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  • CBD for animals: Effects, studies and dosage

    CBD for Animals
    CBD is not only good for us humans. Cannabidiol can also be a good choice for fur noses and velvet paws - and help with physical pain, epilepsy or anxiety, for example. In our article we present the possible effects of CBD for animals, current studies and dosage recommendations. Have fun!

    I. CBD mode of action in animals

    CBD works in animals in a similar way to the human body - because every living being with a spine has a so-called endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is distributed over the entire body and has so-called cannabinoid receptors - for example in the skin, immune cells, adipose tissue, bones, liver, pancreas, kidneys, heart and in the blood vessels.

    The ECS influences numerous processes in the body. For example, it regulates the sensation of pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, metabolism, sleep, immune and reproductive functions. When the system is disturbed or damaged, it triggers a variety of disorders and diseases - for example anxiety, stress, inflammation, nausea, arthritis, epilepsy and cancer.

    CBD has a structure that is very similar to the body's own endocannabinoids. Therefore, it interacts