CBD (Cannabidiol) continues to grow in popularity piquing the curiosity of pet owners about the potential natural, medicinal benefits it can provide to dogs and cats. All mammals possess an endocannabinoid system (ECS), the system of neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors. The ECS serves to keep you in a state of homeostasis, a self-regulating process by which biological systems maintain stability optimal for survival.
How does this translate into benefits for your pet?
Loud noises, thunderstorms, fireworks and being left alone are all triggers for pets to become anxious. CBD interacts with your pets endocannabinoid system and can quickly relax them relieving their anxiety.
The skin is full of endocannabinoid receptors in all mammals. Like humans, pets suffer from a wide variety of skin conditions and CBD has shown great success in greatly improving skin health.
Like our human children, pets can occasionally misbehave or become hyperactive. CBD may put your pet in a balanced state calming them and suppressing outbursts or the tendency to be destructive.
If your pet is lacking regularity lately you might find CBD to be the perfect supplement to put them back on track due to the large number of endocannabinoid receptors found in the digestive system.
Joint pain can reduce mobility and overall happiness of your pet. Arthritis, hip dysplasia or overworking the joint can all lead to extensive pain. Inflammation is typically the root of these problems and CBD has been shown to be a very strong anti-inflammatory.
With limited, if any side-effects and a wide array of medicinal benefits, CBD could easily be added to your pets daily routine and potentially restore youth and vigor to keep them healthy and happy for years to come.