And then, of course, there are the more urgent medical conditions that might make CBD a necessity. Studies have shown that CBD is an especially effective way to treat epilepsy, and when given to epileptic dogs it can help to improve their quality of life dramatically. The research available suggests that not only can a steady CBD treatment reduce the number of seizures and epileptic dog experiences, but it can, in time, even get rid of them all together. More evidence is needed before a definitive statement can be made regarding that, but everything we know now certainly looks promising.
My dog has anxiety that is too high for CBD treats to help, but perhaps these would work for him. Even CBD hemp oil hasn’t been enough on it’s own for high anxiety, like car rides or fireworks. My dog gets 25 mg of CBD hemp oil (Pet Releaf or Canna Canine) on a Ewegurt treat (bought these based on your review!) twice daily, plus a low dose of Prozac. (He is intolerant of common sedating drugs like Valium and Trazodone.) When a high anxiety-provoking event occurs or is anticipated, I break out the big guns: Fairwinds Companion Tincture, which is 5:1 CBD to THC, and designed for pets and humans. It is available at marijuana shops in WA.
Dogs with chronic inflammation and joint troubles can also benefit tremendously from having some CBD added into their diets. CBD is a known pain reliever, and a natural one at that, so it can go a long way in relieving the aches and pains your dog might feel on a daily basis, and it has also been found to help treat inflammation and give pups a more comfortable life.
The American Veterinary Medical Association does not have an official stance on medical marijuana, but cannabis is not FDA-approved for pets. Furthermore, in any given state (even legal states with booming cannabis markets like Colorado), veterinarians are banned from writing prescriptions for cannabis products. In 2015, a bill introduced in the Nevada state legislature that would have allowed pet owners to feed medical marijuana to sick pets was shot down.