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CBD Dog Treats: The 2019 Definitive Guide

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CBD For Dogs

Scroll through social media site and you’re likely to see an ad for CBD products. It’s taking the world by storm and seems to be everywhere.

Medical doctors and veterinarians alike have reported seeing results in their patients, both human and animal. You don’t have to be a human to enjoy CBD and you don’t have to be a dog either. Horses, cats, gerbils, mice and other animals may all benefit from using CBD.

This an incredible herbal supplement is making waves around the world for the health benefits reported with its use. People who consume CBD have claimed it supports a healthy immune system, improves moods, focus, pain management and more. Of course more research is needed.

Despite the fact that the FDA has not approved cannabis as a medicine, it continues to grow in popularity. However, the FDA has approved Epidolex (for humans), a pharmaceutical branded CBD product for two seizure disorders.

The research associated with this product, got the medical community paying attention as it demonstrated the ability to stop or lessen seizures in some patients. This move by the FDA gave credibility to CBD and vindicated those who’ve made claims of therapeutic response using the compound.

What is CBD?

CBD is a plant compound, or phytocompound, derived from cannabis plants. It is a cannabinoid. There are many cannabis in cannabis and many other types of compounds as well. CBD is the most researched and popular cannabinoid from cannabis.

Commercially, CBD is primarily extracted from industrialized hemp because it is lower in THC concentrations compared to other varieties of cannabis.

CBD (which stands for cannabidiol) modulates the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the body. Dogs have an ECS too. In fact, it seems that all animals do. We know birds, mammals, reptiles, and fish all have an ECS.

The ECS creates endocannabinoids in the body. These naturally existing cannabinoinds are believed to promote wellness and help the ECS regulate moods, immune system function, metabolism, pain management and more. In theory, when phytocannabinoids are introduced into the body they may also modulate the ECS improving health and regulating homeostasis.

What Can CBD Do for Humans and Dogs?

Regulation of pain is one of the popular uses of CBD. Our pets, just like us, may develop aches and pains with age. They are are also at risk injuries that cause pain. Some suggest CBD may help with all of this.

CBD is not a cure for anything, but research suggests it may relieve the symptoms of many chronic conditions and ailments that dogs may suffer from. Here is a general list of the things CBD has been suggested help with:

  •         Cushing’s Disease
  •         Diabetes regulation
  •         Skin fungus and irritations/hot spots
  •         Anti-nausea
  •         Relieve anxiety, including separation anxiety
  •         Relieve pain and inflammation
  •         Relieve seizures and epilepsy
  •         Relieve symptoms of cardiovascular disease
  •         Help alleviate certain skin irritations and allergies when used as a topical treatment

This is a generalized, short list of the things people might use CBD for. Dogs who are being treated for cancer may also find pain relief and antioxidant boost that CBD is associated with.

CBD has also shown to be anti-tumoral in animal research. In lab studies, mice had tumors that shrank from taking large doses of CBD oil. While we don’t have a definitive treatment, nor can we say it is an anti-cancer agent at this time, there is a great deal of data that suggests is may have anti-cancer properties.

What to Look For

When it comes to finding the right CBD products and dosages for your dogs, do a little research and just like your dog, dig a little. You’ll find what you’re looking for. There are many products available out there. Remember a few ground rules to stay on the right path:

 

  •         Use products who label as organic.
  •         Ensure that there are recommended dosages clearly labeled on the products so you know what to start with or talk to an experienced veterinarian to receive advice on dosing.
  •          Some vets recommend you use products made for pets to ensure that they are THC free (broad-spectrum products). Visit InnovetPet Hemp Treat at the link provided for products guaranteed to be safe for your pets.
  •         Use CBD only sourced from hemp. You’ll see labels saying ‘hemp dog treats’ and this is the type of products you are looking for.

Dosing

Just like with humans, it’s good to start with a small amount and work your way up. Starting with a small dose gives you some space to increase the dose for your dog until you find what the perfect amount is.

Just like with humans, the perfect dose can be different for every animal. While too much CBD can cause side effects–like diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, or sedation–CBD isn’t something that will cause death by overdose.

Slow increases is also a good way to avoid side effects like stomach disruptions. Pet parents have reported that skipping a dose or two, and then restarting with a smaller dose can be helpful. 

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CBD Has Value

When taken as recommended, pet parents claim CBD can enhance the life of your dog. Some also boast about the powerful antioxidant benefits and rich Omega 3s, 6s, and 9s that are in CBD oils.

By creating balance, reducing inflammation, and easing pain, dogs often feel happier immediately. CBD won’t get your pup high. One of the best things about CBD is there is not intoxicating effects of  CBD. Pet owners report their pets seem happier and more peaceful after using CBD. 

 

More Related Resources:

https://www.marijuanamommy.com/are-cbd-treats-good-for-dogs/

https://www.marijuanamommy.com/marijuana-treats-ptsd/

https://www.marijuanamommy.com/top-10-reasons-to-use-cbd-after-a-heavy-workout/

https://www.marijuanamommy.com/4-characteristics-of-cbd-that-could-make-every-working-mothers-life-healthier/

https://www.marijuanamommy.com/is-medical-marijuana-the-new-remedy-for-inflammatory-diseases/

 

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Stories of Hope: Living with Lupus but I’m Winning!

