We have already spoken on several occasions of the beneficial and therapeutic effects of cannabis for different conditions, diseases and pathologies in humans, but what about our furry friends? Does the use of cbd oil in pets also have positive effects? From here we will give you all the necessary information about the effect of the use of cbd oil in our pets and how its use is positive for memory, pain reduction, appetite improvement and even mobility.
The first thing to keep in mind is that the use of CBD in pets should be consulted in the first instance with a veterinary professional, since they are the ones who know best the clinical history of our furry friends and who should never be substituted the medications prescribed by professionals for cbd oil, since hemp oil in pets is used as an analgesic and soothing , which leads to an improvement in the quality of life of pets that fight against chronic or degenerative diseases .
Another very important thing to keep in mind is that in our pets the THC is very dangerous and has such negative effects that can become a cause of mortality, so when it comes to administering cbd oil to our pets, we must make sure that these products are 100% THC free that are very difficult to find or with the minimum THC levels.
CBD for dogs
Dogs are the animal species with the highest number of CB1 receptors (cannabinoid receptors located in the body, specifically in the central nervous system, kidneys, lungs and liver) so the use of CBD in dogs is very beneficial for inflammation treatments, anxiety, cancer treatments, epileptic attacks or seizures, skin allergies, stress and arthritis. You can read more information on this website about arthritis treatment.
Our hairy also have years and with it they have different ailments. One of the cases in which cbd is most used in dogs is in those diagnosed with osteoarthritis, (cartilage deterioration that causes lameness and fatigue when getting up).
CBD for pets: cats
Our feline friends are much more delicate than the canines regarding the administration of CBD. While dogs can consume it in different formats such as cookies, feed, etc., in cats you can only administer cbd in oil, since felines can not tolerate the fibers that the plant can contain.
In our cats the health problems are usually symptoms or chronic diseases as a result of age and there have already been cases of cute kittens that with the use of cbd oil have improved cardiovascular problems, cancer, hyperthyroidism, seizures, problems of appetite, chronic kidney diseases, arthritis and inflammations.
We remind you that always as a complement to the treatment that the veterinarian has prescribed and never as a medication or substitute for a medication.
Real cases of the use of CBD for pets
In the USA most veterinarians are very familiar and are very supportive of the use of pet CBD while in Spain and other countries are beginning to see all the positive effects so that every time has more supporters and advocates among professionals.
The father of the use of cannabidiol in our pets is Dr. Doug Kramer known worldwide as “The veterinarian Guru” who unfortunately died in 2013, is a legend for being a pioneer in using treatments with cbd in animals, being a husky with a cancer incurable called Nikita his first patient.
The owner of Nikita, exhausted from having tried many treatments without result and seeing the poor quality of life of her pet, consulted with her veterinarian about a possible treatment with marijuana. The result was that the animal had a marked improvement that led to even more mobility. The cbd did not cure Nikita’s cancer but it did prevent her from having to sacrifice and gave her happiness in her last stage of life . “Veterinarian Guru” once said that he was asked about his decision to use cbd in pets :