CBD OIL FOR PETS? YOU BET!

Benefits of CBD for Pets

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 As of this writing,  the American Veterinary Medical Association hasn't taken an official  stance on medical marijuana for pets. However, there have been many  successful cases of the use of medical cannabis to help pets with  diseases or illnesses.
One interesting study proves the importance of cannabinoids in animals by showing that male European starlings with higher expressions of CB1 receptors sang more to females, and exhibited higher dominance in nesting sites.
MORE HERE: https://cbdoilreview.org/cbd-cannabidiol/cbd-for-pets/

Cannabis 101: CBD for Your Cat

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 Marijuana is  currently legal in a few states including Colorado. As a result, I  frequently see cat parents sharing their cannabis products with their  cats. While cats are thought to have a similar sensitivity to THC as  humans, the sensation of being ‘high’ can be very uncomfortable. Kitties  can’t tell us that they are scared or hallucinating and therefore I  recommend avoiding THC in kitties. 
While  THC has many therapeutic properties, legislation to make it legal and  research to find therapeutic doses for pets is needed.
MORE HERE: https://boulderholisticvet.com/cannabis-101-cbd-cat/

How Does CBD Affect Dogs?

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 While there’s no definitive scientific data on using CBD to treat  dogs, there’s anecdotal evidence from dog owners suggesting it can treat  pain, especially neuropathic pain, as well as helping to control seizures.
According to Dr. Klein, CBD is also used because of its  anti-inflammatory properties, cardiac benefits, anti-nausea effects,  appetite stimulation, anti-anxiety impact, and for possible anti-cancer  benefits, although there’s no conclusive data on this use.


MORE HERE: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cbd-oil-dogs/

7 Amazing Benefits of CBD

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 The 7 Most Common CBD Benefits for Dogs, Cats and other critters. 1.Powerful Painkiller 2.Anticonvulsant 3.Anti-Inflammatory 4.Stress Reliever 5.Antiemetic 6.Anticancer Effects 7.Promotes Homeostasis   If your pet suffers from chronic pain, anxiety/stress, epilepsy, chronic  inflammatory conditions like arthritis or IBD, or cancer, I highly  recommend giving CBD a try.  

MORE HERE: https://cannabissupplementsforpets.com/benefits-of-cbd-for-dogs/

What you need to know

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 According to Dr. Cornelia Wagner of Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic in Portland, Oregon pets can safely  consume CBD as long as you start on a very small dosage, around .05  mg/day before slowly moving up to 1 mg per day.  Too much CBD can cause  drowsiness. Wagner also recommends CBD over cannabis as high amounts of THC can be problematic.
Now that we know the facts, what are the best options for your pet?
MORE HERE: https://www.phillyvoice.com/cbd-oil-and-your-pet-what-you-need-know-cannabis/

How CBD can help your dog or cat

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 Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the active constituents of the cannabis plant,  has profound healing and balancing effects on all mammals. Pet owners  have used it for a broad spectrum of medical and behavioral issues —  cancer pain, arthritis, muscle spasms, seizures, neurological and  digestive disorders, anxieties, obsessions, past traumas, withdrawal,  mood, and memory. At the end of life, it can  ease the pain, fear and anxiety.

MORE HERE: https://www.allthebestpetcare.com/what-hemp-cbd-can-do-for-your-dog-or-cat/

Is CBD for Pets?

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Is CBD for Pets?

Canines, Cats, and Cannabidiol (CBD oil) – Medical Marijuana for Pets?

If  your furry friend has been suffering from a disease or illness for  months or even years, you're likely willing to try anything to help your  dog get better. One novel treatment approach you may have heard of is  medical marijuana. 

Naturally, if you’ve heard of people giving cannabis to their pets you may be wondering if cannabis is actually a safe, viable option for your pet. 

Consider this: the same endocannabinoid system that exists in the human body also exists within all mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish (and possibly even invertebrates). [S]

 

Given the fact that a myriad of serious illnesses are now being attributed to Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CECD) – a condition that is treatable with cannabidiol (CBD) – logic dictates that endocannabinoid deficiency may also play a  significant role in various pet-related diseases and disorders.

 

So… Does My Dog Have to Smoke Weed?

