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The AMAZING benefits of CBD oil for pets!

The AMAZING benefits of CBD oil for pets!

Find out what CBD oil is and the therapeutic advantages it can provide for your pets

While CBD oil (cannabidiol) still holds a controversial status in many peoples' minds, it's certainly gaining a lot more recognition in the medical field. CBD oil was once taboo and largely misunderstood but more and more studies are confirming CBD oil's health and emotional benefits! These days, an increasing number of people are lining up to get their hands on CBD oil for an endless list of medical and mental purposes, such as depression, anxiety, epilepsy, chronic pain, cancer and insomnia, just to name a few - and just as CBD oil has helped people, your pet can reap the same benefits!

This article will help you understand exactly what CBD oil is and how it can be therapeutic for your pet. We're going to tell you about the 5 most amazing benefits of CBD oil, while dispelling any confusion you may have surrounding this miracle oil. If you're still skeptical about CBD oil, we advise that you do your own research to decide what's best for you and your pet!

What is CBD oil

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a natural chemical compound found in the cannabis (marijuana) plant, Cannabis sativa. People often associate the cannabis plant with the sensation of getting 'high'. However, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis which is responsible for the 'high'. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive and is safe to use on humans, dogs, cats, and other pets! CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil such as coconut or hemp seed oil.

Feelgood Pets absolutely LOVES this Healing CBD Oil formulated especially for pets by a local brand called Cannaco, containing the legal limit of THC. Cannaco provides full spectrum, terpene rich, CBD products. Each product is delicately formulated with USDA certified organic CBD oil and natural ingredients!

Benefits of CBD oil for pets

1. Powerful painkiller and anti-inflammatory

People tend to use prescription drugs for their pet's chronic or acute pain, however CBD oil acts as a more natural alternative. Studies have found that CBD oil significantly reduces chronic inflammation and pain in mammals, without having to use prescription drugs that often come with unwanted side effects. If your pet suffers from arthritis, neuropathy, pancreatitis, intestinal inflammation or injuries, CBD oil is able to reduce the painful symptoms and inflammation caused by these conditions!

Find out if your pet is suffering from arthritis HERE.

2. Reduces depression and anxiety

Just like humans, dogs, cats and other pets can suffer from depression, stress, phobias and anxiety! Mental health issues in both people and pets are usually treated with pharmaceutical drugs which can cause a number of side effects including drug dependency, drowsiness, insomnia, agitation, sexual dysfunction and headaches. CBD has been proved to act on the brain’s receptors for serotonin (a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior), resulting in the natural and safe treatment of mental health issues! 

Find out if your pet is suffering from mental health issues HERE.

3. Helps fight a wide variety of cancers

Cancer is a common disease among pets and often ends in fatalities! Currently, the most common treatment for cancer and tumors in pets is chemotherapy, which produces a wide variety of side effects, including fatigue, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and depression. Research shows that CBD oil has an anti-tumor effect and prevents the spreading of various types of cancers! CBD oil helps the immune system’s killer cells to cause cancer cell death and can also help increase the efficacy of conventional cancer treatment.

4. Promotes homeostasis

Homeostasis can most simply be described as balance and optimal functioning of the body. When your pet's homeostasis is disrupted (due to improper diet, stress, dehydration, lack of sleep, ageing etc.), disease and illness are likely to creep in. This is why many pet owners choose to use CBD oil not only to treat a specific illness, but also as a regular supplement to promote overall health and vitality of their pet!

5. Controls epilepsy and seizures

CBD is a natural anticonvulsant (reduces the severity of epileptic fits or other convulsions). Since 2013, when the story of young Charlotte Figi who overcame severe epileptic fits with the use of CBD oil made headlines, CBD oil has been highly recognised for its ability to help control seizures, tremors, tics and spasms! This has given hope to many people and pet owners! Pets who suffer from seizures are usually given drugs such as phenobarbital and potassium bromide, which can be extremely harmful to your dog’s liver and other organs. CBD, on the other hand, has anti-seizure properties and a low risk of side effects!

Other benefits of CBD oil for pets

Other benefits of CBD oil for dogs, cats and other pets include:

  • Improves skin problems such as dry skin, psoriasis and eczema
  • Manages pain in hip dysplasia and arthritis
  • Improves appetite
  • Reduces allergies

Can CBD oil have side effects on pets?

Studies and research suggests CBD oil to be very safe with no risk of overdose or toxicity, even when taken in high doses and extended periods of time! The most common side effects of CBD oil, which are fairly rare, include tiredness, dryness of mouth, diarrhea, changes in appetite and interference with the metabolism of some drugs.

Feelgood Pets absolutely LOVES this Healing CBD Oil formulated especially for pets by a local brand called Cannaco, containing the legal limit of THC. Cannaco provides full spectrum, terpene rich, CBD products. Each product is delicately formulated with USDA certified organic CBD oil and natural ingredients!

Have you or your pet ever used CBD oil? Let us know about your personal experience in the comments below!

If you have any questions about your pet's health, please contact our team for FREE advice. We always love hearing from you!

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