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How can CBD oil help your dog?
08.February.2022

How can CBD oil help your dog?

Dogs are the best friends of many people, so whenever they get sick, their owners naturally get worried. What if there was a medication that could help on the treatment of chronical diseases, pain, and severe anxiety on animals? Would you be interested in it?

Nowadays, many people are choosing to medicate their pets with CBD oil. The same one that benefits humans in various ways. This might sound strange, however, the medication works exactly the same way in dogs that it does in humans.

The endocannabinoid system, specifically receptors CB1 and CB2, that are present all over the animal’s body – in the brain, the nervous system, within the organs, glands of the digestive tract, in the skin and tissues. – are attracted by cannabinoids, that is, they bind to receptors. This process activates the body’s endocannabinoid system, that constantly tries to regulate and equilibrate itself.

When stimulated, the endocannabinoid system releases cytokines, that can help stabilize some mood disorders, such as depression (yes, animals can also suffer from depression and should treated in order to reduce the symptoms). 

Now, a word of warning: you should not give any medication, or the same one that a different dog uses, for your pet. Just like people, it is necessary that a professional analyses and make recommendations on the product and dosage that the dog should take. A Yorkshire certainly does not use the same medicine and dosage that a Golden Retriever does.

The amount of CBD that should be given to your pet depends on their weight, the components of the chosen brand, and the recommendations the veterinarian responsible for the treatment. For example, a pet that weights 118 pounds may receive 30 mg of CBD with 3 ml of CBD totalizing 300mg. If you choose a tincture of 600 mg of CBD, they may receive 60mg of CBD.

The usage of this medicine on your pet should be easy. You only need to give some drops to your dogs, around or directly on their tongue, if they are not too demanding.

Cannabis is good for pets for the same reasons that it helps humans. Make sure to contact your vet about these medicines and their benefits regarding each specific case. Who loves, cares.