CBD oil has quickly become one of the most popular ways of treatments for dogs. With so many dog lovers all over the globe, there’s an abundance of information available online to help dog owners use cannabis extracts to treat ailments they may be suffering from.
Here’s everything you need to know about treating your dogs with cannabis extracts:
CBD Oil – What it is and what it does
Not just any strain of cannabis will do. CBD is one of over 400 compounds of cannabis that offer healing properties without any of the psychoactive ingredients of other strains.
CBD is a compound that is found in cannabis and hemp plans. It is doesn’t contain any THC so it doesn’t give users the high they receive from most recreational marijuana stains.
How does CBD Affect Dogs?
CBD is one of the few treatments that can be used on both humans and dogs. There is anecdotal evidence that suggests CBD interacts with built-in endocannabinoid receptors located in dogs’ central and peripheral nervous systems.
CBD is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties that boost the immune system and help to fight off illnesses. When it comes to the treatment of dogs, CBD is used to improve cardiac health, stimulate appetite, reduce anxiety and nausea and prevent cancer.
Due to limited research on the subject, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is financing a study at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The study will assess the impact of CBD on epileptic dogs.
Medical experts have still not found discovered reliable treatments for epilepsy in humans; however, studies have found that CBD can reduce its symptoms significantly. The CHF hopes that with regular use of CBD, the symptoms of epilepsy in dogs can also become more manageable.
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