Is Medical Marijuana Safe for Dogs?
Safety is a huge topic in the world of pet health care.
As pet owners, we obviously never want to give our furry friends anything that isn’t 100% safe.
Because dogs have the same Endocannabinoid System as we do, they can reap the same benefits from cannabis as humans can.
Therefore, medical marijuana for dogs sounds good in theory.
Unfortunately, dogs and other pets are extremely sensitive to THC, the psychoactive chemical in cannabis.
And if you’ve ever seen a dog that’s accidentally consumed cannabis, you’ll know just how disturbing those effects can be.
In practice, using marijuana products with your dog can be tricky, mainly because of a lack of research into how these products affect dogs and a lack of products specifically made for animals.
The fact that cannabis laws often overlook pets means that there is no legal framework in place for people to use medical marijuana products with their dogs and get more information about how these products work.
Luckily, there’s a way around that.
And don’t worry:
What I’m about to mention is completely legal, safe, and has been tried by countless other pet owners just like you and me.
What are the Benefits of CBD for Dogs?
Because the Endocannabinoid System is involved in so many different bodily processes, CBD can have a wide variety of benefits.
Below is a short list of just some of these benefits:
CBD is a Powerful Anti-Inflammatory
By activating the Endocannabinoid System, CBD has been shown to promote anti-inflammatory responses in the body. This makes it a promising treatment for a wide variety of inflammatory conditions, including arthritis, dysplasias, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, gastritis, and much more.
CBD Can Help Treat Anxiety
Anxiety and phobias are common in dogs. Separation anxiety is probably the most common, but some dogs also suffer from anxiety when travelling in the car, socializing with other dogs, or when a storm strikes. Thanks to its anti-anxiety effects, CBD can be a great way to help anxious and nervous dogs deal with their symptoms.
CBD Can Reduce Seizures
Watching your pup suffer from an epileptic seizure can be shocking. Unfortunately, epilepsy affects a lot of dogs and some breeds are more at-risk of dealing with epilepsy than others. Luckily, there’s a really sound body of research proving that CBD has anticonvulsant properties.
CBD Can Fight the Growth and Spread of Tumors
Cancer is one of the biggest causes of death among dogs, and getting a cancer diagnosis from your vet can be devastating. However, new research shows that CBD can help prevent the growth and spread of various tumours. In fact, many pet owners actively use CBD on their pets with cancer and see great results.