As the world becomes more informed with CBD and their non-addicting benefits, the market is expanding in multiple directions, one of the most interesting is the effect and response of CBD in animals of all kinds, today I will focus on the HEALTH BENEFITS OF CBD FOR DOGS.
Dogs like people have an E.C.S. (endocannabinoid system) they have the cb1 and cb2 receptors that balance out and control their well-being. CBD works hand in hand opening, closing and shading how these receptors work and are continuously adjusting the flow of our system.
CBD can be purchased with 0% THC, this is important to know as the stereotype of cannabis and THC will take a while to overcome. You don’t have to worry about your pet being “stoned” or lethargic, some products offer a full spectrum option, other use a CBD isolate, read the contents and if you have any concerns or your dog is on any prescriptions be sure to get your vet’s approval.
From puppies to full-grown adults we watch and enjoy the things our furry friends do on a daily basis, we learn their traits and they learn ours and not to discredit all other pets but the saying ‘MAN BEST FRIEND’ truly goes to our dogs, they seem to know how we feel, and have a unique way of easing our pain or enlightening our joy.
Like all living creatures including our self, our pets run the gambit of health issues, pain, stress, age, fatigue, internal and external, mental and physical. They have to deal with climate, location, hormones the same way we do, it’s not always easy.
One of the main concerns for dogs especially small ones is anxiety, they seem to be wired a little different, strains like terriers and healers have a built-in response that is hard to curb, large dogs that have been trained to protect, whether it’s their owner or the farm have a hard time relaxing,
Our pets are affected by several things we might not even consider, crowds, other dogs, loud noise(fireworks) sirens, being left alone indoor or out, and so on, It might not be a stressful situation but it makes it hard to settle down.
This a good starting place for the use of CBD, not all pets need daily CBD but when you see an upcoming event like (the 4 of July), a small dose of CBD tincture or a CBD dog treat can definitely take the edge off.
Arthritis Pain, as dogs get older arthritis slowly sneaks in, for some strains it’s a well know fact, German shepherds and large labs have problems with their hips as they get older. As joint tissue breaks down swelling starts to occur this leads to stiff joints and swollen muscles as they try to compensate, it turns into less movement and less blood flow in that area.
Helps Seizure, although not as common, but way more common than you would think 5% of dogs experience seizures, lets face it, its scary for us and more so for pups, if your dog has a treatable version you’re vet can prescribe phenobarbital and potassium bromide, it has shown to work on occasion with seizures, but reeks havoc on the liver and digestive tract.
Not all form of seizures are treatable, but CBD has been shown to work well in drug-resistant epilepsy., studies have shown that a majority of patients with drug-resistant epilepsy saw a high level of improvement within 4 months of daily CBD in their diets.
Fights cancer, studies show that CBD can stop the growth of cancer cells, and aid in the tumor cell death, by slowing the growth rate. It can help increase the efficacy of cancer treatments and helps the medicines stay in our system longer.
General pain, The research of CBD and pain are advancing at an unbelievable pace to the point that modern medicine is considering it a new class of pain relief medicine. CBD has an anti-inflammation property which aids in the reduction of swelling and has shown great benefits of nerve-related pain.
CBD Increases Appetite, this is a great help to older dogs or new pups that just can’t get used to solid foods. Adding a drop of CBD oil to their food or a dog treat before a meal helps them stay interested and clean their bowl.
HEART HEALTH, For active and older dogs who might be slowing down CBD, can lower blood pressure and reduce heart rate, it helps to protect blood vessels from damage and aids in dilating the arteries
Sleep, CBD has been a great source of improving sleep patterns especially in dogs with sleep dementia, If you plan to take your dog on a road trip or a flight, start a few days before your travel and use CBD hemp oil or dog treats to acclimate them to the feeling of being relaxed and not so stressed in a highly stressful situation.
Dosage, as you become familiar with CBD you will understand the various products and their strengths, this is easy when you understand that CBD is sold in total milligrams per container, the higher the amount of CBD the higher the cost, the more CBD in the container, its far less difficult to administer a small dose of CBD when the content as a lower amount of CBD.
A good starting point for dogs is 0.25 mg per pound this is a mild dose.
For a strong dose use as much as 0.5 mg per pound.
Like most dog products things break down into, small- medium -large, same with CBD.
Small dogs under 20 LBS, recommended CBD 150 mg.per container.
Medium dogs 20-60 LBS, recommended CBD 300 mg per container.
Large dogs over 60 LBS , recommended CBD 600 mg per container.
Be sure to read the instructions and be clear of the recommended doses. These forms are usually a Tincher, gel caps or sprays and are mainly used for a daily routine and feeding schedule, most are administered twice a day totaling the daily recommended dose.
Also, for an easy dose for picky eaters, or an “on the go schedule” the use of CBD DOG TREATS has become very popular there convenient, and accurate.
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