What is CBD?
CBD short for Cannabidiol, is a natural chemical component of cannabis plant, also known as phytocannabinoids. CBD does not produce intoxicating effect that causes a “high”, which is common from the other chemical component known as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
CBD is commonly used for relaxation, stress, pain, anxiety, insomnia, and mood-related symptoms in pets and humans alike.
The plant cannabis sativa has two primary species, hemp and marijuana. Both contains CBD. Hemp contains 0.3% THC or less in the flowering heads and leaves. CBD has a much higher percentage in hemp.
How it works
Cannabinoids works by interacting with our bodies’ own, natural endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is an important system in humans.
The body produces it own neurotransmitters and its own endogenous cannabinoids. Endocannabinoids modulates every other neurotransmitter. They're like the master regulator, telling some transmitters to speed it up and others to calm it down, directing some to fight problems and others to restore the body to its normal state.
ECS plays in pain perception and inflammation, CBD can be used for many different types of pain, including: chronic pain, nerve pain, joint pain, migraines, even fibromyalgia.
When CBD is taken, it interacts with the endocannabinoid system (or ECS). The system is predominantly made up of 2 types of cannabinoid receptors (known as CB1 and CB2). These receptors are found not only in the brain, but in other places within the body. By interacting with these receptors, the beneficial effects of CBD are produced.
Consider CBD as a supplement, like glucosamine. Its a booster for your biological system
CB1 receptors are mostly in the brain and central nervous system such as brain, lungs, vascular system, gastrointestinal track, and reproductive organs.
CB2 receptors are mostly in peripheral organs, especially immune cells such as spleen, bones, skin, and glial cells (parts of the brain).
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"The Researchers noted that CBD reduced some symptoms associated with substance use disorders including anxiety, mood-related symptoms, pain, and insomnia." - Written by author from University of Victoria & Canadian Insitution of Substance Use Research
CBD for Stress & Anxiety
Pets commonly feel anxiety from situational and behaviors. For example, a dog has been left alone at home all day feeling stress from long separation. Dog anxiety can include: pacing, panting, whimpering, or aggression. CBD helps reduce nervous breakdowns and calms the pet by boosting their serotonin levels.
CBD for Pains
CBD are common use for aging pets with symptoms of pain. If you notice your pet is having first sign of pain, please contact your veterinarian or ask about CBD for your pet.
CBD helps to manage pains in: inflammation, chronic pain, neuropathic pain, nerve pain, joint pain, migraines, and fibromyalgia.
CBD is still an early stage in the industry; as a result, there needs to be futher research to be conducted to understand the theapeutic potential of CBD.
CBD for Seizure
Seizure tends to happens in different types ways from twitch to uncontrollable shaking. Seizure can be cause from health condition, electrolyte problems, tropical flea and tick products, herbicides and pesticides, vaccines, or head injury.
However, if your dog suffers from regular seizures, it might be epilepsy. Please contact your veterinarian for any signs of seizures and ask about using CBD for your dog.
In Science News, CBD clinical trail results on seizure frequency in dogs. Based on data collected, Dr. Stephanie McGrath found that 89% of dogs who received CBD in clinical trail had a reduction in the frequency of the seizures. Learn More
Possible Side Effects
The potential side effects of CBD on pets, may relate to the same affects on humans., for there is no scientific data effects on the usage of CBD on dogs.
Some may experiences mild effects such as
- Dry Mouth
- Lowered Blood Pleasure
Based on the research, dogs will have an increase of thirst from CBD because there is a decrease of production of salvia.
Lowered Blood Pleasure
High doses of CBD have been known to cause a temporary drop in blood pressure. Even though the drop is small, it might create a brief feeling of light-headedness.
Drowsiness Dog owners have used CBD to treat anxiety. The calming effect of CBD can also cause slight drowsiness, especially when using higher doses.
Too Much Dosage By using CBD Oil, It is important to have the proper recommendation dosage. If your pet experience too much dosage on CBD, your pet may feel the dosage is too much to handle. The pet may have dry mouth, diarrhea, or dizziness.
Speak to your local veterinarian about CBD usage or chat with us. We love to find you the right infomation.
CBD Oil Dosage
Currently, there are no official standard dosing guidelines set in place. The general recommendation CBD dosage depends on the weight of the pet. Within the Pet CBD industry, we will advise to recommend the following below:
Daily health and wellness, boost immune function, old age, allergies, minor skin conditions, stimulate appetite, minor stress & anxiety, digestive issues & nausea, moderate arthritis & joint inflammation, minor aches, and pains.
.25 Mg of CBD per every 1lb bodyweight.
Chronic pain, severe arthritis & joint inflammation, mobility issues, epileptic seizures, severe anxiety, extreme nausea, and vomiting.
.5 Mg of CBD per every 1lb bodyweight.
To control pain and inflammation, give every 8 hours or as needed. To control anxiety, give 30 minutes before the event (thunderstorm, firework, leaving the home, sepearation, traveling with your pet.) For all othe ruses give once to twice a day.
I want to give my 20lb dog a Regular Dose, I would multiply his weight by 0.25 to get 5mg (20 x 0.25 = 5)
Shopping for CBD Oil Products
CBD Oil is becoming more and more popular on humans and pets. Consumers should do research ahead of time before purchasing CBD products. There are various CBD brands out in the market with different oils, so make sure there are high quality CBD oil to have a better experience. This means that the CBD Oil needs to have higher and richer CBD ingredients. Here are the things to be aware for:
- Lab Tested
- Price Vs. Quality
- CBD Oils Levels
If the CBD is not organic, it at least should not contain pesticides, fungicides, or solvents. All-natural CBD Hemp oil is important to get the highest rich ingredients.
CBD Lab Tests are important for ensuring the quality and safety of CBD.
Price Vs. Quality
The higher the quality and purity, the higher the costs. You wouldn't want to go for a cheaper option that could have toxic substances such as pesticides, herbicides, or heavy metals. Make sure your CBD oil is free of additives.
CBD Oils Levels
The manufacturer should have provide a certificate that tells you the amount of CBD that is in the product. Many CBD products contain only small amounts of CBD. You'll also want to make sure there is little or no THC in the product.
At Pawsitive, we want what's best for our furry clients, for we knowl, all-natural CBD remedies will help reduce the amount of stress in your pet.
CBD products are a new product in a new industry. We will gladly update our insight into the market and give you the latest medical information on new studies, for there are not many studies on CBD.
We recommend speaking to your local veterinarian if CBD products are right for your pet.