As more people experience positive results from hemp-extracted CBD oil for mitigating or managing pain, fighting inflammation, easing certain conditions such as anxiety and more, it is natural to wonder if CBD Oil from the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa) can benefit pets, most specifically, dogs. There is growing evidence that CBD oil can be effective in boosting a dog’s immune system and in soothing some of the more irritating skin problems common to dogs including canine eczema and rash. A dog's endocannabinoid system is very similar in that different types of dog will have very different and unique chemistry makeup. With this being said, the effects of CBD will be individualized to every dog.
A compelling reason for considering CBD oil for your dog is for the nutritional value it delivers. Check the ingredients on the more popular brands of dog food, for example, and you will find that most are the equivalent of “fast foods” for humans: they are convenient, taste good but lack essential nutrients. A daily dose or two of CDB oil for pets can help satisfy a dog’s dietary requirements.
CBD Oil is a rich source of the amino acids that are necessary for good health for pets, as well as for humans. These cannot be produced by your pet’s body. The only source is in the food you place in the dog’s dish, or the supplements you choose to administer. Let’s take a look at some additional reasons why hemp-extracted CBD Oil can be a good choice for enriching your pet’s diet.
- It contains zinc, calcium, magnesium and iron.
- It is a product of nature---100% all natural.
- It is naturally organic, free of pesticides, GMOs and other chemicals that might be toxic to your pet overtime.
- It can help thicken and condition your dog’s skin and fur correctly.
- It is herbal and has virtually no side effects.
- It is legal for shipment to all 50 states.
Research is still exploring the healing potential of hemp-extracted cannabidiol for humans and so far the results of trials and studies indicate this non-psychoactive component of the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa) has applications for helping with a wide range of disorders, from anxiety to epilepsy. A report in the British Journal of Pharmacology, for example, lists six medical properties of cannabidiol—or CBD oil. While the movement toward incorporating hemp-extracted CBD into a pet’s diet is still in its infancy, veterinarians are slowly starting to discover the value.
As always, make sure to let your vet know you are adding CBD Oil (or any other) supplements to your pet’s diet. While CBD is now legal, there is a possibility it may interact with another medication your dog may be taking, so it is always suggested that you talk with a licensed professional before starting a regiment for your dog.
We are happy to see the ongoing medical research into the potential of CBD for pet health. For most people, pets are an extension of the family---four legged, furry family members. Taking care of the health and well-being of our canine and feline family members is as important as taking care of ourselves. If you are interested in high-quality CDB products for your pet, you’ll find oils, tinctures and other formats at www.discovercbd.com. Discover CBD is here to provide you with blog postings and resources that contain only useful facts about hemp-based, 100% legal Cannabidiol (CBD) leading you to the products that are right for you and your family—including your pets. If you have a question or comment about CBD, let us know, and we will respond right away. In the meantime, sign up for our newsletters and visit our website regularly for the latest updates on research, legislation, and other news impacting your access to Cannabidiol.