Top 3 Science-Supported Reasons Dog Owners Are Turning to CBD

There’s a reason an increasing number of pet owners are turning to CBD – and the science backs them up. Let’s take a look at the top three reasons why CBD is improving the health and wellbeing of man’s best friend.

CBD for Calming Stressed, Anxious, & Hyper Dogs

From situational stress like storms, fireworks, or moving to a new home, to chronic anxiety and hyperactivity, many pets can benefit from the soothing relief of CBD. Similar to the effects in humans, “studies using animal models of anxiety… clearly suggest an anxiolytic-like effect of CBD.” In other words, it reduces anxiety – in humans as well as our furry friends. Other ways to help with anxiety and hyperactivity include healthy diet, adequate exercise and attention, aromatherapy, and consistent training. 

CBD for Reducing Frequency of Seizures

Seizures are terrifying, and can make you feel powerless to help. With the right course of treatment, you can minimize the frequency of seizures. For dogs with epilepsy, CBD is one powerful course of action. One major study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association found that “a significant reduction in seizure frequency was achieved for dogs in the CBD group.” Thephytocannabinoid “cannabidiol” in CBD is responsible for this reduction in seizure activity. The specifics are still being researched, but basically the cannabidiol acts upon receptors in the brain, making for a highly effective treatment for seizures. 

CBD for Arthritis & Pain

The most common condition affecting middle-aged to older dogs is arthritis. Dogs living with arthritis suffer from pain, stiffness, discomfort, and inflammation. The good news: arthritic and other types of pain in pets can be moderated with high quality CBD supplementation. The College of Veterinary Medicineat Cornell University found that “CBD oil reduced pain” and the “Canine Brief Pain Inventory and Hudson activity scores showed clinically significant reduction in pain and an increase in activity with CBD treatment.” Since our dogs can’t tell us what they’re feeling, it’s important to recognize the signs that they are in pain, including:

·     Appetite Changes

·     Whining or Whimpering

·     Restlessness 

·     Heavy Breathing

·     Biting, Snapping, or Growling

·     Excessive Licking

·     Changes in Sleeping Habits

Whether it’s anxiety, stress, pain, or seizures, quality and proper testing are vital when it comes to choosing a CBD product.When it comes to your dog, opt for a tincture form of CBD, as it allows you to start small and adjust dosing at small increments to find what works best. 

Thank you for choosing Kono Naturals for your furry friends! We are committed to quality and transparency, offering only high quality, therapeutic-grade CBD products. Our CBD is sourced from sustainably grown, whole hemp plants and is free from pesticides and harsh chemicals. Interested in learning more about how Kono Naturals can help you and your loved ones with your health, fitness, and wellness goals? Visit our shop and connect with us on social media! @KonoNaturals 

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