What Are the Benefits of CBD for Pets? ☟

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These days, our pets are living longer, but like their humans, the process of growing older bring related health issues. Especially with dogs, the aging process brings reduced mental acuteness, decreased appetite and chronic pain along with arthritis. Anxiety and other stress related are a problem for dogs of all ages as well. As more information about the benefits of CBD for people is released, pet owners are wondering if the use of CBD can also benefit their pets.

Let’s review what CBD is for a moment. CBD is the common name for Cannabidiol, which is a non-psychoactive molecule that is found in hemp. Hemp is not the same as marijuana but is a type of cannabis plant which can be legally grown and sold because it contains only a small amount of THC. THC essence which makes you “high”. There is less than 0.3% of THC in hemp, so it won’t get you or your dog high.

How Does CBD Work?

Effectively, CBD works naturally with your pet’s natural nervous and immune systems much in the same was as it does with humans. Your pets will reap the benefits of CBD by feeling less anxious, more relaxed, confident and the use of CBD will promote overall good health.

“According to Dr. Robert Silver, a licensed and nationally renowned holistic veterinarian, CBD’s act like a key turning on or off certain functions within cells, reducing pain, inflammation, and anxiety. Further, he’s seen CBD’s improve appetite, turn on an immune cell so it works better, reduce seizures, and even reduce tumor spread by inhibiting the growth of blood vessels feeding it. Dr. Caroline Coile, Ph.D. and author of the book Cannabis and CBD Science says that, beyond their anti-aging benefits, cannabidiols may simply make pets feel better, improving their comfort, mood, activity, and appetite, so they feel and act like a younger version of themselves”.

What are the benefits of using CBD for Dogs?

By using CBD, your pet’s medical conditions can be treated effectively without the serious side effects of pharmaceuticals. As with any natural treatment, CBD is not a magical cure-all. It can be used to treat discomfort, relieve extreme pain and enhance their overall well-being. CBD gives pet owners another option rather than euthanizing their beloved pets. Some of the potential benefits of using CBD for dogs are:
  • Reducing pain
  • Reducing stress and anxiety (including separation anxiety)
  • Reducing nausea
  • Improving general wellness and health
  • Stimulating appetite
  • Lowering blood sugar levels
  • Minimizing aggression disorders and noise phobias
  • Combating degenerative diseases and aging
  • Increasing cognitive function
  • Increasing muscle repair after strenuous exercise
  • Improving circulation
  • Promoting bone growth
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Increasing cognitive function
  • Reducing or helping to control seizures
  • Inhibiting cancer cell growth
  • Reducing or helping to control seizures
The Bottom Line

Just as in humans, CBD can work differently with each pet. Your pet may show rapid improvement with CBD or it may take a few weeks to work. So Yes, CBD can benefit your pets. We are finding more and more evidence that CBD works for pets and people too! We would like to hear your feedback on how well CBD works for your your pet.