Can CBD Oil Improve My Pet’s Health?
By Dan Reich
If you’ve been wondering whether the many health benefits of CBD, such as reducing pain, inflammation, anxiety and seizures could benefit your pet, read on…there is really no reason not to offer your pets relief from a variety of conditions such as arthritis, separation anxiety and many more. It’s important to understand a few things about CBD and CBD products, but armed with the right information, you and your pet can proceed confidently into an enhanced life courtesy of CBD.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that CBD Oil is a relatively new product, and as such is not regulated very well. However, the benefits of CBD are so undeniable that there has been a sort of “gold rush” into CBD products on the part of operators out to make a quick buck. These may contain little or no CBD, but worse, may contain chemicals or pesticides, which can be harmful.
Make sure there is negligible THC content…THC is far more toxic to animals than it is to humans and many indifferent suppliers don’t make any attempt to limit the THC content.
There are also some medications that might interact with CBD. Talking to your vet may not be an option, as arcane regulations constrain them from discussing it with you. Make sure that the source of the product adheres to sustainable farming and manufacturing processes and can provide a certificate of analysis.
Healing Essence’s CBD Oil for Pets has been created to address the need for a product of the highest quality that pets can enjoy. We infuse organic olive oil with CBD-rich cannabis sativa, from only vetted and accredited California cannabis cultivators. The result is a pleasant, all-organic supplement that is easy to administer.
How helpful is it? There isn’t a lot of scientific data available yet, but extensive anecdotal evidence suggests it can be of significant help for a variety of conditions. Although you may not be able to discuss this with your veterinarian, many prominent and nationally-known animal health experts such as Stephanie McGrath, assistant professor of neurology at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the American Kennel Club’s chief veterinary officer, Dr. Jerry Klein, have touted the benefits of CBD to treat a range of conditions including inflammation, cardiac issues, anti-nausea, anxiety and cancer, although there is no conclusive data on that as of yet.
McGrath also studied delivery methods. Comparing capsules, topical creams or orally by oil, she found that oil had the best pharmacokinetic profile, meaning it reached the highest concentration in the blood, stayed in the bloodstream the longest, and performed the most consistently across the different dogs. Oral application of oils can be squirted directly into their mouth or added to their food and is a lot easier than trying to get them to swallow a capsule.
Other pets, if they are mammals, can also benefit from CBD oil. All mammals have an endocannabinoid system, the body’s network of receptors that handle CBD. It can benefit a wide variety of animals, from dogs, cats, rabbits and household pets to sheep, goats, pigs and horses.
If you have a “fur baby” suffering from anxiety, arthritis pain or a number of other conditions, Healing Essence CBD Oil for Pets can offer some welcome relief for you both.