The mere thought of our little four-legged friend getting sick makes us frustrated. Add the possibility of it developing cancer and watch that frustration and stress double. No matter how much we don’t want this to happen, it sometimes does. In those cases, all we can do is provide the best care to our pet and hope that things will get resolved.
Here are some facts you need to know about dogs and cancer: https://pets.webmd.com/dogs/guide/dogs-and-cancer-get-the-facts#1
Signs Of Cancer
Just like with humans, it is important to spot cancer in its early stages, because that gives us and our canine the best chances to win the disease. You need to observe your dog and watch for any signs of abnormal behavior. The symptoms can be very subtle in the beginning, so it takes your sharp eye to spot them and give your dog the care it deserves.
If you have noticed any kind of a change for the worse in your furry companion, the first thing you should do is contact the vet. They will know what to do. Although speaking to this professional is the best step, you still need to be able to spot these subtle signs that I have mentioned on your own. It often happens that they go unnoticed and disregarded, and that’s not what you want.
Coughing may not be an immediate sign of this disease, that’s for sure. It can be a signal of windpipe problems. If you notice that coughs are becoming more frequent and it goes on for a couple of days, then you definitely have something to be concerned about. Coupled with certain other symptoms, such as the ones you can see here, this can be a sign of lung cancer.
Lack of appetite and weight loss is the first and the most obvious signs of gastrointestinal cancer. Not everything is so obvious all the time, though. You can notice your dog shedding pounds while maintaining a great appetite and disregard this as something transitional. That’s the wrong way to go about it, since losing weight for no apparent reason is very dangerous.
Sometimes, nosebleeds can simply mean that your pup has a foreign object stuck, or that something scratched the insides of their nose. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, and nosebleeds shouldn’t be considered normal in any other scenario. Most often, they are another sign of some type of cancer.
There are many more signs and subtle symptoms of this disease and, as I have already said, you need to carefully observe your pet in order to spot them and provide treatment. Speaking of treatment, there seems to be some kind of a scientific breakthrough involving cannabis and its healthy compound called Cannabidiol. Let us see whether there is something to it.
Can CBD Cure It?
I suppose you are already familiar with Cannabidiol, or CBD, and the implications that go with it. It’s said to be helpful in the treatment of all kinds of diseases, both in humans and in animals. When it comes to our dogs, as you will see if you check out this source, it was proved that CBD can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and manage epileptic seizures.
The claims that it can cure cancer, however, have definitely not been supported. “Curing” is a word that is associated with something final, something concluding, and nobody can tell you for sure whether any therapy or any medicine can cure the cancer that your canine has developed. For one thing, it depends on the type.
What can be said is that CBD has proved to be helpful in achieving something called apoptosis. In short, that means that it can lead to the death of cancer cells and prevent new ones from developing. While CBD cannot get rid of the tumors in your pup’s body, it seems that it can stop their growth and even shrink them.
To answer your question – no, CBD cannot CURE cancer. This is a disease that requires more than one medicine to be incorporated in the treatment process. Incorporating CBD can be of great help, since apoptosis is the first step towards getting healthy. If you ask me, Cannabidiol is a powerful compound that should be used in this treatment.