What Effects Do CBD Treats Have on My Cat or Dog?

You have heard of the calming, pain reducing benefits of CBD in pets before, but how exactly does it work? What are the benefits? Are there any side effects? CPD oil is made from hemp and cannabis, but does not contain any THC, the ingredient which causes psychotic effects. Let’s dive into the science behind CPD and how it interacts with your pet’s body.

The Endocannabinoid System

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Almost every function in the body is regulated by a system of receptors in the body called the Endocannabinoid System or ECS. This messenger system is what gives our bodies balance, stability, and many functions necessary for living. Sleep, metabolism, appetite, immune system, pain, memory, learning, and temperature regulation are just a few of the major things run by the ECS. Clearly, this network of receptors is critically important. Our bodies make endocannabinoids which allow the ECS to function correctly.

How CBD Works

As a cannabinoid, CBD interacts with this pathway of receptors. Ideally, our bodies would make enough endocannabinoids, however, that is not always the case. When our bodies fail to make enough of this, things start to go wrong. Many health conditions are linked to this, such as depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, migraines, and more.  When CBD is taken, the cannabinoids in it travel in the body to receptors in the ECS, which can help get the ECS functioning correctly. Improving ECS functioning can help treat many different conditions.

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Benefits of CBD

Because of its work in the ECS system, CBD can have many benefits for your cat or dog. It interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors, which can alter serotonin, effectively treating anxiety and depression. Its anti-inflammatory properties can reduce pain caused by arthritis, neuropathy, or muscle spasms. Pets with digestive issues can benefit as well, as it eases nausea and increases hunger. It can also give your pet’s coat a healthy shine. The benefits of giving your pet CBD treats are many.

Side Effects

At very high dosages, pets can experience some side effects. These include dry mouth, low blood pressure, drowsiness, vomiting, and diarrhea. These side effects can usually be avoided if you stick to giving your pet a low to moderate dosage, or by lowering dosage more it if they begin to show negative symptoms.

In conclusion, when you give your pet CBD treats, the properties of CBD interact with your pet’s ECS, improving your pets balance, health, and over all wellbeing. Side effects are usually minor and only occur at higher dosages. At Kind Paws, we make delicious treats from human grade recipes. Every treat is baked fresh and is hand-made in our small batch bakery. Even the pickiest eaters enjoy these high-quality CBD treats. Not only that, but our treats are also organic, all natural, and non-GMO. Buy some for your cat or dog here.

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