After CBD was legalized throughout the United States in 2018, many people have been focused on its possible benefits for humans. Many are also exploring whether it can help pets. Although there is still a lot to learn about CBD and its effects on both people and animals, there may be some significant benefits that are worth exploring.
Can You Give CBD to Pets?
Unlike THC, CBD does not produce a “high” feeling but does offer some therapeutic benefits. Many would argue that giving a pet THC is unethical. The THC effect on dogs and cats is similar to humans but would likely be upsetting because the pet wouldn’t understand it.
However, many veterinarians and researchers believe that pets can benefit from CBD. Of course, the benefits and risks vary from animal to animal. So, consult a vet who is familiar with your pet’s health and history before starting any dosing.
What Diseases Can Be Alleviated?
CBD has significant calming and anti-inflammatory benefits. These can have positive effects throughout the body.
These are some of the conditions that CBD can treat in pets:
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Pet Cancer*
The anti-anxiety impact of CBD is one of the most common reasons to give it to pets. Animals often deal with stress, especially related to separation, moving and other environmental issues. CBD can help them to deal with that anxiety and enjoy a better quality of life.
The possible anti-cancer benefits of CBD are being increasingly explored in humans. It appears to actively address symptoms and possibly even fight the cancerous cells themselves. However, there is little research into the effect of CBD on pet cancer.
Overall, CBD can help your pet with many common ailments. However, you should seek advice from a vet before starting use.
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