It's a little perplexing when you find your pet's bowl full of food, hours after their dinner time. Confusion might escalate to alarm when you break out the bacon bites and receive a less than enthusiastic reaction. While a loss of appetite can be linked to a variety of illnesses, one common cause is an upset stomach. Similar to people, occasional nausea in your pup isn't something to be terribly worried about. That said, it should also not be taken lightly, as extended spells of it can ultimately lead to a lack of nourishment.
To better treat your pet, it's important to have an idea of the root issue - as some conditions require extra medical attention. Nausea can result from ailments such as:
- low blood sugar
- motion sickness
- ingestion of foreign property
- reaction to food
- kidney problems
- central nervous disorders
- head trauma
So, what can we do to help our little ones perk up and chow down?
Nausea be gone!
An upset stomach is no bueno. What's worse is that it can lead to more serious problems, as your pet's strength and immune system is compromised when their body is not adequately nourished. Fortunately, cannabinoids found in CBD work with your pet's endocannabinoid system to restore balance to their body. Studies suggest that there is a direct link between your pet's endocannabinoid system and the areas of the brain that control nausea. Both humans and four-legged friends alike have seen positive results when using CBD to treat nausea. In fact, many patients and pet parents have reported that CBD worked faster and better in alleviating symptoms as opposed to traditional treatment options.
While treating symptoms is important, it's equally vital to prevent the underlying issue that is causing the stomach aches. CBD strengthens the immune system which allows it to create more cells that have the ability to ward off nasty bugs that could be causing the nausea. Also - if your pet is having trouble eating, their immune system will likely be weak due to insufficient nourishment, so it's great to have an immune superpower in action. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can also help with the stomach's reaction to irritants and aid in a speedy recovery.
Given that your pup is experiencing stomach discomfort, it's likely that they won't want to consume anything. A great thing about CBD oil is that it comes in many forms, making it easier to administer. Sprays and topical solutions allow your pet to reap the same benefits of capsules and infused food without adding to their discomfort. Proper dosage is dependent on your pet's size, temperament and condition.
A little science and a lot less cleanup
Leave the stain & odor remover under the kitchen sink! Cannabinoids found in CBD have actually been proven to control the physical response of vomiting. Basically, the cannabinoids regulate both nausea and vomiting by influencing the serotonin receptors, while simultaneously decreasing the release of serotonin. This results in less stimulation of the vomiting controls in the brain. Simply put - this means less messes and more cuddles.Next time your little one isn't feeling so hot, save money on expensive (and potentially harmful) medications and consider a safe and holistic approach. No one wants to see their pet uncomfortable and we have just the fix! For a happier and healthier pup - visit ZenPup to explore all of our CBD treats, sprays and shampoos!