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CBD Oil for Pets, Dogs, Cats, Horses, Sheeps, Cows, and More

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Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil for Pets

The cannabis plant has been used for a number of applications throughout history, stretching back to ancient times. In recent times it has made a comeback, due to it’s versatility in what it can be used for. Hemp fibre is used to make textiles, building materials and food. Marijuana is used to make medicines or to get high. Both of these come from the cannabis plant.

So what is CBD oil then?

CBD oil is typically extracted from the hemp plant. Firstly, CBD oil will not get you high! CBD oil is not psychoactive (psychoactive substances affect the way you think and feel, so they can affect the way you behave). THC (tetrahydocannabinol) is a psychoactive compound that comes from marijuana, which is where the confusion comes from. CBD oil is, in a nutshell, all of the goodness from the cannabis plant, without the THC. It has been vastly studied and researched in recent times. If you hear someone talking about therapeutic benefits of cannabis, chances are that they are talking about CBD oil.

What are the common uses of CBD oil for pets?

CBD oil is used with a number of animals, including cats, dogs, horses, sheep, cows and more.

CBD Oil Benefits for Animals

Animal owners have reported benefits such as reduced anxiety, apparent reduction of pain, relief from arthritis, reduced inflammation, prevention or recovery from cancer, helping with seizures and epilepsy, and more. You can read some testimonials from animal owners below.

“Since starting on CBD oil, Chester’s skin has cleared up so much. We no longer have regular courses of steroids and antibiotics. It’s honestly been the most amazing thing for us.” – Stacey, owner of 5 year old English Staffy, “Chester”. Chester suffered with dermatitis on and off for many years.

“I wholeheartedly believe that CBD is the reason my 21 year old thoroughbred is still with us. The change in him has been remarkable. We no longer use any other joint supplements at all.” – Fiona, owner of 21 year old thoroughbred horse, “Sally”, who has suffered from chronic arthritis since age 15.

“We have CBD oil to thank for saving our girl. Cancer is a horrible thing to watch a pet go through, and the chemo drugs were so toxic for her. We are so, so thankful that we discovered CBD.” – Geoff, owner of eight year old Boxer, “Tess”. Tess was diagnosed with lymphoma at age six.

“Tizzie was such a stressy cat before we started her on CBD. She frequently had urine infections from stressing out over everything. Always antisocial and withdrawn, since the time we adopted her from our local rescue. CBD has been the best thing for her.” – Sam, owner of 6 year old cat.

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CBD oil for dogs Australia [Can it help your dog?]

Your doggo isn’t just a pet, they’re part of the family, and you’d do just about anything to maintain their health and give them the best chance of reaching the ripe old age of 374 (if my dog year calculations are correct, maths wasn’t my strongest subject.)

CBD OIL AUSTRALIA

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You’ve likely heard of the fantastic health benefits that CBD oil can offer humans, often praised for treating a range of conditions from anxiety to chronic pain. And now there are a growing number of studies and anecdotal evidence suggesting the benefits of CBD oil for dogs.

What do you need to know before imbibing your pet with cannabis? This article will discuss the legalities of obtaining pet CBD oil in Australia, accessibility, safety, what conditions it can be used for, and the difference between CBD and hemp seed oil.

CBD oil for dogs: is it legal in Australia?

Yes! Medicinal cannabis is legal for use in both humans and pets, but you do need a prescription.

As of September 2020, the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) has made an interim decision to down schedule CBD from Schedule 4 (prescription only) to Schedule 3 (available over the counter), the TGA will reach a final decision by the end of November with changes implemented as of 1 February 2021.

Next year is looking better already!

CAN VETS PRESCRIBE CBD OIL IN AUSTRALIA?

Currently, vets can prescribe CBD oil at their discretion. While it may not be a standard prescription to hand out, there are a growing number of veterinarians taking a more holistic approach and advocating for the use of pet CBD oil products.

You can find a list of cannabis-friendly vets who are currently prescribing CBD oil from a reputable Australian brand here.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF IMPORTING PET CBD OIL?

