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  1. Hey everyone! So things have been a bit slow in the porter and polly world this week and I've had some topics related to Porter's PTSD video I've wanted to address so heres the first one! I'll re-iterate, I don't think CBD oil is utterly useless. I just think it's extremely overhyped and not a day goes by where I don't see a dozen or so comments about how I should use it for one thing or another. Also keep in mind that while I do mention my personal experience with CBD, I'm mostly referring to cbd oil with dogs. At this point there's only 1 drug that is FDA approved that contains CBD oil and that's very interesting considering it's not exactly new and considering how wild the claims are by some of these companies.

    I'm also not saying all approved medication is GREAT or anything. In fact I think SSRIS (antidepressants) are the most over prescribed medication EVER that barely performs better than placebo in a great deal of studies.

    Oh, I also forgot to mention what finally pushed me to make this one was a CBD oil company offered me a sponsorship deal last week. Surprising amount of money… But I could never promote something I don't believe in. My wife has also been approached by CBD oil companies to push their product as well. So it's hard to trust anyone these days.

  2. Post Script on my last comment. I do have a 13 year old Chihuahua and he has canine epilepsy, he takes phenobarbital for seizure control and this month he goes in for his annual appointment for blood work to check liver function, etc. I've honestly never asked the vet about CBD oil and he's never mentioned anything about it to me either. My DJ seems to be doing well on his prescription of phenobarbital. He just knows he gets 2 bites of hot dogs every day. Sorry about the long winded extended comments. Peace ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ.

  3. CBD oil probably does help some people with some things. I have a friend who swears by it. I have some and I haven't even mustered up the nerve to try it yet. Maybe l should. And I also get annoyed when it claims to be a remedy for every malady out there. And I'm not saying that you shouldn't try it. If it works and really does help, that's great. But it might not. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I guess it would have to be judged on an individual basis. It might work with one person's body chemistry, but not another. That's my take on the CBD thing.

  4. I've never tried it on my dog, but have for myself with zero results. I'm happy for those it helps, but it's not for everyone. Thank you for your sanity – it makes the world better. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Okay, I agree with you. I'm ill, and everyone screamed CBD at me. My life does not veer in that direction, but willing to give it a try, for my health issues. It truly did nothing. I did buy a cream, but it also had menthol and other soothing ingredients, so….was very temporary. My dogs have anxiety issues, valid issues- my vet refused to give a short term anxiety med, and it was truly needed. I am one of the last people to say medicate, but if it is needed, then do it. The pheromone collars did little- I do use Rescue Remedy, and it does work- for people and non people. It's not a cure-all, and is temporary, but is gentle- when I first encountered it, I was very doubtful- as I laid there in a car accident, waiting for help. Someone gave me some- and it helped.( I thought they might poison me, so I did not know what it was). Also, I use Vermont Naturals Calming Treats- and although it doesn't seem like it works- when we run out, I see a difference. You know your pups and kitties, so you can determine what they need- it's really no one else's business. And you are allowed to express your opinion- especially when you base it on research. Most people don't do the research. People like to think that they are experts and are mean spirited. Poo on them.

  6. If yโ€™all are here to make waves, step backโ€ฆ..be hypnotized by the beauty of Porter and Polly. Let the waves of chihuahua euphoria overtake your senses! Goos chihuahua!

  7. OMG how could anyone hate you Andy? You are such a kind person with a beautiful soul. You do what you think is best for your pets and your family. You always have their best interests at heart. Who could ask for more than that?

  8. You use what works for your particular situation everybody's got their own opinion what works for them may not work for you no big deal you pick up your pants you find something else and you go on ๐Ÿ’•

  9. Don't ever sell your principles. I know you won't, but hang in there. You do amazing things with the rescues. All medications don't work the same for all people or animals. If it did there wouldn't be as many pharmaceuticals in this world.

  10. Such sweet and relaxing images to view for ranting, lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ I never tell people, "ya gotta try this…now!", and don't appreciate when it's said to me either.
    My vet suggested CBD oil to lessen my Ellie's arthritis discomfort, but that's where it ends.
    It'll never be cured, but if I see her have more mobility, and she's more comfortable, I'm happy.
    I don't know why people get upset about differences of opinion. And I really don't know how anybody could have a bad attitude when coming to the Porter and Polly gang's channel.
    These vids always brighten my day. Big hugs & puppy kisses from our pack to yours ๐Ÿ‘

  11. Smart move. My "Rocky" in my screen name tried CBD because he had arthritis in his hips. Ten yrs old "Rocky" and this "Hooman" just wanted to help him. I think it made his coat shiny and my pocket less with money. I would do anything as I am sure any pup owner would but I think I just fell for the "Hype"
    He passed away last yr and now we have a lil girl named Umea (Black German Shepherd) ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธโœŒ๏ธ

  12. A cure all never exists.
    Also I hope it's just a very vocal minority that is bothering you. But on twitter it sometimes really seems like a hoard has been summoned. Especially for those 'cure all' fads.

    Good luck man, at least it seems like they are not in the comments here ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. In the 80s they called them mood elevators,same name same crapola,now there called antidepressants,if you knew the incentives your doctor gets everytime he writes a script for a "antidepressant" also known as "mood elevators"a sane person would question this. The only thing I've noticed that it does is it is good at body morphing,also known as why is most everyone in America overweight,obese etc,every single person that is on these miracle"snake oil" antidepressants has problems with their weight,I have been observing this for over 40yrs. I'm much older,nobody wants to say anything,don't want to hurt someone's feelings,we are way past that now. Wake up America. I"ll say it. You are the fattest people on the planet and coming in close as the dumbest.I say this out of frustration,I'm old and it sickens me to see how we have regressed in the last 20 yrs.

  14. Don't. Worry. Even. Heros. Have. P. T. S. D. Porter. And. Polly. Your. Special. Heros. God. Love. You. Little. Buddies. ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

  15. As someone who uses medically, I respect and agree with your decision. It doesn't work for everyone, and there's no point in using a substance that isn't helping. Good on you for doing what's best for your family!

  16. We have been through the CBD oil regimen with no results, and itโ€™s not cheap! We have tried it ourselves for different things from back pain, hip pain, headaches, and depression with no result. I am on anxiety prescription meds that CBD did not touch. People who think you need to grab up an animal to calm them doesnโ€™t know about how to treat a distressed animal. You get down to their level, let them come into your space with kind, soft words, donโ€™t go into theirs, that may make them more stressed. Poor little guy, he is so preciousโฃ๏ธ

  17. Polly on squirrel duty while Porter waters the dandelions. Andy your pups are lucky to have you, your love and well informed care. Thank you for sharing them with me. They fill a space in my heart, now that I have no pups of my own. ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’œโค๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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