cbd oil uses for dogs

CBDog: CBD oil and your dog.

* As a very quick disclaimer we, as a company, are neither encouraging or discouraging you from giving your dog CBD. We rarely prescribe any medicine or treatment and would suggest if you’re thinking about CBD oil as an option for your pet to consult your vet and make sure it’s a good fit. *

What is CBD oil? Many people assume it’s the same as marijuana, and that’s not entirely accurate. CBD is a compound derived from cannabis and/or hemp (but most CBD comes from hemp). THC is also a compound in cannabis, but here’s the difference: THC triggers the brain and body differently than CBD does. THC is what makes people high, but CBD primarily works only in a medicinal manner. They’re two similar, but different, chemicals and that’s important to understand.

What are the benefits?It’s important to note that most of what we know about this treatment for animals is somewhat anecdotal. That doesn’t mean the effects aren’t real, that just means there haven’t been enough sanctioned studies to back what most owners agree are real results in their own personal use.
CBD can, and is often, used for anti-inflammatory treatments, cardiac, nausea, and appetite issues. It can also be used to potentially help neuropathic trauma (nerve damage). Epilepsy is another illness that many people report being helped by CBD oil, the AKC is currently sponsoring a study at Colorado State University looking into the effects of treating epilepsy in dogs with CBD. Probably the most common use of CBD is anxiety. Of course, the results for CBD will vary greatly depending on the dog and the amount used. This is why consulting with your vet is so important.

Side Effects. Since the powers that be have not sanctioned CBD as an actual “treatment”, we don’t know enough about potential side effects. However, most reported side effects are fairly benign. One thing that should be a red flag for you is if your dog has trouble with their blood pressure. CBD directly affects the pulmonary system and because of that, you should take that into consideration if you decide to use the oil on your dog. Most veterinarians will end up being familiar enough with CBD and your dog to know if this is a potentially dangerous idea or not. And on average, it’s not. As usual, you need to be an advocate for your pet; do your research and use your absolute best judgment.

Buying CBD Oil. There are numerous places online and most vape shops in Rhode Island sell the oil as well. Do keep in mind though that CBD is not like buying the generic version of Advil. Being sure to get the highest quality and the purest form of CBD is very important. Most oils you find will contain some THC, this is normal even though you can find some CBD-only oils. A low percentage of THC won’t harm your pet or “get them high” but it’s something you should be aware of and understand.

To Wrap Up! Do your research, use it appropriately, and talk with a professional who understands your dog. Every pup is different, just like us, and getting the okay from your vet or trusted doggie healthcare provider can only ever help put your mind at ease.

Benefits of CBD Oil For Pets

This blog post was originally published on https://creatingforeverdogs.com/pet-health/pet-cbd-oil/benefits-cbd-oil-pets/. We are sharing it here because it’s awesome!

As a dog groomer in Littleton, CO, our clients rely on us to not only keep their dogs looking great, they also rely on us for trusted advice on all things pet related and that includes the use of CBD Oil for pets. Since cannabis was legalized in Colorado for recreational use, we have educated ourselves on not only the safety of cannabis and pets but also the benefits.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of many compounds found in cannabis that are called cannabinoids. The most commonly known cannabinoids are THC and CBD. CBD is non-psychoactive and does NOT cause a high. Therefore, it is used more for medical purposes with minimal side effects. The medicinal use of CBD is not only beneficial to humans, but to pets as well.

How Can CBD Oil Help My Pet?

CBD oil has been used for centuries. In fact, Queen Victoria used CBD to help with her menstrual cramps in the 19th Century. Since then scientist has been studying the medical benefits of CBD rich cannabis. CBD oil can reduce inflammation by working with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in a mammal’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). In addition to it anti-inflammatory properties, CBD Oil can reduce pain, repair muscles after strenuous exercise, improve circulation, reduce nausea, stimulate appetite, and more. CBD oil even can reduce seizure activity in people and pets with certain types of epilepsy. Scientists have found that since CBD oil is the natural compound that can react to the CB1 and CB2 receptors, meaning mammals may need CBD to keep their bodies working at optimal levels.

Which CBD Oil Product Is Right For My Pet?

We take animals health seriously here at Ken Caryl Pet Spa. We are educated on animal nutrition, natural remedies to assist your pet, and more. Why would CBD Oil be any different? We took the time to research products and educate ourselves on not only the benefits of CBD Oil but the individual products available on the market to pet parents. In the case of most quality products, you get what you pay for. Pet Releaf is a product we can stand by! Their CBD Hemp Oil is organically grown, non-GMO, derived from the entire plant, and independently tested for safety. Steve, from Pet Releaf, took the time to come to our store and educate our staff on what CBD Oil is, how his extraction procedures are best and how the pets we care for can benefit.

We now carry 3 full-spectrum Colorado CBD brands including Suzie’s CBD, Earth Buddy, and Pet Releaf.

Give us a call today at (720) 981-7387 or stop by the Ken Caryl Pet Spa at 12512-B West Ken Caryl Avenue in Littleton to learn more about Pet Releaf CBD Hemp Oil.