Updated: Apr 20, 2020
Lately, CBD oil has become a bit of a buzzword. If you’re interested in giving your pet CBD oil for general health and anti-aging or more serious medical conditions, you should read on to fully understand what CBD oil is, how it works and what it treats. If you are wondering, “why should I give my dog CBD oil?”, this blog post is for you.
What is CBD Oil?
The truth is, CBD oil is a bit of a confusing term. At its core, CBD oil is a hemp extract. But where it gets confusing is that it can come in a variety of forms, potencies, formulations, and more. This is why many people prefer to use hemp oil or hemp extract as a more general term.
When referring to CBD oil in this article, it’s referring to a potent, whole-plant, full-spectrum extract of hemp, with high quantities of CBD which is what we use in Gizzls Treats.
CBD Oil and its Uses
The best part about CBD oil is that you don’t have to be worried about a specific disease to take it. In fact, CBD oil is considered a nutraceutical, “a food containing health-giving additives and having medicinal benefit.” This means it’s safe to give pets CBD daily.
In fact, it’s not only safe to give to your pet every day, but it’s also a really smart move. It can add life to your pups years and years to their life. It can also save you time and money going to the vet for procedures and medications.
But if you are worried about a specific disease or condition for your dog, here are some common ones CBD oil is used to treat:
Cancer: Both the CBD and the phytonutrients found in CBD oil are known to affect dog cancer cell growth. There’s also evidence to suggest that CBD oil helps prevent cancer from appearing in the first place.
Digestion issues & nausea: CBD oil is known to be very effective in treating nausea in dogs, sometimes even more effective than pharmaceuticals. CBD works with receptors in the brain to reduce feelings of nausea.
Anxiety & restlessness: CBD oil is a treatment method for dog anxiety as well. Low doses can sometimes be stimulating, so for anxiety, slightly higher doses are usually recommended.
Joint & mobility pain: Because of its anti-inflammatory effects on the joints and its pain-relieving effects on the body, CBD oil can be extremely effective at reducing or treating pain in your dog.
Aging: We know that ingesting antioxidants (a type of phytonutrient) is linked to a reduction of the aging process, so it makes sense that CBD oil also contributes an anti-aging effect.
Heart and circulatory issues: CBD oil lowers blood pressure and quells canine inflammation. This is why it’s currently being looked at as a future therapeutic treatment for cardiovascular diseases in humans.
Skin conditions and allergies: Skin conditions and allergies in dogs are often linked to inflammation. CBD oil will also reduce the painful effects these conditions bring.
These are just some of the conditions CBD oil can help to treat. Of course, every dog is different, so make sure to be responsive to how your dog feels after being treated with CBD oil. Sometimes, a higher or lower dose is needed to achieve the desired effect.
You love your pet and you want to give him the best CBD to power him through his day. Whether sniffing down the street, playing in the park, or snuggling on the couch, your best friend deserves to feel great!