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Oils for Dogs

While most people have heard that using oils for their health benefits: pet owners are starting to ask if using oils with their pets is safe or not.

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One of the challenges that here in the United States, is that due to current regulations and classifications of oils/supplements most veterinarians are forbidden to talk about or recommend such products. However, that hasn't stopped pet owners from using them (see testimonies below). As you will read CBD/Hemp/Humulus and other oils are used by the public regarding a number of medical issues.


Is it safe?

As of this writing, there has been no scientific studies that specifically investigate the impact of CBD/Hemp/Humulus or other oils on our pets. However, there are many testimonials and Veterinary's that say the CBD/Hemp/Humulus oils are generally safe for dogs.

As with starting any new supplement or medication, you should always observe your loved one. Because CBD/Hemp/Humulus oils have low THC, it won t make him/her "high". As stated in our "Side Effects" section, the most common side effect is that he/she may get a little drowsy.

With Essential Oils, while most brands have been reported to being safe, you should follow some "good rule of thumb" rules. For example:

  • Keep the parts of essential oil ration to water very low;
  • You should always keep doors open so that pets are free to leave a room if necessary;
  • The size of your loved one affects the amount of oil that can be topically applied;
  • Make sure you have used the oils yourself before using on your pets.
  • Keep essential oils away from the eye area and never put them directly into their ears;
  • If your pet is pregnant or nursing young, please consult with a veterinary health professional before starting any type of program;

If your using Young Living Essential Oils, they include three different Aromatherapy methods: German (to diffuse and inhale them), English (apply the oils topically, or rub it into your skin) and French (to ingest oils or cook with them).

Quality of Oils

As a canine-parent, our loved ones need us to take care of them, this includes doing our due diligence on the quality of the product before purchasing any CBD/Hemp/Humulus or other oils for use. You should make sure that your purchase has been laboratory tested by external agencies and is from a reputable source. With the market exploding (seems like something new every day) with CBD/Hemp/Humulus products , we want to reiterate how important "QUALITY" of the purchase is. Unlike other products, CBD/Hemp/Humulus and other oils are NOT REGULATED for felines, which means unfortunately, the market is very much a "Buyer Beware" environment. The last thing you want to do, is buy a natural product. With at a cheap price and find out it s not what you what you expected, just to save a few dollars. With CBD/Hemp/Humulus or other oils, you really get what you pay for, purchase from a reputable source. (see Testimonials below)

With the use of Essential Oils, "Quality" plays a important part to what should be used. One veterinary expert, Dr. Melissa Shelton, noted in a Healthy Pets article, "We don t outlaw all pet food because there are low quality brands on the market ‐ we just pick a better food".

Special Reminder: In the United States, essential oils can be labeled 100% and actually contain only 5% oil. Meanwhile they are not required to disclose other possible toxins used as a filler which can cause adverse reactions in your loved one.

Legal Amounts

Products made with less than 0.3% THC are legal in all 50 states. Humulus oils are usually made from NON-THC plants, which make for a great source of oil.

Side Effects

As stated above, the most common side effect of using CBD/Hemp/Humulus oils is that your loved one may get a little drowsy - just the same if you gave him/her a Benadryl.

On rare occasions, side effects have included excessive itchiness or mild vomiting, but these sensitivities are few and far between. If your dog reacts with these symptoms, you should stop giving him the oil.

Also, it's worth nothing that while CBD oil is typically quite safe for cats and dogs, cannabis plants are not. For animals, there is a big difference between using CBD/Hemp/Humulus oils and cannabis plants (that contain THC) and there are lots of documentation of marijuana toxicity in cats, that nibble on the plants. (1)

Dosages

When using CBD/Hemp/Humulus oils, it is a good rule of thumb in the beginning, you should use a small amount then observe, and increase if necessary over time.

With Essential Oils, remember, less is more, gradual is better, moderation is wise, no internal use and always dilute unless discussed with a professional.

You should always remember that 1) oils are usually used as a supplement (which means over time) and 2) that every canine is different so the effects will be different.

Canine Health Benefits

The following is a list of just some of the symptoms of medical issues that CBD/Hemp/Humulus and other essential oils have been reported to provide relief:


Allergies

Chronic Upper Respiratory Infection

Chronic Pain

Digestive Issues

Anxiety/Stress

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Reduced Appetite

Cancer Issues

Arthritis

Neurological Disorders

Pancreatitis

Skin Problems

Glaucoma

Joint & Mobility Issues

Promotes Homeostasis

Anti-Inflammatory

Seizures And Epilepsy

Multiple sclerosis

Obesity

Anticonvulsant

Burns & Cuts

Nausea & Diarrhea

Sprains & Fleas

Heartburn

Testimonials

If you do a search of the internet, you can find all kinds of testimonials regarding using oils for our canine friends. Below are just some of the ones that were reported

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"A senior Staffordshire Terrier had a 6cm mammary tumor and metastasis that disappeared in 3 months and didn't come back"

"A Jack Russell Terrier had a severe heart murmur and painful arthritis and, after a month, he wanted to go for long walks and his murmur was much improved"

Veterinarians are also finding CBD hemp can be useful in treating acute ailments like sprains and strains, torn ligaments, bone breaks and even during post-operative care to reduce swelling, pain and stiffness.

References:

(1) Dr. Liza Guess, Clinical Assistant Professor, Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, Ohio. Article "CBD Oil for Cats: What You Need to Know" written by Kate Hughes Http://www.petmd.com

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Company Disclaimer:

None of these statements or products are intended to provide medical information and do not claim to cure or treat any disease. Always speak to your doctor about health concerns.

FDA Disclosure:

Any statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Special Note:

Most work-place drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp-based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening, we recommend (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest our products. Prior to consuming these products consult with your healthcare practitioner, drug testing company or employer.