CBD is quickly becoming a widely accepted multi-use, homeopathic medicine for pets and humans alike. But how do you know if it’s the right solution for your pet? Below, we go over every signal that your dog might be in need of some CBD help.
1. They are anxious!
If your pet suffers from any type of stress, from general uneasiness to full-blown separation anxiety, CBD might be the perfect way to help them. The best part about CBD for dogs is that it’s easy to dose. That means that if your dog needs a night of help when fireworks are going off or daily assistance to overcome overwhelming anxiousness, CBD can be adjusted to fit their needs. If you can’t tell if your pet is suffering from anxiety, here are a few signs to watch out for:
- Panting and pacing (especially when they aren’t hot)
- Barking when left alone
- General inability to settle
- Going to the bathroom indoors even though they’re potty trained
- Destructive behavior when left alone
- Refusing to eat
2. They are experiencing pain or mobility issues.
CBD expertly handles pain in dogs by reducing inflammation and improving mobility. Specifically, studies show that CBD is beneficial for treating arthritis in pets. In a 2018 study,Cornell University researchers found CBD increased comfort and the activity of dogs suffering from arthritis, after ingesting 2 mg/kg of CBD twice daily.
The reason CBD seems to help modulate pain is that many dog’s bodies are deficient in cannabinoids. Supplementing with CBD increasing cannabinoids in the body and restores balance to the endocannabinoid system.
3. They aren’t eating or often have an upset stomach
Digestive issues in dogs could be due to a multitude of reasons from chronic illnesses to parasites. Adding CBD to their daily diet can help aid your pet’s digestive system no matter the cause for their symptoms. It works by calming their digestive tract, reducing inflammation, and increasing their appetite so that starvation doesn’t add to their issues.
4. They suffer from seizures.
Studies have shown that CBD can reduce the rate of seizures in dogs, specifically ones suffering from idiopathic epilepsy. While little research has been done on how CBD helps pets cope with seizures, it could greatly increase the time in between episodes with little risk of negatively affecting your dog.
5. They have cancer.
If your pup is sadly suffering from cancer, CBD could help treat tumors directly and also help with side effects that come along with cancer and chemotherapy, like nausea and pain. Well little research has been done on treating cancer with CBD in pets, its shown definite results in humans studies.
While new to the market, CBD has shown itself to be a verified holistic solution to multiple problems that plague pets. With little possible negative side effects, CBD is a low-risk solution that could greatly benefit your pet.