CBD Oil for Dogs -Treatment for Cancer, Seizures, Anxiety, and Pain Relief

Holistic veterinarians have been sharing some amazing reports about the health benefits of CBD oil for treating various dog ailments.  Medical researchers working with plant strains that were effective for treating human conditions…found hemp cannabis oil to be beneficial in treating those same diseases in dogs.

CBD oil is an extract from the industrial hemp plant that only contains the filtered things necessary for medical purposes…mainly Cannabidiol (CBD).     The chemical in marijuana cannabis plant (cousin plant to hemp) is Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC…this is the psychoactive chemical that makes you high.  CBD Oil and Hemp Oil has less than 0.3% THC.  In other words,  your dog won’t “get high”.

CBD oil contains a significant higher amount of Cannabidiol since it is made from the flowers, leaves and stalks of industrial hemp.

Hemp oil has less Cannabidiol and is made from the seeds.   These are NOT the same products.

I’ll show you both CBD oil and Hemp Oil products on this site.     

It’s o.k. to start treatment with HEMP Oil with your dog…just know that it will have a reduced amount of CBD and if it’s sold on Amazon – CBD will not be listed in the ingredients nor will there will any reference to therapy, cancer, Cannabis, CBD, or Cannabidiol.

Although CBD is legal in all 50 states websites like Amazon and eBay list these CBD products as prohibited.  They do allow the sale of Hemp Oil products.

History of CBD for Dogs

As man’s best friend we open our homes to dogs and many of us consider them a part of our family.  Like us, they have essential needs like food, water, shelter, attention, and medical care to guard against diseases. 

There also are a number of human diseases that are diagnosed in dogs such as anxiety, lymphoma, seizures, and cancer. 

Researchers haven’t found effective cures for theses diseases using conventional medicine.

Every breed has differences in their defense system. Recently though, CBD oil for dogs has proven to be effective against seizures and other diseases with no known cure.

Just like CBD has helped many humans…. your pet can enjoy the same healthy benefits…and this may even be a life-saving treatment.

CBD Oil Reduces Anxiety

Does your dog suffer from noise phobia or separation anxiety?  Extensive studies have been done to show CBD has positive effects on anxiety and stress.   Many pet parents use CBD oil in the same way they use Melatonin with their dogs…as a calming treatment for anxiety.

Hemp oil has shown in humans to reduce anxiety disorders and has been effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorders.


CBD Can Fight Cancer

Cancer is a very common disease among dogs.

Like in humans, cancer is characterized by abnormal cell growth in various parts of the body.  This abnormal growth, over time…. will destroy healthy tissue…. weaken body functions…. and wreck the natural immune system…. lowering your dogs ability to defend against disease.

While cancer can be terminal...it’s also important to note that some cases are treatable.

Extracts from hemp and cannabis including CBD oil have been found to have anti-tumor effects.  These substances assist the immune system to increase tumor cell death….and have been show to stop cancer cells from growing.

CBD is also shown to be effective in managing symptoms caused by cancer.  For example, studies reveal that CBD is fantastic at managing inflammation and pain.

CBD oil is also a good treatment option for Lymphoma since it is a powerful yet natural pain killer.  Plus it helps deal with the symptoms such as loss of energy, fatigue, and lethargy.

The reason CBD works so well is because it stimulates your dog’s natural Endocannabinoid system to create these beneficial effects.  CBD also will indirectly help people and animals to regain their appetite and curb symptoms like nausea and vomiting.

CBD Can Treat Epilepsy and Seizures

Seizures are much more common in dogs than in cats.  it’s estimated that 5% of the dog population have seizures.   Most dogs with severe cases of re-occurring “grand mal seizures” will be treated by your vet with conventional drugs such as potassium bromide and phenobarbital.

These substance my help control seizures but they are extremely toxic to your dogs internal organs particularly the liver.  The drugs are NOT effective in all cases either.

CBD has been shown to work well in drug-resistant epilepsy.   The therapeutic use of CBD also exerts anti-convulsion effects on animals.

There are several types of seizures in dogs:

  • Idiopathic epilepsy – harmless to the brain
  • Symptomatic epilepsy – this type comes with lesions in the structure or caused by brain damage
  • Cluster seizures- exceed a single seizure in one day
  • Constant seizures

Brain cancer and encephalitis are the most severe issues liked to seizures in dogs.  Exposure to poison and stroke also can cause seizures in your dog.

CBD oil works to control seizures by lowering the neuron activity on your pets brain.  Since there are already Cannabinoid receptors in our brains (humans and dogs) you can see why this treatment would be effective for this condition.

