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The possible benefits of CBD Oil for dogs 

As pet owners, we want the best for our furry companions. When our pets experience pain, anxiety, or other health issues, we often turn to natural remedies to help them feel better. One such remedy that has gained popularity in recent years is CBD oil. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant that has been shown to have potential therapeutic benefits. 

As a researcher who has studied many different brands of CBD oil for dogs over the past five years, I have heard feedback from clients who use CBD oil and the results they get. What I have found is that many pet owners report that CBD oil works for their pets, but almost equally, the same number say it does not work. 

Furthermore, the potency of different CBD oil brands has been inconsistent, with some brands being more effective than others. In this article, I will share my insights into the effectiveness and consistency of CBD oil for pets, as well as some tips for selecting a high-quality product that is safe and effective for your pet.

 

Here are some of the observations I have seen repeat themselves when using CBD oil for Dogs. 

To clarify, these are observations, comments, and feedback from my clients and some that participate in my study. They are, therefore, anecdotal for the most. To me, anecdotal evidence has important value in that it can provide a starting point for exploring potential treatments or health issues. For example, if a large number of people report that a particular natural remedy is effective for a certain condition, this can prompt researchers to conduct controlled studies to investigate the efficacy of the remedy. 

 

Pain relief: 

This is something that was reported most often. 

It’s my belief that CBD may help to reduce pain and inflammation in dogs with arthritis or other chronic pain conditions. 

Possible reason: CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, which is involved in regulating pain perception. Some dog owners report that CBD helps their dogs to manage their pain and improves their mobility. However, more research is needed to confirm the efficacy of CBD for pain relief in dogs.

 

Anxiety and stress: 

This was also reported quite often. 

It is my belief that CBD may help to reduce anxiety and stress in dogs, particularly those who suffer from separation anxiety, noise phobias, or other situational fears. 

Possible reason: CBD has been shown to have anxiolytic (reduce anxiety) effects, which can help to calm dogs in stressful situations. Some dog owners report that CBD helps their dogs to feel more relaxed and less anxious, although more research is needed to determine the optimal dosage and long-term effects of CBD for anxiety in dogs.

 

Seizures: 

I have seen and gotten solid feedback verifying that CBD can be very effective in reducing seizures. Combined with a raw food diet low in carbs, I believe this is the best remedy for seizures. 

It is my belief that CBD may be effective at reducing the frequency and severity of seizures in dogs with epilepsy. In fact, the FDA has approved a CBD-based medication, Epidiolex, for the treatment of seizures in humans and dogs with epilepsy. Some dog owners report that CBD helps to reduce the frequency and severity of their dog’s seizures, although more research is needed to determine the optimal dosage and long-term effects of CBD for this condition.

 

Appetite stimulation: 

I have a few that reported this. I understand this helps humans, and many reports are written on this, so it would make sense that it could help dogs and cats too. I like to see more before I I’m fully on board with this. 

Therefore, it is my belief that CBD may help to stimulate appetite in dogs who are experiencing a loss of appetite due to illness or other factors. 

Possible reason: This is because CBD can interact with the endocannabinoid system, which is involved in regulating appetite. Some dog owners did report that CBD helps their dogs to eat more and maintain a healthy weight, although more research is needed to determine the optimal dosage and long-term effects of CBD for appetite stimulation in dogs.

 

Skin conditions: 

I got some feedback on this too. But most that did also had recently switched to a raw foodie, something that also helps the skin become healthy. 

It is my belief that CBD may have anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic effects, which may help to reduce itching and inflammation associated with skin conditions such as allergies, dermatitis, and hot spots. Some dog owners report that CBD helps to soothe their dog’s itchy and inflamed skin, although more research is needed to determine the optimal dosage and long-term effects of CBD for skin conditions in dogs.

 

Conclusion 

It’s important to note that while CBD shows promise as a potential treatment for these conditions in dogs, more research is needed to understand its effects and potential risks fully. Additionally, it’s important to consult with a veterinarian before giving CBD to your dog, as it may interact with certain medications or have unwanted side effects. It’s also important to use high-quality, pet-specific CBD products, as human CBD products may not be safe or effective for dogs.

Until now, I have not found a brand that I could recommend. However, I am currently working with a company that seems to have high-quality products, and I am considering working with them. If you like more information, please contact me privately. 

 

Thomas Sandberg CSAN, CCNC, AADP

Thomas Sandberg CSAN, CCNC, AADP

Thomas Sandberg is a board certified animal naturopath and carnivore nutritionist. He founder of Long Living Pets Research Projects, a 30-year observational study into raw-fed dogs and cats. Thomas also consults in animal naturopathy, including the prevention of chronic diseases and longevity using all-natural modalities. With more than 20 years of experience with hundreds of cancer cases, he has a deep understanding of why so many dogs and cats get cancer today and how we can lower the risk significantly.

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