CBD for Senior Dogs
Our dogs become our fur-kids, and it can be hard seeing them grow older when they start to deal with senior dog issues. Dogs live life to the fullest and never take any moment for granted – they go all out! Because of their tenacity for life, they often have wear and tear on their bodies and can have a few other senior-related issues.
Joints & Hips
One of the most common and noticeable signs of your dog aging is arthritis and joint stability. You will notice they are not as mobile, take a little longer to stand up, and are more tired after a walk. There are steps you can take to help out your dog with their joints such as: regular gentle exercise, weight management, and more practical things such as improving traction throughout your house or easing the impact on their joints with doggie ramps.
The other thing you can do to help their joints and hips is to add a good joint-focused supplement to their daily routine. Our Joint Formula Chewable tablets contain phytocannabinoid (CBD) rich hemp oil, chondroitin, glucosamine, and MSM, all working together to create an all-in-one supercharged joint formula. Why supercharged? Because it contains CBD-rich hemp oil. CBD is one of the 113 phytocannabinoid compounds found within the hemp plant, has no psychoactive effects, and is responsible for helping with inflammation, pain, and has antioxidant properties.
As your dog gets older, you may notice they have a harder time handling stress. Things that did not bother them before are starting to be more prominent, such as separation anxiety, interacting with new dogs, new noises, or just acting more grumpy than normal. Though sometimes these behaviors can become more common with age, it is important to rule out any medical issues, especially if you notice more anxious or aggressive behavior.
If your senior dog has become more anxious, try using CBD for senior dogs in the form of one of our size specific tinctures! They are great for spot-treatment, meaning if you know your dog becomes anxious with certain things (such as people coming over or fireworks); try giving them our CBD-rich hemp oil 30 minutes before the anxious event. However, if your dog is dealing with anxiousness on the regular, add our Joint-Formula to their daily regimen, and use the tinctures as needed.
Another thing to look for is signs of change in cognitive ability. Your dog may forget how to get around the house as well as normal, get lost more easily, or sometimes not even recognize people that they know. Dogs can have a hard time remembering to use the bathroom normally, so accidents can become more common. As mentioned previously, it is still important to notice these signs and discuss with your veterinarian to rule out any underlying issues.
How does our CBD-rich hemp oil help with cognitive ability? Because it is a neuro-protectant! This means CBD can help protect your dog’s nerve cells from different types of damage, degeneration, and further impairment of their function.
When it comes down to it, you really can’t go wrong with choosing CBD for senior dogs. Among helping things such as joint pain, inflammation and anxiety, CBD oil can also help with heart health, their immune system, and other diseases brought on by age, such as cancer. It is generally safe with no known serious side effects, has no psychoactive properties, and it is a great natural alternative to other traditional medications.
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