In this post I want to talk to you about whether CBD Hemp products for dogs are safe and or beneficial. Well there is so much information out there on the internet about this subject that I thought it was important for me to add some relevant information to my website about it. I have two Chihuahuas that I have had on CBD oil for 6 months now and I have seen a huge improvement in them and their ailments that I am treating them for. I am treating my female Chihuahua named Allee for excessive skin itching, allergies, and separation anxiety. I am also treating my male Chihuahua named Snapple for pancreatitis which causes lots of nausea and vomiting and an overall feeling of being bloated and uncomfortable after meal or treat time. OK let’s just dive right in now!
What is CBD and is it Safe and or Beneficial for Dogs?
First of all, Cannabidoil is the official name for CBD. CBD is just the shortened name for Cannabidoil. It has a different compound than THC and therefore will NOT show up in a drug test made for detecting THC. CBD products by themselves, minus the THC will NOT get you or your dog high. That makes them very safe for your furry friends. CBD is extracted from the leaves and flowers from the cannabis or marijuana plant. All mammals have a system called the Endocannabinoid system in their bodies naturally. Your body and every mammalian body produces cannabinoids and has an innate system that responds to them. This system consists of at least two receptors that respond to cannabinoids. By regulating the productions of signals in your dogs cells in his/her body, acting as an antioxidant and activating several different types of receptors in their bodies, CBD is able to exert a number of therapeutic effects with NO negative side-effects yet discovered.
Are CBD Products for Humans and Dogs Different?
When CBD products are manufactured for human and for dogs consumption they are manufactured exactly the same. The only difference might be found in any treats or products that the CBD oil is ADDED to for dogs or other pets may only be consumed by animals, not by humans. Other than that, they are compounded the same exact way. Therefore the oils and capsules that you find out there on the market are usually manufactured for both human and animal consumption. But ALWAYS, ALWAYS check and double check the product ingredients BEFORE you purchase it for your dog to make sure that it does NOT contain any THC. I have not done any research on THC and it’s effects on dogs or other animals but I don’t recommend it because of this lack of knowledge on my part. I would simply say that I recommend that you consult with your trusted veterinarian BEFORE trying any new product out for your dog especially anything containing THC.
Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.
A survey published in the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association found that, out of 632 people, 72% reported using or having used a CBD product for their dog (and 104 tried is with their cats) and 64% felt that it helped their pets.
Ailments, Diseases and Disorders That CBD Products Have Been Said to Help With in Your Dog.
Below is a list of just some of the ailments, diseases and disorders that CBD products have been said to help within your dog:
- Lack of Appetite
- Grumpiness or aggression towards other animals
- Excessive Barking
- Lack of Vitality and Energy
- Separation Anxiety
- Nausea and Anxiety from Car Rides
- Trips to the Vet or Groomers
- Muscle Spasms or seizures
- Recovering from Surgery or Illness
- Pacing or Inability to Settle or Relax
- Fear of Thunderstorms, Fireworks, or Loud Noises
- Overall Well-Being
- Inflammation in General
- Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome
- Cushing’s Disease
- Immune System Support
- And More!
Always Remember to Consult Your Trusted Vet BEFORE Giving Anything New to Your Dog
Please, I cannot stress enough about how much I recommend that you consult with your trusted Vet BEFORE giving your dog or other pet ANYTHING new to their regular regime. Also do your own research on the subject when deciding whether or not to start them on CBD products.
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