Pets make our lives more interesting by bringing joy to our mundane existence. We naturally aspire to keep them in shape’ both physically and psychologically. If your pet is experiencing anxiety and restlessness, you may want to consider using cannabidiol (CBD) to help the animal calm down. Symptoms of anxiety in pets include increased whimpering, aggression, urinating or defecating on the floor despite being trained, loss of appetite, decreased physical activities, and trembling.
It may surprise some to discover that CBD products are not only beneficial to humans but also pets. In this post. we’ll look at how CBD can alleviate anxiety in pets.
What is CBD and is it Safe for My Pet?
CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Most CBD products on the market today are derived from industrial hemp, which is a low-THC cultivar of marijuana. These CBD products contain less than 0.3% of THC so they cannot intoxicate you or your pet.
Since animals also have an endocannabinoid system, CBD works on them just like it does on humans.
The Effects of CBD Products on Pets
When CBD enters the bloodstream, it then goes directly to the endocannabinoid system, and activates the receptors that aid in proper nerve and brain functions. CBD stimulates the CB1 and CB2 receptors to produce more serotonin in the brain. Serotonin has been labeled as the “happy hormone.” It is responsible for regulating psychological responses. If you notice that your pets get anxious because of extremely noisy when they are around with strangers, then it may be a good idea to start giving your pets CBD.
CBD tincture is one of the most popular CBD products for pets since it is easy to administer. The usual recommended dosage is one to two drops per 10 pounds of body weight. You just have to weigh your pet to know how many drops of CBD to give the animal. For very anxious pets, you may increase the dosage. CBD is very safe and there are only minor side effects in the event of an overdose. It usually takes about 30 minutes for the effects of CBD to kick in and calm your pet. If it is difficult to administer CBD directly into your pet’s mouth, you can add it to your pet’s food
CBD Products Does Not Just Treat Anxiety and Restlessness
CBD strengthens your pet’s immune system. It also increases the alkalinity of the animal’s body and boosts its antibodies. This makes CBD a good option for treating various ailments such as muscle aches, blood disorders, arthritis, cellular degeneration, and diabetes.
There is an increasing number of CBD pet products on the market. When buying a CBD product for your pet, always go for quality, which may mean spending a bit more. That way you can be sure that the animal is getting high-quality CBD. While some CBD products may be cheaper, they may contain pesticides and other toxins.
Also, consult your veterinary before administering CBD to your pet to determine the best dosage and advice you.