When your pet is suffering from any type of ailment, you want to provide them with the best relief possible to ensure they are comfortable. Painkillers and other medications may not work for your dog or maybe you would prefer to take a more natural approach to help your dog heal. CBDs are a great, natural treatment option for a variety of common ailments and mood issues that your pet may be experiencing.
This non-THC treatment is safe for both dogs and cats and offers a variety of benefits to pets who are recovering from surgery, illness, or mood issues.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is an active component of the cannabis plant that offers relaxation and a variety of other healing properties when ingested. Pet owners typically use hemp-based CBDs for a wide spectrum of medical and behavioral issues and are typically administered as an oil.
Benefits of Using CBDs for Your Pet
This oil can be used to relieve a variety of ailments such as cancer pain, seizures, digestive disorders, mood, memory, and more. It is commonly used to replace or lessen the use of prescription drugs that have a history of long-term side effects.
CBD oil has a wide range of beneficial properties, including:
- Protects against cell damage, degeneration, or impairment of function (neuroprotective)
- Helps to lower blood pressure
- Works as a pain-killer
In some cases, pets may be more receptive to CBDs compared to prescription medications. Whether CBDs can replace traditional medications or not depends on your pet and the type of medication they are currently taking, so it is important to discuss introducing CBDs with your veterinarian first before starting, stopping, or changing the dosage of your pet’s medication.
Is CBD oil safe?
CBD oils typically come from hemp. CBDs are not psychoactive, meaning they do not contain THC and do not produce a high when ingested. With a wide variety of medications out there for your pet, each medication could react in a different way with a supplement like CBDs. If your pet is already on medication, you should consult your veterinarian regarding proper dosage and possible interactions with their current medication before administering CBDs.
Contact the Animal Medical Center of Streetsboro today to learn more about CBD oil for pets.