Results of the Canna-Pet Trial

Results from the Canna-Pet CBD Trial…

Results of the Canna-Pet Trial Dogs FirstYou may remember I got on to the company making Canna-Pet CBD oil for pets some time ago. I proposed to them that I would put 6 dogs with various health conditions which might benefit from CBD (Cannabidiol) oil supplementation (largely skin and joint inflammation). They agreed and sent out a fantastic box of items to each of the candidates.

Of the six candidates, we have feedback from four. Their results are below. To give a summary, three of the four dogs saw a very marked, often dramatic improvement in their conditions. One saw very little improvement. None saw side effects and all would recommend it to a friend.

In comparison to some of the other products we have put to the test, this is an incredibly successful and encouraging response. From this small test alone I would strongly recommend a good quality CBD oil for dogs with arthritis, itchy dogs, dogs with agitation, those dogs that are not eating (such as those suffering cancer), dogs with lumps and bumps (very scientific I know, but read the testimonies!).

In fact, the drug can be used for any issues where inflammation is at fault, which is most.

How Does CBD oil for Dogs Work?

CBD is one of the most prevalent chemical compounds in the cannabis plant. Unlike the more famous molecule, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is completely nonpsychoactive, so your dog is not going to get stoned! CBD oils are thus legal to import as long as the THC content is below 0.3%.

Cannabinoids are called agonists (think of them like keys). They bind to special receptors (they’re the locks) called cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are found all throughout your body, largely the central nervous system as well as the skin, digestive tract and even in the reproductive organs. All these cell receptors make up your Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Proponents of CBD often describe the ECS as one of the greatest neurotransmitter systems in the body, functioning in mood, memory, immune function, motor control, pain perception, appetite and sleep. CBD appears to tap into this system, helping to restore a more balanced ‘tone’ within the ECS.

 

RESULTS FROM THE TRIAL:

DOG 1. Cavalier King Charles. 12yrs. Recovering from a hernia, grade 2 heart murmur, anxious, arthritis, dementia. Currently on Metacam and Vivitonin per day

1) Did you see any improvement in your dog’s condition? What exactly, and if you could give me an approximate percentage (10, 20, 30, 40% etc)

A 70% improvement. His arthritis is moving more freely. He’s not as stiff getting up. Re dementia, he was confused and agitated at night time, would be called sundowning in human, that’s stopped. Now settling easier in the evening and sleeping through the night.

2) Did you see an improvement in his desire for food?

He’s interested in food again, which has brought his energy levels up. Engaging more in play with other dogs which is lovely to see.

4) Did you notice any side effects?

No.

6) Would you recommend it to a friend?

I’d definitely recommend this to a friend.

DOG 2. German Shepard. 8yrs of age. Arthritis and growths on body. On no other medication during the trial

1) Did you see any improvement in your dog’s condition? What exactly, and if you could give me an approximate percentage (10, 20, 30, 40% etc)

Condition 1) small boil like spot on his rear inner ankle, it’s been there for about 1 year, two weeks into canna and it’s gone! 100%

Condition 2) pain in shoulders when getting up from laying down on his bed for a while. Shorter play times and less active. While the pain is still there it’s not as often now he has started to play longer now and seems to move quite a bit better. 40% improvement.

Condition 3) lump between his front legs. This has not changed that much. Maybe slighter harder than before

2) Did you see an improvement in his desire for food?

Slightly, but it’s very hard to see this in Kaiser as he is food mad already!!

3) Did you see improvement in any other part of his life?

No itching for the first time ever!! Well at this time of the year anyway. 100%

4) Did you notice any side effects?

No.

5) Would you buy this product again for your pet as a result of trying it out?

I was just thinking I better get ordering.

6) Would you recommend it to a friend?

Most certainly. 100%

DOG 3. Cane Corso. 6 years of age. Severe bilateral hip dysplasia. 200mg rimadyl daily
300-450mg tramadol daily, 500mg vit C twice daily, 1.5g glucosamine/ MSM daily.

