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In general, the effects of CBD on pets are similar to those on humans, the main difference being that the amount of CBD oil required to benefit human health is significantly higher than what is needed to benefit pet health. This is partly due to body size, but also because the human brain is much bigger in proportion to body size than that of domesticated animals like dogs. Human brains and bodies, therefore, produce and contain far more cannabinoid receptors than those of dogs and other pets. Many CBD products are made specifically for humans and pets, so they can provide the proper corresponding concentrations and serving sizes. Beyond this, however, there is no significant difference in the CBD oil used in human or pet supplements.
CBD works similarly on dogs and certain other pets as it does on humans. Both humans and dogs, as well as other mammals, have an endocannabinoid (ECD) system. This system involves the production and release of neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors Type 1 (CB1) and Type 2 (CB2) in cell membranes to effect physiological functions. Recent scientific discovery has found that the ECD system does not just respond to the cannabinoids produced by the body itself, but also respond to external cannabinoids (that can be found in plants) such as phytocannabinoid cannabidiol(CBD). In addition, phytocannabinoids like CBD also interact indirectly with cannabinoid receptors to influence their functioning. This combination of effects is how hemp-derived CBD oil for pet health and human health work. According to the National Institute of Health, manipulating the ECD system by introducing external cannabinoids like CBD could have useful benefits to health and wellness.
Pets will not get high from taking MD Organix CBD as it contains zero, or undetectable amounts of THC, which is the main psychoactive component in cannabis. CBD, by contrast, is not psychoactive. The most significant effect you may observe from giving a pet too much CBD is a bit of extra lethargy or sleepiness. There have been No documented instances of CBD overdose in humans or pets. We recommend that you consult with your veterinarian before administering CBD to your pets.
Dogs often suffer from skin allergies. When these types of dog allergies are present, dogs can start scratching, chewing, biting and licking themselves incessantly to the point of causing further harm and damage to their coat and skin. Left untreated, such damage can lead to infections and irritations. Common sites of this obsessive behavior are a dog’s face, muzzle, ears, underarms, stomach, groin, ankles, and feet. Causes of skin allergies in dogs include an overactive immune system that can attack naturally occurring substances that are not harming the dog’s body. There are approximately 150 to 200 skin conditions in dogs estimated to be traceable to allergies. Among the most common allergens triggering these reactions include insects, pollen, dust, and mold. Certain foods and medications may also cause allergic reactions in some dogs. Standard pharmaceutical dog allergy treatment options like antihistamines and Prednisone can produce a host of unwanted side effects, including excessive drowsiness and uncontrollable urination. Fortunately, CBD is a natural alternative that may be recommended by your pet’s veterinarian to be given alone or in addition to other medications being prescribed. We at MD Organix feel that it is necessary that you consult with your veterinarian before administering CBD to your Pet’s skin allergies.
There are many reasons why a pet may not eat. He or she may be ill, anxious, uninterested in the food presented or experiencing side effects of medication. The pet may be eating too many snacks and table scraps to have an appetite for his or her diet, or you may be switching up the food presented to him or her too often. In more severe cases, a lack of appetite can be a sign of a worse problem, evidenced by symptoms like excessive weight loss, relative immobility or lethargy, diarrhea or vomiting or pain while eating or chewing. If any of these stated scenarios are occurring to effect your pet(s) appetite, we recommend that you consult with you veterinarian to see if CBD is a viable alternative on its own or in tandem with other medications that have been prescribed to help in promoting a return to your pet’s normal routine and healthy appetite.
There are several different ways you can administer CBD to your pets. You can find chewable CBD supplements for dogs as well as CBD in healthy treats for dogs. Organic dog treats and other all natural dog treats containing CBD offer a tasty and appealing way for your dog to take his or her medicine. Another option is dog hemp-derived CBD oil. Hemp-derived CBD oil for pets are tinctures you can give your dog or other pet(s) orally, either directly, sublingually or in his or her food.
Make sure when buying CBD oil products for your pets that you pay close attention to specific facts about each product’s origins, contents, manufacturing process and recommended dosages and uses. Always buy CBD for your pet(s) that is made from pure hemp-derived phytocannabinoid rich (PCR) sources with all traces of THC being extracted. It is best if the CBD comes from organic hemp. Be aware that not all products labeled as hemp products contain CBD, so read carefully to make sure you know precisely how much CBD is contained in a given product. We believe you should establish how much product you will need to administer to your pet, based on your pet’s weight and your reasons for administering it, before making a purchase. It is recommended that you check with your veterinarian before deciding the proper dosage.
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