Animal Care

Reasons You Should Give Your Pets CBD

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in hemp. While hemp has long been associated with its cannabis counterpart, CBD is non-psychoactive because it contains less than 0.3% THC. Research into CBD has been expanding quickly and is quickly becoming a favourite of pet parents. There are lots of reasons to give your pet CBD, from reducing anxiety to helping to reduce pain. But the big question for many pet parents is whether or not it would be safe.

It’s been said that the only constant in life is aging, and that couldn’t be truer when it comes to our pets. Just as people change as we age, so do pets. As our pets age, they develop the same health issues that are not as prevalent in younger pets. Whether it’s arthritis, hip dysplasia, or cancer, our pets can become subject to the same health issues that plague us. 

Here are the reasons why you should give CBD to your pets:

To ease cancer pain

Many pet owners have pets with cancer. Although we frequently hear of pets being diagnosed with cancer, it’s rare to hear pets being treated for it. Many pet owners know their pet is suffering but may not know other pet owners have the same problem. It makes sense, though—just about all cancers in humans can be treated, but a pet’s life can’t always be saved. The one that can only get better is called palliative care. It is one of the reasons why you should give your pets CBD.

To reduce allergies

Your dog might be your best friend, and your cat may love nothing more than to burrow in a pillow. However, your furry friends can still have allergies. Just like people, animals can have allergic reactions to certain substances, including certain foods, plants, and medications. And for pet owners, reducing allergens is a compelling reason to give their pets CBD.

For nausea and appetite

There are tons of reasons why you should give your dog CBD, and nausea and appetite are one of them. Sometimes, nausea can make dogs’ lives miserable, and they need help. CBD can help alleviate some symptoms of nausea, such as drooling, vomiting, and loss of appetite. CBD can also help to reduce anxiety and promote calm, making it easier for your dog to relax.

For heart health

Dogs and cats have a lot of the same physical ailments as humans, including joint and muscle pain, arthritis, and heart and circulatory issues. Heart disease and stroke are the number one and number two causes of death in cats and dogs, respectively. As the saying goes, pets are people too. And like people, pets can benefit from certain supplements and lifestyle changes. 

To noise phobia

A dog’s bark is their language, so it’s no surprise that noise phobia is one of the most common phobias known. Unfortunately, noise phobia doesn’t just apply to dogs but to cats, rabbits, and other small animals too. If your dog shows signs of noise phobia, CBD can help to calm their nerves and improve their quality of life. Try using CBD for noise phobia for 7 to 10 days, then see if you notice any change in your dog’s behaviour.

For epilepsy

Epilepsy is another issue that can be treated with CBD. It has been shown to benefit dogs, cats, and horses. CBD does not cause the “high” marijuana does and cannot cause addiction in humans either. If you still love your animal and want to get your pet help, CBD could be the answer.

The compound can be used to relieve chronic pain, anxiety, and depression, and it can also be used to reduce side effects associated with epilepsy and chemotherapy. Pets can also benefit from the non-psychoactive compound, which has helped promote healing, improve joint mobility, and reduce anxiety in dogs, cats, and other pets.

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Carrie Jones

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