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Can CBD for Dogs Be Beneficial?

Can CBD for Dogs Be Beneficial?

Published by Chris Dworkin on Apr 29, 2020

We all love our pups and rightfully so. What's better than walking in your front door to your furry friend wagging away and jumping for joy that you're home. I say nothing is better! We need to make sure that we are doing all we can to give them the best quality of life we can, they deserve it.

Potential Benefits of CBD for dogS

There are many anecdotal stories about CBD oil for dogs being used to help with seizures, nausea, stress, anxiety, arthritis, back pain and gastrointestinal issues, among other health conditions in dogs. There is no formal research on this, however independent studies are available and many customer testimonials.

Relief is provided as the cannabinoids in marijuana interact with the endocannabinoid system. “It’s a series of receptors that run throughout the body,” he says. “The cannabinoids interact with the receptors in the body and modulate things like pain, anxiety, and nausea.”

Unlike some traditional pain medicine for dogs, CBD has no life-threatening side effects with proper dosage.

Jersey has suffered from multiple seizures the past two years. She also is getting older and has a hard time getting up each morning with her joints. Since taking the CBD from Kigh CBD. It has worked absolute wonders for her! We luckily have not seen a seizure since and she runs around like a puppy! We have recommended to all her pup friends who all have amazing success stories too! Thank you guys! We can’t imagine a day without it!

How to administer CBD to dogs

Though there are some topical treatments, cannabis oil is typically administered orally to dogs. It also can be used in conjunction with traditional medications and treatments. Emerging research suggests there can be “synergistic benefits” between marijuana and traditional medications, Richter says. “There are few, if any, known significant drug interactions that you really need to be concerned about.”

Again, the correct dosage is imperative. “As is the case with any medication, success has everything to do with dosing,” Richter says. “If you dose pets properly, then they are going to get the positive effect that you’re looking for while not having any psychoactive side effects.”

But herein lies a problem. The research needed to determine the correct dosage for CBD oil in dogs simply hasn’t been done yet, Coates says. And, to make matters worse, FDA testing has shown that many CBD products contain little if any CBD, she adds. The best option available to pet parents at this time is to talk to a veterinarian who has experience with pets being treated with cannabis oil about proper dosage and reputable manufacturers, Coates says.