10 Things You Might Not Know About CBD For Dogs
1. CBD is Not Psychoactive
CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in cannabis plants. Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t have psychoactive properties, so your dog won’t get “high” from ingesting CBD.
2. CBD is NOT the Same as Hemp Oil
CBD is contained in the hemp plant mass. Hemp oil is pressed from hemp seeds and contains little to no CBD.
3. Treats Allergies & Skin Conditions
Similar to humans, dogs can develop sensitivities and allergies to their home surroundings and certain foods. One of the most common skin diseases affecting dogs is atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, a chronic inflammatory disease associated with allergies. A study published in the American Journal of Veterinary Research, found that CBD can prevent inflammatory allergic disorders, including atopic dermatitis and other skin problems.
4. Provides Natural Pain Relief & Relieves Arthritis
Most dogs experiencing pain will often change behaviour patterns such as reluctance to be as active as usual. CBD has been shown to suppress chronic inflammation and neuropathic pain significantly; including bone, muscle, and joint pain resulting injury, sore paws and arthritis.
5. Reduces Anxiety & Aggressive Behaviour
CBD is shown to reduce anxiety; effective in helping dogs with separation anxiety, noise phobia and stress disorders. Furthermore, CBD can help minimize aggressive behaviours in dogs.
6. Helps with Epilepsy & Seizures
Like humans, dogs are prone to epilepsy and seizures. Current epilepsy treatments require the administration of drugs to help control the seizures. While effective, these drugs can be particularly harmful to your dog’s liver and other organs. CBD produces favorable antipsychotic and anticonvulsant effects and can significantly reduce the number of seizures in both humans and animals who suffer from epilepsy.
7. Reduces Inflammation
CBD is shown to be anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, effective at alleviating pain by reducing inflammation of the affected area. These anti-inflammatory properties have been shown to be effective in treating pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas and is progressively common in dogs, affecting your dog’s ability to digest food. Furthermore, CBD has antibiotic properties against a range of harmful pathogenic bacteria. In addition, preclinical research shows CBD has a positive effect in managing neurodegenerative disorders.
8. Helps to Fight Cancer
CBD exhibits antitumoural properties that have the ability to stop cancer cell movement and decrease new tumour cell growth.
9. Reduces Nausea & Stimulates Appetite Control
CBD has been shown to have antiemetic properties, effective in suppressing nausea and vomiting. In addition, CBD can be used as an appetite stimulant to enhance appetites for dogs having a hard time eating.
10. Promotes Good Heart Health
As a result of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, CBD may be beneficial in promotion a healthy cardiovascular system. CBD reduces the heart response to stress, ultimately reducing irregular heart rates, high blood pressures associated with stress and anxiety.