Since the widespread adaptation of CBD products as wellness supplements, pet parents are following suit. The very first question they ask is “Is CBD safe for pets?” The answer is yes and it is useful for almost all types of pets. This is because like humans all animals especially vertebrates have the endocannabinoid system which gets enhanced by CBD. Because of this, it improves the cardiovascular and neurological functions; resulting in better overall health. Here we will discuss the major benefits due to use of CBD for pets.
Manage Anxiety and Stress
Much like humans our pets also suffer from anxiety and stress due to various reasons. For example, dogs get stressed due to loud noises; some animals have anxiety to travel and other kinds of phobias. As a result pets like dogs and cats become aggressive and thereby becoming difficult to manage. Because of this, they show unusual behavioral patterns such as scratching on the walls or furniture, braking at familiar people, urinating, chewing onto objects etc. Because of CBD’s effect on the serotonin levels in pets just like on humans, it is useful in managing these symptoms. Moreover, these are better than the anxiety and stress medicines because of CBDS’ very minimal side-effects.
Useful as an Anti-Inflammatory
Due to CBD’s effect on serotonin levels and the ECS, it can influence the immune response to diseases and injuries. As a result of this CBD can reduce the release of cortisol i.e. a stress hormone which is bad for pets’ health. Therefore, it is useful in treating inflammatory conditions in pets. For example it can be used to treat ulcers in pets as well as in animals like horses because they eat only grain-based food like oats. Moreover, another benefit of using CBD to treat these conditions is it can improve their appetite as well.
Useful as an Antiemetic
Some times food allergies or ailments can cause vomiting and nausea for pets, especially dogs. Because of this, there will be weight loss, loss of appetite, fatigue and dehydration. The regular antiemetic pharmaceutical drugs prescribed for pets are chlorpromazine, acepromazine etc and they have side effects such as sedation, diarrhea, lethargy etc. Evidence shows that CBD can prevent nausea and vomiting while promoting good appetite. Therefore CBD is useful as a good antiemetic.
Researches into the benefits of CBD for pets are on an upward trend fuelled by its lack of side effects and more open-mindedness of pet owners. Therefore, it is good to use CBD for pets.