CBD is one of the most talked-about options in the holistic wellness space, and it’s no surprise why.
If you’re currently exploring the world of CBD and how it can help your four-legged friend, part of the journey in getting all your top CBD questions answered is learning all about the many CBD benefits for dogs and how it can help them live happier and healthier lives.
So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at CBD, the many situations it’s used for, and how it may be the perfect holistic option for your pup!
How Does CBD Work?
CBD stands for “cannabidiol.”
It’s one of the many naturally occurring compounds that are found in the cannabis plant. These compounds are known as phytocannabinoids, or cannabinoids for short.
When cannabinoids like CBD are introduced into the body, they interact with something called the endocannabinoid system, which all mammalian bodies have and which plays a role in regulating key physiological processes such as appetite, sleep, pain response, and mood.
Depending on the type of cannabinoid you’re dealing with, this interaction may mean that the cannabinoid:
- binds directly to the endocannabinoid system’s CB1 or CB2 receptors (the below picture shows where these receptors are located all throughout the body)
- or that it performs certain actions that influence the endocannabinoid system indirectly.
It’s these unique interactions that result in the potential health benefits an animal can experience when given CBD.
CBD Benefits for Dogs
Now that we’ve talked a little bit about how CBD works on the molecular level, let’s discuss the outward signs of CBD’s effect on your pup.
CBD for Mobility
As your dog starts to get up in years, you may notice changes to his mobility as a normal part of aging. Maybe he’s no longer able to enjoy his daily walks the way he used to, or maybe he struggles to climb the stairs in your home.
Many pet parents turn to CBD for this very situation. CBD supports healthy joints and flexibility, provides connective tissue support, and can help relieve occasional joint stiffness by maintaining joint mobility and supporting bone health.
It’s no wonder so many of our customer success stories revolve around senior dogs who got the spring back in their step thanks to CBD!
In fact, here are just some of those happy “tails”:
CBD for Pain
Do you know how to tell if your dog is in pain? Dogs are notorious for hiding their discomfort, a trait they inherited from their wild ancestors. Usually, by the time a dog has made their pain known, it’s progressed to a very uncomfortable point.
Naturally, no pet parent ever wants to see their dog in pain. Whether your dog is recovering from an injury or recent operation, or is experiencing occasional discomfort from normal aging or from normal daily exercise and activity, CBD can help.
CBD supports a normal inflammatory response in the body, which helps with occasional stiffness and soreness while also supporting healthy cellular activity and normal muscle recovery.
Just take a look at the success stories below and see how CBD helped dogs who were experiencing discomfort bounce back to their old selves!
CBD for Stress
Stress can affect dogs just as much as it can people. There are various reasons why a dog may feel stressed or nervous, including loud noises (like thunderstorms and fireworks), changes in the household (such as bringing a new baby home or having family over for a special gathering), changes to their usual routine (such as traveling, hospitalization, or moving to a new home), and separation from their loved ones at times when they’re left home alone.
Other times, you may simply have a dog on your hands who is dealing with hyperactivity. Hyperactivity is often caused by excess energy and can lead to destructive behavior.
Fortunately, CBD can help. CBD has a calming effect on the nerves, which automatically promotes relaxation in animals and supports a normal emotional balance. It helps animals cope with external stresses (including environmentally-induced stress) and situations that may cause nervousness and helps them maintain a normal and relaxed disposition.
Here are some pet parents who’ve had great success using CBD for its calming effects:
CBD for Wellness
In the same way that we take vitamins and other supplements in order to support our immune system, dogs can benefit from immune-boosting foods and holistic options as well, especially in their senior years, when added support can make all the difference in improving their quality of life.
In addition to assisting and supporting the immune system, CBD also supports normal cardiovascular and neurological function, promotes long-term health, and helps maintain physical and mental wellbeing.
These pet parents turned to CBD for these very reasons, and haven’t looked back since:
CBD for Dogs: A Great Holistic Option!
The transformations are loud and clear!
CBD is helping dogs all across the U.S. with their mobility, discomfort, stress and nervousness, and/or overall wellness.
So if you’ve been on the fence about giving CBD a try, why not make today the day you take a leap to see the results for yourselves?
Here at Honest Paws, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. That’s how confident we are in our all-natural, organic ingredients and in the rigorous quality audits we undergo to achieve the highest standards in the CBD space.
But don’t take our word for it. With over 1,000 glowing reviews across our CBD products, there’s a reason the Honest Paws pack is filled with happy dogs and cats who are living their best lives! You can browse our full CBD collection here and read for yourself what our happy customers have to say about us!
And if you have any questions at any point, we’re always happy to help! You can email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 1-844-729-7790.