We only want the best for our fury friends and when it comes to CBD supplements there’s a lot of information floating around the net. The CBD market for both pets and humans is one of the fastest growing markets in the word and many fly by night companies have jumped on the bandwagon. Claims regarding the miracle like properties of CBD abound and like most of the information floating around the internet most of these miraculous claims are completely unsubstantiated.
To understand how CBD can potentially benefit your cat or dog you first need a basic understanding about what CBD oil is what it does and what the potential side effects can be.
The American Kennel Club or AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer offer his professional advice. https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cbd-oil-dogs/
What Is CBD Oil?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. Dr. Klein says it is essential to note that in most cases, CBD does not contain delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. In fact, most CBD products are derived from hemp and not from marijuana.
How Does CBD Affect Dogs?
Currently, there has been no formal study on how CBD affects dogs. What scientists do know is that cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid receptors located in the central and peripheral nervous systems, which help maintain balance in the body and keep it in a normal healthy state.
What Afflictions Can CBD Treat?
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is currently sponsoring a study, through the Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, that will evaluate the use of CBD in treatment-resistant epileptic dogs. The CHF hopes that this will be the first study to gain scientific data on the use of CBD in dogs with this condition.