Can CBD help my pets too?
As with any pet wellness movement, when it come to CBD oil for pets, there’s a lot of information floating around. Of course, we all want to do what’s best for our furry family members, which leads us to the question: What do I need to know about CBD oil for animals?
CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors located in the central and peripheral nervous systems, which help maintain stability in the body and keep it in a normal, healthy state.
From a physiological standpoint hemp CBD functions in animals in much the same way as it does for humans.
What can CBD oil for pets help treat?
- Epilepsy and Seizures
CBD can be used to reduce seizure activity in dogs with seizure disorders and epilepsy that does not respond to typical treatment for chronic pain
The reason this is important is because arthritis pain doesn’t always respond to traditional pain relief medications, but CBD has a direct effect on arthritis pain by reducing inflammation and resolving pain
The calming effects of CBD are thought to be the result of the action of cannabidiol on serotonin receptors in the brain, and CBD’s ability to help the hippocampus regenerate neurons in canines.
Taking CBD has been shown to lessen the pressure in the eye of animals with glaucoma
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Because CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, it can be useful for decreasing the inflammation associated with this condition
CBD is thought to block cancer cells from generating energy, prohibiting cell growth, and helping the immune system to more efficiently kill cancer cells.
- Heart Health
CBD may improve cardiac function in dogs with arrhythmia. Reducing the prevalence of arrhythmia then lowers the occurrence of a cardiac event and improves blood flow to major organs.
- Bone Health
CBD may help promote new bone growth as well as serves to strengthen bones that have been damaged by osteoporosis or previous injuries
- Brain Health
CBD is a powerful neuro-protectant, meaning it can serve to protect an animal’s nerve cells from different types of damage, deterioration and weakening of their function
- Muscle Spasms
Muscle spasms in animals can be the result of allergies, injury, neurological damage, physical injury, or a reaction to many different medications. Most of these concentrated spasms can be corrected with the use of CBD oil.
CBD can improve sleep patterns in animals.
- Joint Pain
CBD may also be used for joint pain in dogs caused by sprains, strains, and tears, particularly in older animals.