CBD Oil Relieves Pain

The natural cannabinoids in Hemp oil (CBD) are so effective that scientists are considering it as a breakthrough new class of drug for the treatment of chronic pain.

Research shows CBD is highly effective for decreasing pain – including nerve-related and neuropathy.  

Hemp oil also decrease the impact of inflammation on oxidative stress…prevents colitis (IBD) and help treat for leaky gut syndrome.

If that weren’t enough, Hemp Oil has antibiotic properties including (MRSA) Staphylococcus Aureus.

CBD – is it Legal?   – Is it Safe?

With so much research and studies available it is encouraging to see the health benefits – including that it is safe to use.
Even when hemp oil is taken in high doses over long periods of time there is no evidence of adverse effects.

CBD can decrease the activity in liver enzymes.  These enzymes come in to play to metabolize prescription medications…so if your dog is being treated with drugs you should double check with your vet before using CBD.

Products with CBD for dogs,cats, and horses contains ZERO or very little traces of THC.  Hemp Oil has zero THC and very little CBD.

All 50 states have approved the use of hemp-based CBD for humans and animal products.

Best CBD Oil – Choosing a Good CBD Oil For Your Dog

  • Get Organic ProductsOrganic means NO pesticides.  it also means no solvents or fungicides.  For potency you want CBD…not just Hemp Oil.
  • Get The Good Stuff Higher purity and higher quality means more active ingredients to get results.  It also means the cost is a little higher.  Don’t price shop!  You want oil free from additives.
  • Match the CBD Product for what you are Treating–  Hemp oil tinctures (drops) are a convenient way to consistently administer the exact dosage you are trying out.  Good for chronic conditions such as cancer,  pain, seizures, and lymphoma.   Hemp CBD treats (chew-able) are more of a low dosage way to use Hemp to treat anxiety, arthritis, hip and joint pain, separation, and stress.

If you decide to try this therapy, start your dog off slowly on your new treatment plan.  Remember it’s alright to start with Hemp Oil and those products can show some therapeutic results.  Just know that it contains a less amount of CBD.   Don’t listen to the skeptics if they say this isn’t a good option for your dog.   The research has been done and it’s worth a try since the results look so very promising.

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Best of luck and please leave your questions…experiences…or feedback in the comment section below

46 Comments on “CBD Oil for Dogs -Treatment for Cancer, Seizures, Anxiety, and Pain Relief”

  1. This is an incredible web site. So much information!
    Having a son with seizures and a nephew with Autism, I have been studying up on the benefits of the CBD oil’s. I never once thought of it for my dogs. (I have 2)

    Thank you for all of the information your website has provided for me! I will be bookmarking this site.


  2. I knew that cannabis oil was used for treating epilepsy and it was only recently approved in the UK to be prescribed by GP. I really impressed to find out the same can be used for canines suffering from such ailments. I was scared of the canine getting high on cannabis but reading through that is not the case
    eye opener.

  3. Hi Tim, although I am not a dog owner yet I was very interested to read that you can use the cbd oil on your pets. Does it work for cats as well? I would guess so. It just amazes me what a wonder plant hemp is. In so many ways good for the soil and clothes and oil and the list goes on. You probably save a lot of money by using it rather than going to the vet every time. I really want a dog. Ahhh

    1. This is a really good question.  Hemp oil (CBD) is safe for cats and dogs.  For cats you never want to use essential oils (aromatherapy ones) because they are toxic to them.   Stay away from:

      Wintergreen oilPeppermint oilCitrus oil (including lemon oil)Tea tree oil (melaleuca oil)Pine oilEucalyptus oilCinnamon oil

      Hemp oil is not an essential oil…it’s an extract and totally safe.  Here’s the one my neighbor uses for his cat that has joint pain and inflammation.  There are some other good ones…just be sure to get organic.

  4. OMG when I came across this, I cannot tell you how relieved I am that there is CBD Oil for dogs.  My dog is an older babe and he’s got some issues.  Anxiety is a big one, and I can’t wait to try this and see how he does with the CBD Oil.  I just can’t believe they make it for dogs.  I’ve been wanting to try it for myself, but now with it for my guy?  This is great.  Thanks for the great info.  Babs

  5. Being a dog owner myself, I was surprised to find out that CBD oil can be administered to dogs too.  This natural product has seen a very high growth and popularity lately and the benefits seem to be real!  I have seen my dog going from being very active to a very sluggish walk in the last few month.  She’s a 10 year old standard poodle and they are known for being prone to hip injury.  I wonder if I gave her some of this CBD if it would help her get up the stairs quicker.  Did you have any experience giving it to a dog? And what were the results?

