Vet recommended CBD Oil for arthritic dog with possible IVDD, has anyone had any luck?
So a vet at my dog's clinic saw her a few days ago when I rushed her there in fear of bloat. She's been suffering from a probable cervical slipped disc for a couple of weeks, but the strict rest has exacerbated her arthritis.
Anyway, the vet did X-rays and determined it wasn't bloat, that she was just having muscle spasms from the disc, and of course the arthritis aggravation making her stiff as a board.
She has a CT scan on Monday but honestly, I don't know that she'll make it that long unless something changes. She's on a lot of meds–oxycodone (tramadol didn't work well), gabapentin, methocarbamol, and prednisone. But she's still in pain. So the vet told me to try CBD Oil. My dog's normal vet, as well as her oncologist want her to have a neuro consult tomorrow so I need to get her through the night.
My dogs primary vet has crappy hours now so I rarely get to speak with her, unfortunately. The vet who recommended the CBD was the one who saw us when we rushed her in, and was able to call me back when I called to tell them my dog was in extreme pain. But upon research, I'm not sure if I want to tell my dog's primary vet or oncologist that another vet recommended the CBD considering they can apparently lose their license for such a recommendation. So that's why I'm asking Reddit.
The veterinary I work for uses cbd oil on dogs it seems your dog is on a lot of other strong medication you may or may not notice a huge difference on them. Www.cannapet.com
To be honest I haven't had much experience with CBD use and pets yet. But I'm very curious to kno because I use CBD for myself. From the research I have done it seems to work well for inflammation but she really does have a lot of heavy hitting meds on board already. It may not hurt to try. If I were you I would absolutely tell your primary vet and neurologist that you tried CBD but don't mention the other vet recommended it? I know legality of CBD is slippery right now. but yeah. Good luck with your baby.
I have a friend who's dog was dying and they gave it steroids and cbds and it's back to its crazy scary self. Another friends kid was having tons of seizures and cbds cut them from thirty or so a day to almost none.
Our dog had/has? IVDD. She slipped a disc this summer and was on 8 weeks crate rest. After her crate rest we started giving her CBD from Therabis. It has taken her months to fully recover, but she is now back to her old self. We continue giving her Therabis and I feel like it is 100% the reason why she is doing so well. We notice a HUGE difference if we don't give it to her for a day. She also gets a glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM supplement and omega 3 oil everyday on top of the Therabis. Anything for joints/inflammation that we can give her, she gets, haha!
I could not get a vet to talk to me about CBD which is understandable. Our breeder recommended Therabis "Up And Moving" and we ultimately went with that over oil because it comes in the little pre-measured packets. It is also made by a vet and they only sell products for dogs. Our neurologist told us we could use CBD but couldn't speak about it more because vets don't understand the dosage yet.
We have had huge success with CBD so I definitely recommend it. I think it is worth trying it for a few weeks to see if you notice a difference in your dog. Our dog hasn't experienced any side effects so at least you won't be (hopefully!) putting your dog through more pain by trying it. I would absolutely buy a formula made for dogs though, I know a lot of CBD companies will have one.
Stem cells therapy for Intervertebral Disk Disease
Dogs love to play, jump, and generally have fun, especially with their owners or members of the family. But all this excitement can be truncated abruptly if your canine friend has Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD).
IVDD in Dogs: What is it?
IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) is a genetic condition that occurs when the discs between the bony segments of the spinal column harden and become brittle. When this happens, the discs will bulge or flatten instead of cushioning the vertebrae.
The discs can rupture and leak out their hardened content into the area that surrounds the spinal cord. These will mount a lot of pressure on the spinal cord, squeezing nerves in the region, thereby causing untold pain, loss of bladder and bowel control, etc.
IVDD in dogs can be incredibly debilitating and must be treated as soon as possible. Most dogs develop Intervertebral Disc Disease slowly over time, and it becomes apparent when a sudden injury tears a spinal disc open. This can even cause instant loss of function of your dog’s hind legs.
Symptoms of Intervertebral Disc Disease
Symptoms of IVDD in dogs usually start with mild pain and can develop to something as devastating as complete paralysis.
When your dog starts holding his head up stiffly or arches his back, they could be signs that your pooch needs Intervertebral Disc Disease dog treatment.
Other symptoms include:
Muscle spasms of the neck or back
Sensitive to movement touch
Loss of bladder and bowel control
Pain and weakness
Sudden paralysis of the hind legs
Trouble going up or down the stairs
Traditional Treatment of IVDD
The severity of the disease primarily determines the type of conventional treatment to be meted out. If the health condition is at an early stage, your vet may recommend that you limit your canine friend’s activity.
The vet might also give you anti-inflammatory agents or pain medications to slow the progression of the ailment.
However, these repairs may take up to two months to fully develop, and your pooch remains vulnerable to additional damage. One wrong or miscalculated jump and your dog’s spinal cord may rupture, thereby leading to instant paralysis.
Stem Cell Therapy for Dogs with IVDD
Stem cells are capable of regenerating the cartilage that the discs are made of. They can draw adequate moisture right back inside the disc.
The discs, therefore, look like new ones such that pet owners will not need to be on the lookout for signs that the disease has returned.
Stem cell therapy is an innovative – and regenerative – medical treatment that draws on the natural healing power of the body. It uses this power to trigger the healing process at injured or damaged areas of the body without the need for invasive surgery.
All a vet needs to do when it comes to stem cell therapy for IVDD in dogs is to inject a few millions of stem cells directly into the injured or inflamed area.
The massive collaboration of millions of stem cells hastens and enhances the entire healing process. The pain starts decreasing while future complications from IVDD are prevented.
The majority of pet owners these days find it easier to recognize symptoms of say, arthritis, etc. over IVDD. However, if you are a keen observer, you should be able to detect the onset of the debilitating disease.
So, instead of risking the life – or mobility of your pooch – with traditional treatment or invasive surgery, stem cell therapy for dogs with IVDD remains the best option to go for.
The holistic veterinarian at VET & VET HOSPITAL ANIMAL – Málaga – Marbella