Can CBD Help My Dog’s Glaucoma?

When humans get glaucoma, it tends to affect their eyesight and needs to be treated. Much in the same way when our canines get it, we need to get it sorted as soon as possible before they go blind. This is something that can happen if left untreated – permanent blindness.

No matter how risky it is to treat any ailment in our pets, it’s much more detrimental to leave it alone and let them suffer. However, if going to the vet is not an option, or will take a while to get there. Treating your dog at home, to start with, can be of some potential good. 

Help oil extract, derived from the hemp plant, has been known to treat an array of ailments in both pets and human beings, and we continue to see improvements in both whilst researchers carry out their clinical studies and see positive results thereof.

Why CBD Oil?

It has been known to stir up controversial debates, however, the proof is in the pudding, and the results do not lie. Aspects such as Huntington’s disease, epilepsy, and even schizophrenia have been studied and lab tests on volunteers have been done in controlled groups versus placebo groups. Results can be found online.

If scientists did not see potential with this compound, they would not be doing such thorough examinations with it. CBD (cannabidiol) oil is one of the least-expensive treatments that anyone can use to treat glaucoma in our four-legged friends.

This extract has so many beneficial properties that can be used to treat dog conditions from anxiety, stress, depression, seizures, lack of appetite, skin conditions and the list is endless.

The Astounding Benefits

Of all the different angles it has been looked at, prodded, and tested, the strongest scientific evidence to date has been its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes. Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) and Dravet syndrome, typically do not respond to any anti-seizure medications or any other prescriptions for that matter.

However, when CBD was introduced, not only did it reduce the number of seizures, in some cases it stopped them altogether. Videos are available online for people to witness. The FDA has approved this to the first-ever cannabis-derived medication that goes by the name of Epidiolex, and it contains CBD as its primary ingredient. Information can be found on their website

CBD and Glaucoma in Your Dog

We do not want to try and convince you about the numerous potential benefits that CBD Oil has, instead, we want to let you know how it will treat your furry friend and how when it works together with the cannabinoid receptors, how it is directly involved with the ocular tissues that regulate IOP in the endo-system (ECS). 

Which, by the way, is the same system that we humans have – the Endocannabinoid system. 

If you give the right dosage, amazing things may happen! The manufacturer’s dosage on the product packaging itself is a good start. Other than that, ask your vet if he or she has any suggestions and dosage charts are also found on various reputable online sources. 

The basic things to keep in mind are the weight, size, and potency of the oil itself. Of course, the bigger your dog the more you will give it, and vice versa. 

 Other things to try are Carrots which contain beta-carotene which is responsible for maintaining visual pigments in the retinas of the eyes, Dandelion which is a source of Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), Rosemary and burdock herbs can help treat Glaucoma, as they are known to be the popular ‘herbs of vision’ amongst a lot of herbalists and nutritionists. 

When made into a tea or used as an eyewash they can help your pup. Most importantly as well as stress management, make sure your pup is not stressed and has enough playtime and relaxing time, away from anything that may cause him negative emotions. It has been noted that playing classical music can help with stress management. 

CBD oil is safe for your dog, it does not have THC which is the component that causes the high. Studies performed using this substance have shown that it can help reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in many animals especially dogs. The plus point is it can also help lessen any pain or inflammation in the animal’s body, helping it become more comfortable and suffer less. This is what we as pet owners should be aiming for. 


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