As a dog owner, you want to provide the best care for your pet throughout all stages of their life. Holistic care can provide a safer alternative to other options that can be stressful and expensive. CBD oil may be an effective method to provide your dog with short term stress relief or long term pain management care throughout their senior years.
CBD oil is the hot new health trend for people and pets alike, but you may have some questions. Is this new fad worth your investment? Is it safe for your dog? And what is CBD anyway?
What is CBD Oil?
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is non-toxic and has anti-inflammatory properties. CBD does not contain THC, which means there is no feeling of intoxication. With proper dosage, CBD oil can be used as an anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, and anti-anxiety supplement for dogs. CBD oil can be administered orally or as a topical treatment. This can reduce the stress of medication administration.
CBD Oil for Behavior Problems in Pets
Many dogs exhibit undesired behaviors in times of stress. This may be especially prominent if they have separation anxiety, get easily stressed while traveling, or are fearful of veterinarian visits. CBD oil can help to promote relaxation. This can help prevent undesired behaviors and injuries caused by stress.
CBD Oil for Physical Ailments in Pets
CBD oil can help the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Healthy absorption of omega-3 fatty acids and other fat-soluble vitamins leads to reduced inflammation and supports joint health. This can be beneficial if your dog suffers from physical ailments such as arthritis or muscle inflammation.
If your dog is suffering from unwanted side effects from medication such as nausea or inflammation, consult with your vet to see if CBD oil could be a safe and healthy alternative to traditional medicines.
Before You Give Your Dog CBD Oil
When choosing a CBD product for your dog, be sure to pick a high-quality option that is organic, does not contain pesticides, and is made specifically for animals. We highly recommend Young Living’s partner CBD oil company (Nature’s Ultra) which includes an option specifically formulated for pets. Keep in mind that CBD oil can be used as a medical supplement for some, but not all, medical conditions.
Before giving your pet CBD products, be sure to consult with your veterinarian. They can decide if CBD oil is a healthy and safe product for your dog, and can help to determine the proper dosage. Not all products are what they claim to be, as the FDA found in their testing.
Use CBD Oil Responsibly With Pets
Lastly, be sure to use CBD products responsibly. It is crucial to fully understand your dog’s health needs before adding supplements to their health care routine. If you are considering CBD oil for calming purposes, assess if your dog has high energy due to anxiety or because of their personality and physical needs.
If your dog is showing undesired behaviors due to excess energy, make sure they are getting the proper amount of attention and exercise. Having a dog walker come and take your pup out for a walk and play could be just what he needs to help calm down on his own.
If you aren’t able to provide as much care as needed when working or traveling, contact a pet care provider to create a care plan that is right for you and your furbaby. Space Coast Pet Services is happy to administer any medication, supplement, or CBD oil product for your dog at no additional charge.
Melanie is the owner and founder of Brevard’s premier trusted in-home pet care company. With a Sociology & Criminal Justice degree from the University of Tennessee, in 2016 she took her corporate security background and combined it with her lifelong passion for animals – that’s how Space Coast Pet Services was born! She is certified in Pet First Aid & CPR, bonded, insured, and proudly completed a full background check successfully. She is committed to ongoing training and education for herself and her team. To learn more, click here.
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