Can CBD be used in animals?

CBD for pets

Since CBD has arrived to the life of many people and observing the results that are being acquired, it is normal that people also wonder if what works with them can also work for their pets.

And if the answer is YES, cannabinoids like for example CBD can treat ailments in pets.

Just like there are testimonials that speak about its effectiveness in humans, there are also many testimonials of users that using CBD for treating their best friends, have observed improvements in ailments like pain, lack of appetite or inactivity.

cbd for pets

 

Today that we know we can use it, we wonder about how medical cannabis, like CBD, can work in both, in humans and in animals. And, to answer this question, we must know the Endocannabinoid System, which is found in all vertebrate beings.

The Endocannabinoid System of animals

This system, which has been heard little, is one of the systems that help the regulation of many vital functions. Between those functions we can find appetite, alertness and also the way in which stimulus are translated such us pain.

For being able to interact with the rest of the organism, the Endocannabinoid System has two kinds of receptors: CB1 and CB2. This allows the body itself, which produces endocannabinoids, to be able to communicate with the rest of the organism. These receptors react to phytocannabinoids, which are the ones that can be found in several plants among which we find Cannabis.

With this we see that in both, humans and animals, cannabinoids like CBD, activate these receptors.
 

The benefits of CBD in pets

Cannabinoids, when influencing in several aspects such as hunger, anxiety or pain, we can use these properties for the benefit of our pets and animals in general.

Taking into consideration the properties of CBD and its effects in the organism, it can be obtained good results for improving the health of our pets, whereby we will provide them a better quality of life.

 

Treating an animal with cannabis

We have to be clear enough regarding what we must take into consideration before starting the use of medical cannabis in animals. Cannabinoids like Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) have a more potent effect in animals than in humans. The body of animals doesn’t process this substance in the same way and it can damage its liver permanently, if a dose higher than what would correspond is given.

Given this situation, when talking about treating an animal with cannabis, the focus is in directly using cannabidiol without THC and with a clear dosage.

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