1. CBD IS NOT PSYCHOACTIVE
CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) can also be found in cannabis and it’s this compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. Most CBD oils are just that … the beneficial CBD without the THC. And they typically come from hemp, not marijuana. In short, your dog won’t get “high” from CBD oil … he’ll get the relaxation without the intoxication.
And speaking of relaxation …
2. CBD OIL REDUCES ANXIETY
Does your dog suffer from separation anxiety or noise phobias? CBD has been extensively studied for its effect on stress and anxiety.
3. CBD CAN FIGHT CANCER
Unfortunately, dogs can get cancer too, and when they do they have symptoms of nausea, loss of appetite, and chronic pain.
CBD allows your pet to feel comfortable during those difficult times and helps to reduce the side effects that cancer can have on your dog.
Pet owners are also giving their dogs small doses of CBD daily as it has been proven to aid in preventing and killing cancer by:
Helping the immune system to kill cancer cells.
Blocks the cancer cells ability to produce energy.
Contains anti-tumor properties
4. CBD CAN TREAT SEIZURES AND EPILEPSY
It’s estimated that up to 5% of dogs suffer from seizures. Most dogs with seizures are put on drugs such as phenobarbital and potassium bromide. While they may help control the seizures, they can be extremely harmful to your dog’s liver and other organs. And the drugs don’t work in all cases.
Many dog owners turn to CBD when their canine suffers from seizures and epilepsy. High levels of CBD can manage your pet’s seizures. Over time, it has been known to reduce the frequency of them, and in some cases get rid of the seizures altogether.
5. CBD RELIEVES CHRONIC PAIN AND ARTHRITIS
Even dogs can’t escape arthritis, but CBD can help with that. Arthritis is the inflammation of joints that cause aching, pain, and other degenerative illnesses. As CBD is a pain reliever, it targets these aching joints and gives your dog relief. Not only that, but it soothes the chronic inflammation that prevents your pet from healing properly.
6. CBD CAN HELP WITH INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
CBD also has antibiotic properties, including Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).
7. CBD REDUCES CHRONIC INFLAMMATION AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE
CBD has been shown to decrease the production and release of inflammatory cytokines that can cause allergies, hypersensitivities and autoimmunity. It can also suppress something called Th17 dominance, which is a major cause of autoimmune diseases.
CBD also inhibits the production of inflammatory macrophages and decreases chronic inflammation.
CBD is also a powerful antioxidant that’s shown to be more powerful than vitamins C and E.
8. CBD CAN PROTECT THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND HELP WITH NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES
For dogs suffering from degenerative myelopathy and other spine and nerve issues, CBD shows a lot of promise. It’s been shown to help patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS), Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease by protecting the brain cells from toxicity.
For senior dogs, CBD has been shown to protect the brain from cell death caused by free radicals and toxins.
9. CBD INCREASES APPETITE AND HELPS WITH NAUSEA
If you have trouble getting your dog to eat, CBD may help. The National Cancer Institute reports that CBD increases appetite and carries this extra benefit, in addition to controlling cancer.
10. CBD PROMOTES CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
Just as veterinarian Dr Bassingthwaighte discovered, CBD has been linked to heart health. Studies show it can reduce the damage from damaged blood vessels and irregular heart rates, protect blood vessels from damage and dilate the arteries, and reduce heart rate and blood pressure associated with stress and anxiety.