We all want to give our furry friends the absolute best in terms of care and comfort. That’s why, so many people have turned to CBD pet products.

Understanding CBD

CBD is one of over a hundred naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant. Unlike its cousin, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD does not possess the psychoactive properties to induce a “high” effect, and in fact, many find it has the exact opposite effect altogether.

In terms of its interaction with the body, CBD and related compounds found in the cannabis plant are the only compounds in the natural world that work with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), an intricate network of receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids that are responsible for maintaining balance within nearly every system of the body, including cardiovascular, nervous, immune and digestive systems. The endocannabinoid system—found in all mammals, including dogs, horses, and cats—also plays a key role in cognitive and memory function, as well as in the body’s anti-inflammatory efforts.

The symbiotic relationship between CBD and the receptors in the ECS is one of the main reasons that many scientists now believe that CBD can be a potentially effective treatment for a number of ailments in both humans and pets alike!

Benefits of CBD for Pets

CBD engages with our pets’ endocannabinoid system in much the same way as it does ours, helping to maintain balance in various systems, including nervous, immune, and digestive. While research is still evolving in terms of how CBD may be used to treat specific conditions, early findings suggest that when it comes to our pets, CBD is a safe, all-natural option that may offer a number of potential benefits, including:

  • Pain Management – Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD has shown promise in helping to manage pain and discomfort in pets, particularly in dogs suffering from chronic inflammation in their joints, potentially enhancing their quality of life.
  • Anxiety and Stress Relief – Nearly every pet owner has experienced an anxious or stressed-out pet, whether it be due to separation, thunderstorms, travel, or house guests. Studies have shown that when taken in conjunction with regular exercise, stimulation, and a healthy and nutritious diet, CBD pet products may relieve symptoms of anxiety by interacting with the body’s ECS to stimulate the production of serotonin, a key stabilizer of mood and anxiety response.
  • Improved Sleep –If  your dog or cat is having trouble falling or staying asleep, CBD oil—which has been shown to help regulate sleep patterns by regulating serotonin and relaxing the body—could be a great all-natural to consider.
  • Epilepsy and Seizure Management – CBD a known anticonvulsant, and recent clinical trials have shown that CBD oil, when used as a complementary treatment, can help reduce the frequency of seizures in epileptic dogs, while anecdotal reports indicate it may also help decrease the severity of seizures.
  • Appetite Stimulant – Among the many potential benefits of CBD, its ability to help regulate nausea and vomiting, thereby stimulating appetite, is one of the best studied. CBD tinctures or edibles that are also packed with vitamins and nutrients can be particularly beneficial for squeamish pets.
  • Skin and Coat Health – Pets with excessive itching issues, hot spots, or other dermatological conditions may benefit greatly from CBD, which can help reduce both skin inflammation and stress

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