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CBD Relief for Fido

Five things you might not know about CBD for dogs

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Have you ever heard your dog whine in pain or cry while teething? What about the sad (be it adorable) howl when they don't want to be left alone?

It can be heartbreaking, so you've probably wondered what you can do about it.

There's a solution: CBD oil—and dogs can use it too.

Here are a few things you might not know about CBD oil.

CBD is not psychotropic

While it's derived from a cannabinoid (from hemp, not marijuana), it isn't like a recreational drug. Your pup won't get "high;" the oil just induces a calming state. It can help dogs who are needy or have separation anxiety

Have a dog who acts out when you're not around? A little CBD cannabis oil can make him much calmer when you're not home.

CBD can relieve pain

It's common for dogs to experience hip dysplasia, tumors, intestinal problems, heart problems and teething. As they age, they continue to smile and love us despite their growing pain and health decline. Wouldn't it be great to ease their discomfort naturally, rather that resorting to that valium-like coma?

CBD is a pain reliever.

Studies have shown it reduces pain, including neuropathy. It reduces inflammation, intestinal (IBD), chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease, pancreatitis, and oxidative stress (which is caused by degenerative and premature aging).

It helps with digestion

The CBD compound helps with appetite, vomiting and nausea. It increases hunger in our pups when they're malnourished, sick or not eating enough.

CBD helps with cardiovascular health

CBD has been shown to help reduce damage to blood vessels and irregular heart rates. CBD reduces injury to damaged arteries and veins, with less anxiety and calmness, due to a lower heart rate and blood pressure. Thanks to the studies of veterinarian, Dr. Edward Bassingthwaighte!

If your bestie is anxious, depressed or hungry, CBD is an alternative option. It's natural, pain relieving, and calming, as well as healthy for digestion and heart health.

-This article originally appeared at Bend Pet Express

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