When  people think of medical cannabis for pets, they may have the comical  image of giving a dog or cat a ‘joint’ to smoke. In the same vein, some  of you may know someone that has blown a cloud of marijuana smoke into  their dog’s face and laughed about the dog being ‘stoned’ (or you may be  guilty of this yourself). Not only is this behavior immature, marijuana  is toxic to dogs and other animals. [S]

That’s  because recreational cannabis contains THC, the compound responsible  for the ‘high’ and mind-altering effects users feel from smoking  marijuana. Contrary to popular belief (and fear), CBD is not capable of  giving your pet a ‘high.’ 

It’s  important to find CBD that originates in agricultural or medicinal hemp  – unique cannabis plants cultivated for their rich content of CBD and  other cannabinoids, with very little to no THC. Hemp CBD oil is non-psychotropic, and to be  legal it must contain less than 0.3% THC (which is far, far below the  amount needed to induce mind-altering effects). 

CBD  for pets usually comes in the form of yummy, edible treats in flavors  that appeal to animals (but may also simply be in tincture form). Treatibles is our most popular supplier of pet-formulated CBD products, but there  are quite a few vendors offering premium quality CBD for pets these  days.


Benefits of CBD for Pets

As  of this writing, the American Veterinary Medical Association hasn't  taken an official stance on medical marijuana for pets. However, there  have been many successful cases of the use of medical cannabis to help  pets with diseases or illnesses. 

One interesting study proves the importance of cannabinoids in animals by showing that male European starlings with higher expressions of CB1 receptors sang more to females, and exhibited higher dominance in nesting sites.

In  addition, the ailments experienced by aging humans and animals can be  quite similar. Some of the human maladies for which CBD’s use has solid  scientific research backing include: 

Considering the similarity of endocannabinoid receptors in humans and animals, it makes sense that CBD could treat these  conditions as effectively in dogs, cats, and other furry or feathery  friends. 

And there is no shortage of anecdotal reports from pet owners the world over:

“…a senior Staffordshire Terrier had a 6cm mammary tumor and metastasis that disappeared in three months and didn’t come back.”
“…a  Jack Russell terrier had a severe heart murmur and painful arthritis  and, after a month, he wanted to go for long walks and his murmur was  much improved.”
“That  night, she gave Tinkerbell a dose of CBD oil before bed and the next  morning she was walking, using the bathroom on her own again, and had no  seizures! She marvels, ‘we are still not sure how it all works, but CBD  has kept our little girl alive for a year-plus longer than we  expected!’”
“…the  bloating went down. She had more energy. After three weeks, she was  down to her normal body size, and by week four she was running around  the house and you’d never know she was on death’s door.”
“I  use it on my feral foster, whom I couldn't even touch because of her  anxiety. She's been on it for six months, and I can touch her, put a  leash on and off her, and she will come when I call her!”
“I've  seen definite improvement and no one acts ‘drugged’ or listless. It's  very gentle, unlike synthetic pharmaceuticals and all the dogs who have  had bloodwork recently are doing well… their numbers look better than  they ever have.”
“…the  next day, we had HUGE thunderstorms. Worse than I could remember. I was  afraid to try the CBD oil, so I used his melatonin treats. They didn't  seem to work. He was so upset and terrified, I decided to try the oil.  Within about 10-15 minutes, Cubbie was laying by our feet on the couch  as we watched TV and listened to the thunder roll. It was amazing. I  have not used it since as we have no had any more big storms, but I have  it ready to go and would recommend it to anyone!”

How Much CBD Should You Give to a Dog?

When it comes to dosing CBD in humans, the situation is complicated (see our page on dosing for more on that) for a variety of reasons. Primarily, CBD is what is known as a biphasic compound – meaning that is has drastically different effects at low doses versus at high doses.

The  bottom line is that more CBD is not always better. In the case of  severe issues like seizures, higher doses appear to be most effective.  However, with something like anxiety, a low-to-medium dose will likely  serve your pet much more effectively. 

Here are some general guidelines for giving your pet CBD oil:

First,  consult with your veterinarian to ensure that CBD won’t interfere with  your pet’s current medications or health conditions.

If all is good, start with 1mg of CBD per every 10 lbs. of an animal’s body weight, once or twice a day.

Generally, it’s good to start small, and gradually increase the amount of CBD every week until you see your desired benefits.

Stay with your pet for several hours after giving them CBD to ensure they are okay.

CBD  is itself non-toxic, and so the most important thing to keep in mind is  that “overdosing” on CBD will not result in fatalities. The most  commonly reported side-effects for CBD in animals are sedation and  over-active appetites. 

