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Studies show full spectrum help oil can be very effective for reducing:

Hemp oil can be a solid addition to your dog’s cancer prevention or treatment regime because it can:

4. Hemp Can Help Manage Seizures And Epilepsy

Hemp oil needs to be extracted from the hemp plant somehow … and the cheapest way to do this is with solvents. These often include propane, butane or petroleum products. These solvents will leave a residue in the product and can be toxic to your dog.

Does your dog suffer from separation anxiety or noise phobias? Hemp oil has been extensively studied for its effect on stress and anxiety. In humans, research shows it can:

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Currently, there has been no formal study on how CBD affects dogs. What scientists do know is that cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid receptors located in the central and peripheral nervous systems, which help maintain balance in the body and keep it in a normal healthy state.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. Dr. Klein says it is essential to note that in most cases, CBD oil does not contain delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. In fact, most CBD products are derived from hemp and not from marijuana.

How Does CBD Affect Dogs?

While there’s no scientific data on the side effects of CBD usage for dogs, there are potential side effects based on how CBD affects humans. To minimize any potential side effects, make sure you are following the proper dosage.

The AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jerry Klein, explains what CBD oil is, what it does for dogs, and its safety concerns and potential side effects.

Why are we hearing so much about CBD oil now? Dr. Klein points to the legalization of marijuana in many places, which has triggered interest in potential health benefits of marijuana-related products. “We are likely to see continued interest in CBD and an increase in research about its uses and efficacy in the coming years,” he says.