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CBD Oil vs CBD Edibles For Pets

Written by Dr. Leah Zachar

There are many different forms of CBD that you can give to your pets, it all depends on which delivery system is best for them…

Question: Brandy, my Labrador, is my geriatric dog, now age 12. His teeth are not in good shape. I have been giving him edibites, which are CBD chewables for his arthritis. He can’t chew them. Edibles are as hard as rocks, and they are difficult for even young & healthy dogs to chew. What should I do?

Try our CBD oil especially made for pets. It generally is quite easy to administer oil to a pet. They don’t fuss about the taste, and the quantity is so small that it can be given directly to the pet or just dabbed onto some of the food.

Question: My 9-year-old beagle has arthritis and can no longer go on the long hikes with us she used to love. I want to speak with the veterinarian about the benefits of CBD oil from CBD Testers, but before I discuss it, I’d like some scientific information supporting CBD.

An excellent study, that has been quoted in many scientific meetings was recently published in November 2017. In this study, dogs with arthritis had their joints aspirated and examined. What was found was that the arthritic joints had much higher anandamide levels in them than the normal joints.

The study showed that anandamide, which works as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, is “revved up” in the joints that have arthritis. This is the body’s attempt to reduce the pain and swelling is felt resulting from the arthritis.
CBD increases anandamide levels, and as a result, the CBD reduces the pain and swelling of arthritis. Therefore, by giving your pet CBD, you are giving your pet the ability to treat his arthritis.

Ref: “Characterization of endocannabinoids and related acylethanolamines in the synovial fluid of dogs with osteoarthritis: a pilot study.” BMC Veterinary Research 6 November 2017

If you want to read more from Dr Zachar, check out: ‘Ask A Doctor – CBD For Pets – Q & A’


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About the author

Dr. Leah Zachar

Dr. Leah Zachar, M.D. is a physician who worked for nearly thirty years in Internal Medicine.
She currently is a scientific adviser to CBD Testers. Dr. Zachar believes that there is much that medical cannabis, and cannabidiol in particular can offer to traditional medicine.