Researchers are turning their attention to cannabidiol (CBD) oil. Just as CBD is beneficial to humans, it can also boost the health of your pet. In this blog post, we’ll look at some things you may not know about using CBD for dogs.
1. Not Psychoactive
CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are both compounds found in cannabis and industrial hemp. THC gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. However, CBD is not intoxicating and has numerous health benefits. In other words, your dog won’t get “high” from CBD oil, but will benefits from its health effects.
2. Reduced Anxiety
If your dog has separation anxiety or noise phobia, CBD can be a good option for you. CBD can reduce general anxiety and combat anxiety disorder. It is also effective against panic disorders and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSDs).
3. Anti-Tumor Effect
CBD and other substances found in hemp and cannabis have an anti-tumor effect. CBD can stop cancer cells from growing. It boosts the immune system which leads to the death of tumor cells. It also stops the spread of cancer cells and increases the effectiveness of cancel treatment.
4. Seizures and Epilepsy
Most dogs with seizures are put on drugs such as phenobarbital and potassium bromide. These drugs help control the seizures but can be extremely harmful to your dog’s liver and other organs. CBD is the best solution for seizures and epilepsy. Pets have shown improvement within 4 to 5 months of taking CBD.
5. Pain Relief
CBD is one of the best solutions for the treatment of chronic pain. Studies show that CBD decreases neuropathy and nerve-related pain. It also reduces inflammation from oxidative stress and other issues associated with irritable bowel disease (IBD) since it has antibiotic properties.
6. Nervous System Protection
For dogs with degenerative myelopathy and other spine and nerve issues, CBD can help protect the brain cells from toxicity. If you have a senior dog, it can also protect your pet’s brain from cell death caused by free radicals and toxins.
7. Increased Appetite and Relief From Nausea
If you have trouble getting your dog to eat, CBD can help to increase its appetite and provide relief from vomiting and nausea.
8. Cardiovascular Health
Studies also show CBD can repair damaged blood vessels and irregular heart rates. It also helps to dilate the arteries.
The bottom line is that CBD could save the life of your pet. Moreover, pet owners would feel good knowing that CBD has no serious side effects. If your dog is currently on medication, you might want to check with your vet first before using CBD.