CBD might be exactly what your dog needs! Here’s why.
CBD is undoubtedly one of the most amazing things to happen to mankind when it comes to natural health. But are we really happy and healthy until our pets are too? Our furry friends mean everything to us and we’d like more than anything to share the sense of ease and tranquility that CBD brings. Fortunately, you and your dog might have this healing elixir in common and we couldn’t be happier about that. The receptor responsible for producing this effect – the ECS or Endocannabinoid system is present in every mammal. When this non-psychoactive compound – CBD interacts with Cannabidiol, it helps regulate the body’s appetite, sleep, mood and memory. Let’s get into the details of how CBD benefits your best friend.
Can dogs consume CBD? If so, how?
Dogs, much like people, can consume CBD orally. It is totally safe for you to add a few drops directly into their mouth, in their food or whichever other way you see preferable. Although there is limited evidence available on this topic, there is much anecdotal evidence to support our claims.
If your pet has been struggling with anxiety, sleeplessness or pain, you can turn to CBD to help with these symptoms. The endocannabinoid system plays an essential role in maintaining homeostasis within the body and since dogs have an ECS that functions very similar to humans’ the effects they experience from the CBD is also alike. It calms and relaxes them, just as it does to you. If your pup struggles with hyper activeness that hampers his or your ability to function normally, then CBD is the perfect match. It helps keep them calm, coherent and responsive at the same time, all while being all natural. The effects of five to seven drops last for a few hours, depending on your dog’s weight and age, and the effects do linger so your dog can enjoy the rest of the day in a calm state of mind.
Are there any side effects for dogs?
It’s important to be aware of any possible side effects from CBD. But the best part about using it is that it’s natural and the side effects are zero to none. The same side effects humans may experience is also applicable to dogs and they are as follows:
- Dry Mouth
These do not occur very often and if they do, it is very minimal. The pros surely outweigh the cons in this case. If you have any further queries or doubts, don’t hesitate to contact out in-house vet for recommendations and suggestions. If you’re in, check out our CBD for pets here and pick a suitable one for your furry buddy.