CBD for Pets

Photo Credit: Medical Marijuana Inc.

Photo Credit: Medical Marijuana Inc.

CBD products are becoming commonplace, not only in health and wellness shops for humans, but also in the market for pet benefits. Because most animals have an endocannabinoid system, it is likely that CBD would be able to interact with your pet’s system in the same way it interacts with ours. This means that CBD may be able to help your pet regulate its immune response, appetite, sleep, metabolism, cardiovascular function, joint health, cellular communication, and neurological and emotional health. The endocannabinoid system is an important part of overall health and wellness, and it allows our bodies to maintain homeostasis, therefore it will help your pet maintain health and balance. Pet owners supplement their pets’ diets by adding nutritional value, like calcium, phosphorous, potassium, and vitamins A, B12, C, and E, which are all provided by full-spectrum CBD derived from hemp plants. Veterinarian Liz Hughston, MEd., RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC) explains, “The beauty of CBD is its myriad of uses, including as a natural pain management assistant, and its huge margin of safety, making it a great adjunct to veterinarian-prescribed treatment regiments.”

While CBD is considered safe and well-tolerated, it is important that we treat this like any other medication. Pet owners should be vigilant by tracking how much they are dosing their pets and then monitoring any apparent positive relief or negative side effects. This information has been provided by Medical Marijuana Inc. and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.