CBD for Pets

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Like for humans, CBD for pets come in a variety of forms to treat various ailments. CBD is is a natural approach to treating common health issues in animals such as epilepsy or arthritis. The benefits of using CBD weigh up against the risks, Let’s take a look at CBD oils and see how they can benefit your pets.

Are CBD Products Safe for Dogs?

It is necessary to understand that CBD oil for dogs is non-psychoactive. This means that there is no way to make your pets “high” with these products. That is perhaps the greatest thing about CBD oil: it brings all medical benefits without the psychoactive effects of marijuana.

Which Types of Pets Benefit From Taking CBD?

In general, most pets classified as the chordate (with a backbone) have an endocannabinoid system.. This system plays an essential role in processing CBD components in CBD oils. That means you can use these products for nearly all types of pets including cats, dogs, and even horses.

The Benefits Of Using CBD For Pets

Combat Anxiety

Depression and anxiety happen when there is a chemical imbalance in the brain. Dogs are especially susceptible to this disorder. Reports from veterinarians and medical experts have shown that the use of CBD oil can help stabilize and normalize a chemical fluctuation which results in these health issues. Also, the CBD component might interact with both the serotonin and adenosine receptors in your dog’s brain to enable it to work properly. Many people like to use CBD oil to help combat Separation Anxiety or Anxiety from fireworks and thunderstorms in dogs.

Kill cancer cells

Evidence from research shows that CBD oil has a significant impact on preventing cancer cells from growing and spreading. Although laboratory studies have just been conducted on rats and mice, numerous reports from medical experts and doctors have revealed several very promising results.

Stop Seizures

A seizure is a disruption in the electrical activities that might lead to violent shaking. Seizures often originate from the brain and could be very challenging to treat. Recently, some scientific studies have shown that the use of CBD can significantly lower the number and intensity of these electrical disruptions in the brains of most pets.

Relieve Pain

Swelling and pain in dogs and cats are regulated by the vanilloid receptor in the brain. When the CBD interacts with those kinds of neurons, it is proved to effectively block and prevent the receptor from turning on and signaling the body to feel the pain.

Stimulate Appetite

Research has shown that CBD can decrease nausea and stimulate the appetite through interaction with multiple neurons in your pet’s brain. As a result, it encourages an already-ill dog to repair itself, particularly when your dog is suffering from systemic illnesses like seizures or cancer.  The body always needs energy from food to fight those ailments, and if it cannot digest enough nourishment, your pets can face many serious problems.

How Much CBD Should You Give Your Pet?

As said earlier, overdosing of CBD oil can result in some side effects and psychoactive problems in your pets. Therefore, it is important to give your pet the right dosage. Unfortunately, research and studies surrounding the correct amount of CBD oil for pets are still not comprehensive.

The rule of thumb that is currently recommended by many veterinarians is to give 1 drop for every 10 pounds of your pet’s weight. But instead of using CBD products blindly on your pet, you should first talk with an experienced veterinarian who understands CBD. If he or she has never used CBD oils, try to encourage the vet to do his or her research or you could even share some articles about these products.