Dr. Angela Asbury, Westlake Animal Hospital, Austin, TX
Claude is a 16 year old domestic short hair that we diagnosed with stage 3 Chronic kidney disease and osteoarthritis in March of 2018. At that time he was no longer able to jump up on my bed without assistance, his appetite was decreased and subsequently he was losing weight and muscle mass, and he was becoming increasingly more disengaged. His personality and disposition made it very difficult to initiate traditional treatments. He aggressively resisted administration of subcutaneous fluids and as a result started hiding and having elimination issues. He was underwhelmed with the variety of kidney diets that were offered. Oral pain medications were either not an option or made him too sedate.
My choices were limited and I decided to place him under hospice care. I prepared my family for his passing and was carefully monitoring his quality of life. This is when I contacted Dr. Lisa Daniel at Canine Biodynamics to discuss getting her Hemp C B D Oil for Claude. My goal was to keep him as comfortable as possible during his last days and knew I could at least administer this oral suspension to him.
Here we are, almost a year and a half later, and Claude is still with us. He’s jumping up onto the bed again without assistance, eating well, looking better (with weight gain and improved hair coat), and is much more social and engaged. He even has his characteristic feistiness back. Within one month of starting the CBD Oil, his appetite and mobility improved and he has been doing well ever since. I know the day will come when we will have to say goodbye to our feisty feline boy, but I’m filled with gratitude for the additional time we have had with him. While we don’t yet have clear data or peer reviewed studies to show the clinical efficacy of hemp CBD Oil on kidney disease and osteoarthritis, I am thrilled with the results in my own cat, and as a result, have not hesitated in offering this option to my kidney failure patients. I have been recommending Canine Biodynamic CBD oil for the management of other conditions as well, including nausea and anorexia, behavioral or anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and those under hospice care. I am very comfortable using cbd oil as adjunct therapy with other traditional therapies. It is safe and well tolerated in conjunction with other medications and treatments. Further, Dr. Daniel is always available to discuss individual cases and dosing options. This additional tool in my treatment toolbox has been invaluable, and has made a difference in the quality of life of my patients and their owners.
Thank you Dr. Lisa Daniel for making a difference for Claude and giving us more time together.