What is CBD Oil for Dogs and Cats?
Dogs, cats and other pets are susceptible to many of the same aches, pains and health conditions that we humans suffer from.
Cannabidiol or CBD, has proven to be effective in tackling the symptoms of conditions such as arthritis, epilepsy, anxiety and even cancer in humans (Cancer Research UK actually supports and funds some research on cannabinoids for cancer treatment!). Many pet owners and vets are now turning to CBD products too as an alternative treatment for such ailments in animals.
CBD is derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant, otherwise known as the hemp or marijuana plant. However, there is nothing to worry about; your pooch won’t be getting high! Unlike some cannabis products, CBD oil does not contain the component Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that is responsible for the psychogenic effects. The psychoactive element, THC, is extracted leaving the CBD behind – which is the component within cannabis that relaxes the body, lowers blood pressure and brings balance to ourselves.
What Conditions can CBD Help With my Pets?
CBD oil for dogs, cats and pets can be used to treat the symptoms of a variety of different ailments including:
- Back Pain
- Gastrointestinal Issues
- Symptoms of Cancer
Although they may not completely cure your pet’s condition, there is strong evidence to say that the use of CBD oil for pets can be an effective form of relief. It is a natural and gentle alternative to potent painkillers and pharmaceutical drugs allowing you to give your pets a better quality of life without any discomfort.
How does CBD Oil Work?
The cannabinoids in the CBD oil interact with the reactors in the animal’s endocannabinoid system, in turn regulating the body and reducing inflammation. Studies have shown that these interactions also lower blood pressure, which helps to ease anxiety and prevent seizures. The animal does not need to be sedated or injected, and the oil can easily be administered.
What are the benefits of CBD for Pets?
There are numerous benefits to treating animals with CBD, and we’ve listed a few of them below.
CBD is a Pain-free Pain Reliever
As well as the CBD being an effective pain reliever, the process of ingesting CBD oil is pain free and does not cause your pet any distress. The oil does not need to be injected, and is not difficult to digest.
Non-invasive and Simple to Administer
Compared to other more potent pharmaceutical drugs, CBD oil for dogs, cats and pets is non-invasive and simple for the owner to use. The oil can be simply dropped into the pets mouth, or food without them even noticing.
CBD Oil is Natural
CBD oil is derived from the cannabis sativa plant making the product natural and safe to use. It is non-GMO and does not have any additional nasty ingredients added.
Safe and Low Risk
Cannabidiols are very low risk and there are few (if any) side effects. These are very mild and there are no known high risk side effects of CBD oil to worry about.
Improves your Pet’s Quality of Life
The CBD interacts with your pet’s immune system and triggers an anti-inflammatory response, which in turn relieves pain and inflammation. This can drastically improve the quality of life especially for those pets that suffer from arthritis or other joint issues.
CBD oil for pets has been specifically engineered to taste of fish making it more palatable for your pet while maintaining the same great benefits.
How do I use CBD Oil on my Pets?
One of the most convenient things about CBD oil as an alternative treatment is that it is so simple to use.
Our pet-friendly CBD oil comes in a convenient, pocket-sized bottle with an easy to use dropper for effortless administration. Either the oil can be dropped directly into the pet’s mouth, or it can be concealed in their food. Whichever your preference, delivering the CBD oil is quick and pain-free with no distress caused. While it can be used in conjunction with other treatments, it is always best to check with your vet beforehand if your pet is on any medication.
What are the Risks of using Cannabis Oil With Pets?
CBD oil for pets is a safe, natural alternative treatment with very few risks. Our cannabis oil does not contain THC, which is the psychoactive ingredient, and there has been no evidence to suggest that the component CBD has any negative effects.
All the CBD products are legal and have undergone rigorous testing to ensure they are safe for consumption by animals. Do you want to try some yourself? We have a range of human-friendly E-liquids, capsules and edibles throughout our site so find one that works for you!