Pets are a special part of many families, and may be a person’s only family; they should be treated well and taken care of just like humans, and they can even benefit from exactly the same medicine
Why Use CBD for Pets?
Cannabis and CBD for pets is considered by many pet owners to be an option for skittish animals or those with high anxiety levels. During independence holidays like the Fourth of July in the United States, Mexican Independence Day in México, or Guy Fawkes Day in the United Kingdom, pets such as dogs and cats may become agitated by the noise of fireworks and revelry in the streets. Dogs seem to become very frightened by the incessant booming and sharp pops and cracks characterized by personal or governmental fireworks displays. Pet owners such as Betsy and Andy Firebaugh of Santa Cruz, California, in the United States (where medical cannabis is legal) have considered using CBD oil as a calming agent to help pets’ anxiety during fireworks displays.
CBD Offers Pain Relief For Pets In a Unique Way
People who have their own personal positive experiences with CBD oil and medical cannabis naturally want to share their success and symptom relief with their beloved pets. Other reasons people may want to offer medical cannabis to their pets is for pain relief, particularly in older animals who are suffering or have difficulty moving about. R. Scott Nolen of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) wrote of a dog suffering from cancer which had a very limited prognosis and unproductive life on traditional pain medication, but regained appetite and activity hours after receiving a medical cannabis tincture from the owner. Owners of cats and horses have reported similar effects in their animals.
Delivery Systems OF CBD For Pets
Medical cannabis for pets comes in different forms, such as CBD capsules, CBD oils, or cat treats and dog biscuits. Some medical cannabis products in the United States are available at veterinary clinics, pet healthcare clinics, and grooming salons. In Europe, many countries allow medical cannabis treatments and imports, which some pet owners may use for pets. Medical cannabis in the form of CBD oil, which has no psychoactive effects, is the only type of medical cannabis that pet owners should consider – high-THC medical cannabis products could produce side effects that are dangerous and undesirable for both pets and pet owners. Not all veterinarians are on board with medical cannabis for pets, however. Speaking with the vet about a pet in pain or with anxiety is highly recommended prior to treatment.
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