Today, veterinary doctors are waking up to the amazing health benefits of CBD for pets. This compound which is derived from cannabis
CBD is effective in controlling the anxiety levels in animals. Pets can be anxious after prolonged separation from their owner or due to external factors. Studies show that CBD has a healing effect on our limbic and paralimbic brain areas, which helps in bringing down anxiety.
CBD can also be as used to control mood swings and even depression among pets. Studies show that animals are just as vulnerable to depression and mood swing as humans.
Did you know that dogs and other pets are as much prone to cancer as humans? In fact, 50 percent of dogs over the age of 10 are diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. CBD can play a critical role in helping your dog to fight cancer by destroying cancer cells in the body.
Promotes cardiovascular health: The heart is a central organ in all animals including dogs and cats. Therefore, maintaining a healthy heart is crucial for overall health. CBD has been found to play a critical role in increasing the level of HDL (good form of cholesterol) and also controlling LDL (a bad form of cholesterol) in the body. This ultimately keeps the heart healthy and strong.
Good for treating seizures and epilepsy: Veterinarians claim that nearly 5 percent of dogs and nearly the same number of cats suffer from epilepsy. Drugs such as phenobarbital and potassium bromide are usually recommended for seizures in pets. Although these drugs work in most cases, they can harm the dog’s livers and other organs.
CBD, on the other hand, has been proven to be just as effective as other drugs that prevent epileptic seizures. However, it does not have any major side effects.
Relieve pain: CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system to reduce the inflammation and pains in the body.
Improves appetite and treats nausea: If your dog is lacking appetite, it can be easily resolved by administering CBD. The National Cancer Institute has noted that CBD can significantly help to induce appetite in dogs and cats. Additionally, CBD has also been found to be effective in combating nausea.