Mobility issues and inflammation are common complaints from senior dog owners and owners of dogs that are differently-abled. Most of these complaints are treated heavily with prescription medications. The regular use of these medications can come with a whole host of negative long-term side effects in addition to their benefits. Because of these negative side effects, pet parents are increasingly looking to more natural alternatives – like hemp.
There has been much research done with Hemp oil and its usefulness for hip and joint health. Will Hemp get your dog “high”? The short answer is, no. THC has been shown to be toxic for dogs, but Broad Spectrum Hemp has less than 0.3% THC. When you are looking for the best Hemp product for your dog, you will want to make sure the company posts a recent Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) that shows the level of THC present in their product.
Hemp works by maintaining balance in the body through the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS acts with a series of receptors, transmitters, and specialized enzymes to regulate several bodily functions including: metabolism, immunity, digestion, skin health, allergic reaction, anxiety, and more. When hemp is introduced to the ECS, it works to help boost the body’s response to these bodily functions. Research has shown support and even improvement in things like pain management and inflammation – both major causes of mobility issues in dogs.
If you are looking into trying Hemp with your dog to help with their mobility support, Heirloom Pets offers the best water soluble hemp infused bone broth on the market. We always suggest discussing with your Vet when trying new supplements. But with proper use, your dog could be living a more comfortably mobile life once again!