5 Important Uses of CBD for Seniors
Don’t OVER MEDICATE your older dog or cat.
Our senior pets can get an array of health conditions, and this can lead to UMPTEEN pills…
My Father In-law is on about 7 different medications. How do you even keep track of that, never mind ensure that there are not drug interactions/side effects?
I prefer the simpler method… fewer treatments, and preferably natural ones with few to no side effects.
Cannabidiol (CBD), is one of those options. We do have a Natural, Whole Plant Extract CBD tincture for Dogs and Cats. It’s here:
5 Specific Health Benefits of CBD for Older Dogs and Cats
Cannabidiol or CBD oil has become increasingly popular as a remedy for a variety of ailments. Many older people have also embraced CBD to treat everything from depression to chronic pain. We are seeing many of the same benefits in our dogs and cats.
Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, is derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as marijuana or hemp. More than 80 chemicals called cannabinoids have been identified in the Cannabis sativa plant. THC, the chemical that causes a “high, ” is the active ingredient in marijuana. However, cannabidiol is most often obtained from hemp, and contains just trace amounts of THC.
There have been few side effects noted in CBD use studies, but they do occur and can include dry mouth, diarrhea, reduced appetite, drowsiness and fatigue. CBD can also interact with other medications, such as blood thinners.
In general, few to no side effects are seen, and there are few drug interactions when given at the appropriate dose.
These are 5 important health benefits for our senior pets.
1. Pain Management
The majority of our older pets live with arthritis. Compared to traditional pain medications, CBD can be a compelling alternative as a natural and potentially safer remedy. Studies have indicated that CBD can reduce inflammation while alleviating pain. Conditions improved include joint pain, soft tissue inflammation, and arthritis.
2. Neurodegenerative Disorders
CBD might be a promising product in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases. A loss of neurons in different parts of the nervous system leads to a corresponding decline in cognitive and motor functions; these conditions (Cognitive Dysfunction) cause the brain and nerves to deteriorate over time. Researchers are actively studying brain receptors to uncover the ways that CBD could help.
3. Bone Health
Keeping bones healthy can be a challenge- especially for our older dogs and cats. Bones become more fragile and vulnerable over time, making them more prone to breaking. In addition to reducing inflammation and promoting cell repair, research shows that CBD may aid in strengthening bones. It can also promote the body’s ability to heal. While more research is needed, results in this area so far are promising.
4. Heart Health
Heart disease is surprisingly common in our older pets. High blood pressure can play a roles in this (common in animals with Kidney Disease). CBD has shown to be very promising as an alternative and natural treatment for high blood pressure. One recent study determined that it lowered the resting blood pressure of the study’s participants. Another study suggests that antioxidant properties of CBD can aid in lowering cardiac inflammation and deter the death of related cells that results from oxidative stress.
5. Cancer Treatment
CBD may help alleviate the symptoms of cancer along with the side effects stemming from treatment. In fact, CBD has shown a reduction in tumor growth in animals. It may even help the body absorb medications better or increase their potency.
Here, CBD may positively manage inflammation and change how cells can reproduce. CBD could also have the capacity to inhibit the growth of some types of tumor cells and stem their ability to reproduce efficiently.
P.S. In the world of medication and treatment, I am more of the mantra of less is better… and if you can avoid the illness in the 1st place even better.
So feed your dog/cat well, (i.e. avoiding kibble), along with lots of exercise and Love!
If your dog/cat is on an array of different meds, ask your vet about alternative options, and if things can be simplified.
P.P.S. If you have an arthritic pet, or a dog with cognitive dysfunction, I encourage you to try my CBD for dogs and cats.
It is a whole plant extract meaning it has all the potentially helping cannabinoids that interact with each other to be beneficial, as well as using hemp seed oil as the carrier oil (often this can make it more effective).
You can get your 10% OFF bottle here: