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CBD Oil for Pets, Dogs, Cats, Horses, Sheeps, Cows, and More

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Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil for Pets

The cannabis plant has been used for a number of applications throughout history, stretching back to ancient times. In recent times it has made a comeback, due to it’s versatility in what it can be used for. Hemp fibre is used to make textiles, building materials and food. Marijuana is used to make medicines or to get high. Both of these come from the cannabis plant.

So what is CBD oil then?

CBD oil is typically extracted from the hemp plant. Firstly, CBD oil will not get you high! CBD oil is not psychoactive (psychoactive substances affect the way you think and feel, so they can affect the way you behave). THC (tetrahydocannabinol) is a psychoactive compound that comes from marijuana, which is where the confusion comes from. CBD oil is, in a nutshell, all of the goodness from the cannabis plant, without the THC. It has been vastly studied and researched in recent times. If you hear someone talking about therapeutic benefits of cannabis, chances are that they are talking about CBD oil.

What are the common uses of CBD oil for pets?

CBD oil is used with a number of animals, including cats, dogs, horses, sheep, cows and more.

CBD Oil Benefits for Animals

Animal owners have reported benefits such as reduced anxiety, apparent reduction of pain, relief from arthritis, reduced inflammation, prevention or recovery from cancer, helping with seizures and epilepsy, and more. You can read some testimonials from animal owners below.

“Since starting on CBD oil, Chester’s skin has cleared up so much. We no longer have regular courses of steroids and antibiotics. It’s honestly been the most amazing thing for us.” – Stacey, owner of 5 year old English Staffy, “Chester”. Chester suffered with dermatitis on and off for many years.

“I wholeheartedly believe that CBD is the reason my 21 year old thoroughbred is still with us. The change in him has been remarkable. We no longer use any other joint supplements at all.” – Fiona, owner of 21 year old thoroughbred horse, “Sally”, who has suffered from chronic arthritis since age 15.

“We have CBD oil to thank for saving our girl. Cancer is a horrible thing to watch a pet go through, and the chemo drugs were so toxic for her. We are so, so thankful that we discovered CBD.” – Geoff, owner of eight year old Boxer, “Tess”. Tess was diagnosed with lymphoma at age six.

“Tizzie was such a stressy cat before we started her on CBD. She frequently had urine infections from stressing out over everything. Always antisocial and withdrawn, since the time we adopted her from our local rescue. CBD has been the best thing for her.” – Sam, owner of 6 year old cat.

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Pot for pets? What happened when terminally-ill Muttley took cannabis oil

In September last year, Muttley’s human parents Tim* and Tina* got the worst news possible. Their beloved 12 year-old American staffordshire terrier cross was dying.

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He’d been diagnosed with cancer earlier that year, and after rounds of chemo and five surgeries, the vet said there was nothing more they could do for him.

“He was extremely lethargic. He’d sleep 20, 22 hours a day and wanted to be left alone, didn’t want to go outside. Basically, getting towards the point of he was going to die,” Tim told Hack.

“In October we said goodbye to him. We were going away and we didn’t think he’d survive the week,” Tina said. “The only other option would have been putting him down, because he didn’t have any quality of life.”
Chemo was having a terrible effect on Muttley.

“He got really sick, he lost ten kilos and started urinating blood and the vet said that’s pretty much it. He probably has weeks to live, if he’s lucky,” Tim said.

To ease Muttley’s discomfort, the vet suggested Tim and Tina try something a little bit controversial – medicinal cannabis oil.

The couple was sceptical at first.

I thought I’d heard it all, until I’d heard that.”

“But then I thought, if he can’t take traditional medicine, if it makes him feel sick – he was vomiting and he would do this really sad thing where he would bury his nose in his paws and rub his head in the grass,” Tina said.

“You could tell he was really in pain and that was a sign that he was nauseous. So I thought, what do we have to lose? We might as well try it.”

They got him some low-dose cannabis oil. and noticed a change within days.

“He’s put ten kilos back on, he’s pain-free, he’s hyperactive, he’s energetic, he’s loving life, and he has a huge appetite,” Tim said.

In some ways, Muttley’s turned into a typical stoner.

I guess he gets the dog munchies.”

“He does tend to get the munchies, even after his second dinner. He follows me to the fridge and he absolutely loves ice-cream,” Tim said.

“For some reason, this is a new taste he’s developed after we’ve given him the hemp oil. He absolutely devours an entire bowl of ice-cream.”

