Can Hemp Calm Pet Allergies?
By: Rianna Young
Let’s take a closer look at natural relief.
As pet parents, we all want the best for our furry family members, which includes eliminating the side effects and causes of allergy and irritation. One way to support your dog's health and well-being is by providing them with natural supplements that can calm allergies and provide them with real relief.
Allergies and inflammation, resulting from outside stimuli or internal predispositions, can be daunting for many pet parents. From fragrances and shampoos, to ticks and fleas and even grass–there are a multitude of factors that can cause an allergic reaction. Depending upon the severity of your pets reaction, you may need to seek the professional help.
While Veterinary visits can be expensive and somewhat daunting for your Cat or Canine, there are alternatives for prevention and mitigation, that can make both of your lives easier (and less expensive). Depending upon the severity of your pets reaction, you may need to seek the professional help. In order to understand how CBD can help, we need to see the signs of a healthy coat.
How to know if your pet's coat is healthy...
What should you expect to see in your pet’s coat? According to the Veterinarian Ryan Llera, a healthy coat should be shiny and smooth, not brittle or coarse, and healthy skin should be supple and clear, not greasy, flaky, or bumpy. Itchy and flaky skin is no fun for your cats or canines—it can also be a sign of bigger health issues.
The symptoms can be obvious to a trained professional, such as a Veterinarian or Dermatologist, but to a new pet parent they can be less clear. Do not feel bad if you do not notice them right away, but once you do—move quickly as it could indicate a more serious issue. Identifying the symptoms and finding real, long-term solutions can improve your pet’s quality of life.
The Signs of Skin Irritation in Pets
Along with licking and scratching at the affected area, dogs and cats with skin issues may paw or chew at this place. Other signs can include:
- Redness or discoloration
- Lesions or scabs
- Scaly patches
- Dry or flaky skin
- Bald patches
- Swelling or lumps
- Hot spots (areas where itching is particularly intense)
Pay close attention to their skin and coat health because that can be an indicator of a reaction or sensitivity to medications, diet, or their natural environment. Like humans, Dogs and Cats require a nutrient-rich diet that contains a mix of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals to meet their caloric and energy needs. Depending upon breed and age, Dogs can have different shedding and skin needs or concerns.
How do dogs and cats develop allergies?
Typically a result of your dog coming into contact with a substance that they are already allergic to, but can also be caused by salt on the roads or herbicide sprayed on the grass they play on.
Common contact allergens are: Plants, Mulch, Herbicides, Fertilizers, Fabrics, Plastics, Rubber, Leather, Rugs and Carpets, Concrete, Metal, Rough surfaces, Soaps, Detergents, Carpet and Litter Deodorizers, Sensitivity to Sun/heat. Topical products, Medications, Food, Flea and Tick bites, Bacterias and Fungi, and Flea collars.
Outside of being bitten by fleas, dogs can get an allergic reaction to the saliva left behind from a bite. Check your dog’s fur attentively after any outdoor activities as fleas like to hang by the base of the ears and their bottoms.
Reactions to flea and other medications can be a trigger for allergies in our furry friends. Dogs can pick up ticks on trails, hiking, or just going to the dog park.
For allergies, we recommend the Calm Balm to use as a topical to calm redness or irritated areas in addition to the recommended course of action by your veterinarian.
The Calm + Coat CBD Oil is made with Omega-3 rich Alaskan Salmon Oil, Turmeric, and Rosemary, which is a natural flea and tick repellent. Each drop helps to calm anxiety and improve the appearance and health of their skin reducing allergic reactions.
How Can CBD Reduce Your Pet Allegies?
Every living mammal has an endocannabinoid system which regulates mood, reactivity, and homeostasis. When they are out of balance or there are elevated levels of cortisol (a reaction to an unpleasant stimulus). Luckily, Happy Hounds has formulated our products to calm the fight or flight system and help our dogs stay calm under pressure.
CBD reduces the irritation and inflammation that causes these symptoms by using their own endocannabinoid system to calm their receptors. These signs can be a result of overgrooming, heat, or physical contact with a substance that can trigger an immune response.
Scratching or licking at themselves can cause skin irritation or rash. Oftentimes, anxiety can be the culprit for your pet’s excessive self-grooming. Separation anxiety and being left alone at home can cause some doggies and kitties to entertain self-destructive behaviors due to elevated stress levels. They only miss our presence and this is why CBD for separation anxiety can be so helpful. Using cbd oil to reduce one issue can reduce irritation from rearing its ugly head.
In pets, allergic reactions and skin conditions present as their little bodies are fighting off or reacting to these environmental or man made triggers. CBD treats and oil not only calms the mind, but the entire body via the nervous system.
How to find the right CBD Oil for your Pets.
When choosing a course of treatment for your dog or cat, make sure to read the ingredients as to not further aggravate their condition. Avoid artificial flavors and preservatives, which you would not normally want your pets to ingest.
In addition, look for minor cannabinoids and avoid artificial preservatives and most importantly look for a copy of their third party lab testing. When choosing the right CBD for your pets, the most important factor is quality and consistency. We recommend finding a CBD oil that contains minor cannabinoids like CBN or CBG for restful sleep and focus, respectively.
This is important because the natural benefits of Salmon Oil or Valerian Root can aid in improving your pet’s quality of life. CBD oil by itself is a game changer for your pets anxiety, dermatitis, allergies, and joint pain, but giving them an even better quality of life.
As pet owners, we all want the best for our furry friends. One way to support their health and well-being is by providing them with natural supplements that can help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.
One type of supplement that is gaining popularity is minor cannabinoids, which are compounds found in the hemp plant that have similar health benefits to CBD. These cannabinoids, such as CBG, CBN, and CBC, have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and pain-relieving properties.
Minor cannabinoids work by interacting with the endocannabinoid system, a complex network of receptors that helps regulate many of the body's functions. By supporting this system, minor cannabinoids can help promote a sense of calm and well-being in pets, and can be particularly beneficial for animals dealing with anxiety or chronic pain.
Look for other natural ingredients that can help promote relaxation and healing. The Valerian Root, Salmon Oil, and Turmeric found in our Calm + Coat Tincture has a natural calming effect on the nervous system, and can be particularly useful for pets dealing with separation anxiety or noise phobias.
Salmon Oil is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which forms a protective layer that moisturizes your dog's skin and aid in the repair and diminish the return of dry, itching, and cracked skin.
Turmeric is effective in improving skin and coat health, naturally while reducing the symptoms of allergies and skin conditions. While reducing inflammation, this magical compound also helps to heal hot spots and improves the symptoms of dermatitis.
Valerian Root contains compounds that have a calming effect on the nervous system, and can be particularly useful for pets dealing with separation anxiety or noise phobias. This ingredient has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to help reduce anxiety and promote sleep, and can be a great addition to your pet's wellness routine.
It's important to note that natural supplements should always be used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a nutritious diet. While minor cannabinoids and other natural ingredients can help support your pet's health and well-being, they are not a substitute for proper veterinary care.
In conclusion, CBD oils and chew alongside other natural calming ingredients can be a valuable tool for pet owners looking to support their pet's health and well-being. By incorporating these supplements into your pet's wellness routine, you can help reduce anxiety and allergies, promote coat and skin health, and improve their overall quality of life.