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Does Alaska Pet CBD Help Dogs With Joint Pain?

As dogs age, joint pain becomes more prominent. Using Alaska pet CBD oils could be beneficial for relieving the pain your dog may be experiencing.

CBD is known to help as an anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory. It can be beneficial for arthritis, characterized by joint inflammation and degradation.

Many Alaskans live an active lifestyle with their dogs, but joint pain, osteoarthritis, and inflammation can get in the way of that. Red Raven CBD offers organically grown USA based products that your pet will love. Taking CBD could help your dog return to enjoying outside hiking, playing, and any other activities you love to do with your pet. 

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What is the Chemical Breakdown of CBD?

CBD stands for Cannabidiol which is extracted from legally and organically grown hemp plants. Hemp is natural and used in everyday goods, such as clothing and cosmetics. And while humans have enjoyed the benefits of hemp-based products for centuries, many people are finding CBD to be a reliable joint pain remedy for their canine friends as well. 

We want to make an important distinction: CBD products are not the same as marijuana. While CBD can be beneficial for dogs, most vets agree that marijuana can actually be more potent and toxic for dogs. And unlike humans, the “high” effect is often unpleasurable and even anxiety-producing for dogs — which is the exact opposite effect you want for your pet. 

However, hemp contains less concentrated amounts of THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, and higher concentrations of CBD. THC is a primary ingredient in marijuana that produces psychoactive abilities. Dogs can often safely use CBD as it is not considered a psychoactive element and will not get them high.

It’s essential to speak with your veterinarian to ensure that CBD usage is the right course of action for treating your dog’s joint pain.

Why Can My Dog Benefit From Alaska Pet CBD?

Dogs, and other pets such as cats, have endocannabinoid systems like humans. The endocannabinoid or ECS system receptors are responsible for maintaining balance in the body and keeping it in a healthy state.

People often use CBD to help with several problems  such as inflammation, arthritis, anxiety, and depression. Although no conclusive data shows the side effects of CBD in animals, since dogs’ ECS system is similar to humans, it’s safe to assume that the results of CBD are similar in dogs.

CBD works to lessen the transmitters that tell your dog’s body to spark pain. Dogs have a higher number of cannabinoid receptors than humans, which, when activated, work to balance the pain in the ECS system. In other words, CBD can be as effective (if not more effective) in dogs as it is for humans.

How Can My Dog Take CBD?

There are a few options when giving your dog CBD. The most popular is CBD oil, which is easy to administer the appropriate dosage. The other ways dogs can have CBD are through CBD products like chewable treats or capsules and even topical creams or balms that can be rubbed directly onto their skin.

The easiest way to know how much CBD your dog is consuming is by using oil since it can be measured and dropped right into the mouth of your dog or absorbed into their food. Using chewable treats and creams can make it hard to know how much CBD is in each treatment, which can cause you to accidentally give your pet a dose of CBD that is too high for their weight.

A study done by veterinarian Stephanie McGrath tested all three administration methods on dogs. Her primary focus was understanding how long CBD stayed in the body and how long it took to be absorbed.

She found that CBD oil had the best pharmacokinetics profile, or the four key physiological events of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion. The CBD oil reached the highest concentration in the blood, stayed in the bloodstream the longest, and performed the most consistently across dogs.

Can CBD Help My Dog’s Joint Pain?

One of the most well-known benefits of using CBD is its anti-inflammatory properties. Joints are where two bones meet. Like humans, dogs can experience joint pain in areas such as the feet, hips, knees, or spine. Sometimes joint discomfort can feel stiff, achy, or sore.

With joint pain, dogs can struggle with movement or activity. Dogs can get joint pain through developmental joint issues (usually caused genetically) or degenerative joint problems (wearing down with age). Some common symptoms and signs could include:

  • Frequent lethargy
  • Stiffness and limping
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Frequent slipping while moving
  • Licking, chewing, or biting the affected area

After confirming with your veterinarian that your dog has joint pain and why, it’s time to seek treatment. Alaska pet CBD could be the most effective and easy way to help your dog with its pain.

What are the Possible Side Effects of Using CBD?

Although a 2017 study done by the World Health Organization states that using CBD is safe and well-tolerated by animals, it hasn’t been officially approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There is no scientific data on the side effects of CBD in dogs, but administering the wrong dosage could cause some issues.

Research showed that CBD could decrease saliva production in dogs, resulting in having a dry mouth. High doses of CBD can also lead to a temporary drop in blood pressure, leading to light-headedness. Many owners use CBD to treat anxiety, and the calming effect in high doses can cause a slight bit of drowsiness.

After administering CBD to your dog, consider lowering the dosage if this is the result. Starting with a small dose and gradually moving to the correct dosage is advised.

How Can Red Raven Pet Tincture Help?

Red Raven CBD Pet Tincture is made for safe consumption for your dog. Made with chicken, turkey, and beef flavors, your dog will love how tasty it is.

Administering CBD oil is the most effective way to ensure the correct dosage. Red Raven CBD Pet Tincture comes in a 10z bottle with convenient dosing lines on every dropper to ensure safe administration. It can be dropped directly into your dog’s mouth or added to be absorbed in their food twice a day. We suggest a serving size of 1ml per 20 pounds. 

You can give your dog Red Raven CBD Pet Tincture, knowing that is made from pure CBD-isolate without any traces of THC. This product is organically grown in the US and third-party lab tested for quality. 

Purchase Alaska CBD for Your Pet 

Whether your pup is still in its prime or in its golden years, joint pain can keep your dog from doing the activities they love. CBD can help your dog return to a healthy and active lifestyle without suffering from achy, inflamed joints. Red Raven CBD customers have said that after using our products their dogs have become more active, aren’t as stiff and can recover from walks better. We want to help your dog experience the same! Enjoy free shipping on orders over $49 and have your pet CBD products shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, and the lower 48. 

Looking for a safe option to relieve your dog’s joint pain? Shop our online store.

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