CBD is a fairly new method for canine pain management so you may be unfamiliar with how it can aid your pup. Keep reading to learn the benefits of CBD dog treats for dogs with joint pain!
What is CBD?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a chemical derived from the cannabis plant. Like humans, dogs have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that helps regulate functions like metabolism, digestion, and immunity.
When given a CBD dog treat for joint pain, CBD interacts with your dog’s ECS and helps regulate its functioning. While THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is also in cannabis, CBD doesn’t produce the same “high” effect as THC. The source of CBD is important to consider. Hemp and marijuana both come from the cannabis plant, but the THC levels differ greatly between the two.
Hemp contains a maximum of .3% THC while marijuana contains up to 30%. Unlike marijuana-extracted CBD oil, hemp-extracted CBD oil is legal everywhere in the United States.
We take all this into consideration when it comes to our all-natural CBD Peanut Butter for Dogs. Our CBD peanut butter is infused with high quality, full-spectrum CBD oil sourced from U.S. grown hemp farms. Our products are formulated with all breeds in mind. That’s why they are independently tested to ensure your dog is getting the right amount of pure, premium quality CBD in each serving.
Remember to talk to your vet before including CBD dog treats into your dog’s joint pain management plan.
How Do CBD Dog Treats Help with Joint Pain?
1. Reduces Inflammation
CBD dog treats are a great alternative for joint pain relief when it comes to treating your pup after an injury. In most cases, vets recommend high doses of NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to manage inflammation.
But when taken over long periods of time, NSAIDS can cause intestinal, kidney, and liver problems, especially in aging dogs. When CBD dog treats for joint pain are taken in tandem with these drugs, they can reduce the need for high doses of NSAIDS.
The anti-inflammatory agent in CBD is quite potent. It’s proven to slow the progression of osteoarthritis and reduce damage from inflammation. This is great news for dogs who need long term joint pain management!
2. Helps Regenerate Connective Tissue
CBD has an anti-inflammatory agent that can prevent further damage to connective tissues. By protecting cartilage and joints, CBD dog treats have the ability to slow degenerative diseases and support your pup’s mobility.
3. Blocks Pain Signals
Another reason CBD dog treats are helpful for dogs with joint pain is because they may block pain receptors. CBD binds with opioid receptors, making it a powerful pain reliever and pain med alternative.
While there are no formal studies on dogs, studies on mice—who have similar ECS to humans and dogs—have proven to help block pain receptors.
At this time scientists aren’t entirely sure how CBD interacts with dogs’ pain receptors. But, similar beneficial effects of pain management in humans and mice have been seen to carry over in dogs.
It may seem like the capabilities of CBD are over the top, but your dog’s ECS makes CBD dog treats help regulate so many aspects of your dog’s health!
Head over to our shop today and pick up a bag of our CBD-infused, soft-baked Bacon treats or some delicious CBD-infused peanut butter. We offer three strength levels – 150mg, 300mg, and 600mg – for every sized dog!
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