Where  issues usually arise is in contaminated products – that is, products  that have high levels of contaminants like heavy metals, residual  solvents, and other byproducts of cheap and hasty CBD extraction. The  FDA has warned that pet owners should be cautious when it comes to  purchasing and using medical cannabis. So don’t be afraid to request  current third-party lab test results from CBD pet product vendors!  Reputable companies will happily provide them. (Or, of course, you can  always refer to CBD Oil Review for up-to-date reviews and research!)

Fun fact: In the future, veterinarian-assisted CBD administration methods such as  intravenous (IV) injection of water-soluble CBD may be favored, as the  bioavailability of oral CBD in dogs is quite low. 

Limitations of Medical Marijuana for Pets

As  you may already know, medical marijuana is now legal in a majority of  states in America; in fact, there are a growing number of states where  “adult use” marijuana is also legal. Despite the growing acceptance of  cannabis as medicine, it is currently illegal in most states and is  definitely available for a veterinarian to prescribe to his or her  patients. 

An important note: in some places where medical marijuana is legal, it is unlawful to  administer to pets. To counter this several bills in state legislatures  aim to make it legal for pet owners to provide this medicine to their  sick animals, but not all states have progressive view on cannabis for  pets. 

To  complicate matters, in states where medical marijuana is legal there  has been a substantial increase in the number of pets going to the  emergency room due to the toxic effects of THC. In most cases, these  emergency room visits happen due to either to negligence (for example, a  dog gets into a bag of edibles) or to pet owners’ general ignorance  about THC’s effects on pets. 

Due  to the lack of information available on medical cannabis, it is rather  easy for a pet owner to overdose their pets. While medical marijuana has  been shown to be beneficial in VERY small amounts, the use of medical  marijuana that’s high in THC can be toxic or even deadly for most pets.  Fortunately, overdose is generally not a concern when using CBD products  – especially hemp CBD products that are specifically manufactured to  have little-to-no THC at all.

Should You Try CBD for Your Pet?

As  you can see, medical marijuana and hemp CBD are simply two of many  treatments that you may want to consider for your pet, whether they’re  experiencing symptoms like separation anxiety or even more serious  conditions for which nothing else has worked. 

While  you shouldn't ever expect cannabis to be a panacea, CBD may be able to  put your pet on the road to recovery for some illnesses or maladies. 

At  the very least, CBD may help relieve some of your pet's symptoms and  make life easier for you and your pet overall. Most likely, hemp CBD can  help your pet live a far more fulfilling and healthier life than he or  she otherwise might experience.  

So if you’re interested in trying CBD for your dog, cat, or even your horse, remember these three rules: 

  • Talk to your vet first. CBD can affect the metabolism of many important medications (for pets and for humans), so it’s crucial to have a chat with your vet to make sure your pet isn’t in harm’s way. 
  • Once you get the green light, start slow. There are many tasty CBD pet products that allow you to dose small – 1 mg of CBD per 10 lbs of body weight is the gold standard.
  • Stay with your pet for 2-3 hours after giving them CBD. While CBD is incredibly non-toxic, it’s always a good idea to keep an  eye on your pet after introducing something new to their diet.

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CBD & HEALTHY PETS

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What CBD Oil Could Do For The Health of Your Pets

By Dan Fries, Collective Evolution
In Brief

  • The Facts: Several studies have shown multiple health benefits from administering CBD oil to animals.
  • Reflect  On: Why has this kind of treatment been illegal for so long? Why are  the same resources not poured into this medicine as there is the  medicine that comes from the big corporations? Is this really about  health, or is it about money?

More and more people are  using CBD oil to maintain their health and treat various conditions. The  benefits of CBD oil stretch far and wide, and it’s especially getting a  lot of buzz today because of its effectiveness in relieving stress and anxiety – conditions that are almost unavoidable in the modern world.
But the wonders of CBD oil shouldn’t be reserved for humans only. Not just humans, but all vertebrates have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) which fine-tunes numerous vital physiological functions and helps  the body regain internal balance. So when pets ingest cannabinoids, the  cannabinoids will interact with the ECS receptors (called CB1 and CB2  receptors) just like they do for humans. This supports a healthy ECS and  triggers beneficial responses throughout the body, helping it fight  various ailments.
If you have a furry friend whose health and  wellbeing depends on you, you’ll want to know all about this. Here’s how  you can use CBD oil to take care of your pet and help them live a  happy, healthy life.
And just in case, we’ll get over with it right  away: CBD is a compound that won’t get your pet high just like it won’t  get you high – that’s THC.

