Watson here, and recently my friend Boomer mentioned to me that his mom gives him CBD treats in the morning and his creaky joints are not as creaky anymore. I decided to find out exactly what CBD is and how it is helping my friend.
CBD, an oil extracted from the stalks, flowers, and leaves of the hemp plant, is found only in the cannabis plant family. The active ingredients are cannabinoids. The oil from hemp plants is extremely high in CBD and extremely low in the most well known cannabinoid, THC. With CBD oil, you get all the benefits of the hemp plant cannabinoids without the high.
CBD works on the endocannabinoid system, which helps to regulate sleep, appetite, pain, the immune system, and more. It stimulates the messengers in this system affecting the nervous, digestive, immune systems, and brain. The endocannabinoids in CBD are very similar to the ones in dogs’ bodies.
So what are some of the uses for CBD? If you have joint problems, CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory that doesn’t have the same risk of side effects as drugs. Research from Cornell University found that dogs taking CBD for arthritis showed a decrease in pain and an increase in activity.
Pain relief is the most promising use of CBD. From nerve pain to arthritis, it works by binding to receptors in the brain and nervous system and helps change the way your brain perceives pain.
Cancer in dogs is a huge challenge, and CBD oil helps tame the nausea and pain that accompanies it.
I am embarrassed to admit it, but I have anxiety caused by loud noises. One major use for CBD is to relieve stress and anxiety. It works by helping to regulate serotonin, which is the hormone that regulates mood, sleep, and appetite. The next time there are fireworks, I am using CBD to create calm.
The most important thing to remember about CBD is to ask your veterinarian about dosage, brands and if your dog would benefit from using it.
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We have four adorable, energetic Border Collie/Heeler/mix puppies, one girl, and three boys. This is a foster to adopt opportunity for puppy parents. Call 775-423-7500 for details.
Policy, however, prohibits adopting out puppies or kittens under the age of six months to a home with children under 5 years of age. This is to protect both the children and the animal. IN NEED OF
Recipes! Please send your favorite recipes to, firstname.lastname@example.org.We are compiling a CAPS favorite’s cookbook.
Garage sale items. We need gently used appliances, furniture, treadmills, and miscellaneous items. We don’t need clothing. Call 775-423-7500 for pick up.
Leashes, dog toys, harnesses, and fish based dog treats.
Dry cat food and Friskies wet. Dry dog food and Pedigree wet food.
Aluminum cans. If you have, cans to pick up, give us a call (775-423-7500) and we will come get them. You can also drop them off at CAPS.SHOUT OUT TO
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CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, Nevada 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is email@example.com. Please visit the CAPS website (www.capsnevada.com) and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are likeable.
CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.