We all know the benefits cannabis can bring humans, but attention has turned to how it can help treat various conditions associated with your pets. Many pet owners are using hemp as a treatment option for conditions such as arthritis and cancer. Careful though, the hemp that is found in your supermarkets isn’t the same hemp used to treat pets.
There is a difference between hemp and cannabis. Typically, you will expect cannabis to have a THC concentration of around 10-15%. Hemp on the other hand, has a THC concentration of 0.3% or less. Hemp has a lot higher concentration of CBD as a result.
How CBD Works?
The cannabis plant has many different cannabinoids, terpenoids and components called flavonoids contained within it. Each mammal has what are known as cannabinoid receptors which are found mainly in the brain and CNS. This is what is called as the endocannabinoid system. Studies have found that cannabinoids within the cannabis can interact with these receptors to produce a beneficial effect.
The benefits this can include anti-inflammatory effects. Not to mention the appeasement of pain, reduction in seizures and spasms and the stimulation of appetite. Oh, and reducing anxiety and help reduce aggression are other areas where it can help. As you can see, there are many positive effects to be had.
How CBD Hemp Can Help Your Dog?
CBD hemp can help dogs in several different ways, especially if they suffer from chronic conditions and acute disease. The chronic conditions where Hemp is known to benefit a dog include arthritis, stress and digestive problems. Studies are also presently being conducted on the way that CBD can positively affect other conditions such as Diabetes (Type 1) and cancer.
Acute ailments are also being looked at as a possible use for hemp. Vets have stated that hemp could be beneficial for dealing with pain related to a leg injury, such as a break or sprain, as well as torn ligaments and muscles. Hemp is useful as a post operation treatment method for reducing inflammation and reducing pain, as well as making the dog less stiff.
Many dogs who have long term conditions will be taking existing medication, which also comes with some side effects. By using hemp, you may be able to reduce the dose of conventional medication for relief, which can in turn reduce the side effects that the dog feels. This will have a marked improvement on the dog’s quality of life, and this is a useful advantage of hemp compared to existing medication.
If you would like more information, contact your vet before embarking on hemp as a treatment option or read more about how this hemp treatment can help at https://cannabis.net/blog/medical/cannabis-for-pets-kush-for-cats-dope-for-dogs.