Many pet owners are looking for natural remedies for their pets that won’t harm them or change their demeanor. Of those interested, a lot of them are turning to CBD. In an earlier post, we examine what certain pet owners are using CBD for with their pets. Some of these include anxiety, arthritis, and seizures.
This article describe a current study being conducted focused on arthritis and epilepsy in dogs, and the impact CBD may have on them. Felix Duerr, a doctor of veterinary medicine at Colorado State University is leading the arthritis portion of this study. He claims that CBD will not cure arthritis, but may be able to alleviate some of the symptoms and pain that accompany it. “Arthritis is a disease that you can’t really cure: It is degeneration of the cartilage and all of the structures surrounding the joint,” Dr. Duerr said. “Cartilage is really an interesting part of the body because it doesn’t have a great capability of regenerating.”
Part of this study is to try to understand why CBD has an impact on so many issues. “It’s an interesting drug because it has so many effects,” Dr. Duerr said. “There are just so many receptors that are not researched to a degree where we know why (CBD) is doing this.”
Dr. Stephen McGrath of CSU is studying the impact on epileptic seizures with dogs. “My hope is that CBD acts as a replacement for our conventional drugs that we have available,” Dr. McGrath said. “And the reason being is that often times the drugs that we have out there to use for dogs with epilepsy, either don’t work … or they cause side-effects that are often times very difficulty for owners to manage.”
While both doctor’s agree that the evidence is still anecdotal, and in the beginning phases, they remain optimistic. More research is needed to help us understand exactly how these compounds work, and why they work before a lot of people, or government agencies will openly approve cannabis related medicines.
That’s Natural products are considered to be full spectrum meaning they contain cannabinoids and terpenes from the whole plant. Every mammal has an endocannabinoid system, which is fueled by these cannabinoids and terpenes. The combination of these compounds help to provide what is known as the entourage effect. Here you can listen to Dr. David Allen explain how the endocannabinoid system contributes to how our immune system and nervous system function. By providing pure, potent, and trusted products, That’s Natural continues to strive to meet our customer’s needs – something we have been doing for twelve years! With 100% traceability of where our hemp comes from, you can be confident in what you are putting on, or in, your body. For more questions regarding our CBD products, please visit our Questions and Answers page.
*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.