CBD is now more popular than ever. After seeing the positive effects CBD-based products can have on humans, research is being conducted to find out if CBD has the same benefits for pets.
Although there isn’t enough scientific evidence to confidently say that CBD is definitely effective in treating pets, there’s an abundance of experimental studies that suggest it does.
According the clinical studies that have been carried out, CBD can assist with pain management, stress and anxiety in both humans and pets.
Cannabis consists of over 430 known compounds. Among its many compounds THC and CBD are the most common.
What makes CBD safer than other cannabis compounds is the fact that it doesn’t have psychoactive properties; it doesn’t inhibit your senses or trigger hallucinations. CBD won’t get you high the way other marijuana compounds do.
Health Benefits of CBD
CBD is packed with health benefits that can treat a wide range of issues including the following:
- Anxiety and stress
- Eliminating free radicals
- Joint and arthritic pain
- Loss of appetite
- Spreading and growth of cancerous cells
Methods of Administering CBD in Pets
CBD in pets can be administered in 3 ways. You can give them CBD as a liquid, in the form of pills and as pet chews.
There is ongoing research about what dosages of CBD is appropriate for pets but studies have shown that giving them a milligram for every 2.2lbs of your pet’s weight should be more than enough. Before you start giving your pets CBD, consult your veterinarian.
Bear in mind that everyone responds to CBD differently; although side-effects are rare and mild, it’s still important to keep an eye out for them to determine whether or not you should keep giving it your pet. The mild side-effects may include vomiting, disorientation, drowsiness and excitement.
To minimize side-effects, it helps to give your fuzzy friends CBD products that are pure and free of any harmful chemicals.
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