These days, it might seem like you’re hearing a lot about CBD oils or emerging products. But, make no mistake, this chemical compound deserves all the appreciation it gets. Not only does it promote health and wellness in people, but it even helps pets, including cats and dogs
With that in mind, you’re likely to have lots of questions. Is it really suitable for a dog? How does it work? Is it safe? In this article, we get down to the facts about CBD to help you make an informed decision for your furry friend.
First things first, how does it work?
While the research is still in its preliminary stages, a lot of anecdotal studies prove CBD’s potency in managing symptoms associated with a variety of health conditions.
Essentially, it works with the pet’s endocannabinoid system – precisley your dog’s CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Studies show that these receptors manage a pet’s immune system – the central nervous system that influences inflammation, pain, allergies, and mood.
CBD binds to these receptors and helps create balance and harmony to help avoid unwanted symptoms.
It can help a dog and other pets in many ways, such as reducing inflammation and hypersensitivity, pain, seizures or convulsions, collapsed trachea in dogs, anxiety, and gastrointestinal issues.
Will CBD cause any “high”?
No. Studies confirm that CBD is the non-intoxicating ingredient of the hemp plant. So, it doesn’t contain anything that might result in euphoria. If you’re using quality products sourced from hemp, CBD will never get your dog high.
Moreover, many veterinary studies published in the last few years showed that even the high CBD levels showed no significant side effects.
So, how to give CBD to your dog?
Well! There are many products available in the market. But using CBD oil will always be beneficial. How? Because you’ll have a measured dropper to disperse to your dog so you can ‘dose’ accurately and adjust the amount as needed.
You can administer it under your dog’s tongue, or in the mouth at the cheeks and it will get absorbed by the mucous membrane easily. Experts advise owners to drop it directly into the mouth or mix it well in your dog’s food.
CBD oil is everywhere. The product is certainly rising in popularity by leaps and bounds. But if you want to give it to your dog, make sure to consult a veterinary doctor and talk about your dog’s health condition and how CBD can help improve its health and wellness first.
Doing so will also allow you to understand all about ‘dosing’ regimes and what will suit your dog the best. Just make sure to go for lab-tested products to ensure quality and efficacy.