You’ve heard about the legalization of CBD-based products for humans and the potential benefits those products offer.
But what about CBD products for dogs? What benefits might they offer your dog?
CBD products come in two basic types for dogs:
Colorado State University studied CBD products for dogs to analyze their safety. They found healthy dogs tolerate CBD well, with the biggest known risk being mild diarrhea.
The study also found slightly elevated liver enzyme levels. However, it did not identify any harm caused by that. More studies need to be done. But it appears that CBD-based products are safe for dogs.
Also, understand that CBD does not get your dog dizzy and high. That’s because CBD-based products can have a maximum of .3% THC, according to federal law.
It takes much higher THC content, around 20 – 30% or so, to cause a high. But that comes from marijuana-based THC, which is illegal in Texas.
Why would you want to give your dog CBD? Here’s the leading benefits CBD-based products offer:
1. Ease Anxiety and Stress
It’s uncanny how much dogs can be like humans. They can get extremely anxious when you leave or if a thunderstorm is about to come on.
And that can lead to destructive behavior around your home, or even the dog harming itself. CBD-based products offer natural anxiety and stress reduction, which can help alleviate or possibly put an end to these behaviors.
2. Moderate To Severe Pain Relief
Is your dog getting older and having a much harder time going on a walk or playing outside with other dogs?
CBD-based products can be an effective way to greatly reduce your dog’s pain so they feel healthy and can get active again.
This includes chronic inflammation and pain caused by arthritis. Restore the quality of your dog’s life with ease with CBD.
3. Epileptic Seizure Relief
If your dog seems confused and agitated, falls over on his side, and then starts paddling, that could possibly mean he’s having a seizure.
Epilepsy in dogs has many causes, including genetics, or possibly something as simple as eating a poisonous substance.
Regardless of the cause, you can make your dog’s life much more pleasant with CBD-based products.
Studies have found CBD quite effective in managing human’s epileptic seizures. Researchers are hard at work studying CBD’s ability to manage dog seizures, but anecdotal evidence from dog owners indicates CBD is likely quite effective in helping dogs with seizures also.
CBD can also help your dog with digestive problems and nausea, and it can alleviate some symptoms of cancer.
So, it’s quite a versatile product that can help your dog with many common health problems. And you’re wise to consider CBD-based products if your dog has health problems they’re likely to relieve.