Legendary social activist and visionary, Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Now, if you’ve traveled to any third-world country and counted the ribs on the dogs trotting through the streets with ears back and eyes hungry, you know that the US treats its animals well. Some might even say that we spoil them (picture the overly glamorous woman at the airport talking to her tiny dog in a Louis Vuitton bag). Why, then, are many Americans hesitant to provide their pets a natural remedy that can improve their quality of life? 

CBD has now been proven to provide positive results to keep your pet active, healthy, and youthful without any negative side effects. Let’s look at a few examples to help you decide if CBD is right for your four-legged family!

A study published in April of 2020 in the medical journal, Pain: The Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain, concluded that “[CBD] possesses potent anti-inflammatory properties and significantly improved the mobility of large domestic canines afflicted with osteoarthritis in a double-blinded, placebo-controlled veterinary study.” In other words, this study was conducted at random, with certain subjects being given a controlled dose of CBD and others given a sugar pill. The conclusion was made that dogs with arthritis—more common in larger breeds—benefit significantly from supplemental CBD in their diet, experiencing increased mobility and an overall improvement on their quality of life. 

Nothing is worse than holding your four-legged friend, unable to help as he or she rides out a seizure. In two separate instances recently, we at Just Breathe have spoken to people who were nearly in tears seeking solutions for dogs that suffer from relentless and frequent seizures. In both instances, the vets prescribed a pharmaceutical barbiturate that turned their pets into a zombie-like version of their former pet. Two weeks after including a steady dose of CBD oil into their pets’ diets, both dogs are back to their tail wagging and ball fetching selves, with either no seizures or significantly less seizures reported. In fact, a researcher at Colorado State University recently conducted a study testing the effectiveness of CBD in dogs with epilepsy, which found that “89 percent of epileptic dogs had fewer seizures when taking… CBD oil.” See more on this study here.

Here at Just Breathe, we don’t claim to have the ability to cure every ailment for the pets that you love so much. But we do claim to offer solutions to improve your dogs or cats’ sense of wellbeing and quality of life. In our experience interacting with customers whose pets have specific issues like arthritis and seizures, the results speak for themselves. More importantly, these positive outcomes boast ZERO negative side-effects. Please feel free to reach out with any further questions and to see if CBD is right for your four-legged family!