cbd oil for dogs dry skin

CBD Natural Floral Shampoos for dogs: for allergies, rashes, hot spots, and yeast infection

This is what happens when you take your first whiff of any of our irresistible dog shampoos!

Besides from the wonderful scents, Full spectrum hemp has been shown to have a plethora of topical benefits!

The basics: CBD and Hemp oil, essential oils, and oatmeal

After trying all the dog shampoos in the market and studying the formulations of Aloe Vera and glycerin Shampoos, Oatmeal Shampoos for dry skin, and shampoos with essential oils, our team was able to come up with a special formulation that combines all of these together to make the best dog shampoo ever. This special formulation makes our dog shampoo great for itchy skin, hot spots, rashes, and allergies.

Our shampoos are hypoallergenic, PH balanced and formulated specially for pets with sensitive skin. Each scent contains a mix of Full spectrum hemp oil, oatmeal, aloe vera, hemp seed oil, coconut oil and avocado oil to make your pet’s hair soft and shiny while maintaining a healthy skin layer and coat. Aside from the powerful ingredients, our shampoos come with real floral extracts and natural floral scents that will keep your furry friend smelling fresh for days on end!

Interested in the basics of buying other CBD products? This article explain everything you need to know

Our shampoos are great for dogs and cats!

One thing you don’t want to use on your dog is shampoo for humans. The pH level of human’s skin ranges from 5.5-5.6, while dogs’ pH is between 6.2-7.4. Human shampoo will be too acidic for dogs and could cause skin irritations.

Flowers from around the world

Each of our shampoos was inspired by various locations and flowers around the world including:

Brazil– Exotic yellow orchids of the Brazilian amazon.

Japan– White peonies on the snow frosted valley of Mt. Fuji.

France– Calming lavender growing in the fields of Provence.

Egypt– Pink rose petals floating in a refreshing Egyptian oasis.

Now let us go over the basics of our unique formula!

Formula benefits

Full Spectrum Hemp Oil: Because of Hemp’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties it acts as a healing oil for pets with psoriasis, eczema, rashes, allergies and other skin irritations while also relieving itchiness and dryness. For optimal healing of skin conditions we recommend placing our Hemp oil directly on the pet’s skin daily as well as taking an oral dose of our oil or treats.

Skin conditions arise from within the body, that is why it is important to tackle them from the inside out.

Hemp Seed Oil:

Helps to make your pet’s coat soft and shiny. Hemp seed oil also contains the most perfect balance of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids found in nature! This wonderful property makes for optimal skin absorption of all the wonderful ingredients in our shampoos! #doublethepower

Moisturizes and soothes itchy skin, helps relieve symptoms of allergies, dry skin, hot spots, helps clean and softens a pet’s coat.

Helps hydrate the skin and coat, helps maintain a healthy skin and coat and has anti-inflammatory effects.

Helps to clear up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis and itchy skin. It also reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health while leaving your pet’s fur soft and glossy.

Contains vitamin E and Omega 3 fatty acids, which decrease inflammation in the body; while also acting as a great moisturizer for skin.

ALL INGREDIENTS:

Purified Water, Sodium Coco Sulfate (Derived from Coconut Oil), Lauryl Glucoside (Derived from Coconut Oil), Coco-Betaine (Derived from Coconut Oil), Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Vera, Full Spectrum Hemp Oil (50mg per bottle), Potassium Sorbate (Food Grade Freshness Assurer), Sea Salt, Avocado Oil, Oatmeal Extract, Hemp Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Real floral extracts

CBD Salves for Dog Skin Conditions

Just like humans, the largest organ in our pet’s bodies is the skin. It plays a vital role in their overall health and is their first line of defense against injury and infection. Skin acts as a barrier to defend against things like:

  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Critters / Pests
  • Allergens
  • Harmful chemicals
  • Harsh Environmental Conditions

Table of Contents

The Endocannabinoid System in Dogs

Research shows that the body’s endocannabinoid system or ‘ECS’, plays a key role in the healthy functioning of our pet’s immune system. It’s no wonder that the skin contains a large number of ECS receptors.

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Dogs have three main layers of skin.

  • Dermis
  • Epidermis
  • Subcutaneous layer

Research

Scientists at the University of Pisa in Italy published an important study which documents an abundance of the two main cannabinoid receptors throughout the layers of dogs’ skin.

According to that research, dogs’ skin differs from humans in a couple important ways. While humans have more individual layers of skin and fewer cannabinoid receptors in each layer, dogs skin is thinner and contains an abundance of both CB1 and CB2 receptors.

These characteristics make it easier for compounds like CBD, to penetrate deep and stimulate the skin’s local endocannabinoid system. That’s why topical CBD salves for dogs work so well on rashes, redness, dry spots, lumps, bumps and tumors.

