The Potential Benefits of CBD Oil for Dogs

The Potential Benefits of CBD Oil for Dogs

As CBD products become ubiquitous across the United States, it was only a matter of time before it went to the dogs. In addition to providing the best calming aids for dogs O.T.I.S now offers their newest product, Love Drops Tincture, that includes 500mg of CBD oil, and Omega-3 fish oil. The O.T.I.S Love Drops may offer your rambunctious pup just what he needs to chill out.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the compounds found in hemp and cannabis. But its most common product, CBD oil, doesn’t contain THC, the compound that gives marijuana psychoactive properties.

In a nutshell, this stuff won’t get anyone high, especially Fido.

So why is it popular? CBD has shown up in a wide range of products, everything from makeup to lattes, bedsheets, and now, dog treats and tinctures. It’s commonly promoted for its health benefits, everything from aches and pains to inflammatory conditions. CBD oil may have a calming effect on the entire body, and combined with Omega-3 fish oil, this combo may support and strengthen a dog’s heart, promote a silky coat, reduces itchy skin, and help joint pain.

Many humans use CBD for general pain relief or to ease anxiety and lessen insomnia. According to a recent SingleCare study, 33% of American adults have used CBD products at least once, and CBD products derived from hemp that has at the most 0.3% THC are legal in every state.

CBD oil is now available in dog treats, medicinal sprays, and pet oil forms. It may not be just a temporary fad. Most veterinarians agree that dogs can benefit from CBD in different ways — and we are learning more every day.

How CBD Oil Can Help  

Humans and dogs seem to react to CBD in similar ways, which has led to an expansion of treatment options. Pet owners are urged to talk with their vet about any type of treatment plan related to CBD. Some of the most common benefits of CBD oil for dogs may include:

Joint Pain or Chronic Pain

Because of its perceived anti-inflammatory properties, CBD is increasingly being used to offer relief to dogs experiencing pain related to joints. Hip dysplasia is common in larger breeds and early studies have shown that dogs may benefit from regular doses of CBD oil.

Anxiety

CBD oil’s perceived calming effect may help dogs who suffer from regular anxiety or moments of anxiety caused by such events as fireworks or loud thunderstorms. Owners report giving dogs a dose of CBD oil before a potentially anxiety-inducing event.

Sleeplessness

People suffering from chronic insomnia have turned to CBD oil as an alternative to over-the-counter sleep aids or prescription medicine. Because of the perceived calming properties, CBD oil is being integrated into the diets of dogs with regular sleeplessness

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Other Potential Benefits

The American Kennel Club emphasizes that while canine CBD oil research has only just begun, there are early studies showing promise related to treating the following conditions:

Itchiness

While there are canine dermatology specialists, the exact mechanisms of dog itchiness and reliable treatment plans are still unknown. One Australian study found that CBD products reduced skin lesions, inflammation, and itchiness in dogs by 51% after 8-week treatments.

Cancer

Cornell University recently studied the impact of CBD on dogs with cancer and found that when paired with chemotherapy there was less proliferation of cancer in cells.

Seizures

While there has been steady anecdotal evidence that CBD helps fight canine seizures, one study in Colorado offered mixed results. Complicating the issue: THC can cause seizures so no CBD product with THC should be used to treat the condition in humans or dogs.

Our Cause

At O.T.I.S, we want the best nutritional supplements for dogs of all sizes, breeds and personalities. Our focus is caring for medical dogs particularly, who do the transformative work of bringing peace to children suffering from trauma. The mission at O.T.I.S is to create innovative, functional treats for dogs, as well as support the training of medical dogs working with children. For more on our cause please see this page.