5 Most Common Conditions
Pain and Inflammation Relief
Perhaps the most popular benefit of CBD for dogs is for generalized pain and inflammation relief. Pain is, of course, a symptoms of many types of health problems and while inflammation is part of the healing process, it can create pain and discomfort that can be difficult to live with, human or animal.
Luckily, CBD has been shown in multiple studies to suppress and even interrupt the pain signals in your dogs brain, which can relieve both acute and chronic pain problems from any number of conditions.
Broadly, it’s used to treat arthritis, hip dysplasia, sprains and strains, torn ligaments and can even aid the pain that comes with cancers and surgical recovery, among many other things.
As any dog owner knows, anxieties of all kinds are very common in dogs – especially separation anxiety. Studies have shown that up to 17% of all dogs deal with separation anxiety among other forms of anxiety. This can often lead to whining, aggression or barking when left home alone. Typical signs that your dog is suffering anxiety can be noticing distinct behavioral changes like uncharacteristic aggression, spending more time alone, a reduced appetite, digestive issues (such as constipation or diarrhea) or excessive panting, shaking or licking.
While some people attempt to treat the issue with behavioral training or even medications laden with side effects, CBD has been shown to produce unique anti-anxiety effects that can often curb obsessive behaviors as well.
Cancer and tumors can be a painful and terrible condition that comes with all kinds of horrible side effects. While it can manage the pain and swelling associated with cancer, it can also act to calm digestion, ease nausea and prevent vomiting which are all common side effects of cancer treatment. Acting as an antiemetic, it works organically and without the side effects of many drugs you’d find at the drug store.
Early studies have shown promising results in terms of how CBD may even be able to slow the growth of tumors themselves, as well as making cancerous cells more susceptible to other cancer treatments.
Obesity in dogs can have a myriad of poor health effects, and they become at higher risk of more serious conditions. There is increased strain on their joints and a higher risk of getting diabetes, heart conditions and even cancer. While improved diet and exercise is ultimately the most common and usually effective method of treatment
CBD has been shown to help promote weight loss and control appetite, keeping it within a normal range, as well as being able to break down fat in an indirect way. If the stress of join paint is making it difficult for your dog to exercise the way they should, CBD has been shown to relieve pain and swelling.
CBD OIL FOR DOGS
Any dog owner could tell you that licking and scratching can be a real problem, and that it’s an instant sign of a possible skin condition or allergic reaction. While some dogs suffer from common allergies, others can suffer from chronic diseases like atopic dermatitis (or eczema) which is usually hereditary. While various treatments exist on the market, most skin allergies are quite difficult to resolve and if it’s a lifetime condition, treatments like steroid hormones can have harsh side effects.
CBD can help relieve itchy and dry skin, as well as promote the growth of healthy new skin that can be damaged during scratching or constant licking. As long term treatments go, CBD is a safer option with no side effects which can make the healing process easier on your dog. Whether you use a topical spray, balm or oil, CBD’s future in skin care is only just beginning.