There are more and more studies on the benefits that cannabinoids, extracted from the cannabis plant, have for our dogs and cats. Today I’m going to tell you a little bit about them and how they can help our furries with some common problems such as stress or joint pain.

What are Cannabinoids?

There are different plants with the name cannabis, hemp or marijuana that differ from each other by their biochemical profile, their size and the amount of fiber they have.

Cannabinoids are chemical substances extracted from these plants that can be classified into different categories. Each has its own structure and the effects of its consumption will be different.

There are several cannabinoids that have weak or no psychoactivity (not placed) and are very useful as therapeutic substances. If we use those with a low concentration of THC

It is an approved raw material for animal feed according to Regulation EC 767/2009.

Cronicare

Today I am going to talk to you about Cronicare, a food supplement made with cannabis extract and fish oil that works as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anxiolytic.

The phytocannabinoids used (Cannabinol, cannabigerol or cannabidiol) have important anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant and neuroprotective effects that, supported by the anti-inflammatory and cognitive function of Omega 3 fatty acids, make it ideal for treating cases of:

  • Chronic pain
  • Joint problems
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Cancer
  • Inflammatory processes
  • Neurodegenerative diseases such as Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Ictus
  • Stress and anxiety

Before using this product you should consult your veterinarian or ethologist (if it is a question of stress or anxiety without physical cause). They will be able to tell you if it is a good match for you and the correct dosage for your dog or cat. Remember never to substitute any treatment or modify it without first consulting a professional.

Our experience with CBD

We’ve appreciated some unusual behavior at Link for some time now. These are very subtle signs, but as we know him, we knew something was wrong.

The X-rays showed us some old injuries in the back area that could be caused by a fall, a hit-and-run or something similar.

Our veterinarian, after consulting with an orthopedic surgeon, neurologist and ethologist and our physiotherapist agree that it is possibly a nervous issue, specifically a radiculopathy.

In view of this situation, they recommended that we treat the discomfort it could have and the stress it was causing, so we decided, with the help of our vet, to try Cronicare.

As a disadvantage I have to say that Link doesn’t like the taste at all… He is very rare and if he refuses something it is impossible for him to take it, so for the moment we have only managed to get him to take half the daily dose.

Even so, we can clearly see its effect. He is much calmer and most of the behaviours we appreciated have diminished:

  • Vocalizations
  • Nervousness
  • Hyperesthesia
  • Excessive gameplay without control, which led to disagreements with Zelda
  • Pain relief positions (to avoid pain)

And they come back when he’s not taking it for a few days. For example, a couple of weekends ago we had a trip and he went 3 days without taking it. When we got back we noticed a slight worsening of the symptoms.

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