The advent of CBD has been revolutionizing the way modern medicine is treating human illnesses, but does this translate over to animals as well? The short and simple answer is, yes.
Similarities between us and them.
There are similarities between humans and animals that have been recorded throughout time. They can suffer from many of the same problems that humans use CBD to treat:
A multitude of studies have shown the benefits of CBD for a variety of pets including dogs, cats, birds, and even horses similar to those benefits in humans. Just like us, animal studies have shown CBD to be non-toxic to all types of pets within reasonable doses. The reason it is safe is because most animals have an Endocannabinoid system that allows for safe consumption of CBD and can even benefit the body’s regulatory system.
Cats feel anxious?
Contrary to what some may think, cats have been shown to experience anxiety. The most common anxiety that cats feel is separation anxiety, which happens mainly when the owner leaves the cat alone while going to work or vacation. Signs that your cat is getting anxious range from peeing outside the litter box, to being unable to control its movements.
CBD is a healthy alternative to other conventional methods to control a cat’s anxiety. It is also more effective than other drugs that can cause harmful side effects.
Dogs get stressed too
In the last century there has been countless studies done on household dogs to see how they are affected by stress. The overwhelming consensus confirms that dogs feel stress just like us. They produce the same compound, Cortisol, which is directly linked to the harmful effects stress causes in humans.
“Cushing’s” Disease was coined to describe a harmful level of cortisol found in K-9s. Thankfully, there is evidence that shows CBD reduces cortisol levels in dogs. It helps by relaxing the brain and balancing out the dog’s diet. It can help regulate bodily functions as well which helps combat Cushing’s Disease.
Horses can experience nausea that can be debilitating to daily function. This is caused mostly because of gastrointestinal problems which develop into a wide range of issues such as:
- Heart Burn
- Lack of Appetite
A reliable method to treating these conditions is to administer a moderate dose of CBD which works by relaxing the gut microbiome and help regulate the gastrointestinal tract.
Inflammation is rampant
Every animal on the planet experiences inflammation to some degree. It can be especially painful on the joints of heavy animals like cows and horses. Inflammation is the root cause of arthritis and has been linked to just about every single disease.
CBD combats this issue because of its anti-inflammatory nature. It has been proven in several studies to reduce inflammation by a significant amount with simple and consistent dosing. Arthritis can be treated simply and effectively with CBD, previously treated with pain medications that have dangerous long-term side effects.
The Number 1 Killer
Cancer is another affliction that affects most creatures. It works by a multiplication of the body’s own cells that gather into a specific location and eventually spread to the rest of the organism’s body. Motor function slows down and the insides begin to deteriorate gradually. This affliction is one of the most deadly illnesses, especially if not found and treated early. Science has been searching for a cure for centuries, and now there is hope that it has been found. CBD has been shown in clinical studies to directly impact the body to get rid of cancer cells. It works by attaching to cancer cells receptors and by slightly changing the mitochondria it causes the cell to breakdown.
Pets with cancer can be saved.
While it isn’t a 100% effective strategy alone, it can be mixed with other treatments to eradicate the unwanted cells. And pets will have less side effects of those other treatments because of CBD’s ability to regulate the bodily functions.
Too good to be true?
Most things trending need to be taken with a grain of salt. Miracle elixirs back in the 1800-1900s were touted to cure everything from blindness to kidney disease. These were all shams, but once in awhile something comes along that truly changes everything.
People, animals, and pets can now be treated for a wide variety of aliments while suffering little to no side effects. No longer will pets have to deal with painful stomachs, intense separation anxiety from missing their owners, the stress that comes from loud daily sounds, or worry about not having any form of reliable cancer treatments.
CBD has started to change the landscape of medicine in a dramatically short period of time. There is still so much to learn about this compound because of how research was limited with laws forbidding studying its uses. Finally with legalization efforts across the United States, not only are scientists able to test CBD, but now people are able to treat themselves and their pets with a truly natural method that has been proven in studies around the world to help so many health issues.
Time to Rejoice
One of the greatest uses of CBD, besides those listed above that revolutionize physical health, is the ability to combat depression. Believe it or not, animals have been shown to exhibit signs of extreme depression causing them to become lethargic and lose motivation to play with owners. Elephants can be seen tossing themselves to the floor when feeling down. Pigs cry when they learn that their siblings and friends have been killed.
Now, those troubles of being incapacitated from depression are able to be treated with medicine which is alternative to anti-depressants that have a 10% chance at times to actually cause greater depression. CBD gives animals that relief without the risk of developing some adverse effects.