CBD and other animals

CBD & Animals2018-11-07T17:40:25+00:00
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CBD and Animals

Nowadays, the effects of cannabinoids in humans are better known than in animals. Many studies have been done on rodents and other animals during the therapeutic researches for its use, there is still a small number of clinical trials speaking about the direct effects of cannabinoids in the rest of animals, mainly about CBD.

Where the studies have been primarily focused is in clearly understanding of the toxicity that THC represents in animals, as there exist differences in the receptors CB2. In the case of dogs, they have a bigger number of them and this is why the way of processing THC is so different, compared to that in human. From there, it is necessary to research what happens with the rest of animals and the existent differences in the Endocannabinoid System and how they assimilate cannabinoids or endocannabinoids, such as Anandamide, in order to have a better perspective of cannabinoids action.

The Endocannabinoid System in animals

Animals, just like humans, also have an Endocannabinoid System with CB-1 receptors (in charge of cerebral processes) and CB-2 (mainly localised in the immunological system and peripherical organs). This is how animals also produce endocannabinoids and their receptors react to medicinal cannabis in a similar way to the human one. Nonetheless, there is still a lot of research to do about the effects of medical cannabis in pets.

One of the key points, to take into consideration and that will help to extend the range of available options, regarding the use of cannabinoids in animals, is to know how an endocannabinoid, such as anandamide, works, in order to interpret what kind of action is necessary for each family of animals.

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What are the possible interacions of CBD with other drugs for animals?

One of the key points to take into consideration, when contemplating the use of CBD in animals, is the interaction with drugs and the metabolic pathway CYP-450. These medications can considerably increase or decrease the serum concentration of cannabinoids.

But, it has been found that the interaction between cannabinoids and medications seems to be, in most of the cases, well tolerated, as cannabinoids tend to increase the efficacy of these drugs. This allows decreasing the dosage while obtaining the same response. When there have been used cannabinoids together with radiation, for example, the radiation was more effective for killing carcinogenic cells and healthy cells underwent less damage, compared to when cannabinoids were also administered.

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Treatments with CBD for animals

Animals, just like humans, also have an Endocannabinoid System with CB-1 receptors (in charge of cerebral processes) and CB-2 (mainly localised in the immunological system and peripherical organs). This is how animals also produce endocannabinoids and their receptors react to medicinal cannabis in a similar way to the human one. Nonetheless, there is still a lot of research to do about the effects of medical cannabis in pets.

Even though there is still a lack of research on other animal species, in addition to dogs and cats, everything suggests that products with CBD, used for other species, have an acceptable margin of use in a safe way.

  • Treatment for pain
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Improves mood during ageing
  • Anti-epileptic
  • Anxiolytic
  • Oncologic discomfort
“Not long time ago, we did surgery to our pet, due to a cancerous tumour, and we observed that our pet was experiencing a lot of pain after the surgery. I asked to Canna-Vets if the CBD could help somehow to palliate the pain of my pet. Since we started to use it, with only a few drops we saw our pet being more active and that the pain was considerably decreased.”
Alejandro Ruiz

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