It is heartbreaking to watch a dog who loves to play fetch, hobble over to the ball that they used to retrieve in mid-air.
Just like people, there comes a point at which your dog just doesn't get around as well as he or she used to. Most mobility issues are caused by inflammation or injury that seem to catch up with your pet as they age. Increasing and maintaining mobility is an important part of your pet’s quality of life and should be a priority in your senior pet care routine.
Aging Aches and Pains
The majority of joint discomfort is caused by inflammation, resulting in pain and stiffness. Cartilage is a flexible but firm connective tissue that serves to cushion the space between joints and bones. As cartilage deteriorates over time, these areas become more exposed and rub against each other.
Pet’s can’t just tell their human companions when this “wear and tear” is bothering them. Here are a number of indicators that your pet may be experiencing joint discomfort:
-Reluctant to walk
-Sleeping more often
-Slow to get up and down
Pain Medication for Pets
There are a number of prescription Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories (NSAIDs) on the market for pets. Most of these have long-term side-effects when taken regularly, especially on the liver. You should always consult your veterinarian before introducing any new medication or suppliment to your pet. There has been a recent movement for a more holistic approach to senior pet care. CBD oil is a big part of that along with acupuncture, hydrotherapy, physical therapy, and more.
CBD for Senior Pet Care
Just like humans, most pets (all mammals) have a natural endocannabinoid system that works to keep the body balanced. This system promotes homeostasis and helps to regulate various other systems in the body through the use of cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors.
CBD is a powerful antioxidant derived from the cannabis plant. Receptra CBD comes organically grown hemp from family-owned farms. The cannabinoids and high fatty acid content in Receptra Pet CBD can provide a number of benefits to your senior pet.
How CBD Works for Pets
The antioxidants in CBD have the ability to reduce inflammatory free-radicals in the body. Less inflammation equals less discomfort. CBD also interacts with pain receptors inside the body to ease discomfort, naturally.
As pets age, they also tend to lose hearing and eyesight which can negatively impact their demeanor. The cannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body. This includes the brain and systems that impact mood. As an added benefit, CBD may take the edge off of your crazy cat or nervous dog, which could be very helpful when it comes to scary situations like summer storms and fireworks.
What Else is in There?
Receptra Pet CBD is specifically formulated for pets with full-spectrum CBD and MCT oil as the carrier for optimal bioavailability. MCT oil contains beneficial fats that can also reduce inflammation and benefit your pet’s skin and coat. As a side note, did you know that MCT oil even has natural flea preventative properties?
Giving CBD to Your Senior Pet
Pets can be picky, but there are multiple ways to provide the benefits of Receptra Pet CBD to your four-legged companion. Some pets look forward to the supplement just as it is and will take it right from the dropper. For others, you may opt to mix it in with their regular food or make special CBD pet treats to last you a while!