Updated: Aug 12
CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid has become a quickly emerging topic in the healthcare industry over the past couple of years. More recently, CBD is being sought after by animal-owners seeking relief for their furry loved ones, when conventional options have failed.
Any animal with a backbone (classified as chordate) has an endocannabinoid system. The Kingdom of Chordata includes amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish, and mammals, including house pets. The ECS consists of endogenous cannabinoids that they naturally produce, as well as receptors called CB1 and CB2. These receptors bind with cannabinoids, such as CBD to promote balance at a cellular level.
Pre-clinical studies have shown us the potential that CBD can have as an alternative medicine for many living beings, not just humans.
CB1 is more abundant than any other neurotransmitter receptor
Why Would I Give My Pet CBD?
Just like in humans, there are many different ailments CBD can help with. Here are some of the more popular reasons why pet-owners give CBD to their pet :
Coat Shine & Thickness
General Health & Wellness
The Endocannabinoid System is responsible for maintaining homeostasis. Homeostasis can best be described as the proper functioning of the body. It occurs when our bodies are in balance, and ensures all our biological systems function to the best of their ability. However, sometimes this balance gets thrown out and that’s when disease and illness strike but that's where CBD comes in.
Household pets including cats and dogs have experienced increased joint movement, reduced pain and inflammation, as well as anxiety relief after consuming CBD.