It’s no secret I am a huge advocate of CBD Oil and use the plant-medicine on a daily basis for several purposes. So, it’s no surprise that I also give my dog, Lucy, CBD oil!
To give you a little background on Lucy, she is an 11-year-old Pomeranian who I am lucky to say is in fantastic health. It’s actually quite impressive that for a pup her age she can do repetitive laps around Central Park or play fetch for hours on end. But she does struggle with some joint inflammation as well as quite a bit of anxiety. To elaborate, she still is a little skeptical of her food bowl that she has eaten out of for 5 years.
After much research and being very reluctant to constantly give her prescription drugs, I decided to give CBD oil a way to manage some of her joint pain and anxiety as well as maintain overall good health. I’ll admit, she can be a little neurotic at times (sorry, Lucy!) so I was really eager to see if it her to chill out! I am extremely pleased by how Lucy has benefited from CBD oil and am surprised by some of the other benefits I’ve learned about from other dogs’ experiences with CBD oil.
Here are the 5 reasons why I use
CBD oil for my dog…..
ALLEVIATES JOINT INFLAMMATION AND HELPS PREVENT ARTHRITIS
The is one of the main reasons that I give Lucy CBD oil, because she struggles with shallow knee sockets which cause her hip pain. CBD oil contains anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling in joints. Not only does CBD oil reduce swelling, it also eases the pain that dogs feel from joint inflammation which allows them to get up and move around more easily. Studies show that the tincture can help to reduce symptoms of arthritis and slow its progression.
HELPS TO FIGHT AGAINST CANCER
It has been reported that CBD oil can slow down the cell growth of tumors while improving the growth of positive cells. I am fortunate that cancer has steered clear from Lucy (and hope and pray it continues to) but I feel comfort in knowing that by giving her CBD oil I am helping to promote healthy cell growth in her little body.
INCREASE THEIR APPETITE
Does your dog ever protest their food? Lucy has a strange habit of doing this even though she absolutely loves her healthy grain-free food! Apparently it’s common for many dogs to go through periods where they just do not want to eat. Well CBD oil will kick up their appetite, so they get the munchies!
REDUCES RISK AND SEVERITY OF SEIZURES
Again, I am fortunate that I have not experienced seizures with Lucy, and I hope that she never has to endure that. I have heard from other fellow dog owners that CBD oil has helped to decrease the number of seizures their dog experiences as well as the duration of the seizure.
This is another one of the major reasons that I give Lucy CBD oil. As I mentioned above, she can be a little neurotic at times. Especially when I leave her at home or when she goes to the groomer. Or when she sees her shadow. You get my point, the dogs very anxious! But CBD oil has been extremely helpful with alleviating anxiety and producing a calming effect.
It’s important to mention that I do 100% recommend that you reach out to your veterinarian before using CBD oil for your dog or pet! There are several brands of CBD oil out there that you can purchase for your dog, I highly recommend trying Populum as their products are mindfully formulated and safely tested. Each bottle comes with the test results, so everything is clear! But again, always check with your vet!
If you personally are interested in learning about CBD oil or want to give it a try, check out my blog post CBD OIL 101: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS HEALING ELIXIR.