CBD Dogs and Reduction in Inflammation

From our previous article, where we talked about the healing powers of CBD, we received a few regarding the role that nutrition plays in managing dog’s chronic inflammation. So, let’s follow-up on that and give you the information you asked for. Here’s how good nutrition deflates inflammation in your pup.

Sporadic or Chronic Inflammation

First, let’s discuss the difference between sporadic and chronic inflammation. Sporadic inflammation happens as a natural function of your dog’s body healing or defending itself from harm. Like a slightly swollen area of the skin that surrounds an ant bite. Chronic inflammation, including low-grade chronic inflammation, is a state of being where your dog’s body is always inflamed attempting to protect itself… But actually, it is causing harm. Your puppy’s immune fighting response gradually triggers. Building up, over-and-over, and eventually, your dog has long-term, chronic inflammation.

What’s the Deal With Chronic Inflammation?

Chronic inflammation can be caused by stress to poor nutrition, and a lot of other things in between. Also, this type of condition occurs without many or any symptoms. Over time, if left untreated, this state can have your dog experiencing heart disease, skin conditions, hair loss, diabetes, liver issues, and even cancer. Nutrition plays a role in your dog’s inflammatory response, particularly when fed foods that trigger inflammation.

Doesn’t CBD Take Care of Inflammation?

Yes, CBD can help decrease inflammation. But honestly, we recognize that you have no desire to unknowingly create a situation that isn’t great for your pup. You are a pet parent after all. So, yes, give your dog CBD to help address health issues. Including inflammation. But, in order to allow our CBD products to work at their maximum benefit, serve your dog foods that prevent unwarranted inflammatory responses. By doing this, it allows our CBD to work in more effective and targeted ways.

Here’s How Good Nutrition Deflates Inflammation

We encourage you to read the labels of your dog’s food. Not just scan it, but truly review every ingredient. There are some things, generally, that are likely good to avoid. These include:

  • Sugar and high-fructose corn syrup (source, source)

  • Refined carbohydrates

  • Trans-fats

To help minimize inflammation, feed your dog minimal inflammatory foods, and a lot of anti-inflammatory foods. These include whole, nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich foods. By doing this you help to reduce the levels of free radicals in your pup’s body. Here are some foods that can help your dog in his fight against inflammation:

  • Sweet Potatoes: These little orange jewels are high in beta-carotene, a natural inflammation fighter. Nutritious and tasty, a few pieces of sweet potato can do wonders for your dog.

  • Fish and Fish Oil: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fish and fish oil combat inflammation and help keep joints mobile. While fish oil is an easy go-to, cold water fish like Atlantic mackerel, cod, and sardines are fabulous as a part of your dog’s meal.

  • Ginger and Turmeric: Spices? Yes, these two spices are full of compounds that minimize inflammation and pain. Used for centuries to help humans manage pain, you can find ginger and turmeric in many dog foods these days.

  • Molasses: This dark brown liquid is the furthest thing from sugar. Molasses are full of vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B6. These boost antioxidant levels and help your dog naturally fight inflammation.

  • Celery: This crunchy veggie is packed full of fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. Most dogs will snack on celery, as the snap is not only tasty, it’s fun too.

  • Coconut Oil: With just the right type of fatty acids, coconut oil keeps joints moving and helps fight infections that contribute to inflammation.

Our Devotion to Deflating Inflammation

Now you see how good nutrition deflates inflammation. We thought long and hard about this while developing our CBD pet treats. You’ll find many of the above well known anti-inflammatory foods in our treats. Combining a healthy, all natural approach to ingredient selection is kind of what we’re all about. That’s why we are so selective with our CBD. Demanding the best US grown, organic, full-spectrum products for our extended furry family members.

Thank you for asking about the role of good nutrition in fighting your dog’s inflammation. We appreciate the opportunity to share our knowledge with our readers – and vice versa!