CBD oil has some wondrous benefits for our dogs, and it helped one of my own dogs feel much comfortable through cancer – I wonder if it could’ve helped prevent the cancer in the first place.
In this article we’ll look at where to buy CBD oil for dogs in Australia, and recap on the many benefits of CBD oil for our dogs:
Where to buy CBD oil for dogs in Australia
Finding a reputable supplier of CBD oil for dogs isn’t easy, especially if you want a product that works.
Consider whether you want a full-spectrum CBD oil (which contains a range of cannabinoids) or a CBD isolate (pure CBD).
Reputable CBD suppliers should provide lab testing results for their products, so it’s worth asking about lab testing. These results can help you verify the product’s quality and safety.
Most people use online retailers to supply CBD oil, but you must first understand what you’re buying and whether it fits your needs. This article about Hemp & CBD Oil for Dogs by Pet Circle veterinarian Dr Brittany Ward BVSc is an essential starting point, and you’ll find recommended legal hemp-based oils within that guide.
Many online retailers may offer CBD products for pets, including CBD oil. Check the product descriptions, customer reviews, and the company’s reputation to ensure you’re getting a safe and effective product. Remember to check whether the product complies with Australian regulations.
Some pet supply stores in Australia may carry CBD products for pets. Check with your local pet store to see if they have any options available.
Be aware of the legal status of CBD products in your specific state or territory in Australia. Laws related to CBD may change, so it’s important to stay informed about any updates.
The benefits of CBD oil for dogs
CBD (cannabidiol) oil for dogs has gained popularity in recent years. Many pet owners, like you and me, have reported numerous potential benefits when using CBD oil on their pets.
It’s important to understand the evidence is anecdotal when it comes to CBD oil, and research is ongoing.
The scientific understanding of CBD’s effects on dogs is still evolving, although recent years has shown numerous large companies and research bodies conduct more thorough research.
Australian website Pet Food Reviews discusses at lengths the different components of CBD oil for dogs, as well as the differences between THC (the often illegal hallucinogenic part of the cannabis plant vs CBD) – CBD Oil for Dogs.
Here are some potential benefits of CBD oil for dogs:
- Pain Management – CBD may help alleviate pain and discomfort in dogs, especially in cases of arthritis, joint pain, and chronic pain conditions. It can have anti-inflammatory effects that may reduce pain and improve mobility. You may use CBD oil alongside joint supplements or fresh foods rich in omega 3 like whole fish, fish oil, or coconut oil.
- Anxiety and Stress Reduction – Many dogs suffer from anxiety and stress due to being left home alone, thunderstorms, fireworks, and other triggers. CBD may have a calming effect on some dogs and help reduce anxiety and stress-related behaviors during these times. Dog appeasing pheromones are another natural way of easing stress and anxiety, and training can help separation anxiety.
- Seizure Control – Some studies have suggested CBD may be beneficial in managing seizure disorders in dogs, such as epilepsy. It can potentially reduce the frequency and severity of seizures, or with any luck help stop them completely. It is important to address diet and medication as well, as these may be a cause of seizures.
- Anti-Inflammatory Effects – CBD is known for having anti-inflammatory benefits. This may be helpful if your dog suffers inflammatory conditions such as allergies and skin issues. Note these are often caused by diet, and this potential trigger should always be considered.
- Nausea and Appetite Stimulation – CBD can help alleviate nausea and stimulate appetite in dogs. This makes it useful for dogs experiencing loss of appetite due to illness or medication side effects. CBD oil may also benefit dogs who suffer travel sickness, of which pheromone spray may also help if the sickness is caused by anxiety.
- Sleep Improvement – CBD may help regulate sleep patterns in dogs, providing better rest and reducing sleep disturbances.
- Cancer Symptoms – While not a cure for cancer, CBD may help manage some of the symptoms associated with cancer in dogs, such as pain, nausea, and appetite loss. It can be used in conjunction with traditional cancer treatments. Some say CBD oil can prevent cancer, but it’s important to note research is inconclusive in all cancer preventatives.
- Skin Health – Topical CBD products can be used to promote skin health in dogs, potentially helping with conditions like dry skin, hot spots, and allergies. Again, diet can also play a part in these issues.
- Overall Well-Being – Some pet owners use CBD as a daily supplement to promote overall well-being in their dogs. It can potentially boost their immune system and improve their general health. When my dog had cancer, CBD oil greatly improved his sleep, and rest is important in maintaining the best health possible with any illness.
It’s important to note that the effectiveness of CBD may vary from one dog to another, and the appropriate dosage can also vary depending on the dog’s size, weight, and specific condition.