CBD and Pets
Consumers who have been turning to CBD for their own well-being and treatment of health ailments are now looking at CBD products for their pets. While the research is more prevailing for humans, promising results are starting to come in for the use of CBD in treating ailments of cats and dogs. CBD is growing in popularity among pet owners to manage their pet’s seizures and epilepsy, pain, arthritis, stress, and anxiety.
Not all brands of CBD are created equal so you will want to begin by doing some research to find the best product to give your pet. Make sure you are choosing a company that can provide a Certificate of Analysis, or COA, that has commissioned an independent third-party for testing. This lab results should show how much CBD the product contains, along with the analysis and testing for fungicides, heavy metals, or other contaminants. The company should be completely open about their product and readily share the COA on their website.
Just as CBD from hemp oil has helped humans, your pet can also reap the same health-boosting advantages. Here are some of the beneficial treatments for your pet:
CBD and Seizures: In the pet population, approximately 5% experience some type of seizures. Normally this is treated with drugs such as potassium bromide and phenobarbital. These drugs may work in controlling the seizure, but they can be harmful to the pet’s liver and other organs. CBD has been found to reduce the severity and frequency of seizures in our furry friends.
CBD, Arthritis and Pain Management: Current research shows that CBD is a remarkably effective agent for arthritis and pain management that can be attributed to CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties. The compound has been found to be effective for reducing nerve-related pain and decreasing general inflammation, even in acute pancreatitis and intestinal inflammation. CBD can greatly improve the quality of life for a pet suffering from any form of chronic pain.
CBD and Anxiety: Pets can be affected by anxiety which may stem from loud noises, separation, or crowds. CBD has been shown to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety among pets and promote a sense of calm.
If you want to “weed out” man-made pharmaceuticals to help relieve some of your pets ongoing health problems, you are not alone. More and more pet parents are turning to an all-natural alternative such as Otherside Hemp's Peaceful Pup CBD Tincture. It is made from organically grown, natural cannabis/hemp plants. Studies have shown CBD products are beneficial for many pet health issues, including seizures, arthritis, pain, anxiety, and neurological disorders. You can find more about Otherside Hemp products on our website: https://othersidehemp.com