How Can Hemp Extract Help Your Dog?
Hemp Extracts are really catching on amongst the human population of the US due to their amazing, natural benefits. But did you know that hemp extracts can also do wonders for the precious pooch in your life? Our Wellness for Dogs extract is designed for canines big and small, as you can incrementally increase the dosage. If you’re concerned that your four-legged friend isn’t on peak form, then consider a Hemp Extract to get him or her back on track.
A Quick Guide to Hemp Extract
Everyone knows that dogs are man’s best friend, and it can be heartbreaking to see your pet unwell or in pain. Hemp Extracts work by targeting the canine endocannabinoid system, which regulates your dog’s immune response, mood, sleep, and inflammation. Hemp extracts improve the functioning of this system and our Wellness for Dogs oil also contains a specialist blend of multivitamins and minerals which promote good health and a glossy coat.
Your canine companion doesn’t need to be in poor health to benefit from a Hemp Extract. Dogs that are in the prime of their lives still reap the rewards of our natural immune-boosting compounds. But if your pooch isn’t at her best, or is even in poor health, hemp extracts can assist with a variety of ailments, from improving mood to reducing stress and anxiety, and from arthritis through to epilepsy and cancer.
How Do These Benefits Work for Dogs?
Scientific research to date has found that Pure Spectrum Hemp Extract has significant benefits for dogs, particularly when it comes to treating arthritis1 and epilepsy2. The following are some of the principal conditions where hemp extract is a great natural alternative to traditional medicine and pharmaceuticals.
Stress and Anxiety
A stressed-out dog can be a major worry for his or her family. Whether they become withdrawn or develop problem behavior, there is hope within natural medicine. Hemp Extracts can even help with the fear dogs experience during firework displays or thunderstorms. If your dog seems anxious, aggressive or fearful, then research shows that hemp supplements promote calmness and reduce stress3.
Arthritis and Joint Pain
Osteoarthritis is a major problem for many breeds of dog, particularly as they get older. Signs of arthritis and joint pain include limping, lack of appetite, weight loss, inactivity (reluctance to go for a walk) and looking disheveled. Traditionally, most veterinarians have treated the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis in dogs by prescribing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) treatments, but they are often not fully effective: the dog may be more comfortable, but often not pain-free enough to become fully active again.
The good news is, thanks to the amazing pain-relieving properties of Hemp Extract, you can now treat your dog’s pain using a totally natural remedy. Hemp extract acts by reducing the pain of inflamed joints and preventing the further spread of arthritis. A recent study4 showed that treatment using hemp oils not only reduce pain but increase activity as well. You’ll have your old friend back in no time!
Research is ongoing in this area, as both humans and dogs living with cancer seem to live for longer and with a better quality of life when using a Hemp Extract. Scientists are not sure why, but we think it is because of hemp’s natural immune-boosting, calming and pain-relieving qualities. It’s a great option if your pooch has been diagnosed with cancer: it will help them feel more comfortable and promote a general feeling of wellbeing.
If your four-legged friend is suffering from one of the many gastrointestinal problems that tend to afflict dogs, then a Hemp Extract can help. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a particular problem for our canine family members but can be treated naturally thanks to hemp extract’s anti-inflammatory properties.
Many doggy families experience the sad and scary sight that is their pooch suffering from epileptic seizures. A 2018 study at Colorado State University found that 89% of dogs treated with hemp extract experienced a reduction in the frequency of seizures5.
What About Potential Side Effects?
As with any medication, always consult your veterinarian before using a Pure Spectrum Hemp Extract, and watch out for the warning signs of any adverse effects. These can include, but are not limited to:
Dry mouth: if your dog starts upping their water intake, get them to the vet. It could be a side effect of the hemp extract, or a sign of something unrelated but untoward, such as diabetes.
Drowsiness: this can either be a sign of low blood pressure, which can be a side effect of Pure Spectrum Hemp Extract, or a potential dosage issue. Keep an eye on your pooch’s sleeping patterns for any changes to the norm.
Tremors: this is a sign that the dosage is way too high.
What to Look for When Buying Hemp Extracts
The market is crowded when it comes to hemp extracts for dogs, with chews, tinctures and more available. We recommend considering the following issues before buying:
Check the product is organic and free of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and harmful chemicals.
Look for products that have used gentler, less chemical extraction methods.
Read the ingredients list: is the hemp extract concentrated enough to be effective?
We don’t want to blow our own trumpet or anything, but all our products are 100% organic, completely THC-free, and always grown on US farms which are free of pesticides, GMOs and solvents. Wellness for Dogs even comes in a delicious Sweet Maple Flavor, which your dog will love. If you’re unsure where to start, begin by adding a drop to Fido’s food and up the dosage until he seems happy and healthy.
We’d love to hear from anyone who’s tried Pure Spectrum Hemp Extract for their canine companion. Get in touch!