Let’s look into some of the common skin conditions that can be treated effectively using a salve made with full spectrum hemp extract!

Tip: Apply your CBD salve at the same time you give your pet their tincture! Once a day is fine but twice a day is even better.

Tumors, Lumps, and Unwanted Growths

Research shows that cannabis and CBD have numerous cancer killing properties. CBD has been shown not only to inhibit the growth of cancerous cells but to kill cancer cells that have already formed.

According to the National Cancer Institute:

How does it do this?

In numerous preclinical studies, CBD has been shown to:

Tumor Case Study: Jolene

Here on our animal rescue Fire Flake Farm, we see countless dogs with tumors, warts and gruesome growths.

Jolene is one of our rescues here and she is super prone to these kinds of growths. Jolene loves to run through the woods and play rough with the other dogs. Her happy go lucky personality is totally infectious and she hardly seems to notice if she gets scraped or cut while running in the woods. The problem is, these abrasions are often a perfect site for viruses to take root and cause unwanted growths.

We recently noticed a wart-like tumor growing on her left paw. The growth seemed to have appeared out of nowhere, taking up residence between her toes, and more than once, I caught her trying to nip at it. Suddenly, she found it uncomfortable to run, swim, and play – all of her favorite things.

Canine Papilloma viruses (cutaneous papillomatosis, warts, verrucae, squamous cell papilloma) are common skin tumors in dogs and can start with a bug bite, cut or scrape where the virus can enter. Some veterinarians will recommend surgical removal of these kinds of growths, but that process is often painful and traumatic for our pets. Not only that but cutting the tumor off does not stop it from coming back!

We started treating her with our Remedy salve, which contains 150mg of full-spectrum CBD as well as essential oil of eucalyptus, peppermint and arnica. Any time we see dogs who have warts, cancerous tumors or benign ones, we use this salve to get rid of them.

The tumor growing on Jolene’s paw went through several phases of decay. Over the course of about a month and a half, we watched it slowly die and decrease in size until it was completely gone.

Jolene has been tumor-free for almost three months now and is back to loving life outside. If and/or when a new one appears, we know how to deal with it!

Tumor Case Study: Daisie

Another rescue, Miss Daisie, had a large mast cell tumor the size of a golf ball on her back just above her tail. With regular application of REMEDY full spectrum hemp CBD salve as well as oral administration of the tinctures twice daily, Daisie’s tumor shrank significantly – decreasing in size by a third, within the first month.

During that month, the large painful growth popped, oozed, and detached from Daisie’s spinal area. The tumor softened, but still feels that there is a small hard area inside, which appears to be scar tissue. Today, there is no sign of the tumor!

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Allergies and other Environmental Issues

For dogs that have painful and uncomfortable allergies, topical CBD is one of the best ways to reduce redness and moderate the immune response, while taking away the discomfort that causes them to itch!

According to an Italian study conducted on dogs with atopic dermatitis,

The endocannabinoid system and cannabimimetic compounds protect against effects of allergic inflammatory disorders in various species of mammals.

Some of the most common issues that cause chronic redness, inflammation and dryness include:

  • Bug bites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hot spots
  • Yeast
  • Allergies
  • Pollen

When pets are exposed to these stressors it can trigger an aggressive response from our pet’s immune system, resulting in widespread inflammation and redness. The uncomfortable and itchy feeling associated with this effect is known as pruritus.

This discomfort is not only physically problematic, it is awful for our pet’s mental health, causing them a lot of stress and restlessness that can affect their long term behavior. This is why so many veterinarians end up prescribing drugs like Apoquel to deal with this problem.

We strongly recommend staying away from immunosuppressive drugs like Apoquel. For more information about the risks associated with this drug, check out this blog!

Check out Finnick after using Soothe Salve and the EASE Tincture!

Dogs with Dry Skin, Dermatitis, Eczema

For dogs that are prone to dry and itchy skin caused by conditions like dermatitis or psoriasis, CBD is an amazing option!

According to a study done in 2018 in association with the University of Colorado, cannabinoids enhance the production of fat molecules that help skin stay moist and protected.

This is great for breeds like Bulldogs or Pugs who get dry noses from having their tongue out and are constantly rewetting the skin. This often points to issues like chronic dehydration or sun damage which should be addressed directly and treated alongside a nourishing CBD salve.

Depending on the climate where you live, your dog or cat may be more likely to experience dry noses and paws.

In cold weather regions, snow and ice lead to the widespread use of salt that can get into our pet’s paws. This combination of extreme cold and salt is extremely drying and can cause intense dryness.

If you live in a place with a hot summer, sidewalks have their own set of challenges for our pets. Hot concrete can dry out the paw pads and even cause third degree burns in some cases.

Whether you walk your dog through the cold of winter or the heat of summer, their paws may be parched and in need of some serious moisture. For these cases, we recommend our Nourish salve, which contains 150mg of CBD as well as vitamin E and vanilla.