“After taking medicinal marijuana, he wants to be around everybody, he wants to play, and sometimes at midnight he gets his toys and he wants to play with his toys even though everybody else wants to go to bed,” Tim laughed.

‘For use in humans only’

The thing is, no cannabis products have been approved for use in animals. In fact, the Therapeutic Goods Administration – the regulatory body responsible for giving medicines for humans a tick or a flick – actively warns against cannabis use in pets.

“Some substances that are relatively benign in humans can be highly toxic to dogs and/or cats,” a spokeswoman for the TGA told Hack.

“Cannabis cultivated and manufactured into medicinal cannabis products is for use in humans only. It should not be provided to pets.”

Pet owners may be tempted to provide black market medicinal cannabis products to pets. This should never be done.”

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But veterinarians have the discretion to prescribe human medicines to pets, if they think it’ll help, and certain very-low dose hemp oils, like the ones you may see at market stalls, can legally be sold in Australia.

“The reason they’re legal is that they have such a low concentration to be legal so they can’t be abused. They may well be safe, but we also don’t know that they’re effective,” practicing vet and member of the Australian Veterinary Association, Phil Brain, said.

He cautioned pet owners against seeing medicinal cannabis as the silver bullet for their sick pets.

“There are many more conventional products that can be used to improve well-being and appetite,” he told Hack.

“The AVA remains open to the possibility of these drugs, we welcome further research. It’s probably just at this time, the unquestioning acceptance of the products is premature.”

Phil said he’s much more likely to see pets get sick from accidentally accessing their owner’s stash.

“They come in with quite profound signs of toxicity, ranging from being spaced out, but often including seizuring, they’re wobbly and they’re quite neurologically affected.

In some cases that toxicity can be fatal.”

He says the same kind of medicinal cannabis trials that have been conducted on humans should be done on animals.

“We keep an open mind I suppose, but veterinary science is a science and accordingly the AVA are advocates for only using products that have been thoroughly tested,” Phil said.

Aussie company taking Europe by storm

Could we see approved cannabis-based product for pets on the Australian market soon?

It’s not a medication, but Australian-listed company, Creso Pharma, has registered a hemp-based product that you can feed your pets to help them with chronic stress and ageing. That’s been registered through the European Union’s regulatory body, called the European Feed Material Registry.

“The European regulations are a bit more open, so we’re starting in Europe,” David Russell from Creso Pharma told Hack.

Next step: getting the product into Australia on a trial basis.

“That’s probably the first path for us, to get some product into the country through a TGA approval for research purposes so they can have some experience with it,” David said.

Cannabis is a good option [for pets], but we need to gather some local evidence.”

David admitted Australia had been slow off the mark when it comes to utilising medicinal cannabis, but he said it’s “for the right reasons”.

“There are about 5 million dogs – that’s about 40 per cent of households in Australia – and they’re part of the family. They’re a very important part of people’s lives, and we want to make sure we give them something safe,” he said.

The product will launch in Europe later this year, and there’s still a question mark over when we could see it in Australia.

A last resort

Tim and Tina didn’t regret their decision for a second.

Muttley is a much-loved member of the family, and his human parents would do anything to make his last days bearable.

You would do that for anyone, you’d try and make them comfortable.”

“I mean, his prognosis is terminal and all it’s done is make him comfortable for however long he’s got to live,” Tina said.

“I just think, give it a go if there’s no other option.”

Phil’s approach was a bit more cautious.

“I would say to those pet owners to see the veterinarian and have a long chat about conventional medication, discuss using alternative medication as an option.”

How CBD oil can help dogs with cancer

Despite all that we do to support the health of our beloved dogs, cancer is still a common diagnosis. Types of cancer in dogs include canine lymphoma, melanoma, mast cell tumors, bone cancer, hemangiosarcoma, and mammary cancer.

Although CBD alone will not cure cancer, and it is not a miracle drug, CBD can be an excellent supplemental treatment for dogs undergoing cancer treatment regimens. While CBD cannot remove or get rid of a cancerous tumor, in some cases, it has been known to slow the growth of cancer cells and may work effectively in tandem with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Additionally, CBD can improve the quality of life for a pet who is diagnosed with cancer.

CBD can help ease the pain, inflammation, anxiety, nausea, and seizures that dogs with cancer may experience. Some dogs with a loss of appetite improve with regular CBD use. CBD can be a palliative option for aging pets whose owners decide that extensive and invasive treatment isn’t the right choice.

Do veterinarians recommend CBD for cancer in dogs?

