Cannabis for Pets

Posted on February 14th, 2021 to Adults

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Cannabis is the latest trend that’s proving to be influential in the wellness of pets. Most veterinary doctors are now realizing how this organic supplement can work in addition to conventional pet medication.

Why give cannabis to pets?

Most pets are constantly hit by conditions including anxiety, pain, and depression. These conditions can be severe and most pet owners seek for traditional medications to help combat these symptoms. Some traditional treatments can be ineffective for your pets and usually result in side effects. However, cannabis is proving to be a better alternative due to its effectiveness and lack of side effects. Cannabis was natively used by humans. However, due to its effectiveness on humans, it was tested on pets which proved to be effective.

 

The benefits of cannabis for pets

The main compound responsible for the health benefits is CBD. It’s the non-psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant responsible for several health benefits including pain relief.  The most common symptoms which CBD can treat in pets include.

Seizures

Seizures can be debilitating to pet health. It’s usually accompanied by side effects such as chronic pain. It’s difficult to treat seizures with conventional drugs but cannabis can help ease this condition. The use of CBD can reduce the rate of seizures for pets. It also helps to reduce the rate of disruptions in a pet’s brain.

Depression and Anxiety

Like humans, pets also have anxiety and depression. This occurs due to an imbalance of serotonin in the brain. Giving CBD to your pet can help regulate and balance the chemical disruptions that cause anxiety. When you feed your pet with CBD, then it will link with Serotonin and Adenosine receptors found in the brain and help to increase brain function.

 Pain and Inflammation

The human brain has a vanilloid receptor responsible for regulating swelling and pain. The vanilloid receptor is also found in pets. It helps to regulate pain and inflammation in pets.

CBD can interact with the brain neurons in a pet, and it prevents the vanilloid receptors from causing swelling and pain. CBD also stops the vanilloid receptors from sending pain signals to your pet’s body. Also, the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD make it great in relieving pain in your pet.

 Where to buy cannabis for pets?

As a pet owner, you will want the best CBD treatment for your pet. When shopping for cannabis products for your pets ensure that you are buying from a trusted brand. Also, ensure to read about the sourcing and the ingredients used to make the product.

CBD for pets is found in different forms and doses. Knowing what form of cannabis your pet likes is essential for gaining relief. Some pets like CBD oil, while other pets like CBD edibles.

Note: Due to little research on CBD for pets, its safety and effectiveness are still in doubt. We do not condone giving cannabis to pets. Also, sure you always talk to your veterinarian before you decide to do so.

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