By oana 0 on Why to use CBD Oil for dogs? benefits and side effects.7 min read
There are not so much formal studies on how CBD affects dogs and not much has been published yet about CBD benefits for pets.
Nevertheless, the use of cannabis for animal species is an area of growing interest. More and more people are looking for an alternative medicine when it comes to their pets health, largely due to the therapeutic benefits being observed for humans and animals in the era of cannabis legalization.
We all want our happy pet to feel as comfortable and as lively as they can possibly be.
What scientists say about CBD products and their usage when it comes to our pets?
So, what scientists do know is that cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid receptors located in the central and peripheral nervous systems. This helps maintain balance in the body and keep it in a normal and healthy state. There have been certaintrials in treating epilepsy in dogs.
CBD and its benefits for your dog:
can suppress seizures (ex: an epileptic dog)
combats anxiety and depression
helps with scratching, itching and chewing of the skin
loss of appetite
improves focus (ideal for training)
reduces pain and inflammation
helps recover from injuries
reduces Arthritis pain
Although there’s no definitive scientific data on using CBD to treat dogs, there is solid evidence from numerous dog owners, saying that it can help reduce pain, especially neuropathic pain. More helps control seizures and reduces anxiety levels.
What you need to know before buying a CBD Oil for your pet?
Before you buy a CBD Oil for your dog, please research the brand. Make sure you check the label on the CBD product to be sure that it does not contain THC or any synthetic chemicals or MCT Oil. THC is the psychoactive element in the Marijuana flower that can get your pet high. You don’t want to do that! MCT Oil is cheap palm oil that many brands use in order to lower the cost of the CBD Oil production.
Always check the lab tests of the product.
Also check the brand website. The site should provide transparency, more, offer a clear view of the lab testing results. Make sure that the certificate of analysis has cannabidiol (CBD) present as the main cannabinoid. You should be able to view the percentage of content of CBD within laboratory test results.
Make sure the brand specifies what extraction method they use.
Manufacturers who are selling quality CBD Oils should not be reluctant to share their specific extraction method. Extraction methods such as CO2 is proved to be the best, therefore the end product will not contain any harmful residues or solvents.
Our experience with Oscar*
First things first. Let me introduce you to our dog. His name is Oscar. He has been a central part in designing this business. Me and my girlfriend have welcomed Oscar into our family 3 years ago, after he has been abandoned by the initial owner. Thus we have struggled much with separation anxiety, followed by skin allergies, eczemas and depression. We reached a breaking point. We didn’t know which specialist to choose anymore. It seemed nothing was showing promising results. He was not engaging with us at all. He was unhappy.
His skin was losing its pink color, turning black and itchy. He was massively losing hair and there were obvious hairless skin patches that were not looking great. We have tried many prescription pills, hydrocortisone creams and strict diet. Everything was working fine over a very limited period of time.
Like you, we also love our dog. We tried to spend as much time with him as we possibly could. We are both women and working professionals, so it was not always easy to find best timing for him … as he would like us free 24/7!!! Anyhow we were worried. We came across CBD Oils when I was commissioned to design a logo for a CBD store. After 1 week we started to see promising results. Oscar started to be extremely active and focused. He would listen to every task and react accordingly. More, he was happy, his hair and skin started to look amazing. He is most definitely not chewing his paws anymore!
How he inspired us.
He has inspired us in our products development. Because of him we have developed our CBD Emergency Spray, that works extremely fast. He hates the taste if we decide to spay directly into his mouth. Luckily the spray is water soluble. So we spray into his food or into his water. The water soluble products are absorbed faster into the body and they are considered stronger, even the percentage of CBD is lower.
No need to worry about the bitter taste. Our 6 % CBD Oil is suspended nto Salmon Oil. Oscar finds it delicious. We sometimes put a small drop on his nose and watch him having fun or many times being pissed by licking it. In the end of the day we all want some joy!
Happy dog, happy life!
When Oscar is happy! We are happy!
Dry mouth* CBD can decrease the production of saliva. For dogs, this is mostly manifested as thirst.
Lower blood pressure** Higher doses of CBD can cause a temporary drop in blood pressure. Even if the drop is small, it creates a brief feeling of lightheadedness. If he sleeps more than normal you can easily lower the dosage and all goes back to normal. Drowsiness*** because CBD is commonly used to treat anxiety and depression. The relaxing effect of the CBD Oil can be the cause of drowsiness, especially if the doses are higher.
EVEN THE DOSES ARE TOO HIGH, THEY CANNOT CAUSE IRREPARABLE OR PERMANENT DAMAGE TO YOUR DOG!
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