Research is promising, but it’s still early. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the journal Pain in 2020 found that “Cannabidiol possesses potent anti-inflammatory properties and significantly improved the mobility of large domestic canines afflicted with osteoarthritis.”
When Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, it wasn’t something veterinarian Stephanie McGrath thought much about day to day. But then the phone calls started coming. Pet owners and family veterinarians wanted to know what she thought about medical marijuana in relation to animals, and whether she was researching it.
“We measured the pharmacokinetics, which basically means you give the dogs a single dose of all three delivery methods and then you measure a bunch of different blood levels over a 12-hour period,” says McGrath. “So how quickly is the CBD absorbed, how high the blood concentration gets at that single dose, and then how fast the CBD is eliminated.”
How does CBD work in animals?
Bottom line: “We haven’t found anything that’s super alarming about CBD,” says McGrath. “But on the flip side, we still know very little about it, and it’s really important for owners to know that and use it with caution until we have more information.”
Until more is known, it’s best to talk to your veterinarian before giving your animal CBD.
What is CBD?
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CBD, in its pure state, appears to be safe and well-tolerated by animals, according to a 2017 World Health Organization report. However, both subsequent 2018 canine studies mentioned above noted an increase in the liver enzyme alkaline phosphatase (ALP) during CBD treatment.
The source farm for our full-spectrum CBD dog balm uses organic practices to grow hemp under ideal weather conditions, which results in a premium plant. The hemp crop is grown in a majestic Colorado valley, where it thrives in the perfect amount of sunlight and humidity.
Many human CBD enthusiasts report that CBD helps soothe stiff joints. CBD is thought to work through its interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and its nerve receptors. Hemp balm for dogs (another term for CBD dog balm) is thought to interact with the ECS to help ease joint stiffness due to normal daily exercise and activity.
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What results can I expect from Zebra CBD Canine Balm?
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Why Zebra CBD Canine Balm?
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