CBD Hemp Oil For Your Dog?
Does your pet suffer from arthritis, immune issues, stress, aggression, seizures, anxiety, or digestive problems? If so, your pet may benefit from CBD hemp oil. According to the online magazine Dog Naturally, many dogs respond well to it. Why is this? Read on to find out.
Is hemp the same as marijuana?
There are similarities between hemp and marijuana, but they are not the same. They are both derived from the cannabis plant, Cannabis Sativa. These plants feature over 60 chemicals known as cannabinoids. The two major chemicals are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD’s are known for their therapeutic effects while THC is associated with feeling “high”. Knowing this will help us understand the difference between hemp and marijuana. Hemp features less than 0.3% THC while marijuana is composed of 10-15%. Therefore, hemp offers many therapeutic benefits without altering a dog’s mind.
How does CBD work?
As we mentioned previously, the cannabis plant contains many different chemicals. These chemicals can attach to receptors in the brain, nervous system, and other peripheral organ systems. When this occurs, the cells attached to the receptors begin operating differently. It’s almost like putting a key into your car’s ignition. When you do, the car turns on. The difference is that these receptors activate many effects including changes in:
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Is it safe?
Fortunately, hemp contains low THC content relative to its marijuana counterpart. Therefore, CBD from hemp won’t make your dog high. There are some possible side effects, however. The most common side effect appears to be that it makes dogs drowsy. The effect is similar to what your dog might experience if you gave it Benadryl. On rare occasions your dog may become excessively itchy or mildly vomit. If these issues appear you should stop giving your dog cannabis. However, CBD hemp oil is safe for the majority of dogs.
To sum everything up, cannabis oil derived from hemp is a natural, effective way to treat many conditions. These conditions include anxiety, stress, digestive problems and much more. Also, it won’t make your pet “high” due to its low THC content and it is safe. Does your dog suffer from any conditions we discussed and isn’t responding to traditional methods? It might be time to try CBD hemp oil.