Cannabis Oil for Pets
As the world starts to realise the importance of adding cannabis to their medical stores, increasing studies are also revealing that cannabis oil for pets is fully acceptable. Finding the right oil in the right doses can assist your pet with its illness or health issue. Cats and dogs also have a complicated endocannabinoid system (ECS). Cannabis impacts on the ECS in a positive way by influencing its cannabinoid receptors. The ECS consists of many receptors situated in the brain, organs, skin, bones and other parts of the body. Cannabinoid signalling ensures the body remains in balance, or homeostasis. The same happens in your pet.
Hemp Oil vs Cannabis Oil
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the best cannabis oil for pets as it is pure and non-psychoactive, thus ideal for easing depression and anxiety. CBD for pets also comes in various forms including tinctures, treats, capsules and even bird seed! Animal-safe forms of cannabis oil often contain very low amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) so that it is just enough to cure their illness but not enough to give them a high. Hemp oil is the best oil for pets as it is very low in CBD and may only contain traces of THC so the main benefits for your pet include nutrition, heart health and skin health (thanks to its high concentrations of Omega 3 and 6).
How is Cannabis Oil Useful for Pets?
- Make sure your pets eats a balanced diet – Pet owners have found that if they give their birds hemp seeds, it boosts their immune system and adds nourishment to their diet. Hemp seeds contain rich cannabis oils such as CBD and THC but not in the same way as cannabis does. Even chickens which eat hemp seeds lay eggs rich in omega 3! Cannabis oils can stimulate your pet’s appetite if it is not eating.
- Seizures – up to 5% of dogs experience seizures or fits due to various illnesses and research has found that when a dog takes products containing CBD, seizures happen less often and less powerfully.
- Anxiety – many pets experience anxiety for many reasons – no one at home, loud noises, pain, travel and other stresses. So why not give them CBD for relaxation and this will also help them sleep better. When people take CBD, it sorts out their Generalised Social Anxiety Disorder and other phobias.
- Cancer – not long ago, researchers discovered that CBD can halt metastasis (the spread of cancer tumours) in the breast, brain and prostate. It has also been found to force cancer cells to commit programmed cell death.
Better to be Safe
To remain on the side of caution, rather use CBD hemp rather then CBD cannabis when treating your pets. The hemp oil can assist with chronic diseases, arthritis, digestive issues and even sprains and bone breaks. And hemp oil can lessen the effects of other drugs your pets may be on for other ailments. Hemp oil is brimming with protein, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, vitamin E, B vitamins (including folate) and a variety of antioxidants.It is also chock full of essential omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid (LA), the most important omega-6 fatty acid for dogs because it is used to produce other omega-6 fatty acids. Wow!
Always chat to your veterinarian first if you are considering using cannabis oil for your pets. We at Cannabis Therapy can assist you to choose the right form of CBD for your pet and advise you on the correct dosage.