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CBD FOR PETS WITH CUSHING’S DISEASE

With approximately 100,000 dogs receiving a Cushing’s Disease diagnosis each year, there is no better time to explore how CBD can help your pet get well.

 

WHAT IS CUSHING’S DISEASE?

Cushing’s (or pituitary dependent hypercortisolism) is the result of a non-cancerous pituitary tumor. This tumor provokes extreme levels of cortisol, also known as the stress hormone. If Cushing’s is untreated, this pituitary tumor has a potential to grow so large that it presses on the brain, causing neurological issues like impaired mobility, vision, convulsions, diabetes, and other conditions. 

Cushing’s Disease affects a variety of animals, with dogs over the age of 6 being the most commonly-affected. And while cases do exist in cats, Cushing’s is much more rare in felines. 

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CUSHING’S?

  • Loss of hair/coat/fur
  • Distended stomach
  • Bruising
  • Decreased energy levels
  • Increased thirst + urination
  • Increased appetite
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Impaired vision
  • Impaired mobility
  • Bladder infection
  • Convulsions/seizures

HOW CAN CBD HELP PETS WITH CUSHING’S DISEASE?

When targeting Cushing’s Disease, a full spectrum hemp product has been shown to be the most effective. Only a full spectrum product can help treat the imbalance of hormones caused by Cushing’s. Spectrum also has the potential to help reduce the size of tumors (which cause Cushing’s).

Our Spectrum line is made using a full spectrum oil. This means all the naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds (including trace amounts of THC) found in the hemp plant make their way into the final product. There is growing evidence that full spectrum oil can be more effective for some pets and in some circumstances, due to what’s known as the “entourage effect,” where all the compounds work together to be more effective. 

In the case of Cushing’s Disease, the entourage effect plays a major role in boosting health. While we have had customers successfully treat their pets for Cushing’s symptoms using our Fortify CBD Isolate oils, we highly recommend using Spectrum instead, as the entourage effect has been shown to not only rebalance hormones, but specifically assist in the reduction of tumours. 

If we look at Cushing’s through a hormonal lens, we can see that full spectrum products help to treat imbalances which are likely causing tumor growth to begin with. Researchers have also found that exposure to the full range of cannabinoids in Spectrum may have positive effects related to endocrine/stress function. 

If your pet is currently taking any veterinarian-prescribed medications, it is important to check in with your vet before supplementing with a CBD product, to discuss potential wean-down programs or possible contraindications (which are extremely rare). If your vet is unfamiliar with using CBD for animals, please ask them to reach out to us at sales@cbdpet.ca, and we will connect them to our Veterinary Advisor, who can discuss protocols for CBD administration and how to best target your pets’ specific ailments.

Who We Are — At Creating Brighter Days, we help care for your pet’s quality of life by offering nothing less than premium, restorative CBD wellness products. Our custom-tailored, vet-approved CBD formulations for cats, dogs and horses contain therapeutic cannabidiol, medicinal herbs, and organic, non-GMO superfoods. 

How It Works — All of our CBD Pet products support animal wellness by harnessing the medicinal benefits of pure, hemp-derived CBD, which has been shown to reinforce longevity, digestion, immunity, skin health, stress, pain, and other common ailments. Select CBD Pet products also feature adaptogens, which level the stressors that lead to inflammation — a root cause of various illnesses in dogs, cats and horses. For care of animals with more advanced and complex issues, our Full Spectrum blends offer CBD in addition to other cannabinoids, which merge together and create an entourage effect in an animal’s endocannabinoid system. The result? Quality nutraceutical products that heal and rejuvenate your pet.

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