Should You Use CBD for Your Dog During Surgery Recovery?

Stephen Cital is a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) and a Surgical Research Anesthetist (SRA) through the Academy of Surgical Research. Additionally, Stephen attained the Registered Laboratory Animal Technician (RLAT) and became one of the first Veterinary Cannabis Counselors (VCC) in the country.

Stephen also serves as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioners (CVPP) through the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. If you'd like to know more about him, you can check out his Instagram, watch an interview of him on Youtube, or visit his website.  

Is CBD Useful After Surgery?  

Today Stephen Cital is going to educate pet owners on using CBD for their pet after surgery. As pet parents, we do not want our pets to be in pain.  CBD has anti inflammatory properties, and with that can at times be helpful for their pain. However, we want to know if we can use it after surgery and during recovery. Surgery is not a rare occasion in our pets. Although we'd like to avoid it, PetMed does says it happens fairly often. Stephen Cital is here to answer the question for us as to whether or not we should include CBD in our pets recovery in the event they do have surgery. 


In the video, Stephen says the following:

"A lot of dog owners want to know is CBD useful after surgery? And the answer, at least in my opinion and based on some of the research out there is yes. In addition to non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, which a lot of dogs will receive after surgery, sometimes they'll receive narcotics, things like buprenorphine. Sometimes they will even go home with some oxycodone, CBD is a great addition to any of those medications or by itself post-surgery", he says. 

"However, we want to discuss this with our veterinarian because CBD sometimes at higher doses can lead to increased clotting times. Increased clotting times means increased bleeding times, or it might make the incision ooze a little bit of blood, which maybe isn't the best thing for your pet". 

Thank you Stephen Cital for the information and expertise surrounding CBD and surgery recovery. 


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