CBD Oil for Labrador Retrievers
The History of Labrador Retrievers
Labrador Retriever Temperament
Common Health Issues & How CBD Can Help
Due to the Labrador Retriever’s love for running and playing, they are more likely to develop joint problems or some type of arthritis in their lifetime. Arthritis in Labrador retrievers affects their joints and can lead to immense pain whenever they walk or run. CBD dog chews are an all natural inclusion to their medication to aid in the reduction of pain due to arthritis. CBD oil actually has many anti-inflammatory properties and you can read all about them in our other posts. On top of arthritis, another joint issue that has been shown to plague Labrador retrievers is hip dysplasia. Of all the Labrador retriever health issues, hip dysplasia and arthritis are the most common. There is no indication that hip dysplasia is more or less common in black labs or yellow labs.
Interestingly enough, for such an active breed they are also prone to obesity. It is also a fairly common ailment for pets in the United States. While it is common in Labrador retrievers, obesity can often be confused with “bloat” which is actually a serious medical condition for Labs. Bloat is caused from a “distended abdomen”, which stems from a swelling in the stomach. If left untreated, bloating can be fatal to Labs. Your best chance at avoiding this ailment is to monitor your dog’s eating and drinking habits to ensure they do not overeat.
Due to the fact that Labs are at risk of obesity, they are also more prone to Heart Disease and other cardiac related issues. Most of the time, with the exception of it being brought on by obesity, heart problems are likely to be hereditary. While that may be the case in some diagnosis’ it can also be managed by a healthy diet, as well as general health and wellness. CBD supplements are something every pet owner should consider to improve their pets overall health and life quality. Much testing has to still be done on the extract, but it has shown great promise in aiding general health while reducing inflammation as well as the stress created by other health problems. Always talk with your vet if you are considering introducing your pet to CBD.
While the ailments listed above are some of the more common, serious, health problems to affect Labs, there are other minor ailments that your dog may suffer from at some point in their 10-12 year lifespan. These ailments include but aren’t limited to: retinal and other eye issues, hyperthyroidism and hot spots. Not all of these issues can be helped by CBD, but you can learn more about how CBD works and what it can aid with in our other posts.