As your pet gets older, and/or their immune system becomes compromised, their natural endocannabinoid system can start to slow down and produce less. This system helps relieve pain, inflammation, and relaxes the nervous system. They may need some help to avoid pain as a result of their deteriorating body systems. While some vets will prescribe expensive medications, others prefer to go more natural routes, which have less side effects.
Why Hemp Will Not Make Your Pet “High”
THC is the component in the leaf that would make one “high”. All pet products have less than .3% THC, which is safe for pets and will not make your pet “high”. Buying from a reputable brand is the most important component to help your pet.
What Can Hemp Help With?
Pups can struggle with PTSD, traveling, fireworks, trips to the veterinarian or groomer, being kenneled…. Hemp can be the solution for those looking for natural options to prescription anti-anxiety drugs and their potentially harmful side effects. It works by interacting with the body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoid system to soothe and calm anxiety naturally. When the body naturally releases endocannabinoid chemicals, they connect with the receptors and that stimulates the body’s natural ability to create serotonin, a natural mood stabilizer. Some dogs are simply not producing enough endocannabinoid chemicals, so we can give them a hemp supplement to help them out.
The seizure drugs currently available frequently cause intolerable side effects or do not work well enough to control the seizures. Hemp is a good alternative for some dogs. The endocannabinoid system is directly connected to the nervous system and the brain. Through extensive studies, it has been found that hemp can help dog seizures, however the exact reason is still under investigation.
Inflammation is a significant source of pain for many older dogs suffering from chronic conditions such as arthritis and hip dysplasia. Typically, these conditions are treated aggressively with NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). These drugs are well known to cause various issues in the gastrointestinal tract and the functions of the livers and kidneys. Confirmed by multiple research studies, we now know that hemp exerts powerful anti-inflammatory effects.
Hemp is also helpful in alleviating allergy discomfort. It is mainly useful in strengthening the immune system and easing your dog from pain and discomfort. Hemp can help treat painful allergic skin reactions by reducing inflammation to relieve your dog from discomfort. It can also decrease skin itchiness, and even heal spots gradually.
If your dog has major health issues, talk to your vet first about adding some hemp supplements into his care routine. Possible side effects include dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, and diarrhea.
Hemp can have even more healing properties than this! These are just the top 4. Message us if you have questions or want to know if hemp supplements could be right for your pet!