This guest blog post is published on the “CBDOIL4YOU” website:
Oh my goodness don’t you hate to see your dog suffering, or in some kind of pain? From arthritis to allergies – and even tumors to cancer – you’ll do anything you can to help them.
But are you happy using traditional drugs that can have serious side effects? Or would you prefer a natural approach if possible? Well if the answer to that is yes, you’re not alone – and many people, myself included, are turning to an amazing product to help their pet’s health issues…
For the last few years, many pet parents have been taking a serious look at CBD oil for dogs. But because it’s relatively new on the market, and studies are not extensive, there’s not a lot of scientific information out there for people to consider. This one from Cornell University showed a lot of promise, and there are a few more, but not that many, sadly.
Can Vets Prescribe CBD Oil for Dogs?
And here’s another sad thing – because of its link to marijuana, your vet, the one person who should be able to discuss it with you, can’t, by law! They can get in trouble for even talking to you about it, let alone prescribing it.
There has been some breakthrough in California where vets can now discuss CBD oil with their customers, but they cannot prescribe it. As far as I can tell, that’s the only state that has gone that far.
When I broached the subject with my vet, I could tell she was immediately uncomfortable and got me off the subject as quickly as she could.
This will change one day, I hope, but for now, as you don’t need a prescription for it, I decided to test it out myself. I loved what I discovered, and I recommend educating yourself to see if it’s something you’d like to try.
As a result of the research I did, I found out these amazing seven hints and tips about the benefits of CBD oil for dogs.
Remember, you’re not going to find many studies out there to prove any of this, but people are speaking out. The proof is most definitely in the pudding.
1: It’s a Disease-Fighting Rock Star!
As well as pain management, which is perhaps what it is mainly known for, it can also help with a myriad of conditions.
Jesse Hartsog of The Golden Almond Health Store in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, has been selling CBD oil for humans and dogs for five and a half years now. He confidently told me that he has had much positive feedback on how CBD oil is helping his customers’ dogs.
“I’m finding that it helps with a multitude of issues,” he said. “Dogs with deteriorating and inflamed hips and joints benefit and I’ve even seen it help pinched nerves. Dogs that cannot walk can be up and about again in a matter of days.”
He said he also recommends it for neurological conditions: “I’ve observed that it helps with seizures and anxiety disorders such as separation anxiety. It promotes a feeling of calmness.”
I know from my dog training days that separation anxiety is a huge issue for people. And look at some of these other conditions that have been reportedly improved by it:
• allergies and hot spots
• loss of appetite
• heart issues
• kidney disease
• Cushing’s disease
• rashes and skin conditions
• tumors and cancer
2: Side Effects Are Minimal
I know all dogs are different, but most seem to tolerate it very well. There might be some fatigue or sleepiness if the dose is too high, and you would just tweak it. There might be a change in appetite even. And not common at all is nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Some owners have reported seizures – but CBD oil seems to help with seizures more than cause them. There are always going to be anomalies that can’t be ignored, but these are the exception, not the rule. My dog experienced none of these issues when I used it on him (more on that below).
CBD oil is considered to be very safe as long as it is of good quality – and I recommend organic. Some homework does need to be done here. Be picky where you get yours from.
One of the key elements to look for in a company that you are considering buying CBD oil from is this – do they offer third-party testing and documentation to prove that what they claim to be inside their products is really in there?
CTFO does just that, and their ingredients are grown organically. This is the type of company that I would trust.
3: It Helped My Dog
As he aged, my Pippin got arthritis – CBD oil helped him with this, as it has done for so many dogs, and he got a bonus gift from it too!
His vet wanted to put him on one of the usual nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. And don’t get me wrong, they work well. I see the advantage. But I wasn’t comfortable with the possible side effects.
A friend of mine literally believes that one of those drugs killed her dog! She has no proof, of course, but it made me think. So I asked my vet about CBD oil for dogs and, as outlined above, she wouldn’t discuss it with me.
However, since I believed that no harm could come from using the oil, I decided to try it. I’m glad I did. Within a short space of time, Pip was getting around much better. He WANTED to go on walks again. I was so happy.
And you know what else? Pip had a lot of benign pink tumors all over his body that also came as he aged. Those tumors all dried up and dropped off after using the oil. I was stunned. My vet was pretty surprised, too!
4: It’s Not Going to Break the Bank
CBD oil for dogs is not prohibitively expensive. Compared to putting your dog on a course of NSAIDS from the vet for the long term, it can even keep money in your pocket. I love that!
Now don’t forgo quality for price – don’t buy it from your local gas station. You have to pay for the right oil, but I found it was still more cost-effective. And I felt better about giving it to my dog for extended periods.
5: Your Dog is Not Going to Get High
Don’t worry! CBD oil is not like marijuana. CBD is short for cannabidiol and is just one of many compounds found in the cannabis plant. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is another one. This one has the psychoactive properties that will get a person or dog high.
CBD oil will contain no THC, or such a small fraction that it would not have any effect whatsoever. It’s safe! I wouldn’t have risked it on my darling 16-year-old dog if there was any danger of him getting “stoned”!
As stated above, companies should provide an analysis breakdown of exactly what is in the products they are selling. This documentation should clearly show that the products are not psychoactive, with THC levels under 0.30% and therefore legal in all 50 states. That is what you need to see.
6: CBD Oil for Dogs Works Fast and is Easy to Administer
Taken orally the oil can start to help very quickly. The bottles have a dropper in them and I squirted it right into Pip’s mouth. Easy! You can also now get treats to deliver the dose, and creams and salves are also getting popular.
When I think how hard it is to give pills to my pets I love this easy approach. Even if I wrapped pills in peanut butter or hid them in a lump of chicken Pip would know there was a pill in there and refuse to eat it. I had to resort to forcing it down his throat. It was unpleasant and stressful for both of us.
7: You Can Make Money By Selling It!
This industry is exploding as more and more people learn how efficacious CBD oil is in helping not only themselves but also their pets.
Selling CBD oil is something you can do from home with minimal to zero expense. Work-from-home is trending right now due to the Pandemic and the trend will only rise – finding work to do there is the challenge.
I was laid off from my tourism job in March due to Covid. Many other people are in the same boat. We are having to think outside the box for our future employment.
“Mompreneurs” are emerging – moms who wish to stay home with their young children and yet still earn an income. We are all candidates for selling and promoting CBD oil. Knowing how much it can help people and dogs makes it all the more desirable, too.
CTFO has an excellent opportunity for anyone wanting to get in on an industry that will only expand. And one you can work in from home. If you’re interested, click here.
Would You Try CBD Oil for Your Pet?
So there we have it. If your dog needs help with a health issue but you don’t want to treat her with pharmaceuticals, please consider this product. But remember every dog is different, what works for some may not for another. Do your research of course but keep an open mind and give CBD oil a go…you’ve got nothing to lose.
If you have used CBD oil on your dog and found it helped, or would like to help spread the word, please share this post so more people can learn about it. Please leave your comments below, too.
Wendy Hollandsworth is a freelance copywriter kenneled at Dog Copywriter.
She specializes in optimized blog posts, website content articles, product
descriptions, and sales emails. When she’s not creating content or driving
sales for someone she’s usually taking her three dogs, Finn, Meg, and Ziggy
Stardust, to the dog park or making them a home-cooked meal! Sometimes
her husband gets one too! Visit her kennel any time if you need help with
dog copy for your business.