Pet owners are turning to CBD to treat pets like my 12-year-old dog named Shadow, who has constant seizures.
Usually, the way his seizures go is he starts stiff. And then has no control over his body, and his mind checks out.
I took Shadow to a vet who administered liquid Valium to help with Shadow’s seizures.
I did not like the way he reacted to the Valium, and he was tripping out. So I decided that was not something we were going to use.
Like many other pet owners turning to CBD to treat pets, I got some (CBD Oil). And started putting it on his food twice a day, and it cut down on his seizures.
Veterinarians and Cardiologists say many of their pet owners are turning to CBD to treat pets.
My veterinarian said at least once to twice a week, and he sees clients using Cannabinoids for their pets.
Research on CBD usage for animals has started. But there have not been any big-scale studies on its effects on animals.
Unfortunately, he said we do not have a lot of scientific data to go by, but if clients are interested. I think it does have potential use as far as pain control, seizures, mobility, and appetite. So I guess it does have some interesting possible use.
CBD can have a meager percentage of THC or none at all. But if THC content in the CBD product, it could have some side effects for dogs. If a dog consumes too much THC, they develop a condition called Static Ataxia.
They stand with a broad-base stance, and they weave back and forth. And are exhausted, have very dilated pupils, and they dribble urine. Therefore they do not have fun.
Pet owners should feel free to discuss CBD usage for their animals with their veterinarians.
Let’s open the door to having that conversation so we can help owners watch for these symptoms. Which is how to titrate the dose, and potential indications were it could be useful.
Using CBD to treat pet works.
As with any decision surrounding your pet’s health, it is best to talk to your veterinarian before making any decisions.
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