CBD for dogs and cats

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the active constituents of the cannabis plant, has important healing and medicinal effects for all mammals.

All vertebrates have an endocannabinoid system that keeps the systems in balance. This means that your pet may have the ability to experience the same advantages of CBD as you. Due to the similarities between the body structures of people and some mammals, numerous owners have started using CBD infused products for their pets.

The use of cannabinoids such as CBD to treat pet ailments is increasingly common, as many users have realized the enormous benefits it can offer in some cases.

How can CBD help our animals? Cannabinoids influence various aspects such as the sensation of appetite or pain, stress or anxiety, so it would potentially be of great help in achieving better health for our dear companions. If we take a look at the medicinal properties of CBD, its multiple effects seem ideal to combat a large number of common ailments and / or symptoms in dogs, cats and other mammals that usually accompany us. As an example, let's see how you can help in the case of dogs and cats.

CBD for dogs🐶 

The administration of CBD or cannabidiol influences various areas of animal health, such as memory, pain, appetite or mobility. In addition, it seems that dogs have more CB-1 receptors than any other animal species, so the administration of phytocannabinoids (plant-produced cannabinoids) to activate these receptors seems especially promising given their potential efficacy. Thus, the CBD would be useful for treating:

  1. Inflammations.
  2. Anxiety or stress.
  3. Lack of appetite.
  4. Arthritis.
  5. Pain associated with cancer.
  6. Epileptic seizures. 
  7. Allergies and skin problems.
In this way, you can improve the life of animals that suffer from arthritis or reduced mobility (something common in older pets), stimulate their appetite or calm them in stressful situations, with a lot of noise or lights, such as fireworks, travel or storms (something that everyone who shares a house with an animal knows that they detest).

CBD for cats🐱

CBD can also be of great help to another of the most common pets in our homes, our feline friends. As is logical for a simple matter of weight, the doses will not be the same as in the case of dogs, and in the same way that happens with them, THC should not be administered to cats. However, if we are going to give CBD to our cat it is advisable to use only CBD oil and not other edibles that may contain fibers or parts of the plant that would be suitable for most dogs. We can use CBD to treat several conditions, many of them associated with old age:

  1. Cardiovascular problems.
  2. Arthritis and inflammations.
  3. Cancer.
  4. Chronic kidney disease.
  5. Diabetes.
  6. Hyperthyroidism.
  7. Appetite problems.
  8. Anxiety or stress.
  9. Seizures.
It is therefore possible to improve the mobility of the animal, as well as combat stress or anxiety caused by causes that we have already seen in dogs. In addition, it facilitates the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal system, also reducing pain, spasms and stimulating appetite.

What should I look for in the CBD that I am choosing?

One of the first rules that anyone should follow when choosing a CBD oil for their pet is that, if you would not take it yourself, do not give it to your pet. Always make sure that the CBD oil you are using is 100% organic and has a low THC content. Most of the time, CBD oil contains THC and it is almost impossible to extract one without the other. He is not trying to get his dog high, but to help him, so he should try to get the lowest possible THC content. Making your dog get high can have adverse effects and cause anxiety or make them feel uncomfortable and paranoid.

Should I involve my pet's veterinarian?👨‍⚕👩‍⚕ 

Do not give your pet anything until you have spoken with your veterinarian. He or she knows what is best for your pet. If he or she does not believe that CBD products could help, you can seek a second opinion, it is your right and there is nothing wrong with that. Just listen to the advice of at least one of the medical professionals you choose. He does not want to accidentally hurt his puppy because he hastened to use a treatment thinking that it would be useful.

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