Why Treating Pets with Cannabis is Getting Popular
The popularity of medical cannabis has continued to spread. Most people are turning to the cannabis plant to treat their sick pets. There are many stories from people who claim to have successfully treated their pets using cannabis products. If you are considering using cannabis to treat your pets, there are a few points to keep in mind.
Researchers have isolated some components of the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol or CBD is one of over 200 cannabinoids in cannabis. CBD has been widely studied, and there is proof that this molecule can provide a wide range of medical benefits for humans. Although it has not been extensively studied, there is some evidence to show that CBD can offer similar benefits to pets. CBD can provide relief for the symptoms of epilepsy, arthritis, inflammation, cancer, seizures, vomiting, insomnia and Parkinson’s disease.
When it comes to pets, the situation is not different. There have been some studies on how CBD can be used to treat sick pets. The results were encouraging although they have been on a smaller scale in comparison with studies conducted into how CBD affects humans. Most studies have shown that CBD can help pets suffering from inflammation, pain, seizures, vomiting and other diseases. However, the government is yet to approve the use of CBD for treating pets. But this has not stopped pet owners from trying it.
If you are a pet owner who wants to try CBD, there are some very important points to know. The first is that CBD is safe for pets since it is non-toxic. The other point to remember is that CBD will not get your pets high. Another cannabinoid called Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC causes the feeling of being “high” when marijuana is ingested. Although this chemical compound is similar to CBD on a structural level, they have different effects.
CBD works by interacting with receptors of the endocannabinoid system. Studies have shown that it is not only humans that have the endocannabinoid system; animals also have it. This system is responsible for a lot of biological functions in the body like sleep, mood, memory, appetite, and pain sensation. The endocannabinoid system has a host of receptors which are spread all over the body with the majority being in the brain and nervous system.
It is also essential for people to know that not all CBD products are the same and not all of them are suitable for pets. CBD oils are some of the best to give to pets. However, most of them on the market are not made for animals. You want to purchase one that is made especially for pets. Research has shown that CBD oils made for use by humans are too concentrated for the biology of pets to handle.
It is equally important to consult a vet before giving you sick pet CBD oil. Vets are in the best positions to advise you on the best dosage and the way to provide your pets CBD oil.