CBD oil benefits for pets

Like all humans, dogs and cats also benefit from the use of hemp oil, as it has a wide range of holistic properties that humans and animals benefit from. The common ailments that are popular amongst humans are migraines, arthritis, seizures, anxiety, insomnia, and pain.

Cats and dogs also have endocannabinoid systems and cannabinoid receptors that are affected by the addition of CBD oil in their diet. It may come as a surprise, however, many animals, such as mammals, birds, fish, sea urchins, and reptiles have endocannabinoid systems, much like a human, which are affected by CBD oil.  

How does it affect animals?

All studies that have been conducted point toward the calming and restful properties of CBD, on dogs. It promotes good sleep and reduces the stress of the animal.  Not only that, but it also eases symptoms of seizures that are common for dogs experiencing seizures. Although extensive research is still required, it is an established fact that dogs benefit greatly with regular CBD oil for overall health and wellbeing. 

The astonishing results proved that cats and dogs both benefit from regular consumption of the same. CBD oil has plant-based cannabinoids, or in other words, phytocannabinoids; the body whether for a pet or for a human is unable to distinguish between the phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids and thereby allowing the plant-based compound to latch on to the receptors, showing fantastic benefits for pets.

CBD oil has omega 3 and omega 6 present which ensure that the pets have a healthy coat. Many owners prefer to mix CBD oil with another carrier oil to massage into the coat for some dog breeds, as some are more susceptible to skin infections and problems than others.

Dosage for optimum functioning

As always, it is crucial to start with small quantities, as, like humans, each animal will react differently to the compounds. While most report numerous benefits, it is possible for a few individual animals to have adverse effects such a dry mouth and lethargy.

For cats, there are various CBD infused treats that are easy and enjoyable for the feline companions, as cats are notoriously difficult with medications and oils. The treats are therefore a good way to administer cannabinoids to the cat.

Another key factor to keep in mind is that most of the CBD for animals are full-spectrum, as numerous studies have touted the full-spectrum CBD to be more effective than an isolate or a distilled version, as it creates the entourage effect in animals as well as humans.

Full-spectrum oils have an absorption time of an hour to ninety minutes, and the effects can last anything between six to eight hours. On the other hand, an isolate will only last for about four hours, although the absorption time is much faster for an isolate, at a mere five to 20 minutes.

Choosing to administer the CBD oil will ensure that your pets enjoy and happy and fulfilling life. As this takes care of anxiety issues, immunity and also pain, a regular dosage is imperative to see the changes in the quality of life for the animals.

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