I have some dogs that are starting to get up there in age, especially since the third one reached his 10th birthday last week.
They don’t exhibit obvious signs of age and physical health problems, but my vet told me it’s possible their pain could go unnoticed until it becomes severe.
For years there weren’t really options for joint pain that didn’t have negative side effects, such as steroid shots. My oldest dog was suffering from a lot of joint and muscle pain and this was the only option that our veterinarian offered to us for years. I worried about the steroids because I knew they were bad business for bone health. Thankfully, there are products like Biofreeze nowadays that can be applied directly to the skin for immediate pain relieving sensations. On top of the magical Biofreeze, I’m also relieved that I discovered pet CBD edibles in the past year while researching CBD and hemp products for people. I didn’t know at the time that people had been giving these cannabidiol products to animals in addition to adults and children. I knew that a large number of childhood epilepsy cases are being treated with high doses of pure CBD, but I was surprised to learn about all of the anecdotal evidence surrounding the use of CBD products in animals like domestic cats and dogs. I figured that since my dogs are diagnosed with chronic pain that they would be the perfect test subjects for the pet CBD products. There’s very little risk of adverse effects to any sane dose of CBD, so I wasn’t worried about it hurting them in any way. I was so relieved to see my dogs suddenly become more active after taking the pet CBD products that I went crazy and bought enough pet CBD products for the next two years straight.