Benefits Of CBD Oil For Dogs
Benefits Of CBD Oil For Dogs
Hemp and marijuana are currently entirely legal in seven states, and medically legalized in 19 others, so we can safely say cannabis legalization has gained a lot of traction across the United States. There are multiple benefits of using marijuana, one of them being that we can treat our dogs. Many dog owners and vets have already tried CBD oil on their dogs, and the results appear to be promising. As more studies are going to be conducted, these results will be confirmed as valid.
Many peer-reviewed studies have demonstrated the health benefits of CBD oil, this compound being able to alleviate various medical conditions and symptoms such as anxiety, depression, addictions, seizures, and chronic pains, to give you only a few examples.
The next logical question is whether our pets could also benefit from the effects of CBD oil. From a scientific standpoint, the anatomy of dogs and other mammals for that matter is similar to the anatomy of humans. It appears that most mammals have an endocannabinoid system, being, therefore, able to process CBD oil in a way similar to humans. This means it may have an influence on the nervous system of dogs, so let’s see how CBD can help our furry friends and loyal companions.
How CBD Can Help Our Dogs
According to several early studies and testimonials, it appears that CBD has helped to alleviate a range of medical conditions in pets such as allergies, anxiety, appetite loss, arthritic pains, cancer, digestive troubles, tumors, glaucoma, inflammation, joint problems, seizures, various phobias, skin irritations, and homeostasis. This list could go on for a while, but the above-mentioned examples should be enough to help you understand the benefits of cannabinoids in pets.
Many pet owners have revealed the fact that CBD oil has soothed their dogs in cases of separation anxiety, social anxiety, thunderstorm phobias and extensive traveling.
Veterinarians have found CBD oil to be particularly useful in alleviating joint pains developed by older animals. Hemp CBD has been found effective in treating a wide range of acute illness such as sprains and strains, ligament problems, broken bones, as well as in reducing post-operatory swelling and stiffness.
The best thing about using CBD oil is that you could reduce the need of giving your dog synthetic medication which may have multiple side effects and adverse reactions. Even if you aren’t able to completely replace such drugs, you could lower the doses you have to give your dog, thus reducing the severity of the various side effects induced by such drugs.
How The Canine Endocannabinoid System Works
Scientific research shows how the human endocannabinoid system works. This helps us know how the human body interacts with CBD oil and with other cannabinoids. Such studies have helped us gain a better understanding of the mechanism of action of CBD oil in treating or alleviating a wide range of medical conditions.
Since the endocannabinoid system, also known as ECS, also exists in dogs and other mammals, it is expected that their body would react in a similar manner to the ingestion of CBD oil. Animals are 70% identical to humans, so their receptors in the ECS should interact with CBD in the same way human ECS receptors do. According to a scientific study, it appears that cannabinoids bind to the canine receptors for a longer time, and they trigger a therapeutic response that doesn’t cause toxic effects.
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