Cannabinoids for Your Best Fur Friends
CBD for Your Furry Friends
You may already know some of the health benefits associated with hemp and CBD, one of the naturally-occurring compounds found in it-- maybe you’ve even tried out some CBD oil to treat issues like anxiety, chronic pain, or insomnia. But did you know those same benefits of CBD can be applied to animals as well as humans? Here are just a few of the ways your pet could benefit from CBD products like the ones we’ve developed at Barker Wellness:
Us humans aren’t the only ones who get nervous! Anxiety is extremely common in many household pets, especially dogs. In fact, one study found that more than 70% of dogs may experience anxiety. If your pooch commonly experiences separation anxiety, shakes during storms, barks excessively, or just seems to have a generally difficult time relaxing, pet-friendly CBD products can be a great way to help them remain calm. CBD has been shown to treat anxiety in humans thanks to the way it interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system and changes how the brain’s receptors respond to serotonin-- and the same goes for animals!
If you have an ageing or disabled pet, you know how difficult it can be to watch your furry friend suffer through pain caused by injuries and chronic issues like arthritis. And while prescription medications can be effective, they often come with many risks, worrying side effects, and even the potential for a lethal overdose. If you’re looking for a safe, all-natural way to treat your pet’s pain, CBD may be your answer. Studies show that its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties make it a possibly highly effective option for chronic pain management in both humans and animals. With our pet-friendly CBD products, you can help your pet find relief and get their tail wagging again.
Treat Seizures and Epilepsy
While many people use CBD to treat seizures and epilepsy for themselves, it may also be promising in treating these issues in pets as well. It turns out that epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder in dogs, and even while taking medication to help (which can cause liver damage), up to 30% of dogs with epilepsy still experience seizures. Thankfully, CBD oil is an all-natural, low-risk treatment option; studies suggest that it has anticonvulsant properties that may reduce the severity and frequency of seizures, and anecdotal evidence from pet owners also looks very promising.
It doesn’t stop there. Hemp offers tons of uses and benefits for both humans and pets, including its abilities to improve appetite, promote better sleep, reduce nausea, and even fight cancer. It’s an all-around great remedy for a number of issues; the possibilities are practically endless.
At Barker Wellness, we want to help the whole family find relief and relaxation-- including the furry family members! That’s why we’ve created products with your precious pets in mind. All of our CBD pet tinctures are vegan, all-natural, and cruelty-free, and they all contain high quality, THC-free hemp extract. That way, you can feel good about not only what you’re putting into your own body, but what you’re giving your pets, too.