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Love the Fur You’re In: CBD for Pet Allergies

Feb 18, 2021 | Grass Paws

With allergy season right around the corner, it’s important to pay attention to your pups and make sure they are not suffering from uncomfortable reactions. Common signs of allergies include itching, coughing, sneezing, wheezing, runny eyes, and more. If you notice that your furry friend is chewing or gnawing on their grassy paws, they are probably dealing with symptoms of seasonal allergies. Just like us humans, environmental aggressors can lead to discomfort and irritation. Since our animals can’t speak up and let us know exactly what’s wrong, it’s up to us pet parents to recognize these signs, and find remedies to manage them.

 

Causes & Signs of Allergies:

When you think about seasonal allergies that humans deal with, your mind probably gravitates toward gust of winds, pollen, and pollutants. The same goes for dogs, who often have up-close and personal experiences with nature, such as rolling around in the grass at the park, or digging through the dirt in the backyard.

Some common causes of allergies in dogs include environmental stimuli like pollen, grass, weeds, fungi, and flea saliva. Other causes are dietary intolerances, bug bites and stings, medications, and fragrances. We briefly mentioned a few signs of allergies above, but here is a more detailed list to look out for when you notice that you pet is acting out of the ordinary:

  • Inflammation
  • Red, Scaly Skin
  • Excessive Biting/Chewing/Scratching
  • Red Ears
  • Swollen Paws/Eyes
  • Irritated Bowels
  • Sluggish/Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Breathing Irregularities

Pro Tip: Some pets are genetically predisposed to allergies, meaning they are just more prone to allergy outbreaks. Some breeds need more TLC than others, so keep your eye out for signs.

 

Treatments for Allergies

Now, if you’ve spotted some allergic reactions on your pup, you’re probably wondering how to make them better. You can search for topical relief products within local stores, however, those are typically loaded with preservatives, chemicals, and irritants that can lead to another reaction if you’re not careful. Also, antihistamines only provide temporary relief, and are not a long-term solution.

If you’re looking for a more holistic approach, grab that handy CBD tincture instead. CBD is known for creating harmony and balance in the body. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for every single physiological system in the body such as immune responses, communication between cells, appetite, metabolism, memory, and more. According to research, CBD inhibits the release of pro-inflammatory chemicals, which cause the auto-immune responses we know as allergies. When your pets consume CBD orally, the compounds are actively spreading through your pet’s body to relieve their discomfort.

Here at Grass Paws, we use pure and simple ingredients to formulate a full-spectrum hemp extract to soothe your pet, and enhance their overall well-being. Our phytocannabinoid-rich Chill, Puppy 600mg CBD Tincture is fast-acting to aid and calm our furry friends. It delivers a delicious bacon flavor, so your pup will surely love the taste!

Say bye-bye to those painful allergic reactions, and hello to an excessive tail-wagging, tongue-kissing, and joyous fetching dog!

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