CBD and Senior Pets
No one wants to see their beloved pet get grey around the muzzle. Our pets are our babies, and we want them to have the best lives possible. That is one reason why many pet parents are turning towards CBD to help their furry friends live their best lives, even when getting older.
In an article published by Frontiers in Veterinary Science titled Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Clinical Efficacy of Cannabidiol Treatment in Osteoarthritic Dogs, a study was done to help determine if and how CBD could help dogs with osteoarthritis.
The article stated, "Veterinary assessment showed decreased pain during CBD treatment", giving positive light on how CBD can help our four-legged family members.
The Clinical Significance portion of the article went on to say, "This pharmacokinetic and clinical study suggests that 2 mg/kg of CBD twice daily can help increase comfort and activity in dogs with OA."
This is just one study that is being done to help determine the benefits CBD can have for animals. And the more research that is done, the more that we can understand.
But choosing the right CBD product for your pet isn't as easy as grabbing a product off the shelf and calling it good (even though it should be). Unfortunately, there are shady companies looking to make a quick buck without caring about the products they sell.
In a previous Hemp Bitch article, we discussed several things to look for including ingredients and if the people selling the products use them on their own animals. I encourage you to click the link and visit the article for the full scoop.
While there are great strides being made in determining the full benefits CBD can have for our furry friends, including those with grey around the muzzle, there is still more research that needs to be done. And like any sort of medication, always consult with your vet before adding CBD to your pet's routine. CBD can interact with any medication your pet is currently on and your vet will be the best person to advise you on any possible side effects.
We all want the best for our furbabies, especially the ones in their senior years. CBD has the potential to help our pets, and the research being done can help the "potential" into a "definite".