Updated: Oct 22
Pit bulls are probably the most misunderstood type of dog on the planet. To start with, they are not actually a breed, but a type of dog. Nonetheless, pit bull owners know how amazing they are. They are extremely loyal, loving dogs, with excellent temperaments. Unfortunately, the pit bull, while generally strong, robust, energetic dogs, are prone to several health problems.
Pit bull owners are experiencing great results using CBD to help their beloved pitties to promote overall well-being. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical found in cannabis. It is not psychoactive, unlike tetrahydrocannabinol or “THC”. CBD interacts with the body via the endocannabinoid system—which is a made up of an interconnected chain of receptors that reside in the brain, nervous system, glands, and organs. These receptors help with health and healing.
Pit Bull aficionados are using CBD to:
Calm Their Pit
Pitties love their families so much that they can suffer from separation anxiety. They are also prone to noise and travel anxiety. Because pit bulls are large, powerful, and energetic dogs, when not properly trained, they can end up in shelters. With no fault on the part of the dog, this shelter experience can lead to a whole host of anxiety disorders in the dog that adopters must deal with. Giving CBD can help a dog feel calmer and more relaxed.
Stop the Scratching:
CBD may also act as an anti-inflammatory and can help itchy pit bulls by bolstering the immune system, thereby reducing the need to scratch. Pit bulls can have skin problems due to allergies caused by pollen, plants, ticks, fleas, flies and even from the wheat products found in dog food.
Kill the Pain
Sadly, pit bulls tend to develop problems in their joints, are prone to hip dysplasia, problems with their knees, and arthritis. While these conditions may need surgery to repair, pain might be alleviated with CDB. CBD may soothe many parts of a dog’s body. It might also help relieve nausea and improve a dog’s appetite. Some studies show CBD helps reduce seizures in dogs.
Give it a Try
CBD is legal in all 50 states. Since there are no toxins in CBD, there is no known risk in administering it to your dog and you cannot overdose your dog. You will not make your dog high. The key to dosing is to find out what works best for your pit bull. Start low and go slow. For anxiety, you may see a positive change in your dog within 30 minutes. For pain, it may take several days to a couple of weeks to see your pup regain some pep in their step. Check out our dosing page to help you get started!