6 Health Benefits of CBD Oil for Your Pets

by Medical Xpress Wellness

A dog in a bathrobe with a healthy green drinkCannabidiol (CBD) oil for pets? When we think of the health benefits CBD oil, we tend to picture human individuals as the recipients of all the healing and restorative properties of this popular compound. But, this versatile all-natural product can provide soothing relief from chronic pain and many other ailments for pets and humans alike! Discover how CBD can impact your pet's life with these seven touted healthy effects.

  • Calm Anxiety
    Many pets suffer from severe anxiety. Such stress can result in a myriad of negative or unwanted behaviors, such as chewing, jumping, pacing, urinating, or displaying aggressive tendencies. It can also lead to physical shaking, gastrointestinal issues, and a lowered immune system. Thankfully, CBD oil can help! Pet owners from all over are raving about the calming effect of this natural remedy that enables balance to be restored by encouraging the production and release of the body's own endocannabinoids. Happy owners report their fearful dogs now socialize with other dogs and humans or pets with separation anxiety now able to be left at home without urinating on the carpet.

    If you know about CBD spa products, you may be trying to imagine your dog, cat, or guinea pig in a bathtub with a warm compress over his eyes and a fizzy bath bomb releasing the calming compound together with the relaxing aroma of lavender. While this could possibly work for calmer animals, those with high anxiety may prefer a different intake form like our Pet Tinctures by CBDistillery that are formulated with cold-pressed hemp seed oil and hemp extract. Add these tinctures to your pet's meals for a natural quick-acting anxiety reducer you can feel good about!

  • Relieve Sore Muscles
    Are your dog's muscles sore and achy? If you are looking for ways to make him feel more comfortable after a long run or while battling arthritis and other chronic pain-related conditions, Medical Xpress Wellness offers Doggy Be Good™ CBD Dog Treats by Green Garden Gold. These nibbles are perfect for on-the-go rewards or a convenient snack that doubles as a means of reducing inflammation and swelling that causes pain and stiffness. 

  • Restore Youthful Energy
    Whether you use a tincture or treat to deliver your pet's daily dosage of CBD oil, you might be surprised at the amount of energy your pet displays while out on walks or playing a game of fetch. This is because CBD is known to reset the body's natural rhythms, like sleep, while reducing inflammation that may be causing pain. Like humans, pets who get a rest without discomfort tend to perform better at their tasks. So, if you notice your pet is beginning to lose that pep in his step, be sure to ask your veterinarian if CBD oil could be part of the solution. 

  • Treat Nausea
    Another benefit of CBD pet products is the reduction of nausea for those with chronic digestive concerns or food sensitivities. Nausea is relieved when CBD triggers the brain to release more serotonin, which calms the digestive tract in addition to the other aforementioned benefits. Therefore, if your pet has difficulties with nausea or vomiting, using CBD oil could be a way to increase the likelihood that a proper diet can be processed without causing inflammation.

  • Decrease or Prevent Seizures
    Reports on CBD with relation to seizure activity continue to provide encouragement for those battling epilepsy. This is because CBD oil is typically tolerated much better than pharmaceuticals and does not come with the known side effects and risks. It is important to note here that although from the same plant, marijuana is not the same as CBD oil. Marijuana contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the compound from the cannabis plant that causes a psychedelic effect that may elevate the seizure activity. Some CBD oil products contain trace amounts of THC that would not be enough to produce a "high" effect. Even so, pet owners often search for CBD products that do not contain THC for reducing seizures as well as overall pet health.

  • Improve Heart Health
    Did you know CBD oil is reported to lower blood pressure for those with hypertension? Pets can get high blood pressure from various underlying medical concerns like kidney disease, Cushing's disease, and adrenal gland tumors. If your veterinarian is concerned about your pet's high blood pressure, ask if our pet CBD tinctures and treats could be used as an alternative to more harsh treatments. As a bonus, his heart will get even more of a healthy boost with the added exercise he gets from the restored energy and reduced inflammation!

Thus, when it comes to your pet's health, there are a multitude of reasons to try CBD oil products! Speak with your veterinarian, and then contact our knowledgable staff by filling out our online form or calling (817) 385-5589. At Medical Xpress Wellness, helping our customers feel better with our top-quality products is our passion. So go ahead and shop our stores with confidence to experience the Medical Xpress Wellness difference in your pet's life today!