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Preliminary CBD Treatments Prove Effective For Osteoarthritis in Dogs


Preliminary CBD Treatments Prove Effective For Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Pets are often considered to be a part of peoples’ families, but they unfortunately also suffer from many of the same ailments as their human owners. One health issue that dogs also suffer from, much like their owners, is osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease that worsens over time. An estimated 20% of all dogs are affected by osteoarthritis (OA), making it one of the most common chronic diseases our pets suffer.

Studies now show that this disease can be treated with doses of cannabidiol (CBD). One such effective CBD treatment is a one gram dose of Swissx CBD oil. The company’s CBD for pets blend plus vegetable glycerin is available in a syringe, and is suitable for pets of all sizes.

Swissx’s treatment, which is now available on the company’s website, was launched as studies on the safety and efficacy of CBD use in dogs were being conducted. Two different doses of CBD-enriched oil were given to some dogs in single-dose treatments, while other dogs were randomly administered placebos for comparison.

The dogs that were given the CBD oil shots received doses of 2 mg/kg every twelve hours for two weeks. The veterinarians who performed the studies assessed the results through hematology, serum chemistry and physical examinations in each dog before initiating each treatment. The dogs showed a significant decrease in pain and increase in activity with the CBD oil, and the administrators of the study didn’t observe any negative side effects. Overall, the study suggests that if owners administer 2 mg/kg of CBD to their dogs twice daily, dogs with osteoarthritis will experience an increase in comfort and activity.

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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