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The benefits and risks of cannabinoid therapy for furry friends
It is no secret that cannabis has many potential benefits, especially CBD.
Cannabis-based products have been gaining popularity for their potential therapeutic effects on humans, especially in the management of certain diseases and disorders.
But did you know that pets can also benefit from CBD therapy?
Seizures in dogs and other pets can be due to a number of factors, such as underlying diseases, genetic predisposition, or exposure to toxins.
It is estimated that up to 5% of all dogs suffer from seizures, and some breeds are more prone than others. In traditional medicine, there are different medications commonly used to control seizures in dogs, but they can have adverse side effects such as liver damage and lethargy.
It’s important to always consult with a professional if your pet is acting strangely or you notice him sick and drooping. It is also important to know that there are alternative therapies to traditional medicine that could bring benefits to your pet, in a less invasive way and with fewer – or almost no – side effects.
As an alternative to traditional medications, more and more pet owners are turning to hemp-derived CBD products to treat their furry friends’ seizures.
CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory and anticonvulsant properties, making it a promising therapeutic option for controlling seizures in dogs and other companion animals.
CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate various bodily functions, such as sleep, mood, appetite, and pain. By stimulating the endocannabinoid system, CBD can reduce the frequency and severity of seizures in dogs.
In addition, CBD is non-psychoactive, which means it will not “get your dog high” or cause your dog any distress. This is a significant advantage over traditional medications, which can cause dizziness, lethargy, and other negative side effects.
Although the use of CBD products for pets remains controversial, many pet owners and veterinarians are exploring its potential benefits.
More research is needed to fully understand the effects of CBD therapy on pets and establish transparent guidelines for its use, but it is clear that it is a great alternative to help our furry friends cope with various conditions they may have, giving them a higher quality of life and well-being.
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