There are many sites selling CBD oil for pets, and while it might be tempting to jump online and place an order, it doesn’t come without risk.

Apart from the fact it’s still illegal, and you could potentially face criminal charges, you also risk losing the product and your money if customs seize the item. Yet, most importantly, you may end up purchasing a poor-quality product that is not suitable for your dog and can’t be used.

SAFETY OF CBD OIL FOR DOGS

Anecdotal evidence and the small number of animal studies available suggest that a high-quality, medicinal strength CBD oil, at the correct dosage, is safe and can offer substantial therapeutic benefits.

While scientists continue to study the positive effects of CBD on dogs, we do know that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol; the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis) can be moderate to severely toxic for dogs if ingested, and severely impacts their neurological system. [3]

“Studies performed on dogs in the 1970s demonstrated that they [dogs] have more THC receptor brains than humans and any other animal studied, making them extremely sensitive to cannabis products containing THC.,” writes vet, Dr Teagan Lever. [4]

It’s recommended that CBD products contain no more than 0.3g of THC for dogs to consume safely. [2]

SAFETY OF HEMP OIL FOR DOGS

Hemp seed oil is a little different. It’s derived from the seeds of the cannabis plant and is legal to purchase in Australia. Hemp seed oil products contain such a small concentration of THC that it would be impossible for your dog to overdose.

Hemp oil is safe for canine consumption. It’s a great source of plant-based omega fatty acids that support skin and coat health, joint function and cardiovascular health. However, it doesn’t have a high enough concentration of CBD to see any real therapeutic benefit.

What canine conditions can CBD oil treat?

Dogs have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) much the same as humans. The ECS is a complex network of receptors, enzymes and neurotransmitters spread throughout the body and is responsible for keeping a state of homeostasis.

The ECS has two receptors: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are located predominantly in the brain and central nervous system, whereas CB2 receptors are widely spread throughout a dog’s body and have been found in the immune system, muscles, brain, lungs and other peripheral organs. [1]

Scientists have conducted a small number of studies that have shown promising results for treating conditions such as:

  • Seizures
  • Arthritis

In one study from Colorado State University scientists determined that 89 per cent of dogs who received CBD in the clinical trial had a reduction in the frequency of seizures. [5]

There are also promising results from a study conducted at Baylor College of Medicine which demonstrated that dogs diagnosed with arthritis and treated with CBD saw a significantly improved quality of life, as documented by both owner and veterinarian assessments.” [6]

A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER IF PURCHASING WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION:

  • CBD oil should always have a certificate of analysis; this is the safest way to determine the strength of a cannabis plant product and whether it contains any detectable THC.
  • Ensure that the product is 100% natural and organic and is free of any nasty fillers or chemicals that may have adverse effects on your pet’s health.
  • Cannabis affects dogs differently from humans; start small and go slow to gauge how your dog handles the product.

Two Australian companies that are championing CBD supplementation and hemp seed oil for pets are HempPet.

HempPet sells a range of hemp seed oil products that are high in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. They also manufacture a CBD product called Hemp Drops for Dogs 1000mg which retails for $119 and is available through a vet prescription. HempPet utilises premium Australian grown cannabis and contains 100% natural ingredients.

The Cannabis Co. source all of their cannabis from farms in Tasmania and Victoria and are currently working towards organic certification.

They sell a 100% Raw Hemp Seed Oil product for pets costing $32.95.

While this oil contains a high concentration of omega fatty acids, does it also contain CBD and THC? Yes, but only within the legally allowed limit, which makes this an excellent nutritional supplement. It also contains many other lesser-known cannabinoids which are providing outstanding results and a noticeable difference for pets as described in the many 5-star testimonials on their website.

CBD oil prices vary online anywhere from $20 up to $699 and are dependent on size and strength, among other factors. However, it’s important to remember that price often isn’t a reliable indicator of quality. For the time being your best option is to go through the legal channels to obtain a product that you can be sure is safe and effective.