CBD for Dogs with Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common health complication in dogs. It affects more than 25 percent of dogs, especially the aging ones. If your dog has lost interest in physical activities, is a bit stiff, or does not seem to enjoy her usual games, she probably has arthritis. Unfortunately, the severity of arthritis increases with time. Consider having a vet assess your dog if you notice changes in its mobility. Early treatment can slow down the degenerative condition and reduce the damage caused by arthritis. Although there are several traditional treatments for arthritis, they often come with adverse side effects. Many dog owners are shifting towards alternative treatment for arthritis in dogs, including CBD.


 Traditional Arthritis Treatments for Dogs

The most common arthritis treatment for dogs is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This treatment is often recommended for dogs experiencing mobility issues, inflammation, and arthritis. Unfortunately, NSAIDs can have adverse side effects. Studies indicate NSAIDs have more adverse side effects than any other veterinary drug prescription. A significant concern for many pet owners is the possibility of renal damage or failure due to NSAID usage.

The adverse side effects of NSAIDs may be worse in dogs with osteoarthritis. Therefore, many pet owners aware of the side effects of NSAIDs often consider alternative options before accepting this form of therapy for their pets. Veterinarians usually recommend using the lowest dosage of NSAIDs for the shortest duration.

Because experts already know the long-term adverse side effects of NSAIDs, especially in older dogs and pets with compromised immune systems, the search for a safer alternative treatment has been a priority for many people in the field of vet medicine.

CBD Oil and Arthritis

The health benefits of CBD or cannabis have been extensively studied in humans, and lately, dogs. Experts suggest CBD has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Some of the most common signs of osteoarthritis in dogs are pain and inflammation. Therefore, considering the adverse side effects of NSAIDs, it does not surprise when many animal experts focus on cannabis as an alternative treatment for arthritis in dogs.

CBD is a promising alternative therapy for arthritis in dogs. Dog endocannabinoid receptors are found in great concentrations around joints. Studies indicate the ECS cells in dogs may respond to cannabis treatment. Many studies conclude cannabis may play a role in bone and joint health in canines.

Despite the high potential for CBD treatment in dogs, additional research should be undertaken to determine the specific effects of cannabis on dogs. Many pharmaceutical companies focus on human markets. In addition, the changing legal status of cannabis hampers research on CBD oil for dogs. It is not easy to obtain cannabis samples legally for studies. Nevertheless, recent legal changes surrounding hemp may remove that barrier.

CBD does not cause any known adverse side effects. In addition, hemp CBD does not have psychoactive effects. Therefore, your dog will not get high after treatment.

Good Stuff Dispensary is a specialized CBD pharmacy with extensive knowledge of medical marijuana. We offer a selection of cannabis products for both humans and animal companions. Our CBD products for dogs are rich in essential oils and amino acids, making them highly nutritious. We are the only dispensary with CBD products containing BioFulmate, a chemical compound that boosts cannabis absorption into body systems, providing faster relief.  Please contact us if you are looking for full-spectrum CBD for dogs with arthritis.

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