Cbd olive oil for dogs
February 7, 2018
What is CBD?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a natural and effective alternative to harsh chemical medications. It is derived from the Hemp plant and is free of all THC. Unlike the prescription drugs, CBD has no dangerous side effects to your furry friends, it is even fine for dogs and cats with sensitive kidney, liver and GI Tracts. Studies have shown that you can’t build up a tolerance for CBD so once you have determined the right dosage you won’t have to keep increasing the amount.
CBD reduces anxiety.
The most common causes for anxiety in pets are fear, separation and aging. Symptoms of anxiety include aggression, going potty in the house, unusual panting, destructive behavior, excessive barking, depression, pacing and restlessness. Anxiety in pets can be eased by CBD oil. There have been extensive studies for effects on anxiety and stress in humans and we are learning it has the same effect on pets as well.
CBD fights symptoms of cancer.
While it would be great if CBD could cure cancer, it cannot. That doesn’t mean it can’t be a useful alternative treatment for your dog alongside more traditional medical procedures. Studies show many Hemp and Cannabis substances show promise in antitumor effect. It stops the growth of cancer cells and increases tumor cell death. It also helps with all of the problems associated with chemo treatment like pain, nausea, vomiting and appetite changes.
CBD does not contain THC.
This means CBD oil is not psychoactive. So, no, your dog can’t “get high” from CBD Oil, just relaxed. CBD is valued for its non-psychoactive medical benefits. THC is responsible for the euphoric, mind-altering effects of the cannabis plant. The reason for this is that THC binds to CB1 (cannabinoid 1) receptors, which are mostly found in the brain. This changes how the brain functions, and leads to the “high”. CBD does not bind to CB1 receptors, so it doesn’t have the same psychoactive effect. It’s all the benefits without the intoxication.
CBD help control seizures and Epilepsy.
Most drugs dogs are given to help control seizures are hard on their liver and other organs in the long run. It is often times a trial and error to fine tune the mixture and dosages to achieve results. However, CBD has been found to help keep seizures minimized or controlled completely.
CBD relieves pain.
The cannabinoids in CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system. They interact with the bodies receptors in the body and modulate pain, anxiety and nausea. It works so well for pain that scientists are considering it as a new class of drug for the treatment of chronic pain. Studies show CBD to be very effective for decreasing inflammation, decreasing all pain including but not limited to arthritis, neuropathy and nerve related pain.
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Beginners Guide to CBD Oil for Dogs
In recent years the uses of the hemp and marijuana plant have been explored for human and animal use. Until recently all parts of marijuana were illegal to consume. Now with an increase in research, doctors are learning of the helpful uses of hemp, marijuana, and CBD.
What is CBD
Cannabidiol or CBD is found in hemp plants. Unlike what many people believe CBD does not contain THC. THC is the compound found in marijuana responsible for the euphoric state. In recent years CBD has been explored for potential medical uses with success in both human and veterinary medicine.
Is CBD oil for dogs safe?
CBD oil is very safe for dogs. Many dogs show improvement with their condition after taking CBD for a few weeks. Many people have reported that CBD in their dog or cat has significantly reduced or eliminated pain from arthritis or helped with seizures and other neurological problems.
What do you need to know about CBD Legality?
CBD is the non-psychoactive part of the plant and depending on what state you live in dictates if it is legal or illegal. THC is the psychoactive part of the plant and at this time is illegal for a veterinarian to prescribe to patients. Marijuana is currently listed as a controlled substance schedule 1 drug meaning that it has no medical benefit or that the benefits from the drug greatly outweigh the side effects with a very strong potential for abuse or addiction. Schedule 1 drugs are illegal for all veterinarians to prescribe and can only be used in research purposes. In human medication, there are certain instances where human doctors can prescribe marijuana to their patients. Hemp Based CDB is the better option due to these complications and commercial grade hemp is legal due to the 2018 farm bill.
How it works
CBD affects the endocannabinoid system. This system is found in all mammal’s bodies. The endocannabinoid system is a very complex system that contains multiple different receptors which play an important regulatory role throughout the body. Cannabinoids are chemical substances which act on specific receptors. There are three different types of cannabinoids: endocannabinoids, phytocannabinoids and synthetic cannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are naturally found in the body and are formed in response to an increase in calcium in the cell. Phytocannabinoids are produced by the female marijuana plant. Synthetic cannabinoids are manufactured compounds. Both phytocannabinoids and synthetic cannabinoids act in the body just like naturally occurring endocannabinoids. This chemical substance acts on two different receptors CB 1 and CB 2 . CB 1 is found mostly in the brain and parts of the nervous systems responsible for pain, movement or memory. They can also be found it a lesser degree on the pituitary gland, immune cells, reproductive tissues, intestines, heart, lungs, bladder and adrenal glands. CB 2 receptors are found in immune cells, tonsils, and spleen. The psychoactive effect is caused by the CB 1 receptor.
What are the benefits of CBD Oil for Dogs?
Colorado State University Veterinary School has published studies showing the benefits of CBD oil in reducing pain associated with osteoarthritis. The information that we have regarding the use of cannabis in veterinary medicine has come from recent studies done on laboratory rodents (mice, rats, and Guinea pigs). Studied on laboratory animals has shown benefits for disorders of the cardiovascular system, cancer, pain, disorders of the respiratory system or metabolic disorders. There has been very little published studied on cannabis in dogs, and cats. Most of the studies in companion and large animal medicine are on the toxic levels, effects, and treatment rather than therapeutic applications. Currently, some of the most frequent studies of cannabis in veterinary medicine are for the treatment of glaucoma, pain, skin disorders and cancer.
Cannabis has been shown to have a wide variety of beneficial effects on the body in laboratory and companion animals. Most cannabis has psychotropic properties which can cause behavior effects in animals and can become addictive. However, there are many other medications that have these same effects and are used for medical purposes today because the benefits are much greater than the side effects. Pet owners have reported the successful use of marijuana with their pets for both large and small animals. Studies are being performed to prove the benefits of cannabis in animals as well as products being produced that limit the THC content to help decrease the potential for toxicity.
Are there side effects of CBD oil?
There are studies published that show that CBD given to dog over a long period of time at very high dosages have little to no side effects. Some of the dogs taking the medication long term did show a slight increase in a liver enzyme (ALT). While most other medications used to treat dogs can have a large list of unwanted side effect. This makes CBD a great option especially for those pets with chronic pain or other medical conditions that prevent them from taking traditional medications.