1) Did you see any improvement in your dogs condition? What exactly, and if you could give me an approximate percentage (10, 20, 30, 40% etc)

Condition 1) pain and limping from severe hip dysplasia – no improvement. In fact, he’s now also limping at times on one of his front legs (he was only limping on rear before)

Condition 2) difficulty getting up from lying down or sitting due to severe hip dysplasia – perhaps a slight improvement….maybe 5%, but I honestly don’t think I can see one.

Condition 3) benign lump on his head, painless, has had since he was a puppy – reduced in size perhaps 20%

2) Did you see an improvement in his desire for food?

No, he’s always been a hearty eater

3) Did you see improvement in any other part of his life?

Sadly, I can’t say that I have

4) Did you notice any side effects?

No

5) Would you buy this product again for your pet as a result of trying it out?

No, simply because I haven’t really seen any benefit, unfortunately.

6) Would you recommend it to a friend?

I would definitely recommend someone try it, especially for younger dogs whose condition is not as advanced as Rocco’s.

 

DOG 4. Boxer. 5 years of age. Heart Murmur 1/6 intensity, atopic dermatitis, hip dysplasia. On Sporimune 10 ml daily, Atarax 10mg daily, Athri-Can 4 pumps daily, cod liver oil

1) Did you see any improvement in your dog’s condition? What exactly, and if you could give me an approximate percentage (10, 20, 30, 40% etc)
She is in great condition. I think if possible her coat is even shinier!
While pain and stiffness is still there she can play longer and doesn’t carry her leg as often.
Also, I haven’t been giving her the Athri-Can and no dis-improvement.
Improvement 30%? Hard to say.

2) Did you see an improvement in his desire for food?

No change though loves the biscuit treats on top of her raw diet.

3) Did you see improvement in any other part of his life?

Re itching, she still scratches, but I think it has improved. Can’t put a figure on it.

4) Did you notice any side effects?

NO

5) Would you buy this product again for your pet as a result of trying it out?

Definitely 100%

6) Would you recommend it to a friend?

Definitely 100%

Results of the Canna-Pet Trial Dogs First

Studies in Support

CBD positively effects anxiety

To investigate the impact of a drug on anxiety, scientists often look at it’s impact on cortisol levels in the human blood after ingestion. Cortisol levels in the blood increase in animals under extreme duress. Researchers in 1993 investigating the effect of CBD oil on human cortisol levels in 11 volunteers found that CBD decreased cortisol levels significantly more than the placebo. CBD subjects also reported a sedative effect from the treatment.

A reduction in anxiety has been found in many studies since:

Zuardi, A.E. et al. (1993). “Effects of ipsapirone and cannabidiol on human experimental anxiety,” Journal of Psychopharmacology, 7(1): 82–88.
Crippa, J.A. et al. (2004). “Effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on regional cerebral blood flow,” Neuropsychopharmacology, 29:417–426.

CBD reduces social anxiety disorders

Crippa, A. et al. (2011). “Neural basis of anxiolytic effects of cannabidiol (CBD) in generalized social anxiety disorder: A preliminary report,” Journal of Psychopharmacology, 25: 121–130.

Bergamaschi, M.M et al. (2011). “Cannabidiol reduces the anxiety induced by simulated public speaking in treatment-naive social phobia patients,” Neuropsychopharmacology, 36: 1219–1226.

CBD positively benefits sleep

Carlini, E.A. et al. (1981). “Hypnotic and antiepileptic effects of cannabidiol,” Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 21(S1): 417S–427S.

Hsiao, Y. et al. (2012). “Effect of cannabidiol on sleep disruption induced by the repeated combination tests consisting of open field and elevated plus-maze in rats,” Neuropharmacology, 62(1): 373–384.

Dr. Conor Brady

After a doctorate studying the effects of nutrition on the behaviour and gut morphology of animals, five years with Guide Dogs as a trainer and supervisor, some success on Dragons Den with the finest raw dog food company and the last few years both writing and speaking on canine nutrition and health, I can say with some confidence that the pet food and drug industry cares not a jot for the health of your pet.
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