Reducing anxiety and stress

Extensive research has been conducted to prove how cannabidiol can help people with PTSD,  panic attacks, anxiety disorders and overall stress relief. Because  other mammals respond to CBD via receptors the same way as we do, it’s  no surprise that it has the same calming effects on pets.
Most pets,  dogs especially, suffer from separation anxiety, which is something that  leaves their owners worried and feeling guilty every time they leave  the house. This is a real problem and we could never fathom the stress  our pets experience when we leave them alone, but CBD oil can be used to  help them feel calm and peaceful. Pets can also suffer from anxiety and  phobias to various extents for different reasons, most often as a  result of previous trauma, so CBD oil can be used as a cure for their  condition in the same way it’s being used to treat people with PTSD.

Antibiotic properties

Pets  are often affected by various bacterial infections, and unfortunately, a  lot of visits to the vet result in prescriptions for antibiotics.  Synthetic antibiotics have numerous side effects, most notably  disrupting the gastrointestinal system by killing the “good”, healthy  bacteria along with the bad. Research has shown that all cannabinoids  have antibiotic properties so CBD oil can be an equally effective but more healthy and gentle treatment for a pet’s bacterial infection.

Treating seizures 

Unfortunately, dogs are no stranger to epilepsy as well, and a fewer number of cats may experience seizures. Cannabinoids are now being used extensively to treat seizures in humans,  as they’re proving to be more effective than any other kind of  treatment. It’s no surprise to see that a lot of CBD oils for pets are  now used as an alternative and efficient way to treat epilepsy and  reduce or completely stop seizures, tics, tremors, and spasms.

Fighting cancer

The  effect that cannabinoids and other substances found in hemp and  cannabis have on treating tumors has been studied extensively, and it’s  completely changing cancer treatment (for the better). Cannabidiol is  known to kill cancer cells as it blocks their energy-producing  abilities, and some studies show that CBD can even stop cancer cells from growing.  Inarguably, CBD oil can be used not just to treat cancers and tumors in  pets, but to prevent them from developing in the first place.

Pain relief

Studies have shown that cannabidiol (CBD) has the most analgesic and anti-inflammatory  properties in comparison to other cannabinoids. That’s why CBD oil is  often used to reduce inflammation and pain in injured cats and dogs, as well as for relieving chronic and  intestinal inflammation. This helps with a wide variety of conditions,  including inflammatory bowel disease. It’s a more healthy and natural  alternative to painkillers and other drugs which can potentially harm a  pet’s internal organs just like they do for humans.

Increasing appetite and helping with nausea

A  healthy pet never has an appetite problem – far from it. But when  something goes wrong or when they’re just healing from an injury, it’s  heartbreaking for owners to watch their pet’s unusual disinterest in  food. It’s our responsibility to keep them healthy and well-nourished so  many owners resort to CBD oil for increasing their pet’s appetite when  they’re injured or for treating vomiting and nausea, as it has the same  effect it does on humans.

Protecting the nervous system

Lab research conducted on rats shows us that CBD and other cannabinoids have a neuroprotective effect.  CBD is a powerful antioxidant that helps cells fight free radicals  which have a degenerative effect on the entire system, and it has been  used to treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Thus CBD oil can be  especially effective for ageing animals to protect their brain cells and  keep the nervous system intact.
Overall, CBD oil is not only a  powerful treatment for conditions your pet could be suffering from, but  it’s also a great supplement to help healthy pets stay that way their  entire life. The most important thing when choosing a CBD oil for your  pet is to make sure that the product is natural and organic because any  other form can contain pesticides and other chemicals you want to avoid.  Then you’ll have to go through the usual shenanigans of slyly mixing it  in their food – but they’ll have no idea once it’s in there. Here’s to  healthy and thriving pets!

Thanks to Wes at: https://karmayogadaily.com

http://www.oom2.com/t56357-what-cbd-oil-could-do-for-the-health-of-your-pets

CBD Oil for Cats – Complete Guide

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CBD Oil for Cats – Complete Guide

 Hemp is a plant silently taking over the world. Now, more people are turning to medicines and products, containing CBD oil, extracted from hemp. In animals, the use of CBD is gaining traction. Aside from humans, cats, dogs, horses, are benefiting from CBD.

