CBD has become one of the most spoken about supplements to hit the market in decades. Our furry friends can benefit just as much as we can! Pet CBD can help our companions the same way it helps us. People across the world are seeking out some of the top CBD products to naturally treat multiple underlying health issues. More and more research is showing the merits of peoples claims, why would we not want to include one of our most important family members too?
Just as in humans, any mammal has a comparable endocannabinoid system. These receptors are built into our body and found throughout it. Before choosing to give your pets CBD, you’re probably wondering if its safe. The good news is the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) poison control website listed no results when searching for cannabidiol, although there is plenty of evidence to show THC (the chemical that gets you high) can be detrimental or even fatal to pets. This is why it is important to know your source and be sure that the product is independently verified. Knowing your hemp oil is grown organically and is pesticides and residue solvents free assures your companion will get the best product available.
According to PetMD some of the reasons people are choosing pet CBD are, “Cannabis oil can be used to treat seizures, nausea, stress, anxiety, arthritis, back pain, symptoms of cancer, and gastrointestinal issues, among other health conditions in dogs.” When using CBD for cats, it is shown to offer the same outcome as dogs. My aunt uses it for her dogs daily as a supplement as well as for long car rides to keep them calm. A close friend of mine had his dog diagnosed with a metastatic form of cancer and was given a very short time to live. His family immediately started using CBD and the dog lived years longer and comfortably. When it comes to using CBD for pets, there have been no known major side effects. The most common adverse outcomes were lethargy, dry mouth and slight digestive issues.
Pets with Anxiety
The same way we suffer from stress and anxiety, the least vocal (least vocal as in words, not barks) members of our family do too. It is a lot more difficult to treat a dog because it cannot speak about what is going on, its our job observe and see what works best. If our pets have anxiety from things we know such as a car ride or visit to the vet, we can help make those experiences as easy as possible.
On the other hand, with an issue like separation anxiety, some things are just unavoidable. Giving your pet their own space or exercising them might relieve the stress and anxiety of your daily routine but sometime may not be enough. There are ways we can change what we do as well, as suggested here from Fetch by WebMD.
The same cannabidiol receptors that humans have are also present in dogs. The studies have shown that there are benefits immediately for people who take CBD. The veterinary fields are slowly starting to begin trials and have been suggesting CBD as an alternative to pharmaceuticals and have been seeing amazing results. As long as your CBD is full spectrum and within the legal limits for THC, then you can give increasing amounts to get the desired results. With the right supplements, such as organic full spectrum CBD, and minor changes our pets can improve their quality of life and peace of mind.
Epilepsy in dogs is one of the most common causes of seizures for canines. With the usually prescribed medicine, such as anticonvulsants, phenobarbital, diazepam or other sedatives, comes the risk of sever side effects. A big percentage of dogs still run the risk of having the seizures reoccur. The AKC Canine Health Foundation (AKCCHF) recently announced a clinical trial to study CBD as a treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy in dogs. This study is groundbreaking because it will be the first of its kind and if it shows proof to back up anecdotal evidence, it will have such a huge impact for pets worldwide!
Just like us, active dogs can become sore and injured. The worst part of having an injured pet, is that we sometimes may not know because their survival instincts kick in and they hide their injuries. The normal strains from our pets activities and daily routines such as inflammation and joint and muscle soreness can be alleviated with pet CBD.
As our pets age, they can have trouble doing basic things such as climbing stairs or taking walks. From seeing first hand, CBD helped my friend’s dog get up and down from the couch as well as having him be able to tackle the stairs with ease. The studies for older dogs showed a significant decrease in pain with zero side effects! When it comes to relief, a natural, side effect free product should be the first option before prescriptions which will almost always have a laundry list of undesired side effects and risks.
Dosing is important when adding any new supplement to your pets regimen. It is best to start out at a low dose and make gradual increases to get the desired results. With Heirloom Selects’ Pet CBD spray applicator, it is easy to give the proper dose and increase as necessary.