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CBD For Pets

CBD For Pets

We talk all the time about how amazing CBD is, and how it can really help with a lot of people’s health, both mentally and physically. It’s soaring popularity amongst humans has led to more research on its effects and potential to help alleviate pain and anxiety for our little fur babies. Much like most mothers of a new-born child, every proud pet owner wants to do whatever it takes to ensure their pets are physically and mentally healthy.

So, what has research on CBD for pets find so far?

Anxiety & Stress

Pets also experience social anxiety. Dogs sometimes indicate this by excessively diggings, continually barking, refusing to listen to commands or even refusing to leave their owner’s side. If you pet is suffering from anxiety, CBD oil could offer a practical solution. CBD has been proven to reduce cases of social anxiety in both animals and humans (Crippa et al, 2010)

Cancer Symptoms

There are some studies focused on the anti-tumour effects of cancer, and this research is still ongoing (Sindiwsa & Motadi, 2016). However, it has been proven that CBD can help to boost the effectiveness of radiotherapy. It is also beneficial in reducing cases of chemotherapy caused by vomiting or nausea. If your pet has cancer or complications related to cancer, CBD could potentially provide some relief.

Seizures

Seizures are not uncommon amongst pets, while some animals suffer from symptoms of epilepsy almost on a daily basis. Phenobarbital is the usual go-to drug for pets suffering from seizures, a drug that can have severe long-lasting side effects.

CBD can be used for the treatment of seizures and it can offer other relief for your pet that is dealing with epilepsy. A study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association found that 89% of dogs who received CBD in the clinical trial had a significant reduction in the frequency of seizures (McGrath et al, 2019).

Pain Relief

Gamble et al. (2018) study looked to assess safety, anti-inflammatory properties, and anti-pain properties of a CBD oil in dogs with osteoarthritis. The doses given to the dogs were of 2 or 8 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight.

A resounding 80% of the dogs showed improvement in their pain and mobility, as measured by two veterinary resources — the canine brief pain inventory and the Hudson activity scale. However, it’s important to note that this study was funded by a CBD producer, so the results may be biased.

 

If you are considering trying CBD with your pet, you should definitely seek advice from your local Vet  on the dosage and frequency for your pet.

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