    1. I haven’t used CBD for my dogs yet.  I have a senior dog that suffers from Cushing’s and Vestibular syndrome so I am treating her with other organic substances.  I have a close friend who uses this for his dog for anxiety and separation issues and it works wonders.   

      His report to me and experiences from other people I know who are using this with their pets have all given positive feedback. None of them mentioned any negative effects.   My other senior dog is starting to slow down and I’ve just ordered some…but have not tried it with him yet.

  6. Hi and thanks for the great review of CBD oil. I think that slowly but surely the world will wake up to the rack that this oil is an amazing and natural remedy for so many things. Hopefully our elected officials will take note and make sure we all start pushing this medically. Thanks Kenny 

  7. Funnily enough I was reading an article a couple of months ago where Woody Harleson was covering certain benefits of CBD oil and what his hemp company/brand were planning on doing around them (that’s right – the actor!). 

    It’s really nice to see that they’ve found a really natural form of treating dogs with this – people don’t seem to realise that only one element in cannabis gets you high (THC) – it has many other medical benefits that modern medicine is now looking into more seriously and picking up on. 

  8. I’ve learned so much from your article.I didn’t know cbd can be used for dogs. I thought it’s only for humans. But it makes sense because dogs can suffer the same health condition as humans. I have friend that have dogs that have anxiety and other health problems. Their dogs are on bunch medications and they are not without side effects. I will share this information with them. I am sure their dogs can benefit from CBD oil. Thank you so much for sharing this information. Very helpful.

    1. There are many CBD products out now for dogs, cats, and horses.   Many pet owners have turned to CBD because traditional veterinarian medicine can’t find a them cure or relief from their symptoms.

      This is real science…with a natural product….and you are right in that big pharma hates this.  CBD will continue to grow though especially since governments can capitalize on tax revenue.

  9. If CBD oil is useful for so many health problems, maybe that’s why it has been illegal until fairly recently. It might threaten the profits that the big pharmaceutical companies are making from their patented medicines that are much more expensive. Like other herbal remedies, CBD oil can’t be patented. Maybe the companies will try to derive something from cannabis that they can patent.

  10. Hi Tim,

    I just read your article on CBD Oil for Dogs which is really very good and useful for dog lovers.This oil is used for many kind of treatments like cancer, seizures, anxiety and pain relief. This is really very good for dogs. We have to take care of the animals because they cannot tell whats going on with them. The main thing is it is totally natural and save..


  11. I didn’t know that you could use any oil on a dog let alone CBD oil. But I’m glad that it can be a natural treatment for certain conditions. My dog had to be put down years ago because she was having seizures and in one episode she fell down the stairs and that caused her brain to swell. Maybe if I had known about this back then, it would’ve prevented the seizures. 

    1. The CBD market is fairly new…and until I did my research this year I was not clear on the difference between these products and the ones that contain THC that get you…or your dog “high”.

      The medical uses and benefits for people (particularly those with cancer and chronic pain) is indisputable.   I can only imagine how incredible this can be for dogs suffering through the same conditions.  I’ve seen it…and I’m a believer.

  12. Hey Tim:

    Thank you for this amazing article.  I was not aware that there were cannabinoid-based products for pets as well as for humans.  It is a telling thing that the research indicates that they are so very helpful.  For people with beloved pets who are suffering, I am sure this is great news.

  13. Great write up. I wasn’t aware CBD oil was used for anxiety. Recently my dog, which is older, howls and barks non-stop when we have to leave him home alone in the evenings. We’ve been giving him some kind of sleeping pill so that the neighbors don’t complain. I’m interested to know how CBD oil is administered and if you think it would treat this issue? Thanks in advance for your help.

    1. Many times dogs will bark when they have separation anxiety.  Hemp Oil and CBD Oil can help calm animals that are stressed, anxious, or frightened.  The dosage will depend on your dogs weight and the strength of the product you use.  The recommended dosage guidelines are marked on all packaging.  If you try it…start out slow.

  14. This is a great site. Its good to see the advice regarding CBD Oil and what it can do to help people/animals that are suffering. There are so many people who are not educated and just see the word cannabis and automatically think the worst. Having sites like this is so refreshing as it actually has content to let people see the good things that it can actually do. Well done for creating this site.

    1. Thanks Rob!  I do believe there is a bit of change coming in the way our society views the world and the living creatures in it.   What started as grass roots is now getting to be a little more mainstream.    More folks wanting to follow the chain of where their food comes from and how animals are being treated in that process.

