CBD Oils for pets

by Sadie J. Blogger
Pet parents and veterinarians alike are finding that CBD can provide positive physical effects for dogs and cats. Just like people, animals have an endocannabinoid system which allows them to receive the same benefits from CBD. Dogs and cats have a series of receptors that run throughout their bodies. 

CBD does not damage the kidney, liver, or GI tract. Pets aren’t high or sedated. Painful conditions like cancer, arthritis, inflammation, and anxiety can be safely treated with it. CBD has the potential to really improve the quality of life for seniors.

CBD Study Finds Pain Relief for Dogs

Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicineconducted a study and clinical trial to prove that the use of cannabinoids manages pain for dogs. The dogs in the study were suffering from joint pain and osteoarthritis. A dog’s endocannabinoid receptor system is known to play a role in pain management. The goal was to understand how dogs metabolize hemp-based supplements and find out if it improves the mobility of dogs with arthritis and geriatric pain.

Cats and dogs also have an endocannabinoid system that is just like humans and CBD has shown great promise for treating in treating a number of ailments for pets. 

The team tested 2 different doses of CBD oil: 2mg and 8mg for pain management. Dogs received 2mg of CBD every 12 hours, or they were given placebo oil for 4 weeks.

Veterinarians conducted assessments that included a complete physical exam with bloodwork. They also used the Canine Brief Pain Inventory score and Hudson activity score questionnaires to evaluate pain. They are the official medical questionnaires used to assess lameness and pain in dogs. The results supported that as little as 2mg of CBD oil twice a day can reduce pain in dogs.

Is My Pet In Pain?

Some signs of pain are easy to see, like limping or licking one spot constantly. Other signs of pain may include increased barking, aggression, or a loss of appetite. Pet’s who are in pain may have difficulty moving or express other behavior changes like in sleep patterns or constant panting. Dogs and cats can’t talk to say that they are in pain so owners should always be vigilant in monitoring these sometimes subtle changes.

CBD is now legal under federal law, and the FDA is currently working on regulating how the products should be sold to the public. A 2018 Farm Bill lifted a federal ban on hemp production that was previously classified as a controlled substance. Doctors can now recommend CBD to human patients. American consumers can purchase it for themselves or their pets without any consultation at all. 

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