An Alternative Treatment
CBD oil has been recognized as an alternative treatment to many ailments, like anxiety, pain, and seizures. As medical cannabis becomes more regulated, markets for and studies about the benefits of CBD oil have grown. Recent studies have shown that this miracle oil is just as beneficial to our four legged friends as it is for human health. CBD for pets can be used for a variety of issues, including, but not limited to, anxiety, arthritis, seizures, inflammation, digestion issues, and chronic pain.
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is an active cannabinoid compound that comes from the leaves, flowers and sometimes stems of mature cannabis plants. There is some confusion regarding CBD and cannabis plants. While both CBD and THC are derived from cannabis, CBD does not contain any levels of THC, the main psychoactive compound that produces that “high” feeling. In order for the compound to be classified as CBD, the oil must contain less than 0.3 percent of THC.
At Wag N' Wash, we only carry CBD products that contain 0% THC and are specially formulated for pet use.
Will CBD Get My Dog High?
Because CBD contains less than 0.3 percent of THC, it is not possible for your pet to become “high” from a CBD product as it contains no psychoactive properties. On the other hand, the calming effects of CBD will likely make your dog very relaxed, but fully coherent and responsive.
How Does CBD For Pets Work?
CBD works through a network of receptors in the body called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The endocannabinoid system is tasked with regulating the nervous system. It helps to maintain balance in the body and keep it in a normal and healthy state. Like humans, cats and dogs also have an endocannabinoid system. So they too can reap the benefits of CBD oil!
How Will CBD Affect My Pet?
While studies have shown the benefits of CBD for pets, no formal studies have been completed on the possible side effects. Conversely, no current study has shown CBD products have detrimental effects on pets.
Some medicinal properties of CBD for pets include the following:
Reduce nauseous and vomiting
Suppresses seizure activity
Acts as an anti-inflammatory
Acts as a powerful antioxidant
Alleviates pain and pain-related disorders
As with any medication or supplement, there is always risk of an adverse reaction. When giving your dog something new, it is always advisable to start out with small amounts and closely monitor the effects.
CBD For Dogs
CBD has incredible benefits and is used as an alternative therapy for many health issues. Studies have shown that these benefits extend to our canine companions, as well. Wag N' Wash is happy to carry approved, safe CBD products for dogs.
Benefits of CBD for dogs:
Anxiety affects dogs in many different ways and manifests as a variety of symptoms. CBD works by interacting with the body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoid system (ECS) to naturally soothe and calm anxiety. Many dogs suffer from separation-related and other anxieties, and the sedating effects of CBD can help them relax during stressful times.
For many disabled and senior dogs, pain management is key in maintaining quality of life. Inflammation is a significant source of pain for many handicapped and older dogs suffering from chronic conditions. Unfortunately, many pain management medications come with serious side effects. CBD is a natural supplement that has been proven effective in increasing comfort and reducing pain in older or handicapped dogs. Whether applied topically or taken orally, CBD exerts powerful anti-inflammatory effects.
Seizures or epileiptic attacks are an unfortunate disorder for many dogs and can be frightening for both pet and pet owner. Canine epilepsy affects up to 7% of the pet population worldwide. The medications available to treat epilepsy in dogs frequently cause intolerable side effects or do not work well enough to control seizures. Fortunately, CBD as an alternative treatment has been shown to drastically reduce the occurrence of seizures in dogs suffering from epilepsy.
As previously mentioned, the endocannabinoid system is believed to play a role in regulating the body. CBD oil can be used to "jump start" the endocannabinoid system and stimulate appetite. Reduced appetite due to illness, stress or old age can be combated with CBD oil.
CBD For Cats
Recent studies have shown that the benefits of CBD extend to our feline companions. A safe and effective treatment for a variety of cat health concerns, CBD is a great alternative to pain medications. At Wag N' Wash, we stock various CBD products — our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you find the right one!
Purrrrrfect benefits of CBD for cats:
Pain due to aging, arthritis, or injury can reduce the quality of life for your cat. CBD is a gentle pain reliever with minimal side effects. Packed with powerful anti-inflammatory properties, CBD helps reduce inflammation.
Anxiety Or Aggression
Does your kitten have a bad “cattitude”? The calming effect of CBD works to reduce anxiety, aggression and other behavioral issues. CBD moderates the production of cortisol, helping with mood regulation.
Decreased appetite can be caused by a variety of factors. Older or sick cats may struggle to maintain a healthy weight if they are experiencing a loss of appetite. CBD is an excellent appetite stimulant.
Like humans, cats can also suffer from epilepsy. CBD is considered by many to be an effective anti-convulsant. Various studies have shown that CBD is effective in reducing the duration and number of seizures in epileptic animals.
Wag N' Wash CBD
CBD for pets derived from hemp is completely legal, and pet owners all over the country are waking up to its amazing benefits. You can take advantage of the therapeutic benefits for your pet without being concerned they will have the “high” feeling that goes with THC.
It is highly recommended that pet owners only use pet-specific CBD products to ensure the concentration of CBD is appropriate for their pet and there are no unnecessary add-ins. At Wag N' Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, we stock tested and regulated CBD products for your beloved four legged friends.
Interested in trying CBD therapy for your pet, but are not sure where to start? Stop by the Wag N' Wash near you today and discuss options with our incredibly knowledgeable staff to find out which product is best for your pet companion.
Why Choose Local?
When you shop at Wag N' Wash, you are supporting your local community! All Wag N' Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming stores are locally owned and operated, meaning purchases made in your local store, including our CBD for Pets, support your local community. At each Wag N' Wash, you will find the same level of support and customer care. We work hard to make shopping a pawsitive experience for all of our customers, two and four legged alike. Each locally owned Wag N' Wash is maintained by hard-working, pet loving business men and women in your local community. Next time you are thinking about pet grooming, supplies and natural food, think no further than Wag N' Wash. By choosing Wag N' Wash, as your local pet store, over a national chain store, you are helping each owner in their mission and strong dedication to enrich the community that they and their business are located in. Shop local by visiting us today to take advantage of our all our services!