The short answer is yes!
Now before getting too far along, let’s define what CBD is. There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding what CBD is and what it does. CBD is short for cannabidiol and is often associated with marjiauana and weed products. While CBD can be found in weed products, CBD does not and can not get you high. What gives you the high feeling after smoking weed is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. When looking for CBD for your pet, you should look for THC free and non-psychoactive products to ensure no one is getting high.
Furthermore, you might be skeptical if your pet needs CBD, or if CBD will work for your pet. As of now, there are many laboratory studies that suggest CBD to be useful in treating arthritis for pets. Harvard Health Publishing says, “While there are laboratory studies suggesting CBD might be a promising approach, and animal studies showing anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects, well-designed studies demonstrating compelling evidence that CBD is safe and effective for chronic arthritis pain in humans do not exist.” The research surrounding CBD is too new to have much data on humans but this study does show that animals have benefited from CBD!
While the research and clinical studies are still in the very early stages, there is a large amount of anecdotal evidence and testimonials galore, including reports of dramatic improvement by people and pet owners who have tried CBD in its various forms (such as capsule, liquid, and chewable form) for their pain. For example, a product review from Danyelle on the Zen Frenz (pet CBD company) website says, “I have been giving this CBD oil to my 20 year old cat for awhile now, and I definitely notice the difference. He is much more comfortable and relaxed, looks less painful when he walks, startles less, and has helped with his finicky appetite. Thanks for the great product that helps take care of my boy in his old age.” Her review and countless others reiterate how beneficial pet CBD can be for animal joints and overall mobility.
If you're in the market for pet CBD for pet arthritis, or just in general, we have a few product recommendations for you. The first is a flavorless and odorless CBD liquid that comes with a dropper. We love this product because our pets can drink it straight from the dropper or we can sprinkle a few drops on top of their food. Also, the CBD drops from Zen Frenz come in two strengths, so you can get what best suits your specific situation! If you are looking for a more on-the-go product, we recommend the Bacon and Beef Zen Bites, also from Zen Frenz. They are soft chewable treats that our pets love! The treats also come in a resealable bag so you can take them anywhere you need to go.
Additionally, CBD has other benefits outside of joint and arthritis support. CBD can also help with stress and anxiety, appetite support and inflammation!
“Product Reviews.” Zen Dogs and Cool Cats, zenfrenz.com/pages/reviews.
Robert H. Shmerling, MD. “Does CBD Help with Arthritis Pain?” Harvard Health Blog, 9 Apr. 2020, www.health.harvard.edu/blog/