Cannabis benefits dogs. From my own recent experiences with my personal dogs I have decided to carry a CBD product in my salon. Without proper education people are hesitant when it comes to CBD. I found a product so beneficial I felt the need to share it with my clients and hopefully answer any questions they may have.
First let me tell you how I came across this product. My Chihuahua is 9 years old, with an old injury and his old age he now has hip dysplasia. Noticing that my dog had pain issues walking, I took him into the vet and they prescribed him Metacam. My poor guy wasn’t getting any better and he sometimes wouldn’t even leave his bed. I knew that it sometimes takes a while for medicine to kick in so I waited for two months before contacting the vet again. After the two months, he still wasn’t any better, the vet told me to increase his dose. After another month of no success I felt bad for my little guy. Desperate to mend his pain I leaned to Facebook and asked for some advice. A friend of mine linked me with a woman who made cannabis tinctures for dogs. At first I was hesitant, so I did some research on the product myself. After finding nothing but positives things I decided to give her product a try. In just three days’ time my little guy was up and running like he was young again. I was in complete amazement and that’s when I knew I needed to share this product with everyone who is looking to help their pup.
So, let’s start with the basics, what is CBD? It is short for cannabidiol, and it is one of more than 60 compounds found in both Hemp and Cannabis. It acts on the body’s endocannanioid system, creating physical changes in the body, which can be beneficial in many ways. It is a natural occurring substance that has recently come into the spotlight. The results so far are promising and the new supplement is growing on the market.
Our pet’s endocannabinoid system is the central regulatory system that affects bodily processes like digestion, mood, sleep, inflammation, pain, and anxiety. CBD also contains Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and antioxidants which have anti-inflammatory properties. I know the next question is, “will it get my pet high?” The answer to this is no it will not. CBD is a phytocannabinoid that is non-psychotoxic, which means there are no feelings of euphoria. CBD is and organic product developed from the ground up. It is safe to use alongside of any medications, supplements, or with any special diets.
Animals’ bodies produce endocannabinoids and they are very much like the cannabinoids found in HEMP so the receptors found throughout the body all respond to the endocannabinoids found in our biscuits when they enter the body. These endocannabinoids help to regulate the body’s natural metabolism which in turn relates to all functions in the body – without homeostasis our feedback mechanisms stop working which results in disease, inflammation, autoimmune disease, epilepsy, and the list goes on. Often in disease states, our bodies need assistance with this regulation and need help outside of the body and hemp is a healthy nontoxic way to assist this process and treat disease and imbalance in the body of a human or animal.
Is CBD legal? Yes. It’s exciting to say Hemp is legal worldwide (except Canada). Can you buy it anywhere? Although you can buy CBD oil online it isn’t recommended you get it anywhere. There are certain ratios that work better with your dog so the best place to purchase your oil is from a collective or authorized seller (like me). Is it only available in liquid form? No, they come in pill form, liquid, and even treats. I highly recommend you try CBD for your pet before they develop issues and especially if they have any currently.