Sometimes the bite is worse than the bark. Rabies is one of the most harmful viruses affecting mammals, including dogs. Without treatment, infected animals typically die within a week of showing symptoms. The fatal but preventable viral disease is mostly found in wild animals (raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes), however, dogs are the main source of rabies deaths in the United States. “Man’s best friend” is responsible for 99% of all rabies transmission.
When a dog is bitten or scratched by a rabid animal, the rabies virus, Lyssavirus, triggers inflammation in the spinal cord and brain, resulting in devastating rabies symptoms that cause a rapid decline in the dog’s health.
CBD helps relieve many of these rabies symptoms.
Although CBD is not a viable treatment for rabies, it offers a wealth of health benefits that deliver powerful relief from harmful symptoms.
We’ll talk more about how CBD helps your dog heal, but first, let’s learn more about rabies...
What Is Rabies?
Rabies is a viral disease that’s transmitted through direct contact with saliva or nervous system tissue from an infected animal.
If left untreated, here’s how the rabies virus spreads through the body...
- An animal is bitten by a rabid animal.
- The rabies virus in the infected saliva enters the wound.
- The virus travels through the nerves (approximately 3 -12 weeks) to the spinal cord and brain.
- The rabies virus multiplies rapidly and spreads to the salivary glands.
- The infected animal begins to show signs of the disease.
- The animal usually dies within a week of showing symptoms.
What Are the Symptoms of Rabies?
Early diagnosis is key to delaying the onset of the rabies virus and ultimately saving your dog’s life. Be on the lookout for these common rabies symptoms:
- Excessive drooling or foaming
The debilitating virus can be fatal, which is why most states have laws mandating rabies vaccinations.
Get your dogs vaccinated! They’re counting on you to take care of them!
Seek Medical Care Immediately for Rabies
Good pet owners know to keep a close eye on their pups and steer clear of aggressive animals, but sometimes dog bites are unavoidable at a dog park or on a walk or a hike. If you suspect your dog was bitten by a rabid animal, wash the site of the bite ASAP with soap and water and seek medical attention immediately.
Even if your dog’s rabies vaccination is up to date, you MUST get your pet to the vet for:
- A complete health assessment
- Additional wound cleansing
- A booster vaccination
Once you’re back home, give your pup CBD.
Medical Mikes Full-Spectrum Dog CBD Oil delivers powerful rabies relief to help your dog heal. Here’s how it works...
CBD for Rabies Relief
Like humans, dogs also have an endocannabinoid system. CBD, a healing cannabinoid, binds to the receptors of the endocannabinoid system. These receptors are located throughout the dog’s body to control many vital bodily functions, including pain control and inflammatory and immune response. CBD’s interaction with the endocannabinoid system helps boost the dog’s immune system to fight off the invading rabies infection.
CBD helps reduce the pain associated with animal bites: Cannabidiol increases the level of anandamide—a compound associated with pain perception and mood stability. CBD inhibits the enzyme that breaks down anandamide, allowing higher concentrations of the compound to circulate through the dog’s bloodstream, which increases your pet’s pain threshold. More anandamide = less pain from animal bites.
CBD contains potent antiviral and antibacterial properties: Studies have shown CBD is a potent antibiotic and antiviral compound. So, it’s an effective, natural supplement that delivers powerful rabies relief to help your dog heal.
CBD helps wounds heal: Cannabidiol helps wounds heal due to its antiseptic properties that promote healthy cells. CBD also soothes the soreness and inflammation from rabid animal bites.
CBD has powerful anti-inflammatory properties: Cannabidiol helps to regulate the production of pro-inflammatory proteins known as cytokines. These small proteins affect the growth of cells responsible for the body’s immune and inflammation response. When released, cytokines signal the immune system to step it up, reducing inflammation and hastening the healing of rabies symptoms.
Get your dogs vaccinated!
CBD delivers powerful relief to help your dog heal.
Dogs will always be there for you ~ take care of them!