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3 Benefits of CBD for Your Dog

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The benefits of CBD have been nothing short of spectacular. It is gaining massive popularity all across the world, and researchers are feverishly giving this compound their utmost attention. CBD can offer your pet the exact health-boosting benefits that it offers you.

Just take a second to brood over this interesting report as recalled by Australian vet Edward Bassingthwaihte who witnessed the disappearance of a 6cm mammary tumor and metastasis in a senior Staffordshire Terrier in 3 months after CBD treatment. Also, CBD treatment helped a Jack Russell Terrier with a severe heart murmur and painful arthritis improve dramatically.

Let’s take a look at three benefits of CBD for your dog that you may have been previously oblivious to.

CBD helps to reduce anxiety/stress
Anxiety is a medical condition and it would interest you to know that animals are susceptible to suffering from anxiety pangs or certain phobias even. Though what brings about the stress may differ from animal to animal, anxiety may induce stress and may cause the animal to react much the same way a human being would. Noise-induced anxiety, separation anxiety, and travel anxiety are some common forms of anxiety that your dog is likely to be faced with. While humans may react to anxiety and stress by pacing around or acting overly nervous, dogs may show signs of aggression, bark incessantly, urinate and defecate in the house, etc. It isn’t exactly clear how CBD helps to mitigate the feelings of anxiety in dogs but what is known is that CBD temporarily increases the level of serotonin levels in the brain of the dog which helps lighten the animal’s mood and reduce stress

CBD has antiemetic properties
In humans as well as in dogs, nausea and constantly throwing up over a considerable period of time is a sign of something serious. If allowed to go on without any treatment, there will be a rapid loss of weight, dehydration, fatigue and in very severe cases, death. Of course, a lot of antiemetic medications continue to flood the market today and you’d be spoilt for choice if you attempted to get one. While these medications do so well in curbing any nausea and vomiting bouts, they are not without side effects. They may cause excessive drooling, hypotension, lack of appetite, diarrhea, etc. This is where CBD comes into the picture. Research suggests that CBD has powerful antiemetic effects and can effectively stimulate the cannabinoid receptor in the brain for long periods of time so as to curb nausea and vomiting.

CBD reduces the rate at which a tumor grows
It is very common to find tumors growing in pets and while some may be benign, the majority of the time, they are malignant and often fatal. Though at this time, there isn’t any known cure for cancer, treatment often goes a long way to drag how long it will eventually take for the tumor to grow and also helps to reduce the pain. Whilst chemotherapy can go a long in treating tumors in pets as in humans, it is not without side effects like tiredness, vomiting, loss of appetite, etc. There is enough evidence to suggest that CBD can help in the treatment of cancer by stifling its growth and even reducing the tumor size.

Is your pet suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, arthritis or cancer? Don’t wait too long to meet your vet and discuss the possibility of taking advantage of CBD.

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