It’s absolutely heartbreaking to see your pet lying ill with no energy to even walk up to you. To see it hopping and running happily like before, you have to ensure that it gets the best treatment. CBD is gaining popularity as a therapeutic for dogs that can handle multiple diseases that affect them.
In this session, we discuss the possibility of using CBD to cure three common dog diseases.
Canine cancer is a major cause of death in dogs, as it mostly goes undetected if regular veterinarian checkups are not conducted. Canine cancer is characterized by an overgrowth of cells that may expand quickly to neighboring tissues. The signs of cancer vary from bumps underneath the skin of the dog to wounds that take a long time to heal.
Several clinical studies have found that hemp-derived CBD can check the growth of tumors and prevent it from spreading to other tissues. The anti-tumor effects of CBD have encouraged more people to use CBD in their dog’s cancer treatment, alongside traditional cancer treatments.
Dogs also have the endocannabinoid system that regulates several body functions. Hence CBD works in the body of dogs by influencing the receptors of the endocannabinoid system, as it works in humans.
Canine autoimmune disorders are caused by the inefficiency of the immune system to distinguish between foreign cells and own body cells causing it to attack the body cells. The resultant symptoms include pain, inflammation, etc.
Although autoimmune diseases affecting dogs do not cause severe symptoms that make their daily lives difficult, some might require medical treatment for the rest of their lives. Cell types that are associated with promoting inflammation release proinflammatory cytokines. The cell types and their receptors cause hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, allergies, etc in humans.
In dogs with an autoimmune disorder, CBD helps reduce the production of inflammatory cytokines by preventing the neurotransmitter receptors in the brain from transmitting signals to inflammatory cytokines.
The ability of CBD to reduce the symptoms of autoimmune diseases and inflammation of chronic nature makes it an effective treatment of autoimmune diseases in dogs.
The calming effects of CBD on the functioning of brain reactors help reduce issues of nerve degeneration. In addition to that, CBD for dogs protects brain cells from toxicity that is potent enough to cause damage and cell death.
Although using CBD for treating pet diseases is relatively new in the field of veterinary medicine, the studies conducted on rats and humans seem to be promising. Hence more applications for pet CBD might evolve in the future years.