CBD for Dogs: Can Your Furry Best Friend Benefit from Cannabis?

  • Arthritis: Of the studies conducted on CBD and arthritis pain in dogs, all have yielded positive results. According to a study conducted by the Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine, dogs with arthritis who were given CBD at a rate of 4.4 mg per pound twice daily showed a significant improvement in their symptoms, plus an overall better quality of life.
  • Itchiness: If your canine companion has problems with chronic itchiness, there may be a solution! According to several studies conducted, CBD has been shown to drastically decrease the itchiness of skin in dogs, working to reduce inflammation.
  • Cancer: While this may seem like a lofty claim, according to a research done by the University of Cornell, when CBD is used in tandem with chemotherapy and other treatments, it can actually work to reduce cancer cells. Cannabinoids are reported to induce cancer-cell death and prevent metastasis.
  • Behavior: Does your pup struggle with behavior issues, such an anxiety? This is one of the main reasons that pet owners turn to CBD, especially during times of excessive loud noises, such as the Fourth of July holiday or if you are having a lot of people over for parties or gatherings. Talk to your veterinarian about giving your dog CBD prior to events such as these.

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