The plethora of benefits one could reap from CBD was long known, but it is only now that it is being used to help our fellow critter. Pets that are being affected by various ailments can use CBD as a crutch to help them up and not over-the-counter medicines, which often create much more problematic long term issues!
Let us have a look into the benefits and things you need to take care of before introducing your four-legged apple of your eye to CBD!
What Is CBD?
CBD or cannabidiol is one of the many substances you get on extracting from a marijuana or cannabis plant. There are other substances like THC, terpenes, Flavonoids that are all grouped under Cannabinoids. Each cannabinoid has its own use and tow of the main ones include CBD and THC. Another source for CBD is also hemp plant.
Taking CBD will not intoxicate your pets, as many of you wrongly assume! The reason for intoxication when taking in marijuana is THC. The THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is a psychoactive substance that creates delusion and giddiness. This THC is mostly absent in most CBD oil. The percentage of THC lies near 0.3%, which is not enough to get your pets high if taken in the right dosage as prescribed by your vet!
How Does CBD Help My Pets?
CBD has plenty of pain reliving and inflammation controlling attributes to it. Arthritis in dogs is a comment illness which can be subdued using CBD products.
Your pets feel low and have mood swings in much the same way you do. They may also get anxious due to separation (separation anxiety), loud noises from fire crackers and this causes them to bark or get aggressive uncontrollably. Upset stomach, biting on furniture and shoes, and hiding away is another symptom that shows they’re anxious and stressed. Taking CBD helps calm their nerves, and helps increase the production of serotonin, a feel good hormone to lighten the mood!
What To Keep In Mind?
- Remember to always consult your vet before you include CBD in their diet. You don’t know if they could have an allergic reaction or the medication they are having now, interferes with it. This could end up doing more harm in the long run!
- Also be sure to keep CBD away from pregnant pets and immature pets!
Any Side Effects I Should Know About?
CBD benefits far outshine CBD’s side effect, no doubt! Although the advice would be to visit a vet, a couple of side effects may include drowsiness, lowered blood pressure and dry mouth for your pets.
The Final Word
CBD is an organic supplement that is willing to help not just us, but our beloved pets as well. Talk to your vet and see how CBD can change the lives of your pets for the better!