What is CBD and is it safe for pets?

What is CBD and is it safe for pets?

CBD or cannabidiol is one of the chemical compounds found in the cannabis or marijuana plant. It is very safe for animals and does not cause them to get ‘high’, unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. 

CBD is the most studied cannabinoid found in cannabis plants, and the one usually found in the highest concentration. A cannabinoid is simply a name for any of the bioactive compounds found in whole-plant hemp extracts (yes, hemp and cannabis are the same plant). There are literally hundreds of different phyto-cannabinoids found in any whole-plant hemp extract. CBD is the best known one. 

There is a stack of evidence showing that CBD can help with a broad range of health conditions in your pets.

  • Pain. 
  • Inflammation. 
  • Autoimmune disease. 
  • Dementia. 
  • Cancer. 
  • Diabetes. 
  • Anxiety. 
  • Epilepsy. 
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
  • Allergies. 
  • Stress. 
  • Glaucoma. 
  • Heart disease.
  • Kidney failure. 
  • Arthritis.

It’s quite a list! And the thing I love about CBD is that it’s so safe. I have had hundreds of dogs under my care respond so well to CBD, with the only (rare) side effect if they have too much and get a bit sleepy. 

For more questions, please contact Dr Edward Bassingthwaite @ The Healing Vet

 

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