Cannabis and Pets

All mammals, from mice to humans, have an endocannabinoid system. This system is made up of CB1 and CB2 receptors located throughout the body.  In dogs, the CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain, but also appear in dogs’ salivary glands. Dogs possess a dense amount of CB1 receptors in their brain making them very sensitive to its intoxicating effects. CB2 receptors are localized in canine skin, immune system, peripheral nervous system and some organs, such as the liver and kidneys, which makes CBD an effective option for many conditions.

Just like with humans, proper dosing is important to ensure an effective experience for your pet. This can easily be achieved with a little patience and small, controlled amounts. We have been fortunate to have a retired veterinarian work with us to develop suggested dosing for pets.

In the last few years several of our customers and staff have had amazing success:

Pika – Pit Bull mix, 13 years old – Internal cancerous polyp tumors began to inhibit Pika’s breathing and hip dysplasia made it difficult for her to move around. A 5-15mg dose of the CBD helped Pika’s breathing to ease and become more comfortable allowing her to get much needed rest, and it made it possible for her to move more freely. Pika lived happily and comfortably for 11 months longer than expected.

Bootsy –  Terrier mix,  5 years old – Bootsy suffered severe anxiety caused by loud noises, mostly the bombings on Camp Pendleton and 4th of July fireworks. His owner sprayed  Care By Design 18:1 in his water (6 mg) and witnessed a marked improvement in his overall behavior.

Sammy – Weimareiner/Boxer mix, 10 years old – Sammy is a cancer survivor of 4 years, who underwent surgery to beat it. The muscles in the area where the surgery was performed twitched uncontrollably causing her  discomfort. She also used to experience tremors. Sammy is given 2 sprays of the Care by Design 8:1 tincture daily and she no longer experiences either complaint. If for some reason Sammy does not get her CBD, the twitching returns within a week.

Rusty – German Shepherd mix, 14 years old – Rusty experienced chronic pain and stiffness from arthritis throughout his body. Given 2mg of a Sensi Chew CBD Gold edible 2-3x daily, his ability to lay down and stand up improved noticeably. On particularly painful days a dose of 4mg would allow him to find a comfortable position to fall asleep and escape the pain for a few hours at a time.

Cotton – Malti Poo, 2 years old – Cotton suffers from chronic digestive problems. He has many food allergies and even with a veterinarian prescribed diet, would throw up daily an hour after eating. Upon the first dose of Care By Design 18:1 (6 mg) Cotton’s vomiting ceased immediately. He now receives one spray in the morning and one in the evening and no longer has any digestive issues.

Whether it’s anxiety, chronic pain or advancing disease bothering your pet, CBD may help them get some restorative rest and slow development of their conditions. Give us a call today to arrange a consultation for your furry loved one.

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