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Whether it’s due to seasonal changes, diet, allergies or old age, sometimes our pups’ skin can cause them irritation. Did you know that CBD has been shown to help with a number of health conditions and concerns, including dog skin problems? Owners who want the best for their pets can use CBD products to alleviate the symptoms. It’s perfectly safe and highly effective.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties that can relieve skin disorders. Cannabidiol naturally reduces inflammation in the skin and boosts the skin’s natural regenerative properties. It has no psychoactive properties, so it’s completely safe to use on your pet.

Itchy skin

Research has shown that the topical application of CBD oil can reduce itchiness and hotspots. CBD also may have some immune-boosting properties, which helps dogs whose itchiness and inflammation is due to allergies. Plus, natural calming effects may help pets whose itchiness is caused by anxious scratching.

Fleas, mites and critters

There are a number of critters, not only fleas, that can wreak havoc on your pup’s skin and overall health. There are several flea medications that you can try but if it is too late and your dog is experiencing itchiness or perhaps an allergic reaction from a bite, we recommend giving them a bath with our CBD Pet Conditioning Shampoo. It promotes a clean, healthy coat before scratching leads to more serious problems

How to give CBD to your pup

Most experts recommend giving your pet CBD oil, which can be easily added to your pet’s food or treats. There are also plenty of CBD-infused products on the line that provide delicious options your dog won’t mind taking! And to replace those harsh anti-itch shampoos, try a CBD-infused shampoo to get right to the source of the problem. For example, Terra Vida’s CBD Pet Conditioning Shampoo blends nourishing essential fatty acids and pure CBD oil to provide a luxurious, soothing bath for your pup.

Food and Drug Allergies

Just like us, our dogs can have adverse reactions to what they eat. Food allergies are caused by the consumption of food containing a particular ingredient which causes the body to mount a defense against the offending ingredient, these kinds of allergies can be caused by medications as well. Food allergens are the cause of approximately ten percent of all allergy symptoms seen in dogs. Some of the most common food allergies in dogs include wheat, corn, soy, chicken and eggs. Food allergies can usually be determined by eliminating certain foods from your pup’s diet until you find the one that is causing the symptoms, and then eliminate that one entirely. If the food allergies are making your dog especially irritated or anxious, another CBD product you can try giving them is CBD Pet Chews for Pets. It’s an easy, hassle-free way to ensure the CBD gets into your pet’s system, so they can feel their best as quickly as possible.

Hives

Hives are another skin problem that your pup may experience in their life. Hives are a specific type of allergic reaction that effects dogs, humans and other animals. Hives appear as round raised bumps that itch. Unlike some allergic reactions, hives are fast to appear and generally develop within half an hour of exposure to an allergen. Hives can be caused by insect bites, medications and applications of topical medications. If your dog is experiencing discomfort due to hives, try giving them CBD Pet Stress-Free Oral Spray. CBD products can help decrease the pain and comfort that comes with hives and itchiness.

CBD’s natural benefits for your dog include gentle anti-inflammatory and anti-itch relief, natural promotion of their skin’s external barrier and regenerative properties, and general calming/anti-anxiety effects. You can easily incorporate CBD oil into your pet’s diet, but for immediate relief, try a CBD-enhanced shampoo to soothe and heal irritated skin. As always, before starting Fido on any new routine, consult with your vet before you give them any of our CBD health products.

 

 

Resources:

Canine Journal
https://www.caninejournal.com/dog-skin-problems/

 

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialist

https://www.gcvs.com/2018/04/common-skin-problems-dogs-how-veterinarian-help/

 

American Veterinary Medical Association

https://www.avma.org/javma-news/2020-02-15/more-itchy-pets-no-problem

 

Terra Vida Online

https://terravidaonline.com/cbd-animals-pets/cbd-with-dog-allergies-and-itchy-skin/

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