The market is flooded with pharmaceuticals for your dog’s pain care including anxiety, but let’s talk about osteoarthritis. Big Pharma offers a pill for just about every ill. Rimadyl, Derramax, Previcox, Metacam, and Zubrin (all NSAIDs approved for use in dogs) can cause terrible side effects, especially to the liver. Some vets require liver and kidney checkups before refilling your dog’s prescription. You may want to consider CBD oil. We consider CBD oil a super food from Mother Nature’s own backyard and a natural alternative to care for your dog’s discomfort. Studies show CBD to help with an array of symptoms, including pain, anxiety, inflammation and nausea. The phytochemicals found in CBD oil are rich in vitamins, minerals, phytosterols, pigments, proteins, enzymes, essential sugars, polyphenol antioxidants, flavonoids and essential fatty acids.
Only the Best CBD-Infused Products for Your Dog
We offer a line of homeopathic products infused with non-GMO full spectrum CBD oil (CO2 extracted from agricultural hemp) into our organic super food base ingredients that include healthy fatty acids. These fatty acids are in the form joint care Green Lipped Mussel (GLM), organic cold-pressed coconut oil, wild Alaskan salmon oil, ground organic flaxseeds and chia seeds. All of these healthy fatty acids help deliver the CBD oil while also helping support the joints.
Green Lipped Mussel Powder for Dog Joint Care
This superfood is a great addition for supporting joints. For example, a green-lipped mussel (GLM) preparation was evaluated in a randomized, double-controlled and double-blinded clinical trial (1). The study was funded by the Finnish Foundation of Veterinary Research, Helvi Knuuttila Foundation. As far as side-effects from these products, they were neither severe nor related to any group. Palatability was not a concern. In addition, GLM has a slower onset but a longer effect. The preliminary human study by Gibson et al. indicated that the beneficial effects of GLM treatment, could last for two to three weeks after cessation of therapy, if given for at least two months. Their follow-up evaluation was at week twelve, four weeks after discontinuation of the trial, and the beneficial effects were still evident as could be seen by a smaller intake of extra carprofen in the GLM group compared to the two other groups. Many studies show GLM to be particularly helpful in relieving pain in dogs suffering from osteoarthritis (OA). Nearly 50% of all dogs are 6+ years of age. A common ailment in many aging dogs is osteoarthritis, a painful, debilitating disease of degenerating joints. In fact, research suggests that GLM may have chondroprotective properties due to its Glycosaminoglycans (GAG), especially chondroitin sulfate. Chondroitin is a major component of cartilage to help cushion joints.
1) Evaluating Complementary Therapies for Canine Osteoarthritis Part I: Green-lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus); Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2009 Sep; 6(3): 365-373. Anna Hielm-Björkman, Riitta-Mari Tulamo, Hanna Salonen, and Marja Raekallio; Published online 2007 Oct 29. doi: 10.1093/ecam/nem136; Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2009 Sep; 6(3): 365-373.