If you have done any research whatsoever about cannabis and all the products made from this plant, you have probably come across CBD oil. Have you spent any time, though, researching this particular product? Apart from the fact that it is made from Cannabidiol derived from hemp, do you know anything else about it?
The fact that it is made from Cannabidiol derived from hemp is definitely an important piece of information, because it indicates that this product is completely safe and non-toxic. In other words, it won’t get your pet stoned, which is probably the first thing you were worried about. Still, even though this is a valuable piece of information, it definitely isn’t enough.
Before you start giving CBD oil to your canine, there are some things that you absolutely must know, so that you can understand, for starters, what it is exactly that you are giving to your animal. You will find some useful facts about this product below. Hopefully, those facts will bring the whole idea of Cannabidiol and dogs a bit closer and make it a bit clearer. Here we go.
It Is Perfect For All Dogs
When you come across this product, the first thing you will start wondering is whether it is actually good for your specific dog. Whether you have a large Great Dane or a small Chihuahua, the most common or the rarest breed in the world and the answer will be the same. Your pet will definitely benefit from CBD oil, because its size or its breed aren’t what makes the animal respond to cannabinoids.
All Canines Have An ECS
The above statement must have made you think about what it is, then, that makes these animals respond the cannabinoids. Here’s your answer. All canines have an endocannabinoid system, also known as ECS, which is responsible both for producing endocannabinoids on its own and for receiving phytocannabinoids from the outside.
In fact, canines are not the only animals that have this system: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6770351/
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CBD Is A Phytocannabinoid
Cannabidiol, i.e. the compound that CBD oil is made of, is a phytocannabinoid. The prefix “phyto” indicated that it is plant based. This particular compound is based in cannabis plants and the one that is used for the creation of these products for animals is taken from hemp. Given that it is a phytocannabinoid, CBD interacts with the ECS and boosts its functioning, thus having a positive effect on your pet.
Size Does Matter
Even though I have mentioned above that your canine can benefit from this product regardless of its size, it is important to emphasize that the size of the animal does matter for one important reason. When deciding on the right dosage of CBD oil for your pet, its size will be one of the determinants that will help you get the dosage right. Surely, you don’t want to administer either too little or too much of this product.
Cannabidiol Concentration & The Specific Issue Are Other Determinants
Since I have made it clear that the size is only one of the determinants for figuring out the right dosage, you are probably wondering what the other determinants are. For starters, Cannabidiol concentration in the specific CBD oil you buy from a particular supplier is really important. Then, there is the question of the very issue you are trying to treat. Together with the size, these two factors will help you administer the right amount.
Healthy Dogs Can Use It
As you probably already know and as you can see here, CBD oil can be used to treat a wide variety of medical issues. This, however, doesn’t mean that your healthy pets cannot benefit from it. Healthy animals can use a little boost in energy and appetite from time to time and that is, among other things, what Cannabidiol can provide them with.
No Risk Of Overdosing
Even though you will need to be careful to get the dosage right, you shouldn’t be worried about your dog getting overdosed on this product. We have already determined that it isn’t toxic. Temporary drowsiness and nausea are the worst things that can happen in case you accidentally administer too much CBD oil to your canine.