CBD products have become somewhat of the norm within the natural health and supplement world. There is now an almost endless range of CBD products, from edibles to oils, making it easier than ever to work CBD into the day.
However, it’s not just people benefiting from the CBD. One of the latest trends within the industry is pet-friendly CBD products. Over just the last few years, there has been a much greater focus on researching the benefits of CBD and, in particular, how they can benefit pets.
There is also a growing range of products that provide CBD for pets, making it easy to incorporate CBD into your pet’s diet.
Here are just some of the ways that CBD oils may be suitable for pets.
There has been a great deal of research into the variety of ways that CBD supplements can improve a person’s overall health and fitness levels.
Research suggests the same could be true for pets; adding a few drops of CBD oil into your pet’s food once a day may provide them with an essential nutritional boost. Even pets that do not have any underlying health concerns are able to benefit from a small amount of supplemental CBD oil each day.
Most CBD pet oils contain a variety of hemp plant compounds that work to support your pet’s endocannabinoid system. This system within the body is responsible for ensuring that everything from mental health to the body’s pain response is working correctly.
The endocannabinoid system is fueled by your pet’s own natural supply of cannabinoids. However, these are not always sufficient to ensure that everything is working to its full potential. The cannabinoids found within CBD oils work alongside the body’s natural supply and help to maintain a consistent level.
Flavorless oils are generally best when adding them to pets’ food every day as it does not affect the overall taste and enjoyment of their food. Additionally, many companies now craft bacon or meat-flavored oils to enhance the oil taste and appeal to your pet’s palette.
CBD oils designed for pets could be used to treat specific health issues in pets, including mental health conditions. One of the most common reasons so many people choose to add CBD oil into their pet’s diet is to help manage anxiety and improve their stress response.
Many pets struggle with anxiety across varying levels. For some pets, anxiety occurs when faced with particular events, like firework nights. Other pets, though, suffer from constant anxiety caused by past trauma or fears.
Research has shown that when pets are given CBD oils regularly, they start to display fewer signs of anxiety and stress. For pets that tend to only suffer from anxiety in certain situations, using CBD oils in the lead-up to these events can be incredibly effective.
For pets that show signs of anxiety, regularly adding CBD oils into their food at least once a day has been found to be the most effective. While CBD oils alone cannot remove all anxiety, they can help reduce symptoms and the adverse effects they cause on the body.
Just like with humans, CBD oils can be used to reduce levels of unnecessary inflammation within pets that often lead to pain and more severe health conditions. CBD oils can also be used to reduce pain, both chronic and temporary.
When the CBD in oils enters the body, it binds to pain receptors. This process reduces the levels of pain that your pet feels in a similar way to how traditional pain remedies help alleviate pain.
Making CBD oils a regular part of a pet’s diet, especially if they suffer from chronic pain, could provide them with long-lasting relief. CBD oils are also helpful when dealing with injuries as they allow healing to take place while limiting the distress felt by your pet in the process.
However, bear in mind that research into CBD’s effects on pet’s is still limited.
There are many benefits to adding CBD oils into your pet’s diet. Whether looking to treat a particular health condition or simply improve their overall health, adding CBD oil into their diet is worth considering.
Before making alterations to your pet’s diet, it is always a good idea to speak with their vet first. Your pet’s vet will be able to tell you the ways in which your particular pet is likely to benefit from CBD oil. They can also help when it comes to choosing the best products and the correct dosage.
Originally a dentist, Anna Strout has written for three years for pet and animal publications. Anna is also a historian who studies dog breed progression throughout the world, dabbles in animal law issues, and collects dog tales while traveling across the country with her husband and German Shepherd Dog, Luna. Anna kicks dust up dancing with Luna at home in Houston, Texas, where she teaches her obedience and tricks.