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CBD has been shown to aid in the treatment of arthritis in dogs. CBD is an effective treatment because all mammals have the endocannabinoid system, and, as we have stated before in this blog, CBD reacts with this system to help it reach homeostasis, or balance. The CBD reacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are all over the body, humans and dogs. The interaction of CBD with these receptors, gives your dog pain relief as well as help in reducing the inflammation. This study was performed to test CBD on dogs with pain from arthritis. Eighty percent of the dogs showed improvement in their pain and mobility, as measured by two veterinary resources — the canine brief pain inventory and the Hudson activity scale.


From a story on the Science Daily web page:

Promising and exciting. Those are the words used by Dr. Stephanie McGrath to describe findings from a pilot study to assess the use of cannabidiol, or CBD, for dogs with epilepsy.

McGrath, a neurologist at Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, led a small study with 16 pet dogs to assess the short-term effect of CBD on seizure frequency.

Based on her research, McGrath found that 89 percent of dogs who received CBD in the clinical trial had a reduction in the frequency of seizures. Nine dogs were treated with CBD, while seven in a control group were treated with a placebo.

“It’s really exciting that perhaps we can start looking at CBD in the future as an alternative to existing anticonvulsive drugs,” Doctor McGrath stated.


“I wanted to try CBD products for two reasons. 1. I have a 15-year-old Border Collie with painful arthritis. 2. I suffer from chronic insomnia. I had read that CBD products helped both conditions. I bought the CBD dog treats and could see a difference within 3 days. Now my dog’s quality of life has greatly improved.”

As a note, the CBD helped her insomnia as well.


We can recommend CBD for your dog to help reduce inflammation and pain and help your dog have a better quality of life as they age.

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