CBD Oil Is More Than Just A Fad: Holistic Vets Effectively Use It On Dogs

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    This article was originally published by Sara Tipton at Tess Pennington’s ReadyNutrition.com

    Tess is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint: How To Survive ANY Disaster

    CBD oil (cannabidiol oil) is proving itself as more than just a fad. It seems like everyone, from athletes to everyday busy moms, and even veterinarians are using it as a natural and safe holistic treatment for a variety of ailments.

    Many deeply entrenched in the realm of “Big Pharma” are going to say CBD oil (cannabidiol oil) is just a fad and it won’t ever gain real popularity like their drugs. But trusting Big Pharma has proven deadly for so many, and now some are choosing a more natural path to healing for themselves and their beloved pets.

    Dogs Naturally Magazine reported on a holistic veterinarian that has had success with natural CBD oil. Australian veterinarian Edward Bassingthwaighte discovered how CBD oil could be a necessity in his holistic veterinary practice. “I simply can’t explain the improved heart murmur,” says Bassingthwaite. “They normally don’t get better,” he added, speaking of a Jack Russell terrier’s improved heart murmur. The ailment improved to the point of the dog wanting to go on long walks outside.

    As more people seek natural remedies for health problems, interest in cannabidiol (commonly known as “CBD”) is growing, as it is safe and effective when used not just on yourself, but on your beloved dog. CBD oil is a fascinating substance that has tremendous therapeutic value. As Ready Nutrition previously reported, it is just one of over 100 compounds found in cannabis plants (including hemp!) that belong to a class of naturally occurring, biologically active chemical constituents called cannabinoids. CBD is non-intoxicating and unlike THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, CBD is a phytochemical that won’t get you or your dog “high.”

    While you can use CBD oil on yourself, as it has been known to help regulate to regulate basic bodily functions, including mood, temperature, digestion, sleep, pain, appetite, and many more in humans, veterinarians are also finding it essential in their practice. Those who live a more naturally healthy and holistic lifestyle seem to be on to something with CBD oil.

    CBD oil can aid a dog who has separation anxiety. We all know the type of dog; the one that can’t stand to be away from his family. But CBD has already been extensively studied on anxiety in humans, and it has been found to reduce anxiety caused by public speaking, reduce anxiety in both healthy people and people with anxiety disorders, and be effective for diminishing panic disorders and post-traumatic stress disorders.

    CBD oil and other substances found in hemp and cannabis have been found to have an anti-tumor effect on both humans and dogs. Dr. Bassingthwaighte experienced this first hand when he used CBD oil on a senior Staffordshire Terrier that had a 6cm mammary tumor. That tumor disappeared in 3 months and didn’t come backCBD has even been shown to stop cancer cells from growing and increased tumor cell death.

    Further animal studies show that CBD can help prevent colitis (IBD) and restore normal gut motility in inflammatory bowel disease. CBD also has antibiotic properties, including Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).

    CBD oil (cannabidiol oil) is proving itself as more than just a fad. It seems like everyone, from athletes to everyday busy moms, and even veterinarians are using it as a natural and safe holistic treatment for a variety of ailments. #ReadyNutrition #NaturalMedicine #NaturalLiving

    CBD oil is perhaps used the most for pain, as its likely the most common and broad ailment. The cannabinoids in CBD work so well for pain that scientists are considering it as a new class of drug for the treatment of chronic pain. Studies show CBD to be very effective for decreasing pain (including neuropathy and nerve-related pain) and decreasing the impact of inflammation on oxidative stress (which causes degeneration and premature aging). CBD oil also has been shown to decrease inflammation in acute pancreatitis and reduce inflammation, including intestinal inflammation which is associated with irritable bowel disease. And it works just as well on your beloved dog as it does on you!

    CBD use on dogs is safe and legal too. With so many studies showing the health benefits of CBD, the most encouraging result is that CBD appears to be safe, even when taken in high doses (more than recommended) and over extended periods of time. It can decrease the activity of liver enzymes used to metabolize many prescription drugs, so if your dog is on medication, you might want to check with your holistic veterinarian before using CBD.

    When looking for a CBD oil for your dog (or yourself for that matter) you’ll want to choose a high-quality organic oil. It’s also important that you don’t “cheap out.” A cheap CBD oil may cost you less, but you also may not get the full holistic benefits if you try to save. This is one area where frugality is not necessarily your best friend. This CBD oil is our favorite and highly recommended: Organica Naturals

    This oil by Organica Naturals comes in three specially formulated versions for pets of all sizes – even horses! And if you have any questions, you can get them answered online on the website quickly.

    *This article is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease, illness, or any other ailment.

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      1. Vets are unusually kind people, in my experience.