While the future is auspicious for CBD, laws are restricting the  cultivation of the hemp plant. This is because it is a variety of  Cannabis sativa. However, unlike marijuana, the hemp contains a low  concentration of THC but is rich in CBD, which is a cannabinoid.

If you are not yet, acquainted with CBD, perfect! Herein, the  benefits of CBD are explored, how it works when taken by cats, methods  of administration and more. Ultimately, in the end, you will understand  why people are going crazy over this chemical. We expound on the million  dollar question, is CBD safe and legal?

 Will CBD Get My Cat High?

Put simply, No! While CBD comes from the cannabis plant (hemp), it is  a non-psychoactive substance. On the other hand, THC is a psychoactive  substance responsible for the ‘high’ marijuana users feel. The effects  of CBD are health-related since it works in a special way.

How CBD Works

Your body and that of your pets have a system of cannabinoid  receptors, which collectively form the Endocannabinoid System or ECS. It  is made of two types of receptors, CB1 and CB2. ECS is crucial because  it communicates and regulates the operation of other body systems like  the digestive system, and immune system.

Cannabidiol (CBD),  one of about 80 cannabinoids in hemp, promotes proper regulation of  many body processes. For instance, researchers have found that it  regulates inflammations, which are responsible for the development of  most chronic diseases such as arthritis. Studies done in vitro have  shown that it can stop cell death and oxidative action, processes which  lead to the deterioration of normal cells.

The use of CBD by man has been eventful. In some patients, it has  been reported to cure cancer, liver disease, heart problems, reduction  of pain and anxiety, the list goes on. Your furry kitten can also  benefit, in the following ways.

Benefits of CBD for Cats

Arthritis

With continuous use of joints, they deteriorate leading to the onset  of arthritis. The condition limits the movement of cats and can be  painful. Cats, unfortunately, don’t have sufficient options for dealing with arthritis like dogs do. Conventional methods available to them include acupuncture, laser, and massage.

CBD is an alternative that can replace all these options, which are  not very useful in curbing the pain from arthritis. CBD works because it  reduces inflammations and helps in reducing the chronic pain. CBD oil for cats afflicted with  arthritis will improve mobility and the quality of their lives.

Asthma

Asthma is an inflammation response due to an overreaction of the body  to allergens such as pollen and dust. In fact, it is prevalent, but  cats lack effective treatments. Some pets use inhalers, which can be  expensive, and not a sustainable option when the attacks are frequent.

CBD can regulate the number of inflammations thus reducing the  frequency of the attacks. However, don’t put away the medication just  yet. Monitor the effect of CBD, and stop after consulting the veterinary  doctor. Over time, CBD oil for cats can replace prescription inhalers.

Cancer

The use of CBD by cancer patients has resulted in recessions. There  is no reason why it cannot work in cats, because of the ECS, which is  common in mammals. CBD can help reduce the rapid division of abnormal cancer cells.

Also, it can stop the death of healthy cells and boost the immune  system, although, there are no clinical investigations on the use of CBD  for curing cancer in cats. However, most tests have been done using  animals cells in test tubes. Hopefully, more researchers will be done on  its highly acclaimed effect.

Pancreatitis

In cats, pancreatitis is part of a triad of diseases, which are all  inflammatory bowel ailments. Previously, veterinaries thought that dogs  were more predisposed to the IBD than cats. Now, that has all changed,  and cats suffer too.

When pancreatitis occurs, the digestive fluids leak into the  surrounding tissues and may digest the tissues they encounter. It can  lead to mild or acute life-threatening effects. CBD will help the cats,  by reducing the inflammations since it reduces the dilation of blood  vessels. Capsules are preferable than oil tincture.

Also, CBD will help relieve the symptoms of IBD. To know if the cat  has IBD, it may have running diarrhea, vomits and loses weight without  any reason. Conscious pet owners should start giving the cats CBD  earlier on as preventative supplements. Prevention is always better than  cure.

Anxiety

Cats also get anxious and stressed. In fact, this happens if they  have suffered trauma and had injuries. In horses, hemp oil has been used  for over one hundred years and calms the beasts before races. People  also feel less anxious, sleep better, and are jovial after a dose of  CBD. If your cat looks downtrodden of late, try our CBD oil for cats.

General Body Health

CBD oil for cats is a gift that never stops giving. Even if your pet  has no conditions, you can keep it healthier and happy buy using CBD.  You stand to prolong its life and who doesn’t like to stay a bit longer  on earth. Even in old age, this medical solution will keep on giving.