      We’re smarter now and we know better on how to take care of our pets too.  Thanks again for the kind feedback and for checking in!

  15. This is very interesting.  Often we dont look at similar remedies to what we use.  Even though in so many cases our pets are just like our kids.  I find it interesting that I would come onto this article.  A few days ago I was reading an article about a farmer that used some CBD oil on his horse to try and help with the effects of an infection and it seemed to work quite well.  I really think many people need to get past the connotations and look at the health benefits for people and animals alike.  This was a very informative article.

    1. I’m guilty of having preconceived notions and in the past have lumped CBD oil in with other cannabis products.  That is a huge misconception.  But things are coming to light and like you said –people want natural alternatives to consider.  There is a definite place for conventional medicine but we need to know all of the options when it comes to our health and well-being….as well as our pets.

  16. Great write up about CBD usage in pet therapy. It’s something that I am always curious about and hoping that cannabis will be legalized in my country so that more sick dogs can benefit from its pain-relieve effect. So many synthetic medication isn’t working for those with cancer and through legalization, I am hoping that vets and owners will be more inclined to consider it as part of the treatment plan. 

  17. Hi Tim, I’m really sad for no finding this site earlier, this year one of my dogs died because of seizures, we took him to the doctor right away but they could not do anything about it 🙁 It’s good to know this kind of things so that wont happened anymore. Thank you so much!

  18. Although I have yet to try this with my own pets, I like knowing that CBD oil is an option for when neurological or pain related issues begin to surface. No one wants to see their pet suffer. I would definitely prefer to use this option than some sort of opiate based pain relief option. I think it leads to a greater outcome with less side effects. Keep up the great work!

  19. I’ve heard of using essential oils for dogs, but it never occurred to me, for some reason, to try CBD oil on them. Makes sense that it could help calm them, ease cancer symptoms, etc. when it is so useful in humans. Thanks for sharing the right stuff to give your dogs. I’m going to get some and give it to my very anxious pup, Tash.

  20. Hey there! This was a very interesting read. I had no idea something like this existed for dogs. I have a dog who suffers from joint and back pain. The meds that I’ve tried don’t help even the ones that the vet gave me. I will get this and hopefully it helps her. I appreciate your time in writing this post with so much details. 


  21. I have been hearing more and more lately about CBD oil for animals as well as people.  I do have a co-worker who gives his dog CBD oil for anxiety and he says it works well.  I didn’t realize there were so many other conditions that can potentially be treated with CBD.  Would you recommend treats, or oil drops as the best way to consume the CBD oil?  Our dog is about 12 years old and she looks like she is in pain at times, especially when getting up off the ground. I believe that is the arthritis setting in.  Thanks for this informative review, I look forward to hearing back from you.

    1. So sorry to hear that your old girl is starting to slow down.  I know firsthand how tough that is to watch.  If you decide the CBD is going to end up as a maintancevfor her inflation and pain management then the tincture (drops) is the way to go.  Treats are good to have around as a backup or occasional treatment for anxiety, stress, or separation.   The full effects if CBD sometimes need a loading period so may take a few days or week.   Drops better consistency.

  22. I have heard that CBD oil has many benefits for people for a variety of issues from relieving cancer symptoms to mental health issues too, so I see no reason why it shouldn’t be an amazing natural remedy for our furry friends too! I’m not sure if CBD oil is legal everywhere, especially if it has traces of THC. However Marijuana has just been legalized in South Africa for private home use and I believe it has also been legalized in Canada recently too, so I am sure CBD oil will become more readily available and more mainstream soon. 

    1. Great points- and there is so much confusion in the language so it’s hard for legislators to know what they are voting for or against.  There is no THC in CBD… made from the plant while Hemp oil is from the seeds (also no THC).  The ingredient that offers the most therapeutic benefit is Cannabidiol which is the big difference in the two.  Hemp oil has very little while CBD is the thing that delivers the real stuff.  Still no THC.  Big pharma trying to kill CBD for obvious reasons.  I’ve seen first hand how this helped people with cancer, lymphoma, epilepsy, PSTD, chronic pain, and psychological conditions such as anxiety and depression.

  23. Wow! Didn’t know dogs suffer from so many of the same ailments as we do. That’s sad especially knowing how we suffer. But it is get they can find relief. The only problem I have with hemp oil product is that it should be legal so we don’t have to depend on others, so much to relieve our pains. We should be able to grow in our backyards food and natural medicine if it a available. Too much governmental control is costing us lives, unnecessarily. Thats all. Lakesha

  24. I’m starting to hear so much about the amazing benefits of CBD oil, as I go about doing my research for my children’s eczema. It never occurred to me that it could be used for dogs as well! Reducing anxiety, treating cancer, seizures, etc. I forgot that dogs would have these problems as well. Thank you for bringing awareness so that dog owners can stay informed and make the best health choices for their dogs. 

