Anxiety, pain, insomnia. CBD products can help with many health conditions making it a beneficial supplement. If your four-legged family member is diagnosed with a condition, its understandable you would be willing to go to great lengths to ease his or her pain. Read on to find the answer to the question –is CBD oil good for my dog?
Why is CBD oil good for my dog?
CBD works for dogs because as with all mammals, every dog has an endocannabinoid system. The system affects all parts of your dog’s body including the skin, mood, brain and beyond. As with humans, the endocannabinoid system is affected by cannabinoids, which are the essential ingredients of CBD. And CBD oil can affect your dog for the better.
What studies suggest
A study from the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) looked into what pet owners are using for their pets to treat conditions diagnosed by a veterinarian. The study concludes, “Anecdotal reports from pet owners indicate that most find CBD products are helpful for pain, arthritis, cancer, seizures and anxiety in both dogs and cats.”
Another study by Dr. Stephanie McGrath, a neurologist at Colorado State University, found that 91% of dogs who received CBD oil in a clinical trial had a reduced number of seizures.
What you need to know before giving your dog CBD oil
Just like humans, every dog is different. Each pet’s immune system may react differently to CBD treatment. Pet parents are advised to start with the minimal suggested dosage on any product and increase the dose until you start seeing the desired results. The dosage depends on your dog’s condition, the strength of the CBD oil and their weight. Contact your local veterinarian with any concerns. Lastly be sure you are getting a reputable product from a company that discloses where it gets its CBD, that there is no THC, and the ingredients.
In conclusion, what’s your verdict?
Is CBD oil good for my dog? CBD has been getting a lot of attention. More and more studies show it is beneficial for dogs with diagnosed conditions. Still, it is advisable to use caution when using CBD oil for the first time. Have you tried giving your dog CBD oil for any reason? If not, are you willing to, after reading this? Please let me know in the comments below!!