Updated: Apr 5, 2022
Pain isn't just experienced by humans, it is also felt by our furry friends. Joint pain can affects our dog's mobility and temperament. And as loving dog parents, we'd do anything for our dog to be healthy and happy. Including, seeking out alternatives to manage their pain.
CBD has taken the world by storm, but there is a lot of mixed information. Here is what you need to know before giving your dog CBD for pain.
DOGS WITH JOINT PAIN
It can be discouraging to see your canine companion struggle with joint pain; it can be stressful for the entire family and make you feel helpless. Typically dog's communicate their feelings via body language and vocalizations; generally, their physical and emotional pain is apparent (however, there're exceptions to every rule).
Once you discover your dog is struggling with pain, you should always consult your veterinarian to ensure the cause of the pain. Sometimes, pain can be a more serious issue (tumors, diseases, injuries, etc.); that need to be rules out before assuming your dog just has joint pain and/or arthritis. In addition, your veterinarian maybe able to suggest additional medical or therapeutic regimens to help your pooch.
In the meantime or in conjunction with prescribed treatments, CBD may help your dog. CBD has anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. CBD is a natural painkiller that comes in a variety of dog-friendly forms.
WHAT IS CBD?
Put simply, CBD is a compound extracted from the cannabis plant, which is used because of its calming effects. Typically, there are no health complications or side effects from CBD. This is mainly because CBD is NOT a psychoactive substance. Your dog will not feel sedated, high, or addicted. (If your dog is on any medication, please consult with your veterinarian before starting or stopping new treatments.)
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
Every mammal has an endocannabinoid system to process cannabinoids; and it sends impulses throughout the body. Not only can CBD treat aches and pains; it can help reduce inflammation and stress. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) has two receptors, CB1 and CBD2, which send impulses to the central nervous system. Generally, CBD reduces inflammation by increasing ECS activity in the body.
CAN CBD TREAT JOINT PAIN?
CBD can be a reliable and safe alternative to prescription medication when treating pain in most pets. At La Barkeria, our CBD Dog Treats have been used successfully for pain by several dogs; including our dog Artemis. Artemis is an 80 pound pyrenes/pit mix with severe joint pain.
Moreover, studies found that CBD utilizes the endocannabinoid system to obtain results; because of the intricate pathway to decrease joint inflammation, it can result in maximum relief for your canine companion with minimal side effects.
DO VETERINARIANS RECOMMEND CBD?
Veterinarians are experts when it comes to your canine friend. Therefore, it is essential to consult with your veterinarian on the products that you intend to use in treating your dog. Colorado State University Veterinary Clinic has been conducting studies on the use of CBD on dog with seizures, arthritis and cancer. They've found positive correlations in treatment of seizures and arthritic pain.
It's best to follow the instructions on the package and your medical professionals recommendations with administering CBD to your dog. However, the amount of CBD you give your dog depends on your canine's condition, breed and weight. La Barkeria CBD Treats come in difference strength to cater to your specific dog. However, if you aren't confident, it is best to start low and slowly increase to find your dog's ideal level. Don't give up if you don't see immediate results, as it can takes time to dial in the right amount for your canine companion. See chart below.
THIRD-PARTY LAB TESTING
Purchasing commercial CBD Dog Treats does not guarantee safe, reliable results. Ensure that your treats are lab-tested and the CBD is sourced organically within the USA.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE CBD TO WORK?
CBD Oil will start to calm the pain within 30 minutes; depending on the intensity of the pain (sever pain may take longer to see results). Generally, it takes 1-2 weeks to get your dog's daily dose at the right level for pain maintenance treatment. Full-Spectrum CBD will generally last for 6-8 hours; where CBD Isolate will only last up to 4 hours. We had a customer see notable results during her 20 minute trip at the farmer's market.
WHAT CAUSES JOINT PAIN IN DOGS?
There're a variety of reasons for joint pain in dogs, however, the most prevalent is arthritis or osteoarthritis. Arthritis causes joint pain by wearing down the cartridge and causing inflammation. Over time, symptoms worsen causing joint stiffness and mobility issues. Other than arthritis, hip dysplasia is a common issue for many large breed dogs.
There are multiple issues that can lead to joint pain in your canine companion. It is always recommended to see your veterinarian before making any assumptions or starting any treatment plans.
Once you have diagnosed arthritic joint pain in your dog; and have decided with your dog's medical professional to use CBD for pain management. With the right guidance, La Barkeria CBD can help reduce pain and increase mobility in your canine companion. With four different potencies of CBD dog treats and three different potencies of CBD Pet Tinctures; we can help you treat your dog.
These claims haven't been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration; therefore, these products aren't intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent disease.