I haven’t reached that yet. On the phone they told me to start with one drop.
We are very thankful for ABS and the top of the line quality CBD oil they provide. We were recommended to ABS by our Neurologist at CSU Veterinary Hospital for our 7 year old Maltipoo Presley for her seizures. She has had over 100 seizures during the last 4 years since her first seizure. We have been with her for all of these seizures with the exception of 3 that were caught on our security cameras that we installed to monitor her while we are at work. As you can imagine, it has been heartbreaking for us.
During the last two months since Presley started on the CBD oil in addition to her regular medications, she has been seizure free. Some other positive changes are that she sleeps through the night and it appears to help her anxiety. She used to be up and down all night long, which means we didn’t sleep much either worrying if she was going to have a seizure every time she got up. She is back to her happy go lucky self and enjoying fetching, which is her absolute favorite activity!
Due to the positive results with Presley, we now have put our other two dogs on the drops. Elvis is taking the drops for his arthritis and Buddy Holly as a cancer preventative as he had a cancerous tumor removed from his leg last year. They all are doing amazing and we are true believers of this product.
We would also like to note that when we first received the product and were confused about dosing amounts, David the Owner of ABS, called us himself to make sure we understood the dosing guidelines. The fact the owner would take the time to call and go over everything with us speaks volumes as to the exceptional level of customer service shown by ABS.
Thank you to ABS and David the owner for providing a quality CBD oil that we can feel confident in giving to our babies. In the attached picture is: Left: Presley, Middle: Buddy Holly, Right: Elvis.
Jupiter is a 3 year old black mouth cur. When we moved to Denver in July 2017 she immediately started having seizures. We are still unsure if this was caused from the stress of moving or just her age but after the first trip to the emergency vet we started looking into a treatment plan for her. She had a seizure once a month until her vet suggested we start her on medication but when I asked about CBD oil she refused to discuss the topic. I started to do my own research on CBD oil. I stumbled upon ABSC and after speaking with David I was sold! This oil has reduced Jupiter’s seizures in half and we could not be happier! Thank you for everything!
Wapi is 15 years old and had begun losing strength and control in his back legs, was able to walk only a very slow third of a mile every day, and seemed agitated at night, which we thought was due to pain. Since we began giving him CBD oil for dogs from Applied Basic Science two months ago, he is no longer agitated, sleeps well all night, is happy and engaged, and walks, slowly, for one mile every morning! The oil is giving Wapi a qualify of life that makes us all very happy.
My best friend, 13y.o. super arthritic lab, Sunny has now been using C.H.O. Pet tincture for 6 weeks. When I first started using it, I saw a huge transformation in my dogs anxiety level. Her excessive barking and forearm licking decreased by 75%!!! And then little things start happening, she began to play again and do her wild dog run (very short busts as she is pretty old). She also was more willing to get up and start begging for food again. Her sleep also appears more restful. I feel in her senior years, C.H.O. has provided her with the comfortable quality that she deserves. She is now a really happy old girl and it makes my heart happy!!!
This is Pickle, my tripod rescue, who gets 3 drops of your tincture daily to prevent inflammation. She had a severe hind leg injury and amputation was the only option. Using your product as a preventive will help Pickle from getting arthritis.
The old boys love their CHO makes the feel young again thank you.
My 13 yr old Pomeranian, Skippy, was recently diagnosed with an enlarged heart that is pressing on his trachea causing him to cough. The vet suggested we try to keep him calm as to not stress his heart. Being a Pom, he gets excited! My daughter was dog sitting Skippy and she tried giving Skippy some of your C.H.O. PET to calm him and stop his coughing.
He is only about 9 lbs so she only gave him a couple of drops. It worked. He calmed down and stopped coughing. Just thought you’d like to know how well your product worked for Skippy.
I want to tell the story of Maverick. Maverick is our 3 year old rescue Rough Collie. Maverick had a very rough start in life. He was rescued from a very abusive situation in Oklahoma, where he and a couple of other pups were kept OUTSIDE ALL THE TIME! That was the least of the abuse this sweet boy endured. As a result, Maverick gets very anxious during high winds and thunder storms. We live near the mountains and experience very high winds when the weather is changing. When this occurs, Maverick will not settle down. He constantly paces around the house as if he is looking for a place to hide. At 86 lbs, that is not an easy task! I needed to find a solution that would help him deal with the weather and not “knock him out”. We have been using the C.H.O. PET tincture for our other dog who experiences seizures so I thought I would give it a try on Maverick. I thought, at worst, it would make him sleepy. The results were apparent in very short order! YES this worked!. I gave him about 6-7 drops inside his cheek and he calmed down and was relaxed enough to just lay on the floor. He wasn’t sleepy or droopy at all. Simply nice and relaxed. Chilled out you might say! I can’t thank you enough for bringing such a wonderful product to the marketplace. Maverick thanks you too!
I’m at a town concert because I feel amazing because of my CBD’s! I am seizure free for 1 1/2 years!!! I have been taking my “magic drops” for 1 1/2 years and have been off my seizure meds for one year!! I love going on walks every day with my mom dad and we go camping and 4-wheeling too! Thanks ABSC for helping me feel so amazing! My mommy and daddy thank you for saving me and bringing me back to them!