Are There Any Drawbacks?

Nothing is indeed 100 percent, despite its benefits. However,  problems associated with CBD use are rare resulting when you give the  animals CBD that is not created for them. Keep in mind that the use of  CBD remains legal in all 50 State in the US, though the cultivation of  the plants is banned in most states. The products must contain less than  0.3% THC; otherwise, they are illegal and could land you in trouble.  From studies, it has been shown that development of tolerance to CBD by  pets does not occur.

CBD Tinctures, CBD Capsules, CBD Treats, Topicals…

Hemp products for pets  come in many forms. First, there are tinctures, which is CBD in a  dropper bottle. CBD is also administered in the form of chewable capsules. For pets with itchy skin, you can apply the CBD oil topically.

Incorporation of CBD in the diet is hassle-free. Just purchase CBD  treats, which also contain a combination of other superfoods. HolistaPet  treats are made using ingredients such as yummy blueberry and sweet  Potato Flavor, organic, Vegan, superfoods. Components are non-GMO as  well as free from gluten and dairy.

Where to Buy CBD Oil for Cats

At HolistaPet, pet owners can access high-quality products, made with  organic ingredients such as Boswellia, Flaxseed, Hempseed and Pure CBD.  As distinguished and professional vendors you cat receives products  that contain the right concentration of CBD.

Promoting the health of your pets is the ultimate aim of HolistaPet.  Also, we specify the right dosage for safe use of our products.

Below is an updated chart that compares several different CBD brands.  It’s important to remember to choose the best dosage amount based on  your pet’s weight.

Thanks to: https://www.holistapet.com

CBD Oil For Dogs: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

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CBD Oil For Dogs: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

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Holistic vets have been sending us some interesting reports about the benefits of CBD oil for dogs in their care …

A senior Staffordshire Terrier had a 6cm mammary tumor and metastasis that disappeared in 3 months and didn’t come back …

A  Jack Russell Terrier had a severe heart murmur and painful arthritis  and, after a month, he wanted to go for long walks and his murmur was  much improved …

These are two examples of from Australian vet Edward Bassingthwaighte. “I simply can’t explain the improved heart murmur” says Bassingthwaite. “They normally don’t get better.”

Related: How Cannabis Can Help Your Dog

CBD Oil For Dogs: What You Might Not Know

The  results seem to be in … researchers are turning their attention to this  herb. So far, they’re finding there’s lots to like. And just as CBD has  helped humans, your dog can reap the same health-boosting benefits.

Let’s  look at the 10 things you might not know about this often misunderstood  herb and the research that shows its promise in helping dogs with a  variety of common health issues …

 

1. CBD Is Not Psychoactive

CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound  found in cannabis and hemp. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) can also be found  in cannabis. It’s this compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive  properties. Most CBD oils are just that … the beneficial CBD without the  THC. And they typically come from hemp, not marijuana. In short, your  dog won’t get “high” from CBD oil … he’ll get the relaxation without the  intoxication.

And speaking of relaxation …

2. CBD Oil Reduces Anxiety

Does  your dog suffer from separation anxiety or noise phobias? CBD has been  extensively studied for its effect on stress and anxiety. In humans,  research shows it can:

3. CBD Can Fight Cancer

Research shows CBD oil and other substances in hemp and cannabis have have an anti-tumor effect. It has even been shown to stop cancer cells from growing and increase tumor cell death.

CBD oil:

  • Helps the immune system’s killer cells to cause cancer cell death
  • Kills cancer cells by blocking their ability to produce energy
  • Has anti-tumor properties that slow and inhibit glioma cell growth
  • Can help increase the efficacy of conventional cancer treatment

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4. CBD Can Treat Seizures And Epilepsy

Estimates  suggest that up to 5% of dogs suffer from seizures. Most dogs with  seizures are given drugs such as phenobarbital and potassium bromide.  Sure, these drugs may help control the seizures. But they can be  extremely harmful to your dog’s liver and other organs. And the drugs  don’t work in all cases.

CBD has been shown to work well in drug-resistant epilepsy. In one study, 7 of 8 patients with drug-resistant epilepsy saw a definite improvement within 4 to 5 months.

In another study, 84% of children with drug-resistant epilepsy had a reduction in the frequency of seizures.