        Cut rate, in poorer areas. Full-service, in richer areas.

        There is freedom, in being able to provide your own goods and services, and solidarity in being able to provide for your own in-group.

        Many of us, here, are resentful of authority and institutions, yet are in no position to help eachother.

        Here is also an alternative method of payment for the vet.

        • Know what else people used all the time as a “Holistic”treatment? Radiation. Know what else people used all the time as a “holistic” treatment? Cocaine (Coca-Cola anyone?). Know what else people used all the time as a “holistic” treatment? Lead. Know what else people used as a “holistic” treatment? Mercury.

          Shall we go on?

      2. CBD is not the cure all everyone thinks it is. Most definitely it has its place.
        But giving it to your pets I wouldn’t recommend it unless your pet is in the later stages of life.
        I had one old dog lol he just refused to give up 14 years old 3 strokes arthritis in his joints. I used to give him about 1 gr of marijuana per day. It really did seem to help him that last 2 weeks.
        Yes I took him to the vet and had it done.
        Best bush dog I’ve ever had fearless fast aggressive listened 99% of the time. got him as a pup he was mostly dark Tan with brindle stripes and a solid black stop down the center of his back to the tip of his tail. I named him SKUNK lol what else do you call a dog like that.
        Rest in peace boy.

        • Thought for a moment you might have a Rhodesian mix. If so, they are one bad-ass dog and good for watching after children.

          • He was a mix of bull terrier and Staffordshire I think. He did have personality and yes was very good with the kids. Hated cats. Good hunting dog not much for tracking but he could find a blood trail. Seen him out down two coyotes one day. Killed em both one quick and one slow. He took some stitching but he came out alright

            • Those kind seemed to always come few and far between.

              • And then had some that wouldn’t fetch a porkchop if it was starving to death, nor was interested in doing anything but what it wanted to do. Wouldn’t be long before they went to another home.

            • AB,
              Sounds like your dog was a pitbull. They are strong and fearless. Glad you and Skunk had so many good years together.

        • Respectfully, though, inflammation is the cause of countless, chronic conditions, and anti-inflammatories are given at all stages of life.

          There are possibly others, besides ‘caine, opiates, and cannabis.

          There is no need to be so fixated on just cannabis, per se.

          Except, cannabis seems to be the most harmless of all.

      3. but getting on to the main topic those cannibas oils do help children who have severe seizures. Can they be abused? Of course!
        As long as a human has a hand in it can be abused. There are plants that have been put here for us to use. Most are good until us humans frig it up.

      4. I’ve raised mostly Chesapeake Bay retrievers which have been used for centuries in my area. They have thick coats to fend off icy Bay waters while retrieving waterfowl and they’ll protect your posessions while you are not nearby. They are very territorial and will guard items that have their master’s scent on them. Most show no fear and will also protect master’s possessions while left alone. They are hardy and I have had these dogs retrieve water fowl well out to 100 yards and bring the bird back to the shoreline. But… These dogs need a stern hand and need to be taught early who the Alpha Male is and allowed no quarter in that area.

      5. Oops. Just checked the USGS latest earthquake map. There were no earthquakes listed in the lower 48 on the map. Pressure building? Could change at any time.

      6. I use CDB oil for my dog (Boxer), she use to have stomach problems and separation anxiety. I tried several brands before finding one that didn’t upset her stomach (getrawsome). It has worked wonders.

        Her stomach problems started a few months after eating Hill dog food as a puppy. Her problems got far worst after a fill in vet gave her proheart 6 shot without my knowledge or consent. The shot almost killed her. She spent 3 days in the vet ER.

      7. You people out there that give up a dog because he/she doesn’t do exactly what you want………bunch of cowards. I suppose you give up you kids if they don’t do exactly what you want. Boneheads….you chose them…they did not choose you!!!!!!!!!!!

      8. Another INFROMERCIAL disguised as fake news.

        Tell the big fat obese Americans that you can cook french fries with the oil and it will be legalized instantly.

        You don’t need drugs, you need to eat a proper diet and lose some fucking weight.

      9. Hmmm. A dog with seperation anxiety? That is most likely “learned behavior” from the pet owner who is enabling the mutt by lavishing attention on a lonely dog that desperately needs healthy play and activity.

        Get a mutt for another mutt especially a runty dog. Dogs live in packs and in a healthy canine to human relationship, the human is an alpha wolf, and very assertive. That calms canines.

        If the canine is with a nervous nellie, then especially a runty submissive dog will try to assert itself, and it will be very nervous.

        If the canine is a large dog with a nervous nellie owner, such an unnatural relationship can lead to aggresive behavior and lots of barking.

