CBD for Pets: How and When to Use It

While many dog owners often turn to medication when taking care of their pets' health, there are more natural solutions available. When treating common ailments like dry skin and anxiety, CBD works well for all creatures--even dogs. Read on to learn more about using CBD for your four-legged fur babies. 

Stimulate Their Appetite

All dogs typically have a healthy appetite and owners should worry when their dogs' appetite declines or they stop eating altogether. While pet owners can turn to medication to treat this loss of appetite, using CBD tinctures made from a cannabis dispensary can provide the same effects. As studies prove that CBD works to relax the digestive tract and nervous system, when given to dogs, it can help to boost their appetite stimulation. 

Reduce Dogs' Anxiety

CBD is often used in humans to treat anxiety, so why not treat dogs with it as well? While there are various pharmaceuticals on the market for pet owners hoping to treat their dogs' anxieties, CBD is an excellent natural alternative. Dogs have their own endocannabinoid system which allows them to take advantage of CBD's benefits. The anti-anxiety qualities of CBD will work to eliminate stress in dogs and humans alike. 

Eliminate Their Inflammation

As dogs get older, they can experience inflammation from joint problems like arthritis and a similar condition. 16% of older dogs do develop arthritis, so it is important for dog owners to have a plan in mind for caring for their dogs as they age. While it is important to visit a veterinarian to discuss treatment options in the event of certain medical issues, dog owners shouldn't rule out the power of CBD either. With CBD, pet owners can reduce the pain their dogs feel caused by these symptoms. While the CBD won't cure these issues, it does help to improve a dog's quality of life. 

Treat Skin Conditions

Dry skin, skin allergies, and other skin conditions can be particularly common in dogs. These skin allergies are caused by dogs' overactive immune systems. While the immune system works to protect a dog from infections and diseases, it may also attack non-harmful substances from the environment, resulting in an allergic reaction. A dog's endocannabinoid system is linked to the condition of their skin. This can lead to the dog's cannabinoid receptors triggering certain skin reactions. With CBD, the dog's endocannabinoid system will return to homeostasis, allowing their skin to become healthy again.

Dogs can be treated with the all-natural benefits of cannabis. Keep this information in mind as you work to give your dog healthier solutions for common ailments.

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