CBD Oil For Rottweilers
The History of Rottweilers
To know the story of the Rottweiler, you have to travel all the way back to ancient Rome to find their ancestors. Back then, they didn’t look like the rottweilers of today. In fact, they weren’t even called rottweilers. That came thousands of years after. Back then they were known as “Molossus Dogs”. No, not molasses. “Molossus”. These huge, honourable pooches used to run alongside their owners into battle. A trait that they still carry today when it comes to the bond between pet and owner. For years, Molossus dogs are depicted beside roman rulers in castles and on the fields of battle. Eventually, they made their way into Germany when the Roman Empire moved to conquer Europe. From there, Germany adopted the companion as a trusty sheep herder. They made for great farm hands and could wrangle cattle and sheep with ease, due to their attentiveness, intelligence to understand direction and downright intimidation factor that they still hold today. Mix that together with a few hundred to a thousand years of breeding and you get the domesticated pups that we see today.
It’s not all intimidation and watching, however. Rottweilers are an extremely friendly and loving dog. In fact, they are actually quite needy. A rottweiler who does not feel loved, or is suffering from separation anxiety due to their owner neglecting or leaving them, will likely act out in aggressive ways. Not towards other humans or members of your family, but to members of your furniture.
They are also a very playful and fun loving pup. Rottweilers don’t require much exercise and actually tend to be quite docile. They have lost much of their battle-aggression over the centuries and now find themselves content to lay on the couch or at your feet, conquering belly rubs instead of kingdoms. The term “you get out what you put in” is especially true for this breed. If a rottweiler feels loved, supported and is happy in their family life, they will be an outstanding companion to any owner. Single, married and they are especially great with children, once you have proven to be trustworthy and caring. Their laziness and relaxed attitude does have its downsides as well. Especially when it comes to their health and longevity.
Common Health Issues & How CBD Can Help
This ailment, along with other eye issues, is one of the most common health problems when it comes to rottweilers. Not only is this an issue for the rottie when they enter into their twilight years, but it even affects them at a younger age. As young as 6 years. Congenital Cataracts – or juvenile cataracts – affects rottweilers and puppies as young as 6 years old. CBD oil cannot cure the effects of cataracts, but it can play a large part in reducing the stress and insecurities that your rottweiler may feel from it. It has been shown to reduce irritation, inflammation and enhance a pet’s quality of life. While cataracts may effect your dog on a daily basis, they will be more confident in their actions and less self conscious about the ailment holding them back.
Hip & Elbow Dysplasia
Pain control plays a big role in CBD for rottweilers and can alleviate the symptoms of pain that accompany hip and elbow dysplasia. Dysplasia in dogs can be a severely limiting and painful experience and it is more common in larger breeds, including rottweilers. In many occasions, the effects of CBD to dogs suffering from any type of pain, be it arthritis or dysplasia, have been shown to reduce the pain to a point where it was (almost) unnoticeable. CBD is not a miracle cure, however. If you fear or sense that your dog may be suffering from this particular ailment, schedule a veterinarian visit immediately.
This is another painful inflammation that affects large dog breeds and rottweilers more commonly. Panosteitis (Pano) is an inflammation of the outer surface of the bones of a dogs legs. It is often referred to as “growing pains” because it affects puppies during the developmental stages, but doctors are still baffled as to its origins in older dogs. How CBD can help your rottweiler with Pano is by reducing the inflammation and pain that is attributable to the disease. While physio and further pain management may be required, CBD oil has shown itself to greatly reduce the pain attributed to this ailment, as well as others, when reducing the swelling and emotional tole panosteitis can take. For more on Panosteitis and how CBD oil can help, check out our full blog on this ailment.
Heart issues are – unfortunately – a common ailment that affects rottweilers. It is when the aortic valve of the heart narrows, restricting blood flow and circulation. Considering that rottweilers are a more docile breed and aren’t as prone to exercise, this can be a more difficult one to spot. The symptoms often present as lethargy, shortness of breath and oftentimes, fainting. In more severe cases, heart failure can occur. If you notice any of these symptoms, or worry that it may be affecting your dog, schedule an immediate vet visit. CBD oil and treats for dogs will not cure aortic stenosis, but it can aid in symptom relief and improving their overall quality of life while they deal with the disease.
Cancer is one of the most common ailments in most dog breeds, but rottweilers tend to skew higher on the diagnosis chart. While there are many different forms that cancer can take, cancer in rottweilers often presents itself in the form of Lymphosarcoma – a cancer of the lymphatic system – and Osteosarcoma, which affects the bones. Like we have mentioned before, CBD oil can not cure cancer and much testing still needs to be done on the matter, but you can find thousands of testimonials on how CBD oil, treats and tinctures can help with the symptoms and disease itself.