For many pet parents who hear these words from their veterinarian, “I’m sorry – your dog/cat has cancer,” turning to CBD products (those made from Cannabidiol, a naturally-occurring compound found in cannabis) has become the “in-thing.” Many articles have been written about the effectiveness of CBD products (especially oil) in the treatment of cancer.
This week, I welcome a guest blogger who provides information on CBD oil, including a guide available for download, and I thank Keliah Kaiser for providing this important information for my blog. Do keep in mind CBD oil and other products may not be available legally where you live. Check your local and state laws before purchasing such items.
Guest Post by Keliah Kaiser – Content Marketing Specialist, Seige Media
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding CBD Oil and how it can keep your dog happy, healthy and even treat existing ailments. You might’ve already heard about the benefits CBD products give to humans, and there’s no doubt the same can be said for dogs.
For those new to CBD Oil, it’s an all natural and legal way to help relieve ailments or behavioral issues for your dog. As a natural treatment method, it has the ability to improves their quality of life, without the side effects of traditional medicine. Despite years of common misconception, CBD oil is vastly different from medicinal marijuana because it contains less than 0.03 percent of THC. This amount isn’t enough to produce psychoactive effects in even the smallest animal.
Yet, you must consider the variety of factors when choosing the right CBD product for your dog. Aside from oil, you also have the option to give your dog CBD treats, capsules and topical ointments. You’ll also want to consider the reason you’re interested in CBD for Fido in the first place. Are you looking to manage medical or therapeutic issues with your dog? Depending on your goal, can determine how you figure out the appropriate dosage.
These are a few of the guidelines to keep track of when you want to keep your dog happy and healthy using CBD Oil. There’s a lot more to learn. Including, how to choose a quality product, dosage guidelines and key questions to ask your veterinarian.
You can find the full details and tips about this in this comprehensive guide to CBD Oil for Dogs.
Most of us have experienced cancer in our lives, whether in ourselves, a friend, a family member, or a pet. I’ve lost two dogs to cancer during the past 20 years. The disease came on suddenly in both dogs, and one of them, Sage (our blind springer spaniel) died less than two weeks of the diagnosis.
Experts estimate nearly 12 million dogs and cats are diagnosed with cancer every year. Nearly 50 percent of pet disease-related deaths are due to cancer. According to PetPlan’s Guide to Pet Cancer website, one in four dogs will develop a tumor at some point in their lives,
Cats don’t seem to get cancer as often as dogs, but cats also mask pain and disease well, so it’s often more difficult to detect feline cancer by cat owners. Lumps and bumps are ways to notice potential cancer as well as vomiting and diarrhea. One of the most common cat cancers is lymphoma, which oftentimes shows few symptoms.
A seven-part docu-series is set to begin this week to help pet parents learn and understand more about this deadly disease. Starting Wednesday, April 4, you can watch the free series, which features 30 pet health experts. Ty Bollinger, the founder of The Truth About Cancer, has created this program, The Truth About Pet Cancer. Learn more and watch the documentary trailer here; you can also sign up to receive emails with links to the free seven-part series at this same website: https://thetruthaboutpetcancer.com/.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), nearly half of dogs over 10 years of age will develop cancer. Many different breeds are susceptible to cancer, including Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, basset hounds, boxers, and Boston terriers. Dogs suffer from many of the same cancers as humans, including prostrate, bladder, mouth, lymph nodes, and brain tumors. Some cancers develop in the nose, causing nose bleeds. A cocker spaniel I adopted in 1989 died ten years later, at age 12 ½ from cancer that began in his nasal cavity.
Although there is no sure-way to prevent cancer claiming our pets, there are some things we as pet parents can do to help off-set the chances of the disease. Here are a few ideas:
Cancer is a terrible disease, and though cures still allude scientists, doctors, and veterinarians, we can all do something to lessen this deadly pestilence in ourselves and our pets, that includes greater knowledge through the upcoming docu-series. Sign up here: https://thetruthaboutpetcancer.com/.
Gayle M. Irwin is a writer and public relations professional who volunteers with various animal rescue groups. She enjoys sharing her books and her passion for pets and the environment with others.