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CBDs & Your Pets

Perry Yaffy

The results are in and the research seems to indicate that there’s lots to like about CBDs for your fur kids. Just as CBDs have helped humans in numerous different ways in regards to arthritis, pain, anxiety, research has shown that animals can also reap health benefits for this Cannabinoil.

Here are 5 things that might surprise you about CBDs

1) CBDs are not Psychoactive The acronym CBD is being used a lot lately but not everyone really understands what it means or what it is. CBD stands for Cannabidiol which is derived from the Cannabis plant. The Cannabis (Marijuana) plant has different components; first there is the THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the element of the marijuana plant that is psychoactive and therefore gets you high. CBD is the second element of the Marijuana plant and has many potential benefits without any psychoactive component so you don’t get high. When the CBD component of the marijuana plant is exceptionally high with little or no THC the plant is generally known as Hemp.

2)CBDs Reduce Anxiety

Does your dog suffer from separation anxiety, generalized fear, or noise phobias? CBD has been extensively studied for its effect on stress and anxiety.  The research seems to indicate that CBDs can greatly reduce Stress and Anxiety in dogs due to the fact that dogs are especially responsive to cannabinoids.  This is a result of dogs having the highest concentration of cannabinoid receptors in their brain and bodies compared to other animals, even humans! CBD products are effective in bringing balance to pets suffering from a variety of ailments including psychological issues.

3)CBDs can Help Fight Cancer

CBD and other substances found in hemp and cannabis plants have been found to have an anti-tumor effect. CBD has even been shown to stop cancer cells from growing and increases tumor cell death.  CBDs anti-tumor properties slow and inhibit glioma cell growth.

It is believed that CBDs also boost the immune system allowing the body’s response mechanism to cause cancer cell death.

4)CBDs for Epilepsy & Seizures

Approximately 5% of dogs suffer from seizures.  Most of these dogs will be put on medications which can be harmful to their liver and other organs.  Some dogs are completely unresponsive to medications and yet do well with CBDs.  A recent study showed that 7 out of 8 dogs with epilepsy had a significant reduction in seizures within a 5 month period.

5)CBDs as the New Miracle

Scientists have been studying CBDs for decades in relation to relief of inflammation & pain.  It has become abundantly clear that CBDs are so effective in pain relief that drug companies are looking to classify it as a “New Class of Drug for the Treatment of Chronic Pain”.

It has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of arthritis, neuropathy, inflammation of joints, among many other types of chronic pain related medical issues.

All of this is now being used for dogs and cats.  The extent to which CBD can help your pet is still fairly unchartered territory but the preliminary results are astounding.  CBD has been found to help with arthritis, compromised immune systems, stress responses, aggression and digestive issues, separation anxiety, seizures from epilepsy, arthritis, inflammation, pain, mobility issues, cancer, end of life discomfort.

There are also studies under way into CBD’s preventative possibilities in relation to cancer, obesity, diabetes among many other diseases.

The advise from veterinarians is to start with a very low dose of CBD and increase it for your dog or cat’s individual needs.  Be sure to observe your dog’s response. The key is to find a dose where you don’t see side effects but you do see results. With continued use, you may need to increase the dose a little over time to achieve the therapeutic results.

Creating Brighter Days has created a CBD oil that is Organic, non-GMO, using plant-based superfoods and adaptogenic herbs which are added to all the handcrafted treats for additional support in resolving specific health concerns. Their CBD isolate and full spectrum hemp oils are formulated in their proprietary blend of hemp seed, pumpkin seed, and coconut-derived medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oils.  So they are not only good for your dog’s health but taste delicious!!