For those of you beginning your journey into understanding why CBD oil for dogs is so important and helpful for your pets, it’s important to understand the difference between marijuana (flower, or buds) and hemp.
Most dog food is essentially fast food for dogs and does not deliver the vast array of healing cannabinoids, phytonutrients or essential fatty acids that are available from hemp oil.
Although they share the same genus, Cannabis, they are entirely different species of plant with different characteristics with different combinations of over 85 cannabinoids that come into play for our pets as well as ourselves.
The first difference is that hemp (Cannabis ruderalis) contains the non-psychoactive cannabinoid called CBD (cannabidiol) while the other two species of Cannabis (sativa and indica) contain larger amounts of the psychoactive cannabinoid that gets you high called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
Since dogs and most other mammals other than humans have difficulty processing altered states of awareness, marijuana or anything containing THC is definitely not recommended for our pets.
Therefore all hemp pet products that I am aware of do not contain it except in unnoticeably small amounts. Veterinarians have concluded that the amount of THC in hemp oil is not detectable by our pets.
The amount of THC in hemp is under .3% and is virtually inert due to the fact that CBD is a protagonist to THC and renders it non-toxic for humans or pets.
Are you wondering why Hemp oil for pets has become all the rage? Is it just a fad, or is there sound science behind it?
Well, I do know why. As I mentioned, all mammals have been found to have and endogenous cannabinoid system which means it is naturally contained within, and most importantly connected to most all of the other systems in our bodies including your pet’s.
Research has determined that this endocannabinoid system is the most integral and essential system in which to maintain a balance. Physiologists and scientists refer to this balance as “homeostasis” and the CBD contained in hemp oil has been proven over and over to achieve this for ourselves and our pets.
Homeostasis is the state where the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment can occur. The cannabinoid system also helps cells within various systems communicate with one another.
Within your pet’s endocannabinoid system are various “receptor cells” that actively seek out CBD. The problem is that neither our pets nor ourselves get CBD and other essential oil for pets adequately enough from the meat we eat because neither do the animal’s meat that both man and dogs eat.
There are two main receptor cells. CB1 receptors are mostly populated in the central and peripheral nervous systems in all mammals. They are also found in the organs and lymphatic system. CB2 receptors are found mostly in the immune system, but many types of tissue is found to contain both receptors.
In a Project CBD interview with Dr. Gary Richter, DVM, he emphasized that it is key for pet owners to understand that every living mammal has an endogenous cannabinoid system.
This is natural network of “receptor cells” are the ones that signal healing mechanism to interact.
And so does it exist in our dogs. This endocannabinoid system is potentially the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining good health and a general wellbeing.
Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout your dog’s body: the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the endocannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis… or a “balance”.
Medicinal hemp-infused rawhide chews provide essential phytonutrients and CBD (cannabidiol) for your pets. Not only recommended by veterinarians for promoting dental hygiene and fresher breath, the nourishing essential oils and CBD promotes healing while offering pain relief for our injured or aging companions.
Hemp-infused dog treats like HempsPets Rawhide Chews deliver phytonutrients and hemp-based CBD that supports your dog’s primal need for natural-based medicine to help balance their nervous system and bolster their immune system as well.
Healthy dog snacks like HempsPets Crunchy Hemp Biscuits are infused with CBD hemp oil and essential phyto-nutrients that will support your dog’s endocannabinoid system.
Research studies have shown that the active ingredients in hemp work with natural essential fatty acids, flavonoids, and terpenes in order to balance and heal your pet’s peripheral nervous system, immune system, cardio pulmonary systems, and even provides pain relief from injuries and aging.
More knowledgeable veterinarians are not only aware of the countless benefits of CBD for humans, they are keenly aware of how a mammal’s endocannabinoid system is virtually the same. Therefore we find the same kind of benefits of CBD oil for dogs as we do for humans. CBD hemp oil is an extremely effective treatment for both chronic and acute conditions in our pets.
Dog Anxiety Treatment
Pain from Arthritis, Aging, and Post-Surgery Recovery
Reduce Tumor and Cancer Cell Growth
Compromised Immune Systems
Seizures and Epilepsy
Aggression and Separation Anxiety
Appetite Stimulation and Nausea Relief
Lowers Blood Glucose Levels
Skin Conditions and Allergy Relief
Promotes Bone Growth in Older Pets
Studies have been under way for years on the effects of CBD on neurologic diseases, Type I and Type II diabetes, compromised immune systems, anxiety disorders, and cancer to name a few. Vets are finding that CBD hemp oil is an excellent treatment for pain from acute injuries like strains, bone fractures, and breaks.
But the research has gone much farther than that. CBD and hemp oil have been found to reduce the growth of tumors and stop the growth of cancer cells.
CBD from Hemp oil is also a superior anti-inflammatory agent that is extremely effective at reducing swelling and stiffness common during recovery from surgery or injury. And while these powerful effects of CBD reduce healing time, they also offer the veterinarian the opportunity to reduce or even eliminate the prescription drugs and medications that cause unwanted side effects.