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I am going to try CBD oil to prevent another Staph skin outbreak. It is under control by using conventional meds to take care of it initially but I need something natural to sustain skin health. Where can I get a good quality CBD oil and what would the dose be? She weighs 60 pounds.
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Why do you think this will prevent a staph infection on her skin? And why is she getting them? Is she digging at herself?
 

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I am trying alternative therapies. It started with a flea allergy. She has been wearing an E collar when unsupervised. Her skin is clear now and I want to be pro-active.
 

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So again...why do you think CBD oil will prevent a staph infection and promote skin health?
 

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Did you read studies that it has affect on skin health? Anything to indicate this would be a good option? I've taken CBD oil and it had no affect on my skin. Excellent for nerve pain, nothing for the skin though.
 

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I would use colloidal silver as it has healing benefits for what you are describing.
 

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I wouldn't be so quick to jump on the miracle marijuana band wagon, people are throwing CBD at everything right now.. Digestive issues, Skin issues, Nerve issues.. If I'm not mistaken it just became legal in 2015, I personally wouldn't want to be using my dog as a lab rat for something that new and biasedly tested. All the pot heads will surely claim it's perfectly safe. I'd be looking at diet and environmental things more in depth instead of trying to mask a problem. A healthy dog isn't going to just eat itself for no reason unless it's neurotic.. it doesn't need drugs or preventative measures.. it's own immune system
should be its preventative measure.

Food for thought though people have been giving cats catnip since the dawn of time to get cats high...
 

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I wouldn't be so quick to jump on the miracle marijuana band wagon, people are throwing CBD at everything right now.. Digestive issues, Skin issues, Nerve issues.. If I'm not mistaken it just became legal in 2015, I personally wouldn't want to be using my dog as a lab rat for something that new and unbiasedly tested. All the pot heads will surely claim it's perfectly safe. I'd be looking at diet and environmental things more in depth instead of trying to mask a problem. A healthy dog isn't going to just eat itself for no reason unless it's neurotic.. it doesn't need drugs or preventative measures.. it's own immune system
should be its preventative measure.

Food for thought though people have been giving cats catnip since the dawn of time to get cats high...


I have show dog friends here in Oklahoma that use CBD oil on a few of their dogs. They’ve had very good results with regards to arthritis. The CBD is derived from hemp, not marijuana plants. No THC. No one is getting high.
 

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I have show dog friends here in Oklahoma that use CBD oil on a few of their dogs. They’ve had very good results with regards to arthritis. The CBD is derived from hemp, not marijuana plants. No THC. No one is getting high.

I never said it makes you high, I was referring to catnip. But since you brought it up does it alter your state of mind in any way shape or form? Make you relaxed?
 

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CSU and Cornell are both doing studies with CBD for arthritis. I can attest to the decreased pain from my neck fusion. Many people I know with RA are taking this and have decreased pain. CBD oil isn't snake oil. There are many peer reviewed studies for various illnesses.

however, I have never seen one for skin health or antibiotic properties. Personally, if there were my dog, I would get a shot of Cytopoint to stop the digging and let the skin heal. I would look more into diet with oils like primrose oil and salmon oil to help the O3:O6 ratio. CBD oil isn't not cheap and there is no indication that it has any skin health properties. Arthritis...Cancer...Pain...Yes. Skin? No.

My friend uses the full spectrum from this company for her senior
Taste the LOVE - Home
They have a process that has taken out all the THC.
 

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I never said it makes you high, I was referring to catnip. But since you brought it up does it alter your state of mind in any way shape or form? Make you relaxed?


Leaving for work and don’t have time to type up a big reply.

Relaxed? Not like you mean. I know someone who uses it specifically for his anxiety. Made a world of difference for him. No THC in his formula.
 

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wolfy dog , this is the post anti biotic age .
we do need to look at the medical application of alternative solutions where are antibiotic arsenal is failing .

USNEA is effective , safe .

CBD oil , which would disappoint the "pot heads" because the thc content is low to trace , less than 3%.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/410815/a-new-mrsa-defense/

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/np8002673

cbd oil also showing great promise in lyme disease -- co-infections reduction
one specialist said "kicks it to the curb"

had discussion with forward looking vet with difficult dog "itch" cases where there
was no relief no matter what approach attempted . Discussion drifted to co-infections
and that cbd oil and other non-antibiotic treatments might be the answer.
 

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Leaving for work and don’t have time to type up a big reply.

Relaxed? Not like you mean. I know someone who uses it specifically for his anxiety. Made a world of difference for him. No THC in his formula.
In an otherwise young healthy dog I would look for alternative options, personally I wouldn't want a dumbed down version of my dog. I like his spunk, spitfire and the sparkle in his eye. Wolfy have you tried Zyrtec ?
Pain is good, it is what helps us gauge what we are capable of doing so that we don't over damage our bodies. GSD especially know no limits. A few hours before my hemangioma sarcoma dog passed away he was at the stage where he was refusing food and water and dying, yet he still tried to go for a swim in the pool even on his death bed. There is a time and place for certain drugs, this wouldn't be my first choice for this situation.
 

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In an otherwise young healthy dog I would look for alternative options, personally I wouldn't want a dumbed down version of my dog. I like his spunk, spitfire and the sparkle in his eye. Wolfy have you tried Zyrtec ?


Taking CBD for MY arthritis, I can tell you it doesn’t do anything to “dumb me down”. I can’t repeat myself enough times to say there is no THC in the oil. It’s not marijuana. Now Zyrtec on the other hand turns me into a zombie.
 

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Taking CBD for MY arthritis, I can tell you it doesn’t do anything to “dumb me down”. I can’t repeat myself enough times to say there is no THC in the oil. It’s not marijuana. Now Zyrtec on the other hand turns me into a zombie.
How extensively has this been studied in dogs? In other species? And the dosage? Zyrtec is one of the few antihistamines that don't make you drowsy so I can't explain your zombieness.
 

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In an otherwise young healthy dog I would look for alternative options, personally I wouldn't want a dumbed down version of my dog. I like his spunk, spitfire and the sparkle in his eye. Wolfy have you tried Zyrtec ?
Pain is good, it is what helps us gauge what we are capable of doing so that we don't over damage our bodies. GSD especially know no limits. A few hours before my hemangioma sarcoma dog passed away he was at the stage where he was refusing food and water and dying, yet he still tried to go for a swim in the pool even on his death bed. There is a time and place for certain drugs, this wouldn't be my first choice for this situation.
While I do not believe CBD oil is the best choice for skin issues, I just wanted to address what I bolded. I give my boy CBD because he has a high level of anxiety. It does not “dumb him down” in any way, shape or form. It doesn’t change his personality, make him dull, reduce his drive or his spunk. It doesn’t make him less energetic. It DOES make him react better to environment stimuli that would shut him down without it.

FYI, antihistamines like Zyrtec or Benadryl are far more likely to cause drowsiness than CBD oil is.
 

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How extensively has this been studied in dogs? In other species? And the dosage? Zyrtec is one of the few antihistamines that don't make you drowsy so I can't explain your zombieness.
One of the listed side effects of Zyrtec is drowsiness. It says it right on the bottle.
 
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