The benefits and uses of cannabidiol products are no news nowadays as many have embraced this alternative solution to maintain general well-being. Just as humans have taken to the use of CBD products, dogs also have been benefiting from this wonderful product.
The benefits of CBD for dogs are much more glaring today than they were in the past; so much so that veterinarians have begun to voice their support for the use of cannabidiol in treating our canine pals.
But what health issues does CBD oil tackle when administered to your Fido? Well, the answer to that question is what this article will answer. We will look at some CBD oil uses when it comes to the treatment of certain dog health conditions.
Let’s get started…
Dog Health Conditions That Can Be Treated with CBD Oil
As we mentioned above, cannabidiol oil aka hemp oil can be used for different health conditions. However, before we take a look into all that, we need to clarify something.
When we talk about CBD oil, you need to know that there are two types. We have hempseed oil and hemp oil. The difference between these two is that hempseed oil is acquired from just hemp’s seed. On the other hand, hemp oil is acquired by processing the whole plant. This extract is also known as Broad Spectrum or Full Spectrum since it has more cannabinoids (compounds found in the hemp plant).
Cannabidiol does not have THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the compound that causes the psychoactive reaction folks get when they ingest marijuana which is a cannabis family member just as hemp.
As a result of the absence or little amount (less than 0.3%) of THC in CBD products, you can rest assured that these products are safe for your tyke. In other words, your dog will not experience any psychoactive reaction from taking this product.
Although there is a regulation regarding the amount of THC that a cannabidiol product must contain, nevertheless, some manufacturers do not adhere to this regulation. Therefore, you need to be careful in selecting a product that will be administered to your doggy.
Now that we have handled that, let’s see what dog health conditions can be treated with CBD oil…
An interesting fact about dogs is that they get anxious especially when they get separated from their owners or they are exposed to loud noises especially fireworks. Thankfully, you can reduce their anxiety levels with cannabidiol.
Studies have proven that cannabidiol when used by humans led to a reduction in anxiety for folks with stress and anxiety disorders. Suffice to say that the same will apply to dogs since we possess the same endocannabinoid system.
Sadly, dogs also get cancer and it can be just as painful watching your once active pet become a shadow of itself. Although cannabidiol as well as the other cannabinoids found in hemp cannot claim to cure cancer; however, they have some anti-tumor properties.
As a result of this, they can make the life of your four-legged buddy more bearable as these compounds retard cancer growth. Therefore, it is wise to use hemp oil as a treatment option.
If your buddy is cancer-free, administering cannabidiol will ensure that there is no cancer cell formation within its body. CBD ensures this through the following ways:
- Enhances your dog’s immune system killer cells’ strength.
- Offers anti-tumor properties that prevent glioma cells growth.
A study revealed that 5% of dogs deal with seizures. Hence, this condition is fairly common and can happen to any Fido.
The drugs administered to dogs that experience this condition are phenobarbital and potassium bromide. Although these drugs will help in the control of the seizures, sadly, they could cause further damage to your pet’s internal organs particularly the liver. In some cases, these drugs fail to work.
Studies carried out on epileptic human patients who took the CBD (full-spectrum) were said to experience reduced seizure and epileptic sessions under 4 months. It is expected that this rate of improvement is bound to be seen when your dog takes this product.
We sometimes as dog-parents wish we could take on the pains of our pets when they are in severe pain. While we cannot take the pains upon ourselves, we can at least alleviate the pains with the aid of CBD oil.
The ability of cannabidiol to alleviate pain is one of its most well-known benefits. Little wonder scientists are making plans to make cannabidiol a new drug that will be used in the treatment of chronic pain.
5. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Several animal studies have shown that colitis can be prevented when CBD is administered to your pet. Also, normal gut motility restoration has been observed as cannabidiol was used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases. Furthermore, due to hemp’s antibiotic properties, Staphylococcus Aureus can also be prevented with CBD. Click here to learn more about Staphylococcus aureus.
Apart from the above health conditions, cannabidiol also helps with chronic inflammation, protection of the nervous system, cardiovascular health, appetite, and nausea.
Therefore, if your dog is having any of the above, administering CBD will help make their lives much better and bearable.
In the article above, we have discussed some dog health conditions that can be treated using CBD oil.