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My dog is on medication, can I still use CBD?Updated 7 months ago

If you are considering adding CBD Happy-Furever™ to your dog's health regimen and they are currently on medication, while it's safe to do so, here are some considerations to keep in mind!

Complementary Use:

  • CBD is not a prescription medication; it is a supplement. Many pet owners have found it beneficial to use CBD Happy-Furever™ alongside their dog’s existing medications.

  • It is crucial, however, to understand that CBD should not be used as a substitute for prescribed medications unless specifically directed by a veterinarian. With that being said, you can undoubtedly use CBD to wean off the use of certain medications like anxiety medication or NSAIDs (painkillers/anti-inflammatory medication).

Veterinary Guidance:

  • Not all veterinarians may be fully aware of the potential benefits of CBD as vets are not allowed to prescribe CBD Oil as it's not considered a prescription drug, and many vets would rather just adopt a 'do no harm' approach to protect their patients and their practice.

  • Therefore, when discussing CBD with your vet, it's helpful to come from a place of seeking guidance rather than expecting them to advocate for its use.

  • This approach allows you to take responsibility for the choice while seeking their professional insight on how to do so safely.

CBD and Medication Interactions:

  • Understanding the interaction of CBD with other medications is crucial. CBD is a known competitive inhibitor of the cytochrome P450 enzyme system in the liver, which metabolizes many pharmaceuticals.

  • This means that if your dog is on medication, CBD could lead to the effect of 'potentiation', where the drugs become more effective, stronger, or last longer than intended.

  • This can be beneficial as it allows for lower dosages, reduced side-effects and enhanced therapeutic outcomes due to the synergistic effects of CBD and medications.

Administration and Dosage:

  • Always administer CBD separately from your dog's medications to avoid immediate interactions.

  • This means giving them at different times of the day.

  • Also, never consider CBD a complete replacement for traditional treatments, especially in urgent situations that require medical intervention.

To sum up, while CBD Happy-Furever™ can be a valuable addition to your dog's wellness routine, it is important to keep these considerations in mind, and should you want to approach your vet, always approach with the frame of taking responsibility so that they feel safe to advise you on how to proceed.

We have had many breakthroughs and case studies of dog owners using CBD Happy-Furever™ with their sick and ailing dogs that are on medication, and the transformations are amazing!

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