Discovering a natural solution to help pets cope with arthritis can bring relief to pet owners. Cannabinoids derived from the hemp plant show promise in providing natural relief for joint pain and inflammation in animals. The compounds in hemp interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, potentially reducing discomfort caused by arthritis in our furry companions.
Recent studies have shown promising results regarding the benefits of hemp for arthritis in pets. A study conducted at Cornell University in 2018 found that hemp-derived cannabinoid oil positively affected dogs with chronic maladaptive pain, leading to decreased pain levels and improved mobility, ultimately enhancing their quality of life.
A 2022 human research questionnaire study demonstrated the potential benefits of hemp-derived cannabinoid use in managing arthritis. The study found that hemp was associated with significant improvements in pain (83%), physical function (66%), and sleep quality (66%). The overall cohort reported a remarkable 44% reduction in pain after using hemp. The group with osteoarthritis experienced greater pain improvement compared to those with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune arthritis. Many respondents reported a reduction or even cessation of other medications after incorporating cannabinoids, such as anti-inflammatories, acetaminophen, and opioids.
Integrating hemp-based products into your pet’s care routine could offer a viable way to manage their arthritis symptoms and improve their overall well-being. Before introducing any new treatments, it is crucial to seek guidance from your veterinarian. Consulting with a veterinary professional ensures that the use and dosage of hemp-based remedies are appropriate for your pet’s specific needs, ensuring their safety and well-being. A veterinarian can also advise of any potential medication interactions. By incorporating hemp-based products responsibly and with expert guidance, we can offer our pets a more comfortable and fulfilling life, free from the limitations of arthritis pain.