CBD Oil For Your Pets

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CBD Oil For Pets


CBD Oil is the newest trend.  It's not the easiest to find, but the results are typically amazing and people are reaping the benefits from it.  The list of benefits is a mile long, and somewhere along the way someone was intelligent enough to try it on their dog.  I sourced dogsnaturallymagazine.com for my article, and hope that the information listed convinces you to try this amazing herb.


Here are just two examples from a Holistic vet...


-A senior Staffordshire Terrier had a 6cm mammary tumor and metastasis that disappeared in 3 months and didn't come back...

-A Jack Russell Terrier had a severe heart murmur and painful arthritis and, after a month, he wanted to go for long walks and his murmur was much improved...


These are just two examples of how Australian veterinarian Edward Bassingthwaighte discovered how CBD oil could be a critical part of his holistic veterinary practice. 


Some great information:


  1. 1. CBD is not psychoactive. 

CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in cannabis and hemp.  THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) can also be found in cannabis and it's this compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties.  Most CBD oils are just that... the beneficial CBD without the THC.  And they typically come from hemp, not marijuana.  In short, your dog won't get “high” from CBD oil... he'll get the relaxation without the intoxication.

    1. 2. CBD Oil Reduces Anxiety

Does your dog suffer from separation anxiety or noise phobias?  CBD has been extensively studied for its effect on stress and anxiety. In humans, it’s been found to:

  • Reduce anxiety caused by  public speaking
  • Reduce anxiety in both healthy people and people with  anxiety disorders
  • Be effective for  panic disorders  and  post-traumatic stress disorders
    • 3. CBD Can Fights Cancer

CBD and other substances found in hemp and cannabis have been found to have an anti-tumor effect. CBD has even been shown to stop  cancer cells from growing  and increased  tumor cell death.

  • CBD helps the immune system’s  killer cells  to cause cancer cell death.
  • CBD  kills cancer cells  by blocking their ability to produce energy.
  • CBD’s anti-tumor properties slow and inhibit glioma cell growth.
  • CBD can help  increase the efficacy  of conventional cancer treatment.
    • 4. CBD Can Treat Seizures And Epilepsy

It’s estimated that up to 5% of dogs suffer from seizures. Most dogs with seizures are put on drugs such as  phenobarbital and potassium bromide. While they may help control the seizures, they can be extremely harmful to your dog’s liver and other organs. And the drugs don’t work in all cases.

CBD has been shown to work well in  drug-resistant epilepsy. In one study, 7 of 8 patients with epilepsy that was resistant to drugs saw a  definite improvement  within 4 to 5 months of taking CBD.

And a survey of children with  treatment-resistant epilepsy  found that 84% of the children taking CBD had a reduction in the frequency of seizures.


    • 5. CBD Relieves Pain

The cannabinoids in CBD work 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 pain (including neuropathy and  nerve-related pain)
  • Decreasing the impact of  inflammation  on oxidative stress (which causes degeneration and premature aging)
  • Decreasing inflammation in  acute pancreatitis
  • Reducing  inflammation
  • Reducing  intestinal inflammation  (associated with irritable bowel disease)


6. CBD Can Help With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Animal studies show that CBD can  prevent colitis  (IBD) and  restore normal gut motility  in inflammatory bowel disease.

CBD also has  antibiotic properties, including Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).

    • 7. CBD Reduces Chronic Inflammation And Autoimmune Disease

CBD has been shown to decrease the production and release of  inflammatory cytokines  that can cause allergies, hypersensitivities and autoimmunity. It can also suppress something called  Th17 dominance, which is a major cause of autoimmune diseases.

CBD also inhibits the production of  inflammatory macrophages  and decreases chronic inflammation.

CBD is also a  powerful antioxidant  that’s shown to be more powerful than vitamins C and E.

    • 8. CBD Can Protect The Nervous System And Help With Neurodegenerative Diseases

For dogs suffering from degenerative myelopathy and other spine and nerve issues, CBD shows a lot of promise. It’s been shown to help patients with  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS),  Alzheimer’s  and  Parkinson’s  disease by protecting the brain cells from toxicity.

For senior dogs, CBD has been shown to  protect the brain from cell death  caused by free radicals and toxins.

    • 9. CBD Increases Appetite And Helps With Nausea

If you have trouble getting your dog to eat, CBD may help. The National Cancer Institute reports that CBD  increases appetite  and carries this extra benefit, in addition to controlling cancer.

In animal studies, CBD has also been shown to help with  vomiting and nausea, even when they’re the result of  toxins and drugs.

    • 10. CBD Promotes Cardiovascular Health

Just as veterinarian Dr Bassingthwaighte discovered, CBD has been linked to heart health. Studies show it can reduce the damage from  damaged blood vessels  and irregular heart rates,  protect blood vessels  from damage and dilate the arteries, and  reduce heart rate and blood pressure  associated with stress and anxiety.