Is CBD Oil Right For Your Pet? (Getty Images)
While CBD Oil seems to be a relatively new trend. Hemp, from which CBD is extracted, is known as the oldest fiber in the world, used in weaving mills 10,000 years ago.
A few years ago, the Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D. discovered the effects of cannabidiol when it interacts with the endocannabinoid system of the human body. According to a 2013 review published in the British Journal of Clinical PharmacologyStudies have shown the chemical compound is known to treat psychosis, anxiety, and depression disorders; Suppress seizure activity; Reduce nausea and vomiting; and fight inflammation, under Other diseases. Humans are now realizing the beneficial effects of CBD on animals.
“There was a time when I was spending $ 400 a month on opioids to keep my older Miniature Pinscher’s ailments under control,” said Craig Zaffe, founder of CBD Oils of Long Island, who saw the benefits. first-hand. “Side effects included dementia and blindness. To extend her life I tried CBD oil and in just 2 1⁄2 weeks she was out of medication and her quality of life improved immensely. At the ripe old age of 14, she was a puppy again. ”
Much like humans, animals cannot tolerate THC, the chemical that gives hemp its psychoactive properties. This makes CBD an excellent alternative to medical marijuana and offers the same benefits without the high.
Due to the lack of regulatory approval for CBD in animals, there are many veterinarians are often suspicious of suggesting CBD as a treatment. However, other vets around the world report treatment successes in all animal species, From elephants suffering from depression after losing a partner, to cats with arthritis and dogs with anxiety on July 4th.
“One of the most common products on the pet market is a tincture (dropper),” says Zaffe, noting that CBD products are bought without a prescription. “The dosage is based on the size of the animal, so always check with your veterinarian before starting your pet on any CBD product.”
Zaffe adds that pet parents should educate themselves before buying a CBD.
“Now that CBD oil has become mainstream, there are a lot of companies selling poor quality products,” he says. “As an organic landscaper since 1973 with a passion for holistic health management, I started my own business in 2016 to make sure I had the best hemp-based products on the market. Read websites and ask questions. At the very least, make sure that any third-party CBD product you buy is tested and 100 percent organic. ”
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