        Ideally you want an alert dog that communicates, but not constantly barking, and mostly calm. A good canine is a companion especially in rural areas. They need to run and explore and sniff and hunt some and walk the boundaries and jump in the creek. That is a useful dog that will end up tracking.

        An unhealthy dog is alone all the time, with a poor pattern of when their master is coming home, and gets no exercise, and gets fat, and worries and pouts until their master comes home. That is a self-created problem and a near useless dog.

        The article is odd and about sedation. Hey Ms Tipton, dogs don’t take sedation in nature. They don’t need it. They need healthy diets, good sleep with naps, vigorous exercise so they sleep well, they need and carve affection and simulated wrestling as they would do as play with other canines, and when actually injured or have an infection, medication for pain and antibiotics.

        • ZHwlmvuW4NY
          Healthy play in a canine pack. They seem aggressive but are just clowning around just as 7-9 year old boys will play wrestle.

          You dog also need to learn “tricks” because a dog is a semi-intelligent creature that would spend the day digging a den or making it comfortable inside like a nest for puppies, or hunting rodents or rabbits,or going on a patrol and looking for strange creatures, and going for water.

          Many dogs are terribly bored with an endless amount of expensive toys when they would rather play fetch and chew a pig’s ear or some rawhide.

          • You think seperation anxiety is not normal? Of course it is. My dog is extremely well behaved and active and spoiled too lol. He is never lonely as he is with my wife when I’m away at work for days. He gets to go to the dog park and play with his friends regularly and go out to the hills and run around and has a big yard to play in also. He does get some seperation anxiety and so do I because we are tight and love eachother very very much. Do you really think that missing your best friend is not normal? Maybe YOU need some cannibis oil yourself!

      10. q8FfNQ_E0l0
        Herd dogs are working dogs that would ordinarily round up sheep. They need to do tricks and play games or they will be terribly bored. They like hide and seek, being chased, chasing youm , hiding a treat so they can discover it by smell, hiding a chew toy, fetching a frisibee eseocially one like an aerobie which has an open center, etc.

      11. J21mEnwNy58
        These bulldogs are having a great time with a cheap kiddie pool that is just for them, with or without water. They get exercise and stimulate their minds. Otherwise your poor pet sits alone is bored and gets “stale”.

        I doubt any two dogs that get this kind of attention and chances to play, so exercising mind and body and spirit, would ever have much seperation anxiety.

        • Dog toys are a waste of money. My boy loves old shoes, rope, towels etc. a lot more than crappy store toys. He has a kiddie pool for summer and he loves it. We spend a lot of the spring and all summer at the cabin and he gets to roam all over and loves swimming in the pond. I thought about a friend for him but he is a one dog family type. He also likes to dominate over other dogs sometimes but he knows his place with us. I really think the creator found us just for him.

      12. j0NqvfaPWnQ
        Small dogs have difficulty catching and holding a standard frisbee, but can easily either leap and catch an aerobie around its neck or in its jaws.

        Children and teenagers can create endless games with an aerobie. Most typically “ultimate frisbee” which anyone can play.It was very popular at summer camp regardless of their athletic ability.

      13. 3kbO2krzr0g
        A stressed out dog is usually lonely as there is no second dog to play with. They would naturally take naps together, cuddle, play wrestle, play chase, and groom each other. A new dog gets initiated by the other dogs in a pack and will then attempt this sort of accepting behavior.

        You can rapidly calm a nervous dog using this massage technique. It establishes trust. Nervous dogs are typically inadequately exercised and so have pent up cabin fever. They will sleep better with activity and massage.

        There is no need to sedate a dog unless going in for surgery or going on a long road trip without adequate breaks and exercise and play and affection.

        • An old dog might get arthritis and so massage is very helpful as their joints and especially hips ache. In this case, CBD may have a useful function. Watch the dog’s gait and limping and walking tentatively and unsteadiness upon rising like “pins and needles” indicating some neuropathy.

          A dog can get a tumor, most generally a “lipoma” which are fatty usually benign ones. Some tumors could interfere with movement.

          Dogs who formerly had hip dysplasia and suffered, now can use wheelchairs. You have to make a judgement call about what is best for an animal versus your feelings. The rear support can eventually strength them quite a bit and some will make a remarkable recovery and can walk some unaided as their bones knit and remodel and muscle strength improves.

      14. Here in Maine, the Maine CDC just had CBD pulled off all retailer’s shelves saying its safety for human use is not known. Medical Marijuana users can still obtain it . . . Huh??

        • FDA= Fastest Death Available.

      15. Seperation anxiety is a fancy sounding name for being sad and having poor coping skills.

        Being sad is not a mental condition! It’s normal.

        Goofy leftists invaded medicine and began creating disorders. This is insanity by itself.

