Treating Your Dog with CBD
Cannabidiol (also known as CBD) is a chemical found naturally in cannabis. It's not psychoactive like tetrahydrocannabinol. This means that it won't give you a high.
Although research on CBD is still in its infancy, some studies and anecdotal evidence suggest that CBD may be useful in the treatment of conditions such as anxiety, pain, cancer, and arthritis. Pet owners are intrigued by CBD pet products, which claim to be a natural treatment for these conditions in dogs. It is important to remember that hemp oil for pets can be purchased online from various sites.
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The FDA has not approved CBD products for animal use — either as a food or drug. This article will discuss current research on CBD for dogs and explain the potential risks and benefits to help make informed decisions.
CBD for dogs
Studies on CBD have shown it to be effective in treating epilepsy, anxiety, IBD, and chronic back pain. However, only a handful of reliable studies have been conducted on CBD's effects in dogs.
Eighty percent of dogs experienced an improvement in mobility and pain, as measured using two veterinary resources: the Hudson activity scale and the canine short pain inventory. It is important to remember that the study was funded by CBD producers, so the results could be biased.
Similar numbers of dogs responded to the treatment in the CBD and placebo groups. They also showed decreased seizure activity. Further testing was recommended by the authors before any final conclusions could be reached.