A recent 2018 study on CBD and canine arthritis at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine by Dr. Joe Wakshlag tested to see whether pain from osteoarthritis and multi-joint pain could be eliminated with CBD oil. The CBD oil was made from industrial hemp or placebo hemp and dogs received every 12 hours for 4 weeks. Cornell worked together with ElleVet Sciences that created soft CBD ElleVet Mobility chews, which are hemp-based. The chews also contained chondroitin and glucosamine which are two natural compounds that help with movement in arthritic dogs. The results of this study demonstrated that over 80% of the participating dogs that used the chews had significant improvement in mobility. The product was referred to by veterinarians in the study as “a game-changer that will change the face of veterinary medicine,” via Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. “Alongside ElleVet's scientific backing, anecdotal evidence from pet owners and animal clinics across the country have shown ElleVet to greatly improve pain levels and quality of life for dogs with osteoarthritis and joint pain. ElleVet Mobility soft chews can only be purchased through their website or through your local veterinarian.” That said, CBD tinctures, chews,treats, and lotions with the right dosage of cannabidiol are effective in treating inflammation and pain in dogs suffering from OA.
Providing your dog with a stress- free, yet mentally stimulating environment, and good supportive care will help to increase his quality of life. Consult with your veterinarian for a complete diagnosis. It’s always best to include all family members in your dog’s care so that everyone is on the same page.
CBD is beneficial as a natural supplement for dogs witharthritis, without the long term side effects similar to those of pain meds. Hemp infused virgin coconut oil CBD products for pets, that are grown in the US or Canada without animal testing, and that have no fillers, and no harmful synthetic ingredients, work best to promote relief from joint pain, inflammation, and anxiety.
Discussing the right CBD potency with a holistic, CBD savvy veterinarian, to get optimal efficacy for a particular health condition is necessary so that you know which dosage and which CBD pet products to use on your pet. In short, opt for natural and healthy ingredients that are of the highest quality, and made by reputable pet brands that offer transparency and COA’s.