CBD Oil For Dogs or Cats With Arthritis Or Joint Pain

If you’ve experienced a pet with arthritis it can be devastating. Nobody wants to see their pets in pain, but it can be harder to help when it’s not visible.

Medication is available to help dogs with arthritis, however, they come with a variety of side effects.

This article will take a look at the causes of arthritis and other joint pain in dogs, and how CBD can help ease their pain.

What Causes Arthritis In Dogs?

To start with it’s worth mentioning that canine arthritis is extremely common, with 1 in 5 dogs experiencing joint pain. 

Despite it being so common, joint pain and arthritis in dogs isn’t fully understood. The term ‘arthritis’ refers to a group of over 100 diseases causing joint degeneration and pain. All forms of arthritis cause inflammation of the joints, which then causes pain and stiffness in the affected area.

The most common type of arthritis in dogs is osteoarthritis -also known as Degenerative Joint Disease or DJD. This is caused by the degeneration of cartilage in the joint.

The damage that arthritis causes can occur due to ‘wear and tear’ of the joints, which normally affects older dogs. 

Although, joint injuries or infections can also damage cartilage which can lead on to arthritis.

Symptoms Of Arthritis In Dogs

If you think your dog has arthritis you may have spotted common symptoms. They can include:

  • Stiffness
  • Slowness in getting up or lying down
  • Limping 
  • Reluctancy to exercise or go on walks
  • Difficulty or inability to jump 
  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Reduced mobility 
  • Excessive panting

Dogs with arthritis are also prone to gaining weight, due to being less active. As moving becomes more painful, dogs will avoid activity. 

This can become a vicious cycle as when your dog puts on excess weight, they’re putting more pressure on their joints, intensifying the painful symptoms.

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How To Treat Joint Pain And Arthritis In Dogs

As arthritis and joint pain are common in dogs, there are a few options when it comes to treating or easing the pain caused.

Medication For Arthritis In Dogs

If you’ve been to the vet regarding your dog's arthritis, chances are you’ve been recommended medication to ease their pain. This may include a type of pain killer and or an anti-inflammatory.

Some of the most common medications prescribed to dogs with arthritis are Metacam and Rimadyl, both non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

As with most medication, both of these drugs can cause side effects. These can include:

  • Aggression
  • Jaundice
  • Skin Irritation
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dehydration
  • Liver and kidney damage
  • Seizures
  • Increased or decreased activity
  • Black or bloody stools or diarrhoea 

Therapies For Arthritis In Dogs

As side effects from medication can be so harmful, more and more pet owners are looking to avoid them. There are a variety of alternative therapies to help dogs manage their condition, these include:

  • Massage therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Acupuncture

CBD Oil For Arthritis In Dogs

Although therapies can help with arthritis they can be quite inconvenient and timely, especially if you don’t have a therapy centre local to you.

CBD oil can be very effective in relieving the symptoms of joint pain and arthritis due to its natural anti inflammatory properties.

Research actually suggests that CBD can be tolerated better than standard medications, due to the little or none existent side effects.

Several studies have shown that CBD can reduce inflammation all around the body in pets; including inflammation in organs like the pancreas, lungs, and of course the joints.

Although fighting inflammation is the priority when trying to treat your dogs arthritis, CBD can also manage the pain associated with the condition.

What makes our Joint and Hip CBD treats unique and effective?

Aside from the powerful benefits of CBD for joint pain and inflammation our treats also contain:

1. Glucosamine: a powerful anti-inflammatory that will help reduce joint inflammation and pain.

2. MSM: AKA Methylsulfonylmethane, is an important building block for healthy bones and joints. Studies have shown that MSM has an important effect in improving your dog's joint pain, and it is even more beneficial when combined with glucosamine. 

3. Chondroitin Sulfate: Promotes water retention and elasticity in the cartilage, helping to ensure sufficient shock absorption and adequate nourishment of the tissues that line the joint. Chondroitin may also inhibit the production of inflammatory mediators that are destructive to the joint.

And of course, 5mg of CBD per serving for the most powerful and beneficial Joint and Hip CBD treats out there! 

Benefits Of CBD Oil For Dogs

Whilst your main reason for giving your dog or cat CBD oil may be for arthritis, joint pain or even hip dysplasia, there are an array of other benefits and anxieties it can help with. These include:

  • Anxieties and stressful behaviour (aggression, barking, tremors)
  • Control of Epileptic seizures 
  • Digestive problems
  • Painkiller 
  • Regular supplement to promote overall health
  • Can slow tumour growth
  • Helps with allergies
  • Helps with nausea

Reviews on our CBD Hip and Joint Treats and CBD Oil

Review by Michelle on 19 Nov 2019
These are great!

"We've been using our new Petals and Tails hip and joint support treats for about a week now and I have to say, I'm happy with the results! Generally, hip and joint treatments take a few weeks to begin seeing improvement, but by the second day, Taz was showing almost no signs of discomfort in his hind legs. My dog, Taz is on glucosamine for life to carefully manage arthritis due to an injury. I'm always on the lookout for different ways to add to his current regimen to keep his pain down, especially in the colder months when he gets super stiff. I was excited when I saw that Petals and Tails had a treat that combined CBD and glucosamine to aid in joint pain relief, and even more excited to see that it actually helped a lot"


Review by Leslie on 11 Nov 2019
They’ve become a staple!

"I absolutely love these treats and so do my dogs! I mainly give them to my 7-year-old puggle Nala who has issues with her back legs due to a torn CCL and extensive surgery over 2 years ago. She was on prescription pain medication to manage her symptoms far too often than I was comfortable with so I decided to experiment. From the moment we found @petalsandtails ‘Joint and Hip Support’ treats and started giving them to her every night we have seen huge results! Not only does Nala love the taste but they’ve helped her so much that we haven’t opened her prescription bottles since. I love that these also include Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate to help strengthen her joints as we do a lot of walking and hiking. These are a definite staple in our household! Her mobility and endurance increase so much when we give her one before a hike and they also allow her to calm down during long car rides and relax like she never was able to before. So glad we found these!"

Nala's instagram account: @COUNTRYPAWSPACK

 

Conclusion

CBD oil is known for being an anti-inflammatory natural supplement. When it comes to arthritis in dogs and cats medication is normally the first consideration. However, medication can cause unnecessary harm with side effects such as liver damage. Therefore making CBD oil a great alternative and prevention method for arthritis in pets.

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