The market for CBD is thriving due the need for more holistic therapies. CBD-based products have numerous benefits for pets and pet owners alike.
Nina Panageotou’s 11-year-old dog was diagnosed with cancer, and she opted for a more palliative approach to helping her dog.
“I wouldn’t give her anything else,” Panageotou commented. “I mean, she’s eating, she’s playing, she sleeps well.”
CBD is one of the main components of hemp, which comes from the Cannabis plant. Unlike THC, which has psychoactive effects, CBD is well-known for its ability to relieve pain, anxiety, and nausea.
Ask your veterinarian for more information about CBD for your pets. If you want to try giving CBD to your furry friend, then it is available in most pet stores and CBD stores and will say that it is for use in animals. Remember that, while it is legal in 47 states, CBD is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. This means that the quality of the final product depends entirely on the company producing it.
Active research is underway to prove the effects of CBD on illness in animals, and there is abundant anecdotal evidence to suggest that it can make a big difference in pets’ lives. More research needs to be conducted in order to determine the correct dosing information, other benefits, and potential side effects. Dog and cat owners may look to CBD for relief from nervousness, epileptic seizures, and even pain due to cancer.
Dr. Irish’s comments: There is something great to be said for anecdotal evidence. Many of our best medications and supplements are available today simply because someone thought to give them a try! Safety studies are still extremely important, and much of the information available on CBD so far is very promising. I expect that we will continue to hear more about CBD over the next several years!