What type of pain is my dog experiencing?
That’s a difficult question to answer, especially considering there is no certain answer. Your dog could be experiencing pain due to an injury, arthritis, joint aches, and even cancer. Of these instances, the most common ailment would probably be arthritis.
Dogs get injured throughout their life, dogs may experience some sort of joint ache at one point, and dogs are susceptible to cancer. However, arthritis seems to be the common ground for most dogs, with almost every breed having the possible condition. In fact, arthritis affects 1 in 4 dogs.
What is arthritis?
It’s hard to define the ailment known as arthritis mainly because there are over 100 diseases causing arthritis-related pain and inflammation. Every strain does seem to have something in common, though: They all cause pain and stiffness in the affected areas.
What can you give your dog to relieve their pain?
There are many pain relievers available for dogs, most of which need to be medically prescribed to them by a vet. And though these medications will work and help in reducing the pain and inflammation throughout your dog’s body, they will also produce side effects. Some may make your dog drowsy, some may make your dog nauseous, and some may make your dog distant. It all depends on the medication and it all depends on the dog.
Is there a natural pain relief option?
The answer to that question is yes.
CBD oil is a new and upcoming pain relief tactic used and loved by many pet owners. In fact, the word is being spread faster than the CBD companies can keep up, but that’s a good thing.
CBD oil has many pain relieving properties in it to help your dog out and calm their inflammation. The oil doesn’t stop there, though; it also helps improve other areas of life such as appetite, energy, and mobility. That frown on your dog’s face won’t only be turned upside down, their entire presentation will be turned upside down, too.
CBD oil can be found in tinctures, balms, sprays, treats, and more. If your dog doesn’t like it one way, switch it up and purchase a different product filled with the ingredient. I can assure you that the oil will work much better than the medically prescribed treatments that have side effects.
If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to ask your vet. Some pain-relieving medications can be taken alongside CBD products, so be sure to check in on this next time you’re at the vet, too.