CBD for Pets
CBD for Pets. Canada is now in full strides to complete legalization of cannabis both medicinally and recreationally by 2019 at the latest. Among the many benefits that cannabis legalization would bring, one that is not discussed as often is the prospect of using cannabis to treat our pets. Many dog owners and veterinarians have already come out vouching for the healing properties of CBD oil, a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis.
The use cases and benefits of CBD oil for humans have started to become widely known through various peer-reviewed studies. Among others, CBD oil has been recommended to help with conditions such as anxiety, addiction, depression, chronic pain, arthritis, seizures, and more!
As we get to know more about the positive effects of CBD for mankind, we find ourselves naturally asking: Could CBD help our furry friends? Scientifically, dogs (and most mammals) have a similar anatomy to humans. Studies in the last decade have shown that the endocannabinoid system can be found in most mammals. Considering that CBD works directly with this nervous system, we can confidently conclude that CBD will have some sort of influence on our dogs. But how?
Can CBD Help Our Pets?
Early research and anecdotal testimonials show that CBD has helped pets in many different ways. Here’s a preliminary list of various conditions that CBD has been found to help treat (and/or cure):
- Chronic Pain
- Deteriorating Quality of Life
- Digestive Issues
- Fatty Tumors
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Joint & Mobility Issues
- Phobias (Fireworks, Thunderstorm)
- Skin Problems
In more general terms, feedback from pet owners show that CBD can be used to soothe your dog. Some particular examples are during situations such as separation anxiety, thunderstorm fears, social anxiety, and long-distance traveling.
One of the areas that shows the most promise, and may be prescribed by veterinarians the most at this point; is that of joint pains that dogs tend to suffer as they get older. Hemp CBD has been found “useful in treating acute ailments like sprains and strains, torn ligaments, bone breaks, and even during post-operative care to reduce swelling, pain, and stiffness.”
More than anything, the most promising aspect of using CBD is the fact that it could help your dog get off synthetic drugs, which typically has many short and long-term side effects. Even if it can’t fully replace the conventional drugs, hemp oil could possibly help you lower the doses that the dog has to take.
For more great information about the CBD dog treats we carry, check out our friends at CBDpet.ca and their in-depth FAQ section.
Creating Brighter Days – https://www.cbdpet.ca/pages/faqs