Just like humans, dogs have receptors for cannabinoids (CBRs) in their endocannabinoid system that allows their body to receive CBD oil and benefit from it. And just like humans, dogs with cancer can benefit from the properties CBD is purported to alleviate.
The endocannabinoid system absorbs the active elements in hemp and helps the body to get rid of many ailing symptoms. You can learn more about the canine endocannabinoid system here.
CBD for dogs with cancer is effective in treating and relieving a myriad of symptoms and health conditions of both chronic and occasional nature in the life of the dog. These health conditions may include:
- Moderate and severe body pain
- Stress and Anxiety Disorders
- Enduring Body Inflammations
- Cancer Symptoms
- Arthritic conditions such as joint pains
- Epileptic Seizures
- Digestive Problems (You can find more information about probiotics for your dog and tips to treat stomach upset for your dog)
- Nauseated Feeling
Are Experts Studying CBD For Pets?
There are numerous studies that are ongoing to determine the range of efficacy of CBD in treating different health conditions in dogs, especially dogs who present with symptoms associated with cancer.
You can watch the following news coverage from Denver to learn more about a study that is being carried out at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
How Do I Find High-Quality CBD Oil?
There are important considerations for one to keep in mind when looking for the most effective and safest CBD product. This is mainly because CBD oil for pets is not a regulated product yet and it is important to seek the product with the correct well-being qualities.
Organic Composition of the Product? – High quality CBD should be made from hemp that is organically grown and that which is free from toxins.
Method of Processing – The safest method of processing CBD is carbon dioxide and the cold press extraction method. However, please note there are companies that use cheaper methods and solvent like propane, hexane and butane when extracting THC from the plant sources. These solvents result in high levels of toxicity in the CBD product.
Independent Testing – It is key that you deal with companies that offer independent test analysis of their product and companies which also provide a Certificate of Analysis (COA). Testing is important in establishing the presence and concentration levels of microbiology, mycotoxins, pesticides, heavy metals among other compounds.
Concentration Levels of THC – It is important to check concentration levels and the effectiveness of THC in every product you want to buy. Some products may have harmful levels of THC for your pet. We recommend that you buy a product derived from hemp with less than 0.3% THC.