Benefits of CBD for Dogs

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CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the most trending topics on the internet right now. There are many CBD awareness drives taking place all around the world. The health benefits of CBD are much more than that of most modern medicines. It has the potential to ease up a lot of chronic diseases and the best part is that it can also be used for your dog.

CBD is used in the preparation of many commercial products. You can easily buy online foods and oils containing safe concentrations of it.

The most well-known benefits of CBD are as follows-

CBD is an amazing painkiller

CBD has made a good name as it flaunts pro pain killer qualities. There has been in-depth research on it and in most of the findings, CBD emerged as one of the market’s best painkillers. It eases up painful conditions like Arthritis and Cancer. It is safe for dogs and has shown amazing benefits after 2-3 uses.

Anti Inflammatory

CBD is anti-inflammatory and can help your dog with a long term painful condition. Conditions like irritation of the skin, or a tumor can be eased up with CBD. It boosts the immune system function and gives it a charge to deal with any kind of inflammatory condition.

Inflammation is a painful condition and if it is chronic then your dog may have to deal with the pain throughout life. Whether internal inflammation or external, CBD has the property to heal and also makes the pain go away. CBD has shown good results in chronic pain and diseases.

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CBD slows down tumor growth

Cancers and Tumors are common in pets and have been fatal in many cases. For cancer, to this day no perfect cure exists.

The treatment is mainly focused on slowing the growth of the tumor and reducing pain. The most common treatment option available for pets is ‘Chemo’. But it has side effects like tiredness and fatigue, loss of appetite and vomiting.

New research has shown that CBD has anti-cancer properties. It also shows that it can drastically slow down the growth of cancer and reduce the size of the tumor. CBD treatment does not cause any pain and has shown results in almost no time.

Reduces Anxiety and Stress

CBD does not only help with physical conditions but also has the property to deal with mental conditions like anxiety and stress. Like humans, dogs can suffer from a variety of mental conditions like anxiety, stress or certain phobias. Even if the source of anxiety in pets is different the physical response could possibly be the same as humans.

According to We’re All About Pets, some common symptoms of anxiety in dogs are:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Noise anxiety
  • Travel anxiety
  • Phobias

In humans the stress and anxiety cause us to bite our nails, be shaky, lost in random negative thoughts, etc. However, in the case of dogs, it is different. It causes them to behave repetitively.
Some common symptoms of anxiety in dogs are:

  • Persistent barking
  • Chewing (furniture, shoes, rubbish, etc)
  • Excretion (mostly within the house)
  • Aggression
  • Tremors

Research shows that CBD works the same way as anxiety medicines. It temporarily increases the serotonin level in the brain which improves mood and helps reducing anxiety and fear. In addition, it also has anti-anxiety, antidepressant, anticonvulsant properties while reducing stress.

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CBD is Antiemetic

Nausea and vomiting are some of the most common problems of dogs. It can sometimes be due to the side effects of medications and treatments.

Nausea and vomiting lead to dryness in the mouth, dehydration, weight loss, fatigue and more. There are a lot of medicines available for this in the market but it can have some side-effects like Hypotension, sedation, Excessive drooling, Lethargy, Lack of appetite, Diarrhea.

CBD, in this case, has no side effects and is a successful antiemetic, can control nausea and vomiting and also can stimulate the appetite. The best part is that it does not have detrimental side effects.

Promotes Homeostasis

CBD helps in the proper functioning of the body. It keeps the organs in balance by maintaining a proper flow of blood and energy. Usually, the body loses its balance when any illness or disease strikes.

A lot of research says that the endocannabinoid system plays a vital role in maintaining this balance, mainly because it is involved in a wide number of bodily processes.

Hence researchers suggest that by encouraging the endocannabinoid system, cannabinoids like CBD can promote homeostasis. This is why CBD is used by pet owners so frequently as a regular supplement. It promotes the balance of their pet’s body and overall well being of the pet.

If your pet is suffering from arthritis, IBD, Cancer, or any other inflammatory condition, etc.then you should go for oil and food containing CBD. You should consult a vet before going for CBD.

Author Bio

Esha Sinha is a seasoned writer who has over the years contributed quality content on various high-profile websites. She has particularly excelled in niches like Fashion, Business, Entrepreneurship, Education, Pet Healthcare, etc. Her professionalism, four year’s experience, and expertise make her one of the most sought-after content writers in the field.