Have you heard the buzz about treating animals with cannabidiol, a constituent of the hemp plant? It might sound a bit unusual, but it’s true that many are using hemp-based products to treat common ailments among their pets.
This year, Therapy Pure Essentials has big plans to release supplemental nutritional oils for both cats and dogs, using MCT coconut oil as well as our top-quality pure hemp CBD isolate. While our furry friends do require a different dosage of CBD than a human would, the endocannabinoid systems within our bodies are actually quite similar.
Unlike humans, our animal companions cannot always communicate with us to tell us what is bothering them. More often we notice small but significant changes in their mannerisms that progress over time. Environmental factors play a big part in our pets’ health and well-being, as well as the side effects of the aging process. But the single biggest factor in pets’ behavior is their daily nutrition.
All over the U.S., people have begun treating their dogs and cats with products containing cannabidiol (CBD). Three of the most common issues they treat are:
Joint Pain & Stiffness
As our pets age, some deterioration in the condition of their joints and muscles is to be expected. Whether your pet has been diagnosed with arthritis or an injury, or if he or she is simply showing signs of irritation like limping, licking, or sensitivity to your touch; CBD can help. Its anti-inflammatory properties will not stop the pain completely, but it may help to provide some relief and extra energy for your companion, while having a calming effect and lessening the frequency of those repetitive behaviors, such as licking.
When a pet is not eating meals with enthusiasm, or worse – not eating at all – their owners rightly become concerned. Poor appetite in cats and dogs can be linked to many health issues. Other times, the aging process, a change in environment, or dramatic mood changes can cause a pet to eat less than usual. In this case, a CBD supplement can act as the perfect pick-me-up to encourage your pet to eat more. Remember, CBD may be helpful for some pets, but is definitely never a substitute for your veterinarian’s professional advice.
Our animal companions can become anxietal for many different reasons – just like human anxiety. They might become distraught every time we leave the home to go to work or run errands. Riding inside a vehicle, or completing a move can also throw off a pet’s emotions. In many cases, CBD supplements tend to keep pets calm – before, during and after such stimulating events. If your pet is prone to drama when they are out of their comfort zone, a CBD oil may be a natural solution.
CBD is non-psychoactive and will not get your pet high. If you’re the type of pet owner who has tried everything for their companion, and still notice issues amid everyday life, these supplements could help.
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