You’ve probably heard of the term CBD recently. But what is it? And how can it help improve the quality of life for your cat or dog?
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound found in the cannabis and hemp plant. Contrary to what some believe, CBD does not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive cannabinoid, so CBD doesn’t cause your pet to get “high.” Instead, it is a natural, non-toxic alternative to other pet medications.
How can CBD help my pets?
Studies show that CBS has anti-inflammatory effects, and can help with pain, tumors, seizures, muscle spasms, skin conditions, appetite stimulation, aggression, anxiety and neurological disorders with little to no risk. In fact, the most common side effect of CBD is drowsiness.
What are the benefits of CBD?
CBD had been found to treat, and in some cases even cure, the following ailments in cats and dogs:
- Chronic Pain
- Nausea/Digestive Issues
- Loss of appetite
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Joint & Mobility Issues
- Phobias (Fireworks, Thunderstorm)
- Skin Problems
How can I give CBD to my cat or dog?
CBD Is available in many forms. You can use an oil and drop it onto your pet’s food or buy it as a treat for your pet. For picky eaters there are also CBD water additives available.