CBD for dogs
What is it? Is it good? Benefits and more
The use of CBD oil in modern medicine is nothing new. It can be applied to your pet and help it with many chronic difficulties, such as seizures, for example, although we will tell you more about the uses of CBD for dogs and all the benefits it brings to the body of our most faithful friends.
CBD, which comes from cannabis, is often used to treat many diseases and is one of the most abundant cannabinoids, so you can find it in various forms besides oil, which is the most common.
If you want to know more about CBD for dogs, how it works, its uses, the different types, advantages, and much more, keep reading this post until the end and don’t miss a thing. Let’s get started!
What is CBD?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a compound obtained from the mixture of cannabis and hemp, often used in treatments for people due to its very high therapeutic properties.
However, as you will see in this post, it can also be administered to dogs to treat some widespread diseases.
The important thing about CBD is that it’s not psychoactive, as other cannabis compounds are, since it does not contain delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in large quantities.
Simply put, consuming CBD in prescribed and controlled amounts doesn’t have the same effects as marijuana on our bodies and our dogs’ bodies.
Is CBD good for dogs?
In case you didn’t know, dogs and other animals have their own endocannabinoid system, just like humans. This system has CB-1 and CB-2 receptors. The first is in charge of brain processes, and the second is in charge of the immune system and some organs.
These two receptors we’re talking about are essential in several physiological processes of our dogs, such as anxiety, stress, mobility, nausea, appetite, ageing, and even allergies, among others.
These are some of the diseases in which CBD has a positive effect on dogs:
- Inflammation: CBD shares metabolic pathways with anti-inflammatory medications, so giving derived products to your dog can notably help him reduce external or internal inflammations in his body.
- Pain: It has been proven that giving CBD to a dog can significantly help him to fight arthritis or osteoarthritis, not only fighting inflammation but also relieving pain.
- Seizures: The effect of CBD as a treatment for seizures in humans has been constantly studied for years, and now it has also begun to be studied in dogs.
Numerous studies have shown that CBD can reduce the intensity and frequency of seizures in dogs diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy.
- Cancer: Although CBD has only been proven to work as an alternative treatment against cancer and its tumours in humans, it has been proven that, in the case of dogs, CBD can help reduce the effects of nausea caused by chemotherapy.
- Anxiety: If you have anxiety, you probably already know that CBD works to treat you, but what you probably didn’t know is that it can also treat your dog’s anxiety.
How does CBD work for dogs?
The phytocannabinoids in CBD stimulate our endocannabinoid system, which is present in all mammals, including dogs.
Once they enter our pet’s organism, CBD activates the CB-1 and CB-2 receptors, thus regulating the central nervous system, immune, digestive and more.
Thanks to this, CBD has spread to dogs and cats, as it can help treat many diseases, health conditions, physiological processes, and other problems, such as mobility, appetite, emotions, behaviour, learning, coat problems, etc.
Types of CBD for dogs
For dogs, CBD can be supplied in oil drops or a restorative cream, which can be applied on inflammations or injured areas (not with superficial wounds). However, tablets or concentrates are also available. We have listed below, the products we have to give your pet CBD.
Benefits of CBD for dogs
- Anti-epileptic action.
- Muscle relaxant.
- Antioxidant action.
- Analgesic effect.
- Neuroprotective action.
- Inflammation reduction.
- Reduction of nausea.
- Completely natural.
- No side effects.
And if you’re looking to supercharge your dog’s health, we also have a max strength of 50K+ Pet Hemp available
Is it legal to sell CBD for dogs?
All products composed of cannabidiol can be sold legally as long as they have less than 0.3% THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, as we told you previously, as this is the main producer of hallucinations or effects of marijuana. Our products are specially formulated for your pet and have less than 0.2% THC.
As reported in Forbes in 2018, A 2017 WHO report ruled that CBD has no harmful or addictive effects as long as it is given in normal amounts.
Therefore, CBD is perfectly marketable legally in most countries (except for some that, for reasons unknown to us, prohibit it unilaterally), so if you are looking for CBD for your dog, you can get it online without any problem.
CBD recommendations for dogs
We recommend that when you start giving this oil to your pet, start with low doses and see how it positively impacts your dog until you reach the expected results.
There is no rule for the effect they cause on the body of each dog, which may vary according to its size, weight, breed, and even diet.
A clear recommendation, which does not have much to do with the supply of the oil, is to keep the CBD bottle or the format in which this product was purchased away from your pet and children since the effects that it can cause in excess are not yet known, and may even have serious consequences.
As you will see, the uses of CBD are many, proven for a long time in dogs, being able to solve intense health causes, and that, without the existence of this oil, would derive in costly medical treatments.
If you’re interested in giving CBD to your pet, you can talk to us, and we will guide you in your needs.
We can help you be clear about the doses to give and the effects they may or may not have on your beloved pet.