Cannabidiol or CBD is a compound derived from cannabis which has become widely accepted in the medical community due to it’s effective healing benefits.
Unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC which is found in cannabis, CBD does not make you high.
For humans, CBD has become a popular natural remedy for pain relief and other symptoms without any mind-altering effects. It has been effective in treating pain relief, anxiety and depression, alleviate cancer related symptoms, heart disease and several other issues.
The body products its own cannabinoids however there is sometimes and imbalance. Phytocannabinoids such as CBD can be consumed if the body cannot produce enough cannabinoids naturally to restore the body back to its complete balance and health known as homeostasis.
CBD has now become widely accepted by the veterinarian community as it has also become an effective treatment for our furry friends.
Due to tough laws CBD has prevented vets from prescribing it. Due to nation-wide legalization, this form of medication may become widely used in Canadian veterinary clinics
How can CBD Help Pets?
Much like in humans, the endocannabinoid system is also found in animals. It helps regulate bodily processes both cognitive and physiological such as pregnancy, appetite, pain-sensation, mood and memory.
CBD has been known to influence the body to use its own endocannabinoids more efficiently. It can limit inflammation and block absorption of harmful compounds such as anandamide which is associated with regulating pain.
Common conditions that CBD can be beneficial for pets include:
- Arthritis and chronic inflammation
- Joint Problems
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Anxiety and Phobias
- Skin irritations and allergies
Types of Cannabis Pet Products
Don’t worry you won’t have to roll up a joint for your dog to enjoy the benefits of cannabis. CBD pet products come in many different forms from pet treats, cbd tinctures and cbd oils.
Are CBD products safe for pets?
Non-processed cannabis can be extremely harmful to pets and should not be given to them by any means however there a