Did you know that dogs can get dementia just like people can? It’s called canine cognitive dysfunction. Like us, dogs can develop a build-up of the protein tau which causes blockage and cell death in the brain. Luckily, CBD oil may be able to help with this dog dementia.
Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Symptoms
- Getting lost in familiar places
- Staring at walls or empty spaces
- Forgetting routines
How Can CBD Help With Dog Dementia?
The tau build-up is caused by nitric oxide and abnormal mitotic signaling. Studies have shown that a cannabinoid receptor agonist, like CBD hemp oil, reduces the production of nitric oxide. In the study, the reduction in nitric oxide caused a reduction in tau production.
A build-up of tau can also create damage to your brain cells. The same study noted that CBD oil has neuroprotective effects, which can help prevent and possibly treat the damage done by dementia.
How To Give CBD To Your Dog
It would be weird if you walked into the living and saw your dog vaping CBD. There are several ways that you can give CBD to your dog; it just depends on their personality. Does your dog eat everything in sight? Or are they a little on the pickier side?
For dogs who love to try new treats, we carry CBD dog treats that are yummy and healthy. If your dog can only have a certain brand of any type of food, otherwise they will leave it under the couch, using CBD tinctures directly into their mouth is effective as well.
Talk to your vet about using CBD hemp oil for your dog. If they are taking any other medications, it may interact with them negatively. They can also help you monitor your pooch so you can make sure that CBD oil is the best choice for you and your pup.