Does your dog suffer from joint pain, inflammation, arthritis or anxiety? Our 10 year old PomaPoo, Thomas, suffers from all of the above — and finally we have found a treatment that works for him.
CBD dog treats and oils are not for everyone, so please research carefully before giving them to your dog.
Thomas has always had some joint pain and anxiety, however, last Summer he got to the point where he could barely make it to the end of the block and back without limping from the pain. While Thomas is an older dog, this breed has an average life expectancy of about 13-16 years old. We decided it was time to figure out a natural remedy to help Thomas with his pain that we felt comfortable giving to him every day, and of course, didn't have negative side effects.
We reached out to our Instagram community and were given loads of advice — but the comment we found most useful was the idea of looking into cannabinoid dog treats. We were open to the idea right off the bat, but of course, had a lot of questions first.
Questions we had on CBD dog treats:
- Is CBD safe for my dog?
- Does my dog get high from CBD?
- Are there negative side effects to hemp dog treats?
- What can CBD treat for my dog?
- How quickly does CBD work for dogs?
We found overwhelmingly positive answers to all of our questions within a few hours of research. We decided to test CBD with Thomas to see if it helped him and to our surprise, not only did it alleviate his pain, it truly seems like he is a 5 year old dog again! We're beyond thrilled with the results and now give Thomas CannaCanine treats and oil daily.
Here are the answers we found on CBD for dogs:
Q: Is CBD safe for my dog?
A: Yes. "Our products contain CBD derived from USDA certified organic and non-GMO hemp. Our hemp does not contain any psychoactive properties." -CannaCanine
Q: Does my dog get high from CBD?
A: "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." -Dogs Naturally Magazine
Q: Are there negative side effects to hemp dog treats?
A: For us, the benefits outweighed the possible side effects of CBD. Here are the side effects we found from Elixinol.
Inhibition of hepatic drug metabolism/decreased activities of p-glycoprotein and other drug transporters
Increased tremor in some Parkinson’s patients
Low blood pressure
Q: What can CBD treat for my dog?
A: Find the extensive list below from CannaCanine.
Deteriorating Quality of Life
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Joint & Mobility Issues
Phobias (Fireworks, Thunderstorm)
Also, CBD can fight cancer, as stated here by Dogs Naturally Magazine.
"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."
Q: How quickly does CBD work for dogs?
A: Within 30 minutes to an hour your dog will feel the effects of CBD.
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Note: we give Thomas (a 10 year old 12lb PomaPoo) about 1/2 of the recommended daily dosage and we see all of the positive benefits.