CBD OIL: HOW IT WORKS
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a substance that is found in a cannabis or hemp plant. Unlike THC that creates a ‘buzz’, CBD is NOT a psychoactive stimulus, but rather provides your dog with a calming feeling and pain-relieving sensations without harming them with potential intoxicating effects.
You may be interested to know that both humans and dogs have the same endogenous cannabinoid system. CBD acts by targeting these receptors located in the brain, organs, central nervous system, and immune cells that stimulate relaxing effects.
BENEFITS OF CBD OIL FOR DOGS
The benefits of using CBD for your dog can be incredible, with more and more people seeking the treatment for their furry friends. Products containing this substance have opened up a whole new world for pet care and those who believe in natural remedies.
Treats Seizures and Epilepsy (Reference)
Many dog owners turn to CBD when their canine suffers from seizures and epilepsy. High levels of CBD can manage your pet’s seizures. Over time, it has been known to reduce the frequency of them, and in some cases get rid of the seizures altogether.
Relieves Chronic Pain/Arthritis
Even dogs can’t escape arthritis, but CBD can help with that. Arthritis is the inflammation of joints that cause aching, pain, and other degenerative illnesses. As CBD is a pain reliever, it can target those aching joints and gives your dog relief. Not only that, but it can soothes the chronic inflammation that prevents your pet from healing properly.
When a dog loses their appetite, it can be hard to know the reason why. Majority of the time, however, they lose it due to nausea. As a human, we won’t eat when we feel like that unless we take something to alleviate the digestive issue and receive pain relief. CBD can do this for your pet.
If you have ever suffered from anxiety, then you know that it is awful, and it would be the same for your dog too. Many dogs suffer from anxiety and have been known to be depressed and extremely anxious in certain situations, such as when their owner leaves. This can result in destructive behaviors such as chewing objects, urinating, pacing, and more. CBD can help because it is a relaxing stimulant that can calm your pet.
Unfortunately, dogs can get cancer too, and when they do they have symptoms of nausea, loss of appetite, and chronic pain.
CBD can allow your pet to feel comfortable during those difficult times and helps to reduce the side effects that cancer can have on your dog.
Pet owners are also giving their dogs small doses of CBD daily as it has been proven to aid in preventing and killing cancer by:
- Helping the immune system to kill cancer cells
- Blocks the cancer cells ability to produce energy
- Contains anti-tumor properties
Helps All Types of Diseases
The majority of diseases in dogs all result in the same types of symptoms – chronic pain, nausea, loss of appetite, change in behavior, etc. CBD is an all-around stimulant that can help your dog relax and alleviate pain in troubling times.
Some diseases that CBD helps with includes:
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Autoimmune Disease
- Neurodegenerative Disease
- Cardiovascular Disease
HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I USE?
We can’t tell you how much to give your pet – that’s up to you. Some people find an effective dose is as little as a few milligrams. Our advice is to start small, especially if you have little or no experience of CBD. If you want to increase it, take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose, and repeat the same amount and timing for several days.
Take note of the effects and adjust it if necessary.
CBD has no known adverse effects, but an excessive amount of CBD could be less effective therapeutically than a moderate dose. So, remember: ‘less is more’ is often the case with CBD!
TYPICAL CBD DOSING FOR DOGS
The basic dosing rule for all pets is 0.25 mg to 0.5 mg CBD for every 1lb/0.45kg of bodyweight.
The most common dosage would be 0.25 mg (Regular Dose) to 0.5 mg (Strong Dose) of CBD per every 1lb/0.45kg of bodyweight.
Regular Dose: Daily health & wellness, boost immune function, moderate arthritis & joint inflammation, minor aches & pains, minor stress & anxiety, old age, minor skin conditions, allergies, stimulate appetite, digestive issues, and nausea.
Strong Dose: Chronic pain, severe arthritis & joint inflammation, mobility issues, epileptic seizures, cancer-related symptoms, tumors, severe anxiety, extreme nausea, and vomiting.
Dosing Frequency: For all uses give once to twice a day. To control pain and inflammation, give every 8 hours or as needed. To control anxiety, give 30 minutes before the event (thunderstorm, fireworks, leaving the home, separation, traveling with pet). Do not exceed the recommended dosage in a 24 hour window.
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