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Pet Owners Turn to CBD as Treatment

According to reports, residents of San Diego have been turning to an alternative way to treat their pets. Hemp Health Inc. is trying to alleviate some of the emotional and financial stress of a suffering pet by offering products designed to decrease pain, control seizures and reduce inflammation. While that has some people jumping for joy, there are others who are hesitant to embrace the caring gesture.

For many people, their pets are a cherished part of their family that could never be replaced. Their furry friends’ health is just as important as their own or their children’s, prompting them to sometimes pay extremely high prices for veterinarian care and services out of love and concern for their pets’ comfort. Now, there’s another answer.

Hemp Health Inc. is dedicated to providing a range of affordable CBD-rich hemp items that are lab-tested, non-GMO and contain no pesticides, solvents, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. Though they offer a variety of hemp products from oils to salves to powder suitable for humans, when it comes to pet health, they have nutritional capsules and three different oral sprays.

Each products comes with a nutritional label that shows exactly how many milligrams of CBD are in each serving and all the ingredients, which are all safe for pet consumption. Katarina Maloney, the vice president of Hemp Health Inc, proudly assures wary customers that their pets will be safe from experiencing any psychoactive effects.

“You cannot get high from our products at all,” Maloney said. “Our oil is made from industrial hemp, where there is no THC in our product.”

Veterinary anesthesiologist Amber Hopkins of the San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association acknowledges the healing properties of CBD, noting that it may be helpful for pets.

“I think that there has been shown to be a lot of potential for cannabinoids to be very beneficial in animals for management of various things like epilepsy, pain management, anti-nausea,” she said, before adding that she feels there should still be more research.

Have you used CBD to heal yourself or a pet? Tell us about it in the comments.

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. pamela wilson

    April 6, 2015 at 7:42 am

    my 13 year old chiwahwah has treacha collapse……coughting getting worst..what is the best product for that.? thank U pamela

  2. Stacy H.

    March 31, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    My dog Sisko has had grand mal seizures ever since I got him in November 2012.

    Initially tried removing toxins, good diet, natural supplements. He still ended up being put on phenobarbital. Reduced the seizure frequency but didn’t stop the seizures.

    On phenobarbital alone he was having seizures every 16-19 weeks. I added a hemp supplement, Canna Companion. (Another company is Canna-Pet.) We are now 30 weeks and COUNTING seizure-free.

    Even aside from the seizure control his mood has improved greatly, he plays with toys again, acts more like a normal dog again. It’s been amazing.

    Absolutely no one can say that hemp doesn’t work or isn’t beneficial. (;

  3. Chuck

    March 30, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    My dog has Lymphoma & Leukemia. I gave him chemo for a while till he stopped responding, and since then I have been giving him alkaline water and he has been doing well. Does anyone know if CBD would help for that?

  4. Judy

    March 29, 2015 at 10:25 am

    I have a `12 year old lab who started seizures 2 years ago. The vet wanted to put him on phenol-barbital for life. We decided to try CBD hemp first. So glad we did, he might have a seizure every 4-6 months now instead of daily. We are still experimenting with dose size. Wish there was more information on it. My lab is 120 lbs. We grew the plant and then make a butter from the buds and leaves and give it to him with food.

  5. Rosan Jaquez Ocanas

    March 27, 2015 at 7:49 am

    I used some while visiting In Colorado. I never used it before but I got to be honest I live in South Texas where I wished it was legal. I have fibro myalgia, degenerative disc desease, and 3 herniated disc’s and when I had some of the candy my cousin gave me she had made wow I was really surprised how it’s true it really does help my pain. Instead of medication authorized by my doctor that cause other issues to one’s body. Can’t believe how well it worked on my body’s pain… If it wouldn’t be for people who abused this we who really need it would live feeling a lot better in life…..

  6. Ali

    March 26, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    When my cat broke her hip the pain meds where expensive and made her anxious (my other cat would walk by and she would freak out or just sleep for hours and drool all over). Having used it for pain management myself I gave her a small leaf just to test. She wasn’t at all hesitant (she may have thought it was cat nip) and a little while later u could see the improvement in her walk. When ever the arthritis from her accident starts to make her limp I give her a cpl of small leaves to roll on and eat and shes good go.

  7. VetCBD

    March 26, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    CBD works great in pets. After all, mammals all have endocannabinoid systems, and all the original studies showing benefits in CBD were done in animals. We’re just going back to the animals recently, and they’re showing great benefit from it.

  8. loretta paul

    March 26, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    My 8 pound dog has seizures the meds are damaging to her liver and the seizures are damaging her brain would love an alternative I live in Az

    • Jill

      March 31, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Couldnt agree more. My 6 year old chihuahua has recently been going through many cluster seizures and has been labeled with idiopathic epilepsy. I am concerned the phenobarbital and potassium bromide could damage his tiny liver eventually in life so I am doing my research on it. Would be great to have an alternative that wouldn’t hurt him.

      • VetCBD

        April 1, 2015 at 4:40 pm

        CBD is an anti-convulsant. Check out the resources page, About CBD, and Uses section on http://www.vetcbd.com if you would like more info.

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