CBD For Pets

Benefits of CBD Oil for Pets

Any animal with a backbone is classified as a chordate and has an endocannabinoid system. The Kingdom of Chordata includes amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish, and mammals, including house pets. Many animal-owners treat their beloved pets like family members. When a dog or a cat gets sick and conventional options don’t work, people seek alternatives. In the realm of natural healing, CBD for animals is a logical pathway to explore.

While the system of cannabinoid receptors is not as diverse and widespread in your pet, the same receptors affecting mood, sleep, joint function and pain are present. This means that your pet can benefit from CBD, just like humans do. CBD can help your pet with a broad variety of ailments. The wellness effects are often visible in a much shorter time frame. For the pets taking CBD supplementation, the effects can be life-changing.

CBD wellness solutions can be used in pets for many of the same ailments that humans use them for. Here are just some of the things that CBD can help with:

  • Appetite
  • Anxiety and mood
  • Pain
  • Energy levels
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Anxiety and mood
  • Hip dysplasia or arthritis
  • Improved quality of life

CBD for pets usually comes in the form of edible treats in flavors that appeal to animals, but may also simply be in the CBD oil form.

Active happy pet dog puppy running in the grass in summer

Is CBD Safe for Pets?

Yes, CBD is considered safe for both dogs and cats, with a low risk of any side effects, most of them minor. Even the American Kennel Club has recommended CBD usage, and is currently sponsoring the largest CBD study of its kind at Colorado State University. Countless veterinarians have recommended and even prescribed CBD for a wide range of ailments that pets suffer from. Any risks from CBD usage for your pet are very small, while the benefits can be enormous.

The most common side effect reported is excessive sleepiness or lethargy. If your pet experiences a noticeable decline in activity levels, try using a smaller dose. Different ages, sizes and even breeds can react more sensitively to CBD oil.

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