Unleashing the Potential of CBD: How it Helps Your Pet Thrive

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Unleashing the Potential of CBD: How it Helps Your Pet Thrive

CBD has emerged as a promising plant-based holistic and natural option to treat many ailments in pets. Let’s explore some of its most common uses.

Understanding CBD and its Potential Benefits for Pets

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-psychoactive portion of the hemp plant, which allows medical benefits without the high commonly associated with marijuana. Hemp contains compounds called terpenes and phytocannabinoids that affect the Endocannabinoid (ECS) system, a key internal pathway found in all mammalian species. ECS receptors are found in the brain, spinal cord, GI tract, musculoskeletal, and lymphatic systems in dogs and cats. CBD interacts with the pet’s own Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a network of receptors that play a crucial role in regulating various physiological processes, including pain, inflammation, anxiety, and mood.

How Can CBD Help Your Pet?

While research on CBD for pets is still evolving, new studies and a large body of anecdotal evidence suggest it has potential benefits in managing quite a few conditions. Here are a few listed below:

Pain and Inflammation

CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties help alleviate pain associated with arthritis, bone disorders, joint problems, and back/spinal pain and IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease).

Anxiety Reduction

CBD’s calming effects can help manage anxiety in pets, particularly during stressful situations like thunderstorms or separation anxiety. It can also help tame feral dogs and cats, calm pets for car and vet visits, help introduce new pets to new adoptive families, help with reactivity in dogs, and reduce inter-cat aggression commonly seen in multi-cat households.

Seizure Control

Research indicates that CBD offers potential benefits by reducing seizure frequency and duration in dogs with epilepsy (Many of these dogs are already on concurrent seizure medications, and we add CBD into the treatment regimen.) Some pets with only mild seizure disorders are placed on CBD first as a solo agent to see if CBD alone can control seizures before adding in prescription drugs. A typical trial of CBD as a solo agent should be 6-8 weeks in duration, and for optimum results, a full spectrum whole hemp extract is recommended so that your pets can get all of the most beneficial phyto-cannabinoids and terpenes to stimulate the Entourage Effect. CanineBioDynamic has over 80 cannabinoids and 8 terpenes in the finished product to give the absolute best results.

Appetite Stimulation

CBD helps stimulate the appetite in pets suffering from nausea or loss of appetite due to illness or medication, in particular from chemotherapy-related side effects and cases of Kidney Failure.

Skin and Coat Health

CBD’s anti-inflammatory and mood calming properties help manage skin conditions like Atopy (Inhalant Allergies), reduce itching and the itch reflex, and are very helpful in managing the intense itch and inflammation seen in cases of parasites like Demodectic and Sarcoptic Mange. It also calms the inflammation seen with bacterial and fungal skin infections.

Palliative and Hospice Care

CBD can be extremely beneficial in cases of Hospice and Terminal Illness. It gives a feeling of whole-body wellness in spite of severe illness, keeps the animal’s appetite up, reduces nausea, helps boost mood by working on the Serotonin receptors in the brain, and relieves the pain and inflammation often seen in terminal disease.


CBD offers exciting potential to enhance your pet’s well-being.

Have questions about your pet’s health or how CBD can benefit them? Dr. D is here to help! With years of experience in pet health and CBD therapy, Dr. D can provide personalized advice and guidance. Whether your pet is suffering from arthritis, anxiety, or other ailments, CBD could be a valuable part of their treatment plan. Contact Dr. D today to learn more and see how CBD can improve your pet’s quality of life.

Call Dr. D, at 512-413-2349 or visit the website store: Canine BioDynamic

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