CBD and cancer in dogs
Dog and Cancer: How CBD Oil Can Help Him
Every good dog breeder tries to do everything to make his four-legged friend happy and healthy . However, despite a high-quality diet and support for an active life, your dog may encounter one of the most unpleasant diagnoses. A tumor (malignant or benign) develops in the body of every fourth dog. Up to half of dogs older than 10 years will get cancer. It is often impossible to prevent its occurrence, nowadays we know that the risk of its occurrence is reduced by, for example, sterilization or castration. However, if you visited our site, you are probably trying to help your pet with such a diagnosis.
Does CBD help dogs too?
To begin, let's talk briefly about the endocannabinoid system. It is a system that, according to available knowledge , works in the body of humans and animals and, together with other known systems (nervous, immune, cardiovascular or digestive), contributes to the overall homeostasis of the organism. The endocannabinoid system is directly involved in several neurological and physiological activities, among which we can mention appetite, memory, anxiety, depression, but also pain, inflammation, glaucoma or even cancer.
Cannabinoids contained in CBD oil directly stimulate the endocannabinoid system, through the appropriate receptors . Therefore, the use of CBD oils can help dogs with several health problems, for example to manage separation anxiety and fear of noise , but also to relieve pain , or in inflammatory diseases of the locomotor system.
CBD is effective in treating cancer in dogs
Dog owners know that treating any pain in their pet can be quite expensive. Unlike people, our dogs don't pay for any health insurance, so all the veterinarians' actions, as well as the prices of medicines, are covered by the breeder. However, dogs are family members for many of us, that's why we look first and foremost to their well-being, no matter how much it hurts our wallet.
A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming news for both human and animal patients. As with humans – and perhaps even more so with dogs – the options for effective treatment are limited. This is also why every owner of a companion animal tries to alleviate its suffering as much as possible. And CBD oils provide just this important effect.
Scientific research is still intensively dealing with the issue of the effect of CBD on individual diseases. Today, however, there is already strong evidence that certifies the functioning of cannabidiol not only for providing relief from various health problems that cancer brings to dogs. According to a recent study , for example, taking CBD along with chemotherapy treatment has been shown to help prevent cancer cells from growing and multiplying more effectively than chemotherapy alone. Cannabidiols can also destroy cancer cells according to other scientific work , and several experts have also reported the fact that cancer in dogs went into remission as a result of using CBD .
In addition to the mentioned role of CBD in fighting the cancer cells themselves, you can also take advantage of other known beneficial effects when caring for your sick pet. These will help the animal with the accompanying difficulties of cancer - above all , they will relieve pain or spasms, they will help improve sleep and appetite .
More and more scientific teams are currently trying to capture the effectiveness and efficiency of CBD in the treatment of cancer in dogs. At the end of 2019, the University of Ontario announced the launch of research, and the Florida University of Veterinary Medicine also started a more detailed study.
Is it safe to give CBD to dogs?
According to the World Health Organization , the use of CBD is safe for both humans and animals . In its evaluation report from June 2018, the WHO states that CBD does not have psychoactive effects. It also has no negative effects on health and only mild side effects occur when using it, such as dry mouth, low blood pressure, drowsiness or diarrhea.
The most effective form of use, due to the highest absorbability, is CBD oil . When buying, you should always thoroughly check the product and the seller. Although products containing up to 0.3% THC by volume are also considered safe – and non-toxic for dogs – we recommend that you go for pure THC-free CBD oil .
Remedika CBD oils are 100% natural , do not contain even a trace amount of THC, and are therefore absolutely safe for your dog. We obtain CBD from the hemp plant by CO 2 extraction, which is considered the most modern, safest and at the same time the most effective technology for extracting CBD. Our entire production is subject to Good Manufacturing Practice certification and the hemp used in production comes exclusively from European Union countries. More detailed documentation on Remedika CBD oils can be found HERE .
There are also CBD oils on the market that are specifically designed for dogs. However, you can give them classic CBD oils , which we could consider "human", without any worries. As we have already explained, the quality and safety of the product is essential. Before giving CBD oils to your dog, especially in the treatment of cancer, we recommend in any case to consult your veterinarian about the suitability as well as the dosage.
We discuss the correct dosage of CBD oil for dogs in more detail in a related article on our blog. In it you will also find a handy calculator for approximate calculation of a suitable dose based on your pet's body weight.
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