9 Reasons You Should Consider CBD For Your Pets
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9 Reasons You Should Consider CBD For Your Pets

Pot can save pets and without getting them high!

9 Reasons You Should Consider CBD For Your Pets
Lexi Hammond

CBD, or cannabidiol, may never be recommended to you by a vet due to how controversial it is since it comes from a marijuana plant.

However, CBD is non-psychoactive. Your pets have no chance of getting stoned, and it can benefit their overall health and how they feel. There are a lot of reasons that pet owners give their animals CBD due to the medicinal benefits that come with it.

1. CBD is a natural pain reliever

Many people with pets who have painful conditions such as arthritis reported that their pet seemed to be feeling much better and walking more after being treated with CBD oil.

2. It keeps seizures under control

While there are medications that the vet can prescribe for seizures, it has unwanted side effects such as lethargy, confusion and liver damage. CBD has been proven to be very effective in calming seizures and it is natural.

3. Anti-inflammatory effects

German Shepherds, Boxers and Labrador Retrievers are the most likely to have arthritis pain. CBD can reduce swelling and ease pain, giving dogs more mobility.

4. CBD reduces stress and anxiety

A lot of things can trigger anxiety in animals whether it be trauma, traveling, fireworks or being alone. CBD reduces the fear in animals and gives them the ability to relax.

5. It controls vomiting and helps with appetite

If your pup is a picky eater or they are experiencing any kind of nausea, CBD oil can help them regain their appetite and enjoy their food.

6. CBD slows tumor growth

CBD is most commonly known for its amazing ability to slow tumor growth. Treating an animal with cancer with CBD oil is not only a much less toxic route than with chemotherapy drugs, but it seems to be more effective.

7. Promotes homeostasis

Many people, including myself, give CBD oil to their pets to promote their overall health and well-being. Once my cats have had their CBD oil, they are ready to play and eat.

8. Prevents cell death in the brains of senior animals

As your animals age, it really does hurt to see them start to be uncomfortable and unlike their younger selves. CBD oil can help old animals live a happier, more comfortable life through old age.

9. Promotes cardiovascular health

Ten percent of all dogs in the United States have heart disease, which can be relieved by CBD.

Although at first, it may seem scary to give your pets CBD, it truly is amazing and your animals will feel better than ever.

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