CBD, a non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis and hemp has been booming as a natural alternative to conventional medicine and it turns out that our furry companions can benefit from CBD oil too.
Will CBD get my pet high?
No. CBD is 100% non-intoxicating and will not cause a "high".
How Does CBD Work?
CBD works by interacting with the cannabinoid receptors (CB1 & CB2) found in the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in all mammals, this includes house pets, such as dogs and cats. The ECS is a communication system that plays a crucial role in regulating our, mood, pain perception, immune response, everyday experiences and it's also responsible for maintaining homeostasis. Homeostasis can best be described as the proper functioning of the body, it occurs when the body is in balance, and ensures all our biological systems function to the best of their ability. Sometimes this balance gets thrown off and that's where CBD can help to restore balance.
What Are The Benefits of CBD for Pets?
helps calm anxious behavior
alleviates joint pain
Improved coat shine & thickness
May reduce seizures
Overall health and wellness
Is CBD safe for pets to consume?
A clinical study on Osteoarthritic dogs showed that a moderate dose of 2mg CBD / kilogram given every 12 hours over a 4 week period, showed no observable side effects. Several other studies also state that CBD is non-toxic and safe for pets to consume. However, THC is toxic for pets. When shopping for a CBD product for your pet make sure that the product contains 0% THC.
CBD Emporium carries CBD products that are made with pet-friendly ingredients', lab tested and contain 0% THC, making them safe for pets to consume. Browse our curated selection of CBD products for pets here.
How much CBD do I give my pet?
All of our CBD products for pets will come with a recommended dosage.
If you are looking to improve your pets health with an all-natural alternative, then CBD might just be what you are looking for. We recommend consulting your veterinarian before starting your pet on a new supplemental product.
Studies On CBD For Pets
Randomized blinded controlled clinical trial to assess the effect of oral cannabidiol administration in addition to conventional antiepileptic treatment on seizure frequency in dogs with intractable idiopathic epilepsy
Effects of CBD in dog behavior
Neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine, transmit chemical messages in the brains and bodies of dogs and humans and as a result both have the same physiological reactions to behavioral states such as joy, fear, excitement and pain
There hasn't been a direct study on CBD for pets with anxiety but there is a lot of anecdotal evidence from pet owners to support it. Also, studies on humans with anxiety has shown that CBD stimulates 5-HT1A, a serotonin receptor that gives an anti-anxiety effect - this is how CBD works to reduce anxiety. Since dogs and cats have Serotonin receptors in their physiology and produce serotonin naturally, CBD could be a potential benefit to decreasing your pets anxiety and regulating their serotonin levels.