CBD for dogs
- 18 September 2018
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CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in cannabis.
The CBD found in most pet supplements is actually sourced from hemp. Hemp is a variety of the cannabis plant.
But, and this is an important point, hemp is not the same as marijuana. Hemp has very low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), whereas marijuana has very high levels of THC …
… but hemp is higher in CBD, the substance that actually provides the therapeutic effects.
The THC is what produces psychoactive effects. CBD for pets should have 0.3% or less THC and will produce no psychoactive effects.
- Relieving Pain and inflammation
- Hip dysplasia
- Sprains and strains
- Torn ligaments
- Recovery from surgery
Cancer can be painful for your dog. The treatments can cause painful side effects.
When it comes to the symptoms of cancer and tumors, CBD helps. Not only does it help relieve the pain and inflammation, it CBD can also help with nausea and vomiting as well. These are common side effects of cancer treatments.
3. Anxiety and Stress
If your dog suffers from separation anxiety, you’re not alone.
But leaving your dog at home for the day is not the only thing can stress your dog out.
Dogs can develop these feelings from loud noises like fireworks or a faulty smoke alarm. Sometimes being in a crowded area or riding in a car can be stressful for a dog.
How can you tell if your dog is stressed? Here are some typical signs to look for:
- Not eating or reduced appetite
- Digestive issues (diarrhea or constipation)
- Behavioral changes – keeping to himself, more aggressive towards people or other dogs
- Excessive panting, shaking or licking
4. Obesity Issues
- An overweight dog will have more stress on his joints.
- With excess weight, your dog is more likely to develop a heart condition.
- Obesity can increase your dog’s chances of developing cancer.
- Dogs can get diabetes just like humans, and obesity raises this risk.
The standard advice is to give your dog the proper amount of food and exercise. This is good advice, and it works in most cases.
5. Skin Conditions
If you have a dog who’s licking and scratching himself all the time, he might have a skin condition or allergies.
Dogs can be allergic to something specific or they can suffer from a chronic disease. So they either have problems when they come into contact with an allergen, or they have a chronic disease like atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is better known as eczema, and it’s a common skin disease in dogs. The cause is usually hereditary.
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