CBD Oil Use In Pet Health

  • Posted on: Mar 28 2020
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When exploring the options for pain treatment in pets, it is important to consider all available options. Often, your local pet hospital or veterinarian can offer practical and helpful solutions. When speaking with your animal professional, approach the topic of CBD oil use in pets. It has been proven to be an effective pain killer, however, this is based solely on anecdotal evidence. Anecdotal evidence is that which has been collected and is based on personal accounts. While there are formal scientific studies being completed to determine the effect of CBD oil in pets, the results will not be available for some time. When treating animal pain with an unproven method, it is important to be able to discard such a treatment when it proves ineffective. Keeping this in mind, a further exploration of CBD oil in pets follows. 

What Is CBD Oil? How Does It Work?

CBD is an acronym that stands for cannabidiol. Unlike marijuana, cannabidiol contains only 0.3% THC. CBD is extracted from the hemp plant. THC is the active ingredient in marijuana, known for providing the “high”. The levels of THC in marijuana vary, and are difficult to classify. CBD works on the endocannabinoid receptors. These receptors are found in both the peripheral and central nervous system. These receptors work to establish and maintain balance in the body. When CBD works with these endocannabinoid receptors, it helps to regulate neural transmission, and keep the body in a healthy state. The most impressive action of this treatment is that it works to only keep the body in a healthy state, and not move your pet’s health in the wrong way. 

Conditions That Can Benefit From CBD Oil

Despite the fact that there are no formal scientific studies completed on the use of CBD oil in pets, many veterinarians are choosing to employ it when managing chronic pain. Several pet parents have reported a decrease in pain, and improved sleep and appetite. This allows for the animal to enjoy an improved quality of life. Other conditions that have seen successful treatment with CBD oil include seizure disorders, decreased appetite, and poor sleep patterns. 

Know Your Product

When purchasing or requesting CBD oil from your animal hospital, it is important to consider where the product was sourced from. Completing your own education regarding the extraction process and the area where the CBD oil was acquired from both play an important part in the THC levels. Be aware of the product you are acquiring, and use it only under our instructions. With this in mind, it has been proven anecdotally that CBD oil can work to relieve chronic pain in your pets. To find out more or to learn if it may help your pet, reach out to us here at Heart of Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital today!

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