Natural Anti-inflammatory...CBD?

May 14th, 2021 at 9:19 am EDT
Hello Friend,

A cheery Friday to you and ALL of your family!


Should you be giving CBD (cannabidiol) to your dogs or cats?

Well thousands of people are NOW, with some wonderful results.

Especially inflammatory disorders, such as arthritis.

One good option ( at least in my opinion :-)  ) is my supplement, Dr Jones ULTIMATE CBD for Dogs and Cats

You can get your discounted bottle here..

CBD and Inflammation

Conventional Solutions to Arthritis and Joint Pain


Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are what most people will get prescribed by conventional veterinarians who treat dogs with arthritis and joint pain. The problem....serious side effects. 

Some of the most common NSAID’s prescribed by veterinarians are:

  • carprofen (Novox or Rimadyl)
  • deracoxib (Deramaxx)
  • firocoxib (Previcox)
  • meloxicam (Metacam )

When administering an NSAID, you should watch for these side effects:

  • Decrease or increase in appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Change in bowel movements (such as diarrhea, or black, tarry, or bloody stools)
  • Change in behavior (such as decreased or increased activity level, incoordination, seizure or aggression)
  • Yellowing of gums, skin, or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Change in drinking habits (frequency, amount consumed)
  • Change in urination habits (frequency, color, or smell)
  • Change in skin (redness, scabs, or scratching)
  • If you notice any of these possible side effects, stop the medication and contact your veterinarian

CBD (Cannabidiol) Research for Pain and Inflammation

Research overview
Research on CBD in animal models abounds and the cannabinoid seems to be able to interact with the immune system, reduce inflammation, and reduce pain from a number of conditions.

A 2015 review published in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry discussed the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD. The reviewers found that CBD reduces inflammation through several pathways in the body, and represents an effective potential treatment for a range of conditions characterized by inflammation.

A 2016 study published in Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation investigated CBD as a treatment for early pancreatic inflammation in diabetic mice. Pancreatic inflammation can lead to diabetes due to an invasion of immune cells that destroy insulin-producing cells. The mice who received 10 weeks of treatment with CBD developed diabetes later than the mice that didn't receive the treatment. CBD-treated mice also showed a significant reduction in immune-cell activity.

A 2017 study in the journal Pain examined the effects of CBD in male rats with osteoarthritis. After two weeks, acute inflammation of the joints was reduced by local CBD treatment applied to the area. The administration of CBD was also found to prevent the development of nerve damage and joint pain.

Research using animal models has shown that CBD may be able to modulate the immune system. While CBD does not have much affinity for the body's cannabinoid receptors, it does affect other receptors and targets. According to a 2018 study published in Neurology, CBD binds to and desensitizes receptors known to mediate pain and sensory perception, inflammation, and body temperature.

How Full Spectrum Hemp Extract (CBD) for Dogs can help with Canine Arthritis

Full spectrum hemp extract (CBD) offers a wide variety of health-boosting benefits, with specific applications to help ease arthritis and the associated pain and mobility issues it can cause.

Pain Management
Full Spectrum Hemp extract can be very beneficial for reducing pain. Cannabis has been used as an effective analgesic dating back thousands of years. One of the ways it does this is actually by changing the way their central nervous system communicates the sensation of pain to our brains.

CBD and the other compounds found in a full spectrum hemp extract are known to reduce inflammation through the body. In many cases, the pain that our arthritic dogs feel is a direct result of the inflammation in their joints. 

Immune – Modulation
CBD modulates our body’s immune responses. This is one of the main functions of the endocannabinoid system. Using the pathways of receptors in the endocannabinoid system, CBD increases communication between cells and allows them to function in a more efficient and proportional way.

In cases where arthritis is a result of an auto-immune response, like immune mediated polyarthritis, CBD can help by modulating the immune response

CBD Doses

Suggested starting doses are 3mg per 10lbs of body weight daily, up to 5mg/10lbs twice daily.

A minimum 4 week trial is suggested to see if this can be beneficial for your dogs or cats.

Few to no adverse effects are noted, even at the higher doses.

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Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones, DVM
P.S. If you have a dog (or cat) with arthritis, there are many, many other holistic options..such as supplements, herbs, acupressure.. If none of those have helped and your dog is very uncomfortable, it's obviously OK to be on an NSAID, but ensure it is the lowest effective dose, as short a duration as possible, and monitor for side effects. Do NOT give any NSAID to a cat long term.

P.P.S. A full spectrum  Hemp CBD extract contains numerous of the beneficial cannabinoids found in the hemp plant- these seem to have a synergistic effect (they work together), specifically helping the inflammation associated with arthritis.. As in the full spectrum extracts appear to be more effective.

My Full Spectrum Hemp CBD Oil Extract has been helping many a dog and cat..and could help yours. 

It's available for a discount here:

DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. Dr Andrew Jones resigned from the College of Veterinarians of B.C. effective December 1 2010, meaning he cannot answer specific questions about your pet's medical issues or make specific medical recommendations for your pet.

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