CBD FOR SKIN ALLERGIES: BYE BYE PREDNISONE!
An itchy-scratchy dog is a sight to see.
They never seem to find any relief.
They might spend most of their day rolling, licking, scratching, and even biting at their skin.
Sometimes they scratch so much they may lose hair and irritate the area until it bleeds.
Skin allergies and dermatitis are annoying for both our animals as well as us- their companions! Oftentimes, we must turn to pharmaceuticals like Prednisone- a pharmaceutical filled with steroids- to help our pet.
Many allergy-prone dogs end up needing Prednisone on a regular basis. Long term side effects of continual Prednisone treatment include:
Increased thirst and urination.
Panting (especially dogs)
General loss of energy.
Development or worsening of infections (especially bacterial skin infections)
Vomiting or nausea (less common)
However, there is an alternative to try! As more and more people learn about the safe administration of CBD, many animal guardian are turning to the powerful anti-inflammation, pain relieving power of CBD to not only alleviate their animal’s suffering but also support the body system’s ability to fend off allergic attacks.
Skin allergies are most common in dogs, especially Terriers and Golden Retrievers.
Just like humans, studies show animals suffering from skin allergies is often due to of a weak immune system under assault by mast cells, the “agents” who produce the histamines that cause the itchy, irritated skin. These allergy “attacks” in dogs may be due to seasonal changes, fleas, mold, dust mites, as well as all kinds of foods or topical products.
HOW CAN CBD HELP ANIMALS with SKIN ALLERGIES?
The Endocannabinoid System is the system found in all mammals that interacts with Cannabinoids such as CBD and THC. Studies suggest this system regulates homeostasis or balance in the body. The Endocannabinoid system is made of up CB1 and CB2 receptors found all over the body.
(Read more https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18426493)
Studies show that a dog’s skin has CB1 and CB2 receptors located directly in keratinocytes, one of the most common cell types in the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin).
In 2013, researchers from the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Teramo, Italy, also explored the effects of CBD on the skin.
The researchers noted that CBD was able to control the proliferation and differentiation of skin cells.
HOW TO USE CANNIMAL PRODUCTS TO TREAT YOUR DOG'S SKIN ALLERGIES
Skin allergies and dermatitis in your dog can be treated in 2 ways: both topically and internally.
Here at Cannimal we suggest using a tincture and a topical to effectively treat your dog’s skin allergies for healthy skin “from the inside out.”
A topical product can be used effectively directly on the location of the problem.
Topical CBD used directly on your pet’s irritated skin will provide direct support of the cells in the irritated area, as well as powerful pain relief. Our CANNIMAL GOLD Concentrate Syringe is a cost effective way to apply a potent dose of topical CBD (our GOLD Concentrate CAN BE USED BOTH TOPICALLY AND INTERNALLY) using a very small amount of actual oil. Our CANNIMAL GOLD oil can be applied directly on the skin in tiny but super potent “grain of rice” size (appx 20-25mg of CBD) on your dogs itchy-est areas.
Cannimal's RELIEVE Formula with Full Spectrum CBD (below .3%THC) and Turmeric can powerfully boost your dog’s body ability to control the behavior of the mast cells that accompany allergic reactions as well as fight inflammation. Studies show CBD can control the proliferation of mast cells- the white blood cells that get activated when an allergen enters your body and produces histamines. Histamine production is what causes that annoying itchiness and irritation associated with allergies.
Both CBD and Turmeric are powerful anti-inflammatory agents that can help soothe the inflamed areas of your dog’s skin and provide relief!
WATCH to learn more about DOBIE's Skin Allergy Success with CANNIMAL!