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Arthritis In Dogs: How CBD Oil Can Help

An increasing number of people are turning to alternative treatments for chronic health issues like arthritis. They turn to full spectrum CBD oil not only for themselves but also for their beloved dogs. Eavesdrop on any pet forum and you’re likely to read excited comments about how someone gave their dog CBD oil and it’s […]
Jason L is a 1st time father to a bouncing baby boy, and long time cannabis enthusiast.

Written By Jason L

On November 12, 2017

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An increasing number of people are turning to alternative treatments for chronic health issues like arthritis. They turn to full spectrum CBD oil not only for themselves but also for their beloved dogs. Eavesdrop on any pet forum and you’re likely to read excited comments about how someone gave their dog CBD oil and it’s “actually working!” Their older dog is now frisky and playing like a pup again!

From the moment you bring your canine furchild home, she weasels her way deep into your heart. It’s love at first nuzzle! This is why it is so upsetting to watch your once playful dog, who couldn’t wait to romp through the park, struggle just to jump out of the car. Instead of gleefully trotting along side you, you see her limping along with stiff achy hip joints. What she once considered sheer joy has now become a chore you can only get her to do with coaxing.

Arthritis in dogs is very common. About one in five dogs develops arthritis as they get older. Veterinarians usually treat these older dogs with steroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, both of these options have major downsides and they often don’t work. They may also work for a while, and then when they stop working, the arthritis may come on worse than ever. Steroids actually cause further breakdown of the joints even if the pain subsides temporarily. NSAIDs commonly cause bleeding in the stomach, ulcers, kidney disease, and liver problems.

It can be oh so frustrating to pay a huge vet bill and still see your dog suffer or get even worse! Fortunately, there is another option you can try that seems to work for many dog people, and best yet, it is inexpensive compared to what you pay at the vet.

CBD oil is not just for humans. It can be used on any furry pet (and scaly and feathered ones too) and dog people seem to be gravitating toward it in droves. You can buy a tincture of CBD oil that comes with a handy medicine dropper build in. This way, you can simply hold the muzzle of your dog and quickly squirt the amount you need into your dog’s mouth.

If you happen to have a natural holistic vet, you can ask them about it the next time you take your dog in. However, don’t be surprised if a traditional vet shuns this idea and tries to convince that steroids, NSAIDs, or the “do nothing” strategy is the way to go. Just remember that your dog depends on you, not your vet, to make the best decisions for her. Use common sense and do your own research online and you’ll know in your heart what to do.

Here’s why it’s been widely reported that CBD oil works as well on dogs with arthritis as it does on humans with arthritis. Dogs have an endocannabinoid system similar to ours. I know, who knew, right? This is the system by the way that has been discovered to modulate the whole immune system. This is the system that can affect inflammation in the body which is what you have when you have arthritis.

Don’t be worried about making your dog “high!” If you buy full spectrum CBD oil from us, you’re getting CBD oil that contains only faint traces of THC, the component in cannabis that makes you high. Trace amounts will not make your dog high. CBD and other cannabinoids in CBD oil immediately work on the cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system, specifically the CB2 receptors found in the peripheral immune system that control the immune response of your dog’s body.

We offer a special formula for small dogs (and cats) called CBD PAWS which is 100 milligrams of CBD per one fluid ounce. This lower concentration of CBD makes it easier to administer to a small dog. However, it contains the same full spectrum CBD oil derived from whole cannabis plants grown in pristine conditions that we offer to our human customers!

Start with a small dosage and increase gradually until you see improvement in your dog’s condition. Many dog people report that their lethargic achy dog suddenly wants to play ball or a rowdy game of tug-o-war after taking CBD oil.

If you need help knowing how many drops to give your dog, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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