CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which is a cannabis product, but it is derived from the hemp plant. Hemp and marijuana are completely different strands of cannabis, even though both have been illegal in America since the 70’s they are completely different things. One thing people may not be aware of about CBD, it’s not a psychoactive and does not contain the properties to get you high. The product that gets people high is THC which is found in marijuana and that is a very different product then CBD.
CBD oil is legal in 30 states where medicinal and/or recreational marijuana is legal, according to Governing magazine. That means that research is allowing for the benefits of CBD oil to be used in helping people and animals who may want to try a more holistic approach to treating different alignments that they are going through. CBD oil is a great benefit in the holistic treatment of animals, especially things like cbd for dogs.
CBD oil can help with anxiety, anti-inflammation, seizures, pain, cognitive dysfunction, arthritis are just a few of the ways this oil can help dogs. Here is a American Kennel Club article on CBD oil showing research is being done into using to helping dog alignments. If your existing vet is against the use of CBD oil and hemp products there are vets who take a more holistic approach with dogs available.
More research is being done in to the benefits of hemp products, but most of this research is being done by pet owners or just in pets instead of humans. Because human testing is slowly being done or the research isn’t government sourced the many benefits of hemp and CBD oil aren’t being talked about as means to help people and animals dealing with serious diseases. Hemp seeds can be beneficial to dogs also. Hemp seeds are high in Omega-6 fatty acids and when dogs ingest the seeds their levels of GLA (gamma linolenic acid) will be boosted. When the GLA levels are boosted then the dog’s body can fight cancer better, it will help reduce joint pain, and their skin and coat will improve. You can also cook the hemp seeds and they are easily digested by dogs and are a great source of protein.
There are many benefits to introducing CBD oil and hemp products into your dog’s diet. Not only will it allow your dog to fight different degenerative issues and inflammation, but it can allow the dogs body to fight cancer. There are so many products on the market that allow for these holistic products to be given to your pet. Let your vet know that you will be introducing the products in to your dog’s diet. Hopefully as more states legalize the use of marijuana in general, then the use of these products will be pushed forward because of the health benefits they offer. As with anything you are giving to your dog make sure that you store CBD oil and hemp products in the proper way, they can go rancid which would be toxic to your dog.