Hi, this is Miley, our 9 yr old Rough Collie.
Miley is a happy girl since she hasn’t had a seizure in over a month! Miley started having Grand Mal seizures about 9 months ago. Our vet put her on Phenobarbital but the seizures continued at the rate of one every two weeks, sometimes 2 in one week and we kept increasing the medication. This was very disturbing to us. I saw the article in the Denver Post about the study being done by CSU using C.H.O. Pet Tincture oil for epilepsy in pets. I contacted them and got the name of the supplier: Applied Basic Science Corp (ABSC) . I ordered some for Miley. ABSC was very helpful in determining the correct dosage for her 6-7 drops 2 times a day (not droppersful as the C.H.O. Pet Tincture sold in the pet store) and the shipping and customer support is great. It’s very easy to administer, I put the C.H.O. Pet Tincture in her cheek and gently massage it. We tried the C.H.O. Pet Tincture capsules available at the pet store, but found that the C.H.O. Pet tincture oil appeared to be more effective. I especially like the fact that we KNOW where this hemp is grown and WHERE the oil is manufactured unlike other brands online. We feel confident in given it to our beloved pets. We have another collie, a rescue who is quite skittish around strangers (due to severe abuse) and we have given the C.H.O. Pet Tincture oil to him on occasion to help clam him in stressful situations. It was so nice to see our big boy being able to interact without running off and hiding! This oil is amazing. I believe it has also helped Miley with her mild arthritis! She still barks at the squirrels and runs around the yard! She’s appears to be feeling more like her “old” self.
Within 10 days of taking 7 drops twice a day of your C.H.O. Pet Tincture I noticed Stormy had more mobility. With the snowfall last night and temperatures below freezing today, she did her regular morning and evening walks with ease. Normally in those conditions she would need to take several breaks laying down or not be able to walk that far. Your product is working for her osteoarthritis.
Don’t freeze it! Refrigeration will extend the life of our product by
2 years, especially if it hasn’t been opened.
Yes. The clinical trials were reviewed and regulated under the supervisory committee of CSU established by federal mandate. This committee is known as The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). At CSU the committee is qualified through the experience and expertise of its members, that oversees its institution’s animal program, facilities, and procedures. For more information please visit https://vpr.colostate.edu/RICRO/iacuc/about-the-iacuc/
In a “test”, a sample of oil from a large batch, pre-bottling, or a bottle is sent to a testing laboratory. A report is provided of the product profile. Usually the test also includes testing for pesticides, microbes and other chemicals.
In our Phase 1 clinical trial “Assessment of safety, toxicity, and pharmacokinetics of cannabidiol in healthy dogs” we conducted the following procedures following a study design approved by a review board: 30 healthy dogs were assigned to receive one of three formulations (capsule, oil, transdermal cream), at a daily dose of very high milligrams. Serial plasma concentrations were measured following the first dose. At 2-, 4-, and 6-weeks, blood was collected for CBC, chemistry panel, urinalysis, bile acids, and active ingredient plasma concentrations. Weekly physical examinations were performed. At the completion of the trial the 30 dogs were very healthy.
Check with your pet insurance provider; many will reimburse 90 to 100 percent of the cost depending on the insurance plan.
Currently, C.H.O. Pet has only been studied in dogs; cat and equine studies are forthcoming.
C.H.O. Pet is the proprietary product of Applied Basic Science Corporation. It is created from concentrated, organically-grown Colorado hemp extract, which is grown, processed, and compounded in Colorado.
No. C.H.O. Pet Tincture is non-psychoactive. Our plants are cut and the hemp oil is extracted long before the plant can form amounts of psychoactive THC > 0.3%.
In Colorado, we have a unique situation where we are allowed to grow a hemp-hybrid strain, harvest them at a strategic date and time, and maintain compliance with “industrial hemp” regulations, while still growing rich drug cultivars.
The strain is the same in both products, as is the all-natural savory flavoring, which comes directly from CSU. It is a flavoring that is used in many of the compounded drug formulations at the CSU pharmacy and is safe for pets. The only difference between the two products is in the fragrance, mainly because the study product must be imperceptible from the placebo.
The hemp seed oil used in our commercial product is formulated in a such a way that it does not require refrigeration. If you are participating in the CSU study, however, your product contains a different fragrance (to make it imperceptible from the placebo) and does require refrigeration.
It’s easy to administer C.H.O. Pet! Each commercial bottle of C.H.O. Pet contains a dropper to administer dosing. Using the provided dropper, place the appropriate number of drops for your pet directly in your pet’s mouth or onto a spoon and make certain your pet licks it clean, which is our recommended method. An alternative method would be to place it directly on his or her food.
Each commercial bottle of C.H.O. Pet contains a dropper to administer dosing. The number of drops your pet should receive in his or her starting dose can be calculated based on his or her weight or with help from our patient advisor (call 970-829-1123). Animals should receive C.H.O. Pet Tincture twice daily. One bottle provides a one-month supply for the average-sized dog. It is important to note that our recommended starting dose is incrementally lower than the dose volumes being studied at CSU.
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