Infections

Not only that, CBD and cannabis extract have strong antibiotic, antiviral and anti-microbial properties. This is one of the reasons it is so effective for treating issues like yeast and other skin infections.

Along with the painkilling effects of CBD, our Soothe salve contains ginger oil and calming honey to aid in cooling down the areas affected by these environmental aggravations.

As always, we chose to pair CBD with essential oils that complement and boost its healing properties.

Disclaimer: All CBD Dog Health salves are safe if ingested. They contain no toxic ingredients, so it’s safe, even if your pet licks them up. For greatest absorption, make sure they allow it to sit for 20 minutes before licking it off.

Success Stories

Nothing makes us happier than hearing from pet parents with their incredible success stories. From allergies, cysts, tumors, hot spots and more, we are thrilled to help these animals find a little relief, naturally!

Krysta Fox showed these photos and said ”CBD DOG HEALTH REMEDY salve applied at least once a day to a scabby adenoma. First two are before, 3rd is 2 weeks, last one is 1 month. Results speak for themselves. It’s 100% gone!”

Another customer said “3 days on Heal and Remedy. It’s reassuring to see it go down already.”

This sweet girl suffering from Cushing’s Disease found success as well!

And of course, more allergies.

Pain Relief

Another reason that cannabis is so effective as a topical therapy is because of its localized anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing properties.

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Numerous studies have been done exploring the efficacy of topical application of CBD for arthritis pain. Because of the proliferation of cannabinoid receptors through the different layers of skin, CBD is able to penetrate deep into the skin and soothe osteoarthritis and joint pain.

Unlike other pain killers and analgesic drugs, CBD is completely natural and is not nearly as taxing on the liver as the NSAID’s commonly prescribed for this pain, especially when applied trans-dermally.

Promotes Healthy Immune Response

Unlike these pharmaceutical drugs, CBD salves actually support the immune system and encourage its proper functioning. That means instead of turning the inflammation response off, it encourages the immune system to react proportionally to the problem. This is a much better option than the total suppression of the immune system, making them vulnerable to more serious problems down the road.

Healing from the Inside Out

Issues that show up on the skin often point to issues that lie beneath the surface. CBD Salves are a great way to treat various skin problems, but it’s important to find the root cause of these issues.

Things to consider that can affect skin health:

  • Nutritional Deficiency
  • Dehydration
  • Chemicals in the environment
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Over-vaccination
  • Pharmaceutical side-effects (flea/tick, antipruritic, etc.)

Along with a great diet and immune supportive regimen, CBD given internally is a great partner to topical application. By using both a CBD tincture for dogs as well as a salve, you are treating the whole system as well as the physical site of the issue.

This approach has given us the greatest rates of success in naturally treating a variety of dog skin conditions.

By building up and maintaining the health of our pet’s skin, we can give them a solid first line of defense against anything that comes their way!

About Carter Easler

Carter is a cannabis educator and holistic practitioner with certification in the use of Cannabis Therapies for Veterinary Medicine by The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies. He continues to study and share his knowledge of cannabis therapeutics through written articles, educational videos and live speaking engagements across the country.

Growing up in a family of veterinarians, Carter developed a deep love for animals and saw first hand how holistic medicine could change both their lives and his own. As Director of Education for CBD Dog Health, Carter now travels North America educating pet parents, business owners and veterinarians about the benefits and science behind cannabis therapeutics and holistic medicine.

CBD Dog Balm

Does your four-legged friend have cracked or dry paws? What about a dry nose? Then our CBD Dog Balm might be what your dog needs! Hot spots and skin irritations are no match for our balm. 100% organic and made with the highest quality ingredients our balm will help soothe and nourish your dog’s dry and cracked paws, nose, and elbows while also providing the effects of CBD.

Check out this video from our happy customer

Nose, Paws, and Elbows

We all love our furry friends and want them to be healthy and happy but sometimes they need something extra to make them feel better. We have created a CBD dog balm so your furry friends can enjoy the benefits of CBD while also soothing their dry cracked paws, elbows, and nose!

Dogs can suffer from the same skin conditions that humans can suffer from such as irritated skin, red bumps, and dry, itchy skin. That’s why it was important to keep the ingredients simple and clean.

  • Organic coconut oil helps heal dry, cracked paws and elbow calluses while also promoting wound healing due to skin irritation or bites
  • Beeswax provides additional moisturizing for paws, elbows, and nose
  • Organic Hemp seed oil comes from the cannabis plant and helps to provide the rich green color of the balm

Directions

Apply as needed to the dog’s nose, elbows, ears, paw pads, or any other part of the skin. Massage gently into the skin

Storage

Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight

Ingredients

beeswax, unrefined coconut oil, hemp seed oil, Premium sourced USA hemp-derived CBD isolate