Like humans, dogs benefit from cannabis oil! Dogs are humans’ best friend, not so? And they also have an endocannabinoid system which the cannabinoids in the cannabis affect in a positive manner. So read on to find out more about how dogs benefit from cannabis oil and what you can do to help your dog.
Dogs do not want to get high. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the cannabinoid in the cannabis plant that makes humans high. Some people like getting high as a recreational past time while others use THC to heal certain disorders, and get high along with this medication. But you can still give your dog THC, blended with cannabidiol (CBD) to mitigate these psychoactive effects. Yes, CBD is a therapeutic compound which does not affect your brain. It is a recognised natural medication which should be given to dogs instead of THC. THC is a great medication for things like arthritic pain and inflammation so if you have to give your dog THC, make sure it is a blend of THC and CBD and that the dosage is minute. Always speak to a professional about this.
Anecdotal evidence shows that dogs benefit from cannabis oil! There is however not enough research yet. Some people say dogs live longer and healthier lives on cannabis oil. Medical cannabis has benefited dogs suffering arthritis, cancer, seizures and pain. Hemp is high in fiber and CBD, low in THC while other forms of cannabis can be high in THC. Different types of cannabis plants contain different amounts of CBD and THC and both of these cannabinoids benefit from each other as they interact. The body has an endocannabinoid system and CB1 and CB2 receptors which maintain a healthy balance of homeostasis in the body. THC clings to the CB1 receptors, mainly in the brain, affecting diseases like depression. Dogs have more of these receptors than people so it is not wise to give them too much THC as they get high and can overdose.
Dogs benefit from cannabis oil containing CBD and this includes hemp oil. CBD made from hemp has benefited dogs suffering from arthritis, seizures, inflammation, skin disorders, cancer and behavioural problems. Doctors advise that you give your pets a low dose at first and if this has no impact, then increase the dose. The last thing you need is for your pet to get high, or to get intoxicated, so look for signs of lethargy, disorientation, vomiting and over-excitement. But dogs benefit from CBD-infused cannabis oil and this should not happen if you are vigilant.
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