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cbd hemp oil benefits for dogs

I would also recommend talking with your veterinarian if you have any doubts whatsoever about the correct dosage to administer.

If your vet does give you the OK and you decide to treat your dog with hemp oil, it’s essential for your dog’s wellbeing that you get your dosage right! As there are no universal guidelines available for this, and because each hemp oil product and each dog is different, this can sometimes be a little tricky.

This is evident from a study done by Cornell University which showed that nearly all dogs with osteoarthritis displayed significant improvements when taking CBD-rich hemp oil twice a day compared to the dogs that received a placebo treatment.

Is Hemp Oil Safe for Dogs?

Dr. Richardson explains that the FDA has not yet officially approved CBD oil for therapeutic use and that due to lack of research, any list of side effects “may not be comprehensive.” She did also add that side effects observed in pets so far have been minimal.

Of the 16 dogs in the study, it was found that 89% of the dogs in the clinical trial who received CBD had a reduction in their frequency of seizures. The dogs enrolled in this study were randomly assigned to a treatment or placebo group, and the study was double-blinded, so the results certainly look promising.

But anecdotal evidence by itself isn’t enough to convince me! So here’s a look at all the main conditions hemp oil is being used to treat, and what the experts think about it.

Now that’s a relief, and not just for the dogs!

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“It has been researched that cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid receptors located in our pet’s nervous system. This, in turn, helps maintain their overall health,” Dr Sonune explains.

The skin is the largest organ and needs care on a daily basis. Lack of nutrition, skin allergies or ticks can wreck your pet’s skin along with the coat. Dr Sonune says “topical application of CBD oil as per your pet’s health requirements has shown promising results by improving the fur texture”.

If you are a pet parent, try CBD oil; it is therapy for your fur buddy

Effective painkiller

Due to its medicinal properties, CBD also acts as an anti-inflammatory oil. “It enhances the immune system’s response to a variety of physiological issues.”

“Over the years, CBD oil has had its share of misconceptions. But it’s time to bust those myths. It is widely believed consumption of CBD oil creates a ‘high’ like effect or causes intoxication. But the truth is, CBD doesn’t have THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), another cannabinoid with psychoactive properties,” explains Dr Dilip Sonune, director of Veterinary Service, Wiggles.

Aids bone and joint health