        For there to be a disorder, you need PROOF that it exists. Show me the PROOF. This means a notable change exists that is not normal and a diagnostic test will reveal it.

        • Not only that, some goofy shrinks created this total false disorder, but then applied this to canines!WTF.

          This is what shrinks do. They keep adding disorders and types of mental illness without any evidence.

          If a physician, who specializes endocrine medicine ie an endocrinologist, just made up illnesses without evidence they exist and without any diagnostic test, they call him terms like QUACK.

          • Stop creating problems that do not exist and then creating medical condition to justify it.

            At summer camp I heard terms on rare instances like seperation anxiety, and never saw it. Bad parents’ behavior enabled poor coping in their children, and extended an unhealthy length of time departing. This made their children sad…and then anxious.

            It went away purt near immediately when around caring mature counselors and summer camp staff.

            • ht tps://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/theory-knowledge/201211/when-are-you-neurotic

              This is the old school 20th century definition for neurotic. Read it. It’s about maladaptive coping skills.

              There is no depression. You are sad but coping poorly as you did not properly learn how in a mature fashion.

              There is no anxiety. You are nervous because you cope poorly to stress.

              You can do this with just about every made mental condition except schizophrenia and true insanity.

              Perfectly healthy children are then raised terribly and then acquire neurosis. The same is true of some criminals who are cruelly isolated (extreme solitary) and their brain cannot handle it.

              No diagnostic test can show what isn’t there.

              • EmvQ6QPtjzQ
                Here is what happens when a prisoner goes into solitary confinement. In severe cases there is zero human contact and no release from the cell, and no one speaks to you, and there is no light, and the toilet might not even work.

                Madness follows.

                Why is this important? If the SHTF, the most likely way to “break” you is to put you in solitary confinement. You have to figure out ways to cope or they will break you.

                When they have a rebel ie a devout Christian who poses a treat of being an “organizer”. They will not only break you by solitary, torture, shaking you, etc…

                …but will then display a broken leader to discourage dissent.

                Many of us might resist if captured, so you better know how to cope.

                No one on their own can withstand true solitary confinement. No one.

                In history, the enemy would combine “hotboxes” ie stifling hot temperature by baking in the sun AND solitary confinement. Your buddies would sing out so you could hear them so could withstand it.

                Or the enemy would have you near drowning in a partially submerged cage in solitary confinement, thus life was a struggle because you couldn’t sleep or you would drown.

                Never go willingly in a FEMA camp. They will make an example of us. That would be like volunteering for a Soviet gulag.

                • zGaG5-VL9P8
                  The blackout box is an adaptation to the hotbox where the prisoner is sensory deprived by darkness,put in a stress position, cannot sleep, cannot use the restroom, starved, dehydrated, and bombarded with the screams and intense music.

                  Most people break.

          • In Dutch, a kwakzalver was a person selling some spurious salve that they guaranteed would cure your illness…ie a patent medicine huckster.

            There is a lot of that going around.

            Never discount the power of placebos. If you believe something will cure you, there is a good chance that the power of the mind through faith and optimism will indeed restore you.

      16. The secret to life is that we are here to take care of one another and help each other to cope, but each must also carry their own load. That is right out of the Bible.

        That is what love is in all its forms. When you do it regardless of reciprocity, then that is generally called altruism. When you do it because you love the ELOHIM (Trinity ie the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), that is called Agape.

        When a man and a lady profoundy and romantically love each other regardless of reciprocity, that is healthy Christian romance.

        When two friends love one another like Kiplings “Thousandth Man”, that is the best of friendships.

        This is why you are here, not to gain wealth, not for selfish purposes. You were here to unselfishly love without ceasing and regardless of reciprocity.

      17. A great dog is a calm, always loving, and faithful critter. A dog does not really have moods, but immediately is glad to see you and will love you even if mistreated.

        That is why it’s sad when selfish moody humans own them.

        A great dog that finds the right master, who has healthy coping skills, will be your constant friend. You are buddies, and they are not just negected pets.

        Most dogs are sad because they are neglected and many are poorly trained and pick up bad coping skills from their owners. A dog does not want an owner. A dog wants a master ie an alpha wolf and a buddy to play with. Your family is his/her pack. She has been adopted into your pack. That is the likely theory of a canine mindset.

        An owner is a weird term. You own a vehicle. You do not own a dog.

        The alpha wolf is the leader of the pack of canines and is very assertive because it’s necessary to protect the pack from danger and maintain discipline. The alpha is not an owner, but demonstrates tenderness and concern.

        Human beings in a Christian relationship within a family have alphas as well, but feminism, which is a heresy, distorts this Biblical structure.

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