What you Need to Know about Hemp and CBD Products for Dogs
by Pet Qwerks Toys on October 5, 2018
Conditions they treat.
Holistic veterinarians are in the front line of the fight for including CBD as an alternative to conventional drugs. CBD helps treat and prevent many diseases in dogs. Here is a breakdown of just a few.
Anxiety– CBD has relaxing properties, and these help with reducing anxiety in dogs. Dogs that suffer from separation anxiety and noise phobias can benefit from this product.
Cancer– recent studies reveal that CBD has anti-tumor effects and it also stops cancer cells from growing. Further, it causes increased tumor cell deaths. In one case a veterinarian reported the disappearance of a mammary tumor three months after the dog started taking CBD oil.
Seizures and epilepsy– Epilepsy and seizures in dogs are treated using Phenobarbital and potassium bromide. These drugs are effective in treating some dogs but some don’t respond to the medication. Additionally, the drugs are harmful to the dog’s liver and other organs. CBD oil can be used to treat drug-resistant epilepsy-some dogs show an improvement in the number of seizures after taking CBD oil for 4 to 5 months.
Pain– CBD is an effective pain-relieving drug. It works well in relieving pain related to inflammation, such as pancreatitis and intestinal inflammation. It also successfully decreases nerve-related and neuropathy pain.
Brain and nervous system– CBD shows a lot of promise in treating neurodegenerative diseases such as degenerative myelopathy. For the brain, the product protects the brain cells from death caused by toxins and free radicals.
Appetite– Studies show that one of the many benefits of CBD is increased appetite. This is good news especially for dogs that refuse to eat and as a result develop diseases related to malnutrition.
It also helps with nausea and vomiting, even when the vomiting is a result of drugs and toxins.
Heart– CBD reduces heart rate and lowers blood pressure, hence reducing the possibility of heart attacks and hypertension in dogs.
With all these benefits in preventing some diseases and curing more, CBD is a product every dog parent must consider. Just do your due diligence- consult with a holistic veterinarian before giving your dog any CBD products.
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