I was wondering if anyone has ever given their dogs Hemp/CBD Oil? I might try giving some to my Brittany with allergies and see if it helps.
We just started giving our two old Labs the oil about 10 days ago. The 14 year old has arthritic rear leg joints due to ACL surgery on both sides. The 13 year old has a bad left front elbow due to surgery on that.
We're just hoping it makes it a bit easier for them to move around, get up and down. So far it seems to have made them a bit more "flexible" if that's the word; they seem to move easier. Both of them seem to show a bit less discomfort. We're going to keep it going for a month and the decide if it's really doing anything.
What do you think of the CBD oil so far?
Well we're about 20 days in. First, we use the bottled oil and dropper; the treats don't have much CBD in them and are expensive as you say. They get one dropper on their dog food morning and night. The oil is about $30 per one ounce where we get it. Doesn't last that long with two dogs.
(Yeah, yeah, before anyone starts in..feed once a day, I know. Been doing it this way for only about 35+ years and it works for me. They are only getting about 3/4 cup of premium dry each feeding and holding their weight nicely. I think I'll give it another 35 years and then make up my mind. )
So far we think it really helped the 14 year old and only a little on the 13 year old. The 14 year old definitely got more active and spry. The 13 year old with the left elbow problem is maybe a little better but it seems it has made her more sleepy/lethargic most of the day. She's moving a bit better though when we're outside with dummies.
Going to keep it up another bottle or two and then take a break and see if we notice a roll back in flexibility and "spry-ness".
My friend buys the oil and uses a dropper on the dog's food. He says it's way cheaper in Alaska than in Washington. Don't know of the legality of flying with it or mailing it.
Zeb, did you ever find something for your dogs allergies? Are they seasonal?
Here's something I know works, at least it did for my dog who occasionally (not every year) has a flare up. It's called Apoquel which is prescription only, but it stops the itching/scratching quickly. I had a two week supply for $41 from the vet. After that ran out the itching never came back.