CBD and Your Pets

We’ve all heard about the miracle health and well-being supplement CBD. Over the last 5 years the market has grown exponentially and now even encompasses a variety of companies that market cbd products for our pets! But what are the health benefits of adding CBD to your pets’ diet? Here we uncover benefits and uses this supplement can have.

Full Spectrum or Whole Plant Products

You might be concerned that full spectrum products will contain THC, but that isn’t always the case. You can look for products that have been derived from hemp which is naturally a lot lower in THC than other plants. A full spectrum product will give your pet the full array of benefits provided by the oil, not just the CBD. The CBD is just one component of 421 that work together to create amazing impacts on our pets’ bodies and help increase their well-being.

CBD As A Pain Killer

Traditional pain killers work in way that they either increase one function of our nervous system or reduce a function of our nervous system. This is what produces the side effects such as drowsiness, loss of some fine motor functions and dizziness, the stronger the pain relief becomes. CBD doesn’t do that, as it seeks to restore homeostasis or balance.

It changes how the brain receives messages and alleviates pain with less of the side effects of traditional medicine. It also can stay in the blood stream for up to 12 hours, producing stable results over this time.

CBD as an Anti-Inflammatory

Full spectrum products or whole plant extracts are one where there is no chemical process used to isolate one single compound of CBD, this results in an oil or treat that is also loaded with terpenes.

Terpenes are an amazing anti inflammatory that work with the endocannibal system that is innate in humans, cats and dogs. There are over 200 different types of terpenes packed into whole plant extract products and they have also been shown to reduce anxiety and depression and amplify the pain management effect of the CBD compound.

Neuroprotective Properties

This aspect of cannabis research is still in its infancy in comparison to other areas, but evidence is to how CBD can help manage neurological conditions is gathering at a rapid pace. A lot of the evidence was previously anecdotal only, but science is now supporting claims that CBD can help manage conditions such as sever epilepsy Parkinson’s disease and even Alzheimer’s, with evidence showing that it was helping prevent cognitive decline.

Using CBD As an Antiemetic 

When our pets are ill, we want to be able to help them in any way we can, particularly when they are being sick or refusing to eat. CBD has been shown to help people and pets suffering from nausea and vomiting, particularly in those that have received chemotherapy treatment. Not only can it help regulate vomiting, CBD can also help to stimulate appetite to ensure your pet gets the nutrition they need.

Final thoughts

New studies and peer reviewed articles are being released daily when it comes to the health benefits of CBD, not only for humans, but also for our pets.

A whole plant extract will give your pet all 421 compounds that work synergistically to produce amazing results that can range from pain management, reduction in inflammation, treatment of nerve pain, management of neurological disorders and even to help control sickness, just to name a few.

Before you start a CBD programme with your pet, first speak to your vet to make sure that they are happy for you to do so and happy with the product you are considering.