Immobility from old age. Lingering damage from a past injury. Whatever the source, we hate to see our dogs in discomfort. But fear not - naturally supplementing your dog’s diet with hemp oil can help.
A faulty damage detection network can harm your dog
A common principle in biology is that too much of anything can be a bad thing. Sometimes a dog’s injury detection network is faulty, causing it to activate when it shouldn’t – detecting damage to the body when in fact there is none to warrant a response. In worst cases, this system might be activated all the time. Persistent activation of the injury detection network can actually result in additional damage to parts of that network. And the prolonged periods of stress caused by constant discomfort can result in damage to your dog’s body in general.
Cannabinoids can reduce injury detection network activation
Fortunately, your dog’s injury detection network can be influenced by his endocannabinoid system (ECS). When augmented by the consumption of whole-plant hemp oil, the phytocannabinoids from the hemp assist the endocannabinoids produced by your dog’s ECS to interact with the nerve cells that make up the damage detection network in his body and brain. This interaction can interrupt the persistent and/or faulty activation of your dog’s damage detection network – soothing the discomfort he might be experiencing.
Persistent discomfort doesn’t have to be a fact of life for your dog. By leveraging his endocannabinoid system, you might help your dog get back to the activities he loves.