I read this quote the other day and it made me laugh, it went something like this. Enjoy your 30’s and 40’s cause in your 50’s the check engine light comes on. The same goes for our pets, they have issues come up and we love them so much and we can’t see them going through the pain discomfort and challenges, so we want to help. CBD for senior dogs and pets is one of the most common issues that we see CBD used for. I want to talk about the main areas that we see people using CBD for senior dogs.
For many senior dogs, pain management is a vital part of keeping their quality of life. Pain can be caused by any number of things, previous injuries, surgery, arthritis, hips or a known or unknown disease or condition. In most cases pain management includes prescription medications, although they are very effective, they also have serious side effects. These include chemical dependence, long term liver damage, and the potential for a lethal overdose. In studies and our experience and countless customers experience seeing dogs on CBD it seems to be effective in reducing pain.
Inflammation is a significant source of pain for many of our senior dogs suffering from chronic conditions. These conditions are usually on a treatment plan with NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Although these drugs can be effective they come with a stack of possible side effects.
This class of drug has been under scrutiny lately, particularly for immune compromise in aging dogs. This is especially concerning for long term pain management. These drugs are well known to cause various issues in the gastrointestinal tract and the functions of the livers and kidneys. Unfortunately, renal failure and death are risks of the long-term use of this class of drugs.
We have learned through research and studies that CBD contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties. The anti-inflammatory properties occur when taken orally or applied topically to the affected areas of the skin. CBD use for senior dogs is safe with fewer and less severe known side effects.
It is hard to watch our aging dogs loose interest in the activities they once loved. Going for their walks, chasing a ball at the dog park, a swim in the lake. It is heartbreaking to watch the process unfold, naturally, we all want to give our companion’s mobility as long as we can. CBD can relieve both pain and inflammation, so it is very probable that CBD oil and topical lotions may improve your aging dog’s mobility.