Dogs are best men’s (and women’s please!) friends and (yes!) let’s include cats and iguanas. Not only do humans and pets feel similar emotions but, biologically, there is also a lot more in common. One of the features we both share is having an Endocannabinoid system. Exactly. All mammals have it. As you have already read on this website, the Endocannabinoid system regulates important body functions like: mood, sleep, memory, appetite and pain sensation. It also regulates the “homeostasis“, another important process for our health.
As the official medications prescribed by vets can be toxic as the ones taken by humans, CBD oil in a right dosage can be a good alternative for pets too. Think about dogs and their separation anxiety for example, CBD can be really helpful.
Lots of people who give CBD to their dogs noticed a decrease in barking, an improved sleep, a shinier hair and most of all, an increased happiness.
So it’s not a surprise that the CBD market is growing also in the pet-care niche. Even the super-famous Martha Stewart is partnering with Canopy Growth (a giant in the Cannabis industry) to launch a new line of CBD products just for pets.
Usually the pet owners put some CBD oil in the water or in the food but not all the vets (like not all the physicians) agree with the use of it as medication for pets though.
Maybe because there are only a few studies about the effects of CBD on animals but also because they report a lot of THC intoxications (obiouvsly you can’t give THC to a poor undefended pet!) so there is still a certain scepticism around the matter.
And you? Would you give CBD to your pet?