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CBD for Animals

CBD for Animals

CBD Formulated For Pets

By: Molly McCarthy


The Endocannabinoid System in Mammals


By now you probably know that CBD can benefit humans in a variety of ways, from reducing inflammation to reducing anxiety. CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system, which is a bodily system that is present in more than just humans! Mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and possibly even invertebrates all have endocannabinoid systems, just like humans, that contain CB1 and CB2 receptors and naturally produce the cannabinoids Anandamide and 2-AG. Just like in humans, the ECS works to keep the animal’s body in balance, or homeostasis. Due to these similarities, pets like dogs, cats, and horses can benefit from CBD as much as humans can!

CBD Benefits for Pets

CBD can be useful for helping our beloved pets with a wide variety of issues. The following are some of the most common reasons CBD is used in animals:

• Reduce pain/inflammation - older animals often suffer from chronic inflammatory conditions like arthritis or irritable bowel disease that can be painful and uncomfortable. CBD can help decrease pain, and therefore increase activity levels!

• Reduce anxiety/stress - CBD can help animals that have separation anxiety or phobias (such as loud noises like fireworks or thunderstorms) calm down and reduce signs of anxiety like shaking or pacing.

• Reduce nausea/increase appetite - viruses can cause pets to vomit, potentially leading to dehydration, decreased appetite, weight loss, etc. CBD can help reduce nausea and increase appetite to avoid these side effects.

• Prevent seizures/spasms - pets who deal with seizures conditions like epilepsy can benefit from CBD to reduce frequency of seizures.

If your precious pet deals with any of the issues above, CBD can help! And remember hat CBD is non-psychoactive and will not get your pet high. CBD can benefit all of our furry friends, from cats to canines to horses, just like it can benefit us humans! CBD is a wonderful natural remedy for many common issues that pets deal with that will not result in any nasty side effects.

 

 

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