5. CBD Relieves Pain

The cannabinoids in CBD have also been shown to work well for pain. So well, in fact, that scientists are considering it as a new class of drug for the treatment of chronic pain. Studies show CBD to be very effective for reducing:

6. CBD Can Help With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Animal studies show that CBD can prevent colitis (IBD) and restore normal gut motility in inflammatory bowel disease.

CBD also has antibiotic properties, including Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).

7. CBD Reduces Chronic Inflammation And Autoimmune Disease

CBD has been shown to decrease the production and release of inflammatory cytokines. These can cause allergies, hypersensitivities and autoimmunity. It can also suppress something called Th17 dominance, a major cause of autoimmune diseases.

CBD also inhibits the production of inflammatory macrophages and decreases chronic inflammation.

CBD is also a powerful antioxidant research shows is more powerful than vitamins C and E.

8. CBD Can Protect The Nervous System And Help With Neurodegenerative Diseases

CBD  shows a lot of promise for degenerative myelopathy and other spine and  nerve issues. It’s also been shown to help patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. This is thanks to its ability to protect the brain cells from toxicity.

For senior dogs, CBD can protect the brain from cell death caused by free radicals and toxins.

9. CBD Increases Appetite And Helps With Nausea

If you have trouble getting your dog to eat, CBD may help. The National Cancer Institute reports that CBD increases appetite.

Studies show that CBD for dogs can help with vomiting and nausea, even when they’re the result of toxins and drugs.

10. CBD Promotes Cardiovascular Health

Just as veterinarian Dr Bassingthwaighte discovered, CBD has been linked to heart health. Studies show it can:

Bonus: CBD Oil For Dogs Is Legal And Safe

With so many studies showing the health benefits of CBD, the most encouraging result is that CBD appears to be safe, even when taken in high doses and over extended periods of time.

It  can decrease the activity of liver enzymes used to metabolize many  prescription drugs. So if your dog is on medication, you might want to  check with your holistic vet before using CBD.

Most CBD oil for dogs and other pets comes from hemp oil,  so it contains no or very small traces of THC. Because of this,  hemp-based CBD products for humans and animals are legal in all 50  states.

The bottom line is, CBD oil could be a healthy (or even  life-saving) herb for your dog. More and more pet owners and holistic  vets are drawn to its diverse health benefits. And they feel good  knowing the side effects are mild and animals don’t appear to build up a  tolerance.

Choosing A Good CBD Oil For Your Dog

Not all CBD oils are the same … you’ll want a high quality CBD oil that works, so here are a few things to look for:

  • Make sure the product is organic: If it isn’t organic, your CBD oil contains pesticides, fungicides or solvents.
  • Don’t cheap out: The higher the quality and purity, the higher the cost. Don’t price  shop … make sure your CBD oil is free of additives and has a good amount  of CBD.
  • Get the analysis: Ask for a lab  analysis of the amount of CBD in the product. Many CBD oils contain only  small amounts of CBD. The manufacturer should provide a certificate of  analysis. You’ll also want to make sure there is little or no THC in the  product.
  • Buy CBD as a tincture: You can buy  CBD in treats but the best form is in a tincture. This way, you can  adjust your dog’s dose drop by drop to make sure he gets the most  benefit.

Start your dog off slowly but don’t let the  naysayers tell you CBD isn’t a good option for your dog … the research  is continuing and the results are very promising.


Thanks to: https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com

CBD Oil For Dogs: 10 Things You Didn't Know

Dogs Naturally Magazine
Published on Jan 21, 2019


Holistic vets are using CBD oil for dogs and the results show it's helping dogs with cancer, seizures, pain, anxiety, etc. Find out the 10 things you didn't know about CBD oil.  To find out more about CBD Oil For Dogs and read the studies mentioned in the video - https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com...

The Right Way To Introduce CBD To Your Pets

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The Right Way To Introduce CBD To Your Pets

 Visit  a dog park in a state where cannabis is legal, and you’re sure to  overhear someone recommend giving CBD to their pet. Similar to the way  we talk about CBD and humans, there is a plethora of examples where CBD  might help–anxiety when traveling or going to the vet, pain maintenance,  using THC as a tumor inhibitor, etc. If you Google search “cbd and  pets” right now, the results show three times the options of  “pet-friendly” products to buy as there are educational resources. There  is no question that people are already medicating their dogs with forms  of cannabis and CBD extracts. 

Despite the rise in experimentation, there remains very little  research on the subject. So the very big question remains: Is it safe to  give cannabis to my pet?