I am a 68 year old woman who was diagnosed with Lupus, five years ago.  Prior to that I endured surgeries totaling more than 15!

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I am a 68 year old woman who was diagnosed with Lupus, five years ago.  Prior to that I endured surgeries totaling more than 15!

I was taking steroids, anti-rejection drug, high blood pressure as well as other drugs for lupus.  Yet, I still was in pain!  24/7.  Then here came sciatica–along with all the other pain!

I have been a believer in cannabis for quite some time and here is the blessing.  My son brought me a bottle of 1,000 units of CBD oil. I have been taken in for approximately 6-8 weeks.  I now no longer need steroids, high blood pressure, not anti-rejection drugs.  I am stronger, my bowels are better!

I feel so…much better!  Went to Lupus doctor, and he was smiling when he walked in!  “Ms. Miles, I told you that you needed that anti-rejection medicine!  Your numbers are looking GREAT!  Much better than I have seen before!  I then informed his that I had discontinued most of the medications prescribed; and was taking CBD oil!  He said “well, it must be working!”  Keep on doing what you are doing!

I am so grateful for this medicine but it is expensive and not covered by insurance!  All the herbs and vitamins that work, a person often has the means to purchase. The problem is that cannabis is expensive!

My CBD oil is $80.00 + tax, I need at least 2 bottles per month!  That’s an additional $160.00 on a fixed income.  Am anxiously awaiting the prices to come down.

Hope!

Stay Safe!

Respectfully submitted by Jewel Miles

If you’d like to share your Stories of Hope…we would be honored.  You can submit to Hope@UnitedPatientsGroup.com

 

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Tips To Finding A Medical Cannabis Doctor You Can Trust

Cannabis is now legal in most states across the country, which makes it easily accessible to medical and recreational users. Scientific research and patient claims make medical Cannabis an attractive therapeutic option for patients today.

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Tips To Finding A Medical Cannabis Doctor

Cannabis is now legal in most states across the country, which makes it easily accessible to medical and recreational users. Scientific research and patient claims make medical Cannabis an attractive therapeutic option for patients today. You can consider it for dealing with a host of ailments naturally, safely, and effectively. But everything boils down to finding a specialist you can trust to initiate the therapy. In most cases you will need to see one for advice and getting a recommendation for your medical Cannabis card. Here are some tips for finding a doctor you can trust.

Start with research

Before you start looking around for a provider, you need to start by researching the legality of cannabis in your state. You can purchase and use it only if you reside in a state where the law permits it or if you’re visiting a legal ‘adult use’ state (i.e. California, Colorado, Oregon…). If you reside in a legal ‘medical’ state, you will be allowed its usage only if you have a qualifying medical condition. Chronic pain, PTSD, cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease are common qualifying conditions. You can have an initial consultation with your primary care physician to consider the benefits of medical cannabis and then start looking for a specialist.

Find a reputable medical Cannabis clinic near you

After you are sure about trying this therapeutic option, you can start looking for a reputed clinic near you. Online research can help you do it quickly.  But make sure that you verify the license and credentials of the specialist. You can go a step ahead by checking reviews and testimonials of real patients. Comparing consultation fees of physicians is also a good idea. Once you are convinced about their credibility, you can visit the clinic in-person or online to go ahead with the treatment.

Get a consultation with the specialist

When it comes to getting treatment for the specialist, you need to build trust and rapport. Your initial consultation with them will give you a fair idea about their experience and reliability. Discuss your case history honestly and openly and carry your reports along. A seasoned specialist will listen and have personalized recommendations in products. Cannabis comes in diverse strains and products, with each working for a specific condition. For example, purple punch strain has been shown beneficial for mental issues like depression and anxiety and for chronic pain too. Strains and products can get confusing for beginners, and only a trusted specialist can help.

Look for excellent follow-up care

If you plan to use Cannabis as a long-term treatment option, make sure that the specialist you choose offers excellent follow-up care. You will have doubts and questions when you start and you may also need advice on cannabis dosage over time. At times, you may need to seek other alternatives in products and methods of consumption. It is best to look for a doctor who is willing to give you advice from time to time, answer your queries, and work patiently on a long-term treatment plan.

Finding a reliable medical cannabis specialist may take some work, but the effort is worthwhile. They can help you switch to a safe, natural therapeutic option and avoid the risk of prolonged use of conventional medicines.

Also please note, it is not illegal to ask your current doctor about cannabis, even if you reside in a legal state.  If they are not familiar with this plant, ask them for a recommendation to a doctor who may know.

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5 Generation Bakers Adds Special Feel-Good Ingredient: CBD

Scott Baker’s family has been in the baking business since 1875, and to this day it holds the recipe for one of Pittsburgh’s most sweet and guilty pleasures: Jenny Lee Swirl breads. So he brought the famous bread back when he established 5 Generation B…

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Scott Baker’s family has been in the baking business since 1875, and to this day it holds the recipe for one of Pittsburgh’s most sweet and guilty pleasures: Jenny Lee Swirl breads. So he brought the famous bread back when he established 5 Generation Bakers in 2010, following Jenny Lee Bakery’s closure in 2008. King’s Family Restaurants, which features the bread on its menu, was his first customer. The bread is rolled and baked in…

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