How can CBD be used to Reduce Inflammation in Your Dogs’ Joints?
As dogs age, it can be common for them to start feeling the effects of degenerative conditions such as arthritis, causing them significant joint pain. If you notice that your dog is struggling, there are things that you can do to help. Although you cannot fix arthritis in dogs, there are ways to manage it. One of these is CBD oil.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound that is found in cannabis. It has been found to have a number of therapeutic benefits, and it is completely separate from THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which has hallucinogenic properties. CBD can be separated from THC and other unwanted/unnecessary components of cannabis, leaving you with natural oil that can be used for so many different purposes such as CBD for pain and inflammation.
How does CBD reduce joint inflammation?
CBD affects dogs just the same as it affects humans. It interacts with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system. Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters that have a number of different functions, including sending pain signals to the brain. CBD can react and bind to cannabinoid receptors, meaning that the neurotransmitters that lead to feelings of pain cannot bind. It can also target the site of inflammation that is leading to the pain in the first place. CBD can reduce swelling of the tissue around a painful joint, allowing your dog to be more mobile and active without any issues.
Giving your dog CBD will provide short term relief for around 4 to 6 hours. There is also evidence to suggest that taking CBD regularly for a prolonged period of time can also create positive long-term effects in some cases. You should be able to see improvements with your dog’s inflamed joints after approximately 20 minutes. If your dog is displaying no improvements after 30 minutes, you may want to administer a little more CBD, and wait to see if that creates the desired effect.
How can I give my dog CBD for joint pain and inflammation?
One of the most common ways to give your pet CBD is through a tincture that is designed for use on pets. Place a few drops directly into their mouth, or onto their food if it is easier. The CBD oil will then be absorbed into your dogs bloodstream via their digestive system, where it will then reach the source of inflammation. Using CBD oil is also a good choice because it allows you to easily administer the specific dosage that your dogs needs, without worrying that you are giving them too much or too little.
There are also some topical creams available that are designed specifically for use on dogs. This is a great option because it enables you to directly target the site of the pain, offering your dog relief where it is needed. The CBD will get absorbed through the skin, entering the bloodstream that way. The only issue with this is that topical creams are not as common as CBD oil, so you may struggle to find some that are safe for dogs. We do have a water soluble CBD option for your dogs. Try our CBD softgels in 10mg for the easiest way to administer to your furry friend.
Where do I buy CBD online? You can find it here or at our pet only site wellpurpets.com.