Part of the mystery around cannabis  and animals is because of the fact cannabis is still federally illegal,  so there hasn’t been funding or legal access to cannabis for potential  projects. Without that research, the American Veterinary Medical Association can’t state that vets are allowed to even discuss cannabis as a  possible recommended medication without risking their medical license.  That being said, they released a document to members in February of this year titled “Cannabis: What  Veterinarians Need to Know” to help doctors “advise clients and treat  patients who may have been exposed to marijuana.”

The document gives a cursory breakdown  of cannabis, cannabinoids like THC and CBD, concentrates and  high-CBD/low-THC hemp plants, but only provides recommendations based on  results from cases where animals came in to the vet from a toxic  reaction. The evidence shows your animal will typically experience  effects within 1-3 hours of exposure, but that they can “manifest in as  little as 5 minutes or as long as 96 hours.” The AVMA notice also  explains that most toxic cases have occurred in young puppies, and that  most cases with dogs involved other toxicities such as chocolate,  raisins, xylitol or wrapping. 

 

Remember to be lighthanded–you're seeking to provide relief to your pet, not sedation.

Lauren Yoshiko     


Ultimately, it states that due to  federal regulations, cbd oil or chews, “despite contrary claims,” are  illegal for use in pets. But there is no acknowledgement of evidence  that shows a toxic effect from CBD extract. As with everything we put in  our, and our pets’, bodies, it comes down to proper dosage.

Dr. Cornelia Wagner, owner of Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic in Portland, OR, is one of the veterinarians opening her mind and her  doctor’s office to the idea of cannabis as a safe, effective medicine  when dosed properly. She’s the first to acknowledge that there are no  clear medical guidelines for doing so, and thus strictly recommends  beginning any pet’s treatment with the lowest amount possible–about 1  mg/ml a day.

The  upper dose limit for CBD products recommended is around 1 mg/kg/day  orally, but one should start with a much smaller fraction of this dose  such as 0.05 mg/kg/day,” states Dr. Wagner on the Hawthorne Clinic’s  website. “For THC products, start with an oral dose of 0.1-0.25 mg/kg  THC once or twice daily.”

If you don’t see any negative side  effects (excessive sedation, disorientation, excitement, vomiting,  etc.), Wagner states that the pet has developed a tolerance and the dose  can be gradually increased every 5 days or so until the desired effect  is seen. Stick to increases no larger than .05ml/mg  a week.

One of the reasons the THC dosage  should be administered with an even lighter hand is because dogs have a  more complex endocannabinoid system as humans, with many more receptors.  They feel the effects of THC much stronger than we do. Although infused  dog treats are available at most dispensaries, pet-owners who keep  cannabis tincture around can use that as well, just in smaller amounts.  There are options like a whole plant-extract formula by Luminous Botanicals at Oregon dispensaries, or this GrönCBD tincture–an  example of safe, synthetic CBD made from tree lichen. To achieve these  small doses, you can use a water syringe to separate the proper sized  dose and then some water, so it can be squirted quickly and directly  into your pet’s mouth.

 

Happy boys, happy house.

Lauren Yoshiko    

Fortunately for cannabis-curious  pet-owners, the spread of legalization across the country is giving  doctors enough resources (nerve) to take research into their own hands.  In Colorado, Dr. Stephanie McGrath, a neurologist and assistant  professor at Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine  & Biomedical Sciences, has completed two clinical studies since 2016 on the effects of cannabidiol in dogs with osteoarthritis or epilepsy. In January,  the American Kennel Club granted Dr. McGrath $350,000 for her to begin a  three-year crossover study of CBD for epilepsy in dogs. Legislation has  been proposed in New York and California that would establish  guidelines and allow veterinarians to legally discuss the use of  cannabis products with their clients. 

Until then, when you go shopping for  tincture or “pet-friendly” cannabis or hemp products, just don’t hold  back when asking about ingredient sources, any available testing on the  cannabis material, and where it was grown/produced. This intersection of  the FDA, the DEA, conflicting state laws and the equally-conflicted  veterinary community means that a lot of medical claims and questionable  synthetic formulas have been thrown around recklessly. We all just want  our pets to feel good–make sure they’re getting the real deal.

Starting  with articles about Oregon's medical marijuana industry in 2014, Lauren  was the first female journalist to write about cannabis in the print  edition of a major newspaper on the West Coast.

Thanks to: https://www.forbes.com