For a multi-faceted approach that combines natural CBD oil with conventional cancer treatments, you may want to consult an integrative veterinarian. An integrative vet is very likely to be familiar with the benefits of CBD and knowledgeable about how to optimize its use in tandem with other treatments. Because except in the state of California, veterinarians are prohibited from initiating conversations about CBD, you’ll need to ask about adding CBD to your dog’s cancer treatment plan.

What does CBD do for dogs with cancer?

Like every mammal, your dog has an endocannabinoid system, which is a series of receptors throughout the body that modulate things like pain, anxiety, and nausea. By interacting with the dog’s endocannabinoid system, mimicking the effects of cannabinoids that naturally occur in the body, CBD can help to effectively manage many different types of pain to provide relief.

CBD is a great way to reduce arthritis and other and aches pains caused by inflamed body parts that can be brought on by cancer.

Certain types of cancer may also bring on seizures, which can be extremely distressing to witness. CBD is a known compound that can help reduce the duration, number, and severity of seizures in humans and dogs. Minimizing seizures can be a very compelling reason to add CBD to your dog’s cancer treatment plan.

Does CBD help with a dog’s cancer pain?

Pain and inflammation can be side effects of cancer treatment or a symptom of the progression of the disease itself. Pain management is almost always a crucial part of how to treat cancer in dogs. You will want to ask your veterinarian about adding CBD to your pain management plan, but it can be a way to add another layer of relief, naturally and without side effects.

Pet CBD is not the same as medical marijuana

While many humans with cancer turn to medical marijuana, it’s important to know that the THC in marijuana is toxic to dogs, so it’s crucial to choose CBD with less than 0.3% THC. Quality pet CBD from a reputable source will be made from the hemp cannabis Sativa plant, which is naturally high in cannabinoids, but has almost no THC and is legal in all states.

How do you treat dogs’ cancer with CBD?

To address the side effects of cancer and treatments, give your pet CBD consistently. Typically, relief will be best achieved by dosing twice a day. The usual dosing guidelines are to offer 1 – 5 mg of CBD per 10 pounds of body weight twice a day, but dosage amounts can vary quite a bit from one situation to the next. It may be necessary to experiment to find the right amount, and how often to give.

What is the best CBD oil for dogs with cancer?

CBD for dogs is available in many convenient forms. CBD oils can be given from a dropper directly into the mouth, added to food, dropped on a treat, or rubbed into bare skin or inside the ears. CBD for dogs is also available in hemp CBD biscuits, capsules, honey with CBD, and topical hemp CBD ointments.

There are three categories of CBD to consider for dogs with cancer: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. Each has its benefits, and the ideal choice will depend on your pup’s situation.

Full-spectrum CBD for dogs: For dogs with healthy appetites, full-spectrum CBD is the best choice because it contains the highest levels of beneficial plant matter, including cannabinoids and terpenes, that can boost the effectiveness of CBD. However, this plant matter can make the CBD have a grassy taste that may be off-putting to dogs experiencing nausea or a poor appetite.

CBD isolate for dogs with cancer: At the other end of the spectrum is CBD isolate, which is pure CBD and the most refined option. It contains no plant matter, so it has no flavor, making it a good choice for the pickiest pets. Some people choose isolates because they are pure CBD and they contain no THC.

Broad-spectrum CBD for dogs: Broad-spectrum CBD is the middle ground; it still contains just enough plant material and terpenes for an entourage effect but has a mild taste. Both the full-spectrum and distillate options have virtually no THC (less than 0.3%) and the CBD isolate lacks THC completely, making all options non-psychoactive.

Make sure you buy CBD from a reputable company that conducts and shares third-party lab test results. Review these materials to be sure that the CBD you’re offering your dog contains the stated amount of CBD, 0.3% THC or less, and is free from pesticides and heavy metals so you can be sure you’re giving your pup the best opportunity for natural relief with hemp CBD.

Are there other natural supplements for dogs with cancer?

Turkey Tail Mushroom supplements are another natural option for augmenting cancer treatments. This mushroom has been used medicinally for centuries in many cultures, and there is promising research pointing toward its use in helping animals with cancer. Because neither CBD nor mushroom supplements have known side effects, adding both of them may be beneficial for supporting your dog’s health while living with cancer.

We cannot provide veterinary advice

Please note, we cannot provide health recommendations for individual animals and we are not veterinarians. Please contact your dog or cat’s veterinarian with any health concerns you may have.