What about it?
Although it is undeniable that the studies conducted so far are very promising, we cannot yet say that CBD oil is the miracle product for our pets. It must be said that the market is booming: with a business that weighs several billion dollars, the new industrial therapeutic cannabis have a bright future ahead.
And with spending on pets that have tripled for twenty years), we can understand that the market for cannabinol for our little protected sharpens commercial appetites.
In conclusion, the CBD is “the next big thing,” as holistapet, says: The next big business opportunity. It certainly offers great prospects in the field of natural therapies for both humans and dogs. But caution is the mother of safety: let science have the time to pursue its research before giving in to the sirens marketing green gold.
Studies conducted on dogs:
But come to what interests us: Can therapeutic cannabis be beneficial for our dog friends?
Until today, veterinary medicine has conducted three major studies on the use of therapeutic cannabis in dogs: on canine glaucoma, on the growth of cells of certain types of cancer (see the report here, in English), and finally on PEA (an amino acid linked to inflammation and chronic pain).
The conclusions of these studies were positive, both for the reduction of intraocular pressure (in the case of canine glaucoma), and to slow tumor growth in certain types of cancer in dogs (canine osteosarcoma).
In other words, the results are indeed promising in the veterinary field … but scientists are keen to qualify: studies are still too limited to dare to say with certainty that cannabis a miraculous product, as proclaimed loudly and some distributors.
Science, it advances with caution and expects to have other results.
In the USA, surveys are conducted by veterinary schools with owners who administer therapeutic cannabis to their pets to better understand the effects. In terms of understanding what cannabis can bring to humans or animals, we are still in the infancy…!
But despite this lack of knowledge, many owners care for their suffering animals with cannabis and are satisfied with it. Most of these owners have tried everything to relieve the suffering of their dog, cat or horse arthritic or cancerous.
After administering small doses of cannabis on a regular basis, they claim that this treatment has been beneficial for their pet.
And this is also the opinion of Doctor, a California veterinarian. For the specialist, although it is necessary to continue to study the plant, there is sufficient evidence supporting the use of cannabis in animals suffering from chronic pain or during palliative treatments. This remains to be demonstrated…