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Our vet put Chloe, our 9 year old Rottweiler, on CBD oil after she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and had her right front leg amputated a little over a week ago. She is still on carprofen, gabapentin, and tramadol of course. My question is if anyone knows of any scientifically proven benefits of CBD oil for this type of cancer?

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My question is if anyone knows of any scientifically proven benefits of CBD oil for this type of cancer?

It would be good to start a conversation with your vet about their experience. Why exactly was it prescribed? For pain? Appetite stimulation?

You can also check out all of the Tripawds Nutrition blog articles about cannabis, which feature the latest studies from the veterinary community, such as CBD studies at Colorado State University and Cornell.

New research about CBD is underway in several academic clinical trials, but the American Veterinary Medical Association is still reluctant to include it as part of their pain management recommendations. Still, many vets like yours are seeing the benefits in their own patients and recommending it. 

 

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Our vet put Chloe, our 9 year old Rottweiler, on CBD oil after she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and had her right front leg amputated a little over a week ago. She is still on carprofen, gabapentin, and tramadol of course. My question is if anyone knows of any scientifically proven benefits of CBD oil for this type of cancer?

  

Checking in to see how the CBD oil helped out with Chloe. I can’t imagine it would be for pain relief, but maybe for anxiety? Anyone else on here have any experiences with this? I see that there are companies that market this specifically to dogs with the correct dosage and no trace of THC. I’d be up for trying it on my dog if the vet approves.

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CBD oil…any experiences with this?

Don’t miss the many articles, video interviews and podcasts about using cannabis for pets in the Tripawds Nutrition blog and News blog . The Advanced Search above will return many results from these forums You can also search all blogs here .

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I have some experience with the CBD, but these are my personal experiences and I am NOT a professional. There is a lot more information now than there was when I started on this venture, and so now you may have some places to compare to.

First and foremost… quality is so very important! Reputable companies will have all of their batches tested for heavy metals and pesticides. If they don’t, keep looking. Secondly (one I found very important) you should have the ability to make an accurate measurement. If the company just says… 1/2 ml for a dog without you knowing what the dose is… skip them. You can find places that you should be able (with a calculator, lol) to find out how many mg. are in each drop to properly dose. I do have a background as a veterinary technician so dividing ml to pounds was not difficult for me after years of filling prescriptions and giving injections. 

What I was able to find out that seemed straight up on all the different places I surfed to learn was that a good starting dosage for dogs is 1 mg for every 10 pounds of weight. That was where we started with Mitchell. There is a huge controversy about whether the CBD oil should or should not have ANY THC in it. I went to a place here in KY that grows and manufactures their own CBD oil. They started their business because their child had epilepsy. I questioned her about the full spectrum which has a trace of no more than .3 mg THC in it and voiced my concerns hearing it was bad for dogs. She explained that the tiny amount of THC in full spectrum CBD oil works synergistically with the CBD for the best effects. I used a full spectrum CBD for Mitchell. 

Mitchell was our yellow lab/pit mix. He had a leg injury and had to have cruciate ligament surgery that left him still limping, incontinent, and shortly after that he started showing signs of dementia. He was not a spring chicken, but he was not old enough for all of this. This is what started my journey into the world of CBD supplements. I started him out on 7mg of the oil, which I put into a pill pocket. I saw some results within the first couple of weeks but I ended up increasing slowly to 10mg twice a day. That was our magic number. He was 70 pounds. After some time ( a month?  I don’t remember) he was able to get up and down the stairs with a lot more ease. He stopped urinating in the house. He became brighter and wagged more. That dementia seemed to fade away for a while and he was much more sharp and responsive.

I have arthritis in my foot and in my spine. With his results, I started taking it myself to see what would happen. My pain has gone from a general 7 to 9 or above … to nominal. Now, my foot still kind of aches at the end of the day, but I am not limping anymore. My back feels a lot better too. There were times at the end of the day that I cried because I hurt so much. That does not happen anymore. 

Mitchell did finally regress, but I believe we would have lost him a long time ago if we had done nothing. He crossed over on 9/3. We had a good stretch of quality time before his body and his mind gave out. 

I have no data on whether it has any influence on the cancer itself, but I do believe that it gives relief for pain. I also believe it helps with cognitive function.

I am NOT a vet. I am NOT a doctor. I am NOT trying to do anything other than share our experiences in the hopes that it may help another. Because of the cannabis stigma, it is really hard to get anybody to talk about it. I hope this information helps you.

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I have Brownie on CBD which is Hollostic vet recommended. It has helped him get around better and he sleeps thru the night. I order from the manufacturer and they post their test sheets in their site so you can see how each bottle is regulated. It’s not magic, it will take a few weeks to see a difference. But just lime people, some it works on and some it doesn’t. Just make sure younger getting the full spectrum. There is a video on this site why not to by cbd from Amazon.

I bet Jackie or Renee could find it.  Hint….

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Found it.

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Thanks Nancy! For all posts we’ve written about CBD and pets, see

All Tripawds Nutrition Blog Posts About Medical Cannabis for Pets

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