Medical marijuana has been approved for human use in 22 states, but Cannabidiol (CBD) is gaining a lot of attention a safe and legal Cannabinoid derived from Hemp is now available for use with sick pets.
Cannabis, commonly used to relieve chemotherapy nausea and pain, is now being used to help manage pain and chronic illness. Why use Cannabis for animals? To put it simply, those who’ve experimented with CBD for their pets say “it just works.” And here in the U.S. a few companies are leading the way in Cannabis and Hemp-based naturopathic Medicine.
Our products are made using Hemp Plants, which does not contain delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the more active ingredient in marijuana, according to CNBC. Instead, they contain cannabidiol (CBD), the ingredient most useful for treating pain and other medical problems. By omitting THC, and keeping CBD anf many of the other 60 or so cannabinoids in the plant, pet patients can get the relief without getting high.
Dr. Douglas Kramer, a Los Angeles veterinarian, is one such person, according to the Daily Mail. He tested out the plant on his dying dog Nikkita after she had surgery to remove tumors. After ingesting Cannabis, Nikkita lived for six more weeks, and even showed signs of weight gain and less pain.
"Nikita was wasting away, and she’d stopped eating," Kramer told the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association in an article last year. "I’d exhausted every available pharmaceutical pain option, even steroids. At that point, it was a quality-of-life issue, and I felt like I’d try anything to ease her suffering."
California resident Ernest Misko also tried CBD while experiencing severe back pain. His results were so great that he decided to give his aging cat, Borzo, he was having difficulty walking. After just a few days of using the CBD, Misko noted great improvements in Borzo, who was able to walk around a lot better, and appeared to be pain free. “I don’t get high from CBD, but the pain goes away. So I tried it on my cat, my 24-year-old cat, who’s feeling better,” Misko told the Journal.
Experts are interested in the possibility of using Cannabis in veterinary practice. “My gut reaction is they do probably provide some therapeutic effect benefit," Dr. Dawn Boothe, director of the Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, told the Journal
Many pet owners have had success using CBD for their pets but as with anything go slow depending on the condition and size of your pet. For best results the CBD drops can easily be added to their favorite food or treats. We have also seen people open the capsules and sprinkle the CBD powder directly on their pets food.
Our CBD products are derived from Hemp and are a great safe and natural choice for use personally or to help out our furry friends.
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