  25. OMG this post is very eye opening and mind boggling. I never knew you could use CBD oil to cure dogs that are suffering from anxiety, epilepsy, seizures and even cancer. This is an amazing result to hear. This means that dogs can be cure easily when they have any of these illness. And it will increase their life span. However, the question that I have in relationship to this treatment is, does it have any side effect issues to it? Thanks for the post Tim, I really enjoyed it.

  26. It’s interesting to see that CBD oil is now legalised in the states, I’m not sure if this is the case here in the UK?

    I think with so much research being conducted and lots of benefits being found it is something that should definitely be considered on a more widespreadh basis if there is a geniune chance it could help.

    My current dogs are quite young and in good health, however before them we had a dog who lived to be quite old and towards the end she got very frail and not in good shape, we never did try anything like CBD oil but with articles like this I do have to wonder if it would have helped her.

    I must admit I haven’t done a lot of personal research into this topic but it’s good that it is satarting to get more awareness as it will make people like me stop and take notice.

    1. There still is some tricky legislation in the UK regarding CBD.  Many distributors are operating in a gray area since it is NOT legal in the UK for mass distribution or sale.    

      “We have come to the opinion that products containing Cannabidiol (CBD) used for medical purposes are a medicine. Medicinal products must have a product license before they can be legally sold, supplied or advertised in the UK, unless exempt. Licensed medicinal products have to meet safety, quality and efficacy standards to protect public health” MHRA Statement 

      MHRA released this statement last month pertaining to veterinary medical use of CBD.

  27. Hi Tim,

    thanks once again for so many useful informations. I think that cannabis products for healing of people and animals should be more on the market and in stores. My friend who owns a shelter for dogs actually gave some similar product like this one you showed here, to a dog that has been hit by a car. She said that they had to first give her proper care, and than after 2 weeks she used this and it helped the dog to feel better. I’m glad that there are products like this and when used properly, they can do many good to the ‘user’. Sometimes it is a taboo to mention cannabis because it refers to different things, but I think that people should consider this alternative more and use it wisely.Regards,Strahinja 

    1. That’s right…lots of confusion out there on this topic.  Thank you for sharing a great example of how this type of treatment can work in complimentary way with conventional medicine.

  28. Hi Tim! Nice to land in your post again! 

    It’s funny when you said that “your dogs won’t get high!” Because that’s exactly what’s on my (silly) mind while reading your intro.

    I read an article about CBD Oil recently, and it’s benefits, it is surprising to know that it is available for dogs too. It is so true that humans are no different from dogs

    I think CBD Oil is the best alternative medicine since it’s made from natural ingredients.

    Although I don’t own a dog yet, but I will keep this in mind, and would recommend your site to a friend. Thanks for sharing!

  29. I have heard great things about CBD oil. I have never thought about using it with my dog, though! Your article really helped me to understand more about it (I had heard of it but wasn’t sure if it was legal and haven’t looked into it much) and I think it would be a great option for both animals and people if they are suffering from something it could possibly help. Thank you so much for the info!

  30. I read your article with great interest and it’s good to know that it can be beneficial in dogs as well as humans, although the thought of using it for pets never occurred to me.  

    I am excited that we are seeing new opportunities to use CBD medicinally for some very serious, life-threatening and certainly quality of life issues and thankful that we can use them for our pets;  I would advise anyone using CBD oil or Hemp Oil (2 totally different oils) do so at the advice of their vet.

    Looking forward to more information on the subject!  Thank you!

    1. Great advice…most veterinary doctors are very much aware of the benefits of CBD…which can work in conjunction with conventional medicine so…as you noted…. its best to include your vet in the discussion if you’re a pet parent looking to use this as an additional treatment.  They can help set a good dosage based on current medications and general health of the dog.

  31. Hi there Tim (You have a great name!)

    I came across your site as a member of Wealthy Affiliate.

    I will be buying next year. We will be moving to a provincial style property and will have the space and the wife wants one for nights when I am not there, so we probably need to read up on possible problems.

    Can CBD also be used on humans and other animals or is it restricted to dogs?

    I literally have no knowledge about this so found your post very informative


    1. CBD oils is a popular medical treatment method for people…dogs, cats, and horses.  It really does wonders for chronic pain and inflammation, seizures, and anxiety.  It is also effective in helping sooth many cancer treatment symptoms and is know to strengthen the immune system.

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