CBD products are one of the fastest-growing trends in the pet industry. As a result, a large number of owners are coming into contact with CBD for dogs for the first time. With so many newcomers, and so much information out there to absorb, it can be hard to get clear on exactly what CBD is and how it can support dogs’ health and wellbeing. A few months ago, we wrote an overview on CBD + Pets, providing research, products, and case studies. Here, we will specifically detail three ways in which CBD can help your dog:
Help with Anxiety
Just like humans, many dogs experience anxiety. Dog anxiety can have a variety of causes, some of the most common being fear, separation, and aging. Similar to its effect on humans, CBD has been found to help soothe anxiety in dogs and promote calm and relaxation. The properties of CBD can help your pet’s body relax without the buzz, and improve overall wellness.
Treat Pain, Arthritis and Inflammation
CBD is particularly popular for its anti-inflammatory properties. These properties are known to help treat pain, arthritis, and inflammation in humans- and this remains true for dogs as well! CBD can help reduce your dog's chronic pain, arthritis and inflammation. Research has shown that dogs have improved mobility with their osteoarthritis after taking a few milligrams of CBD twice daily.
Help with Seizures and Epilepsy
Canine seizures can affect 1 in 20 dogs, and while there are many medications out there, CBD has been gaining popularity for being a healthy and holistic remedy. The neuroprotective property of cannabinoids makes CBD extremely beneficial for treating epilepsy and other health issues that can cause seizures. More research needs to be done, but the studies so far have been promising. In addition to its neuroprotective properties, the additional benefits CBD can have on your dog, as listed above, can improve their symptoms while offering many other important benefits.
A Note on Dosing: As a general rule of thumb when starting CBD, try 1-2 mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of your pet's weight.
As CBD continues to gain popularity, there is an increasing amount of research being done on the use of CBD oil in pets and humans for health reasons. As we continue to uncover more health benefits, we’ll only be seeing more innovations and products in the future. If you think CBD could help your dog, check out our products here.