Man’s best friend shares the aches and illnesses of old age – now a study offers a little help for them
We love and consider them family, so as they age we want to help our little loves. As they age, our dogs often suffer a decline in functioning and can get sick more often. Because there is almost nothing sadder than a dog that’s feeling sick, you can give your dog hemp seed oil full of vitamin E and vitamin A to help their immune system fight any chemicals, drugs, pesticides and toxins that your dog may pick up in its day-to-day life.
Also, medical research has given some hope to older dogs. A study from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University revealed hemp oil can help aging dogs suffering from joint pain.
According to the study, a hemp-based medicine developed by ElleVet Sciences is “efficacious for pain in dogs with osteoarthritis, chronic joint pain and geriatric pain and soreness; with dramatic beneficial effects in our more geriatric patients.” The first-of-its-kind study took eight months to complete and examined how ElleVet’s soft chews metabolized and how it relieved joint pain in canines.
Joseph Wakshlag, associate professor of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine presented the findings of the first pharmacokinetic study and clinical trial on the use of cannabinoids to treat dogs with osteoarthritis and multi-joint pain at the Veterinary Meeting & Expo. The university partnered with ElleVet Sciences to conduct this double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
The study found that dogs who took ElleVet’s proprietary hemp oil blend showed significant improvement over dogs that received the placebo. More than 80% of dogs who have used ElleVet Mobility soft chews have seen a significant or dramatic improvement. Veterinarians have called ElleVet soft chews, “A game changer that will change the face of veterinary medicine.”
Previously, anecdotal evidence from pet owners and animal clinics across the country have shown that hemp-based medicine greatly improves pain levels and quality of life for dogs with osteoarthritis and joint pain. The Cornel study backs up the anecdotal evidence. The VMX conference is the largest gathering of veterinary professionals in the United States.