Cocker Spaniels are known for their loving and cheerful disposition. They are highly trainable and make loving family dogs. Cocker Spaniels are sensitive and not aggressive at all. They are excellent with children as well as elderly people.
While in some circumstances having an increased appetite is a good thing, it may also be bad for your dog. This is particularly true if you are trying to get your dog to lose weight. CBD can stimulate receptors in the brain that increase the feeling of hunger which will make your dog want to eat more.
Where an older dog is starting to be in pain or less mobile you may wish to try a little CBD balm on the affected area and see will it help. CBD Asylum at £13.50 is a medium-strength cream with 500mg of CBD in a 100ml tub. Simply rub into the affected area 2-3 times a day gently and massage into the skin.
Now that we understand how CBD can potentially help your dog, we need to take a look at why and how to do so. Remember, if you need expert advice, always consult your vet.
So, taking this hypothetical animal at 10lbs, a light dose would be 1mg, a medium dose would be 2.5mg and a stronger dose would be 5mg.
Stronger formulas will contain much greater concentrations of CBD per ml. For example, a very strong 600mg formula may contain 20mg of CBD in 1ml of oil whereas a weaker 75mg formula will contain only 2.5mg of CBD per 1ml of oil.
CBD’s analgesic effect stems from a chemical named anandamide, a pain regulator, that CBD prevents the body from absorbing. The more anandamide in the bloodstream, the less pain is communicated via the nervous system.
These may be marketed as ‘99.9999%’ CBD or similar to denote that they are virtually chemically pure.
General CBD Dosage Guide for Dogs
Flavonoids and terpenes are beneficial compounds that enhance the scent and flavour.
‘Full spectrum’ products contain CBD and other plant chemicals that potentially also have a beneficial effect.
This BBC article contains some useful info on the legality of cannabis oil.
A study in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that taking cannabinoids along with terpenes may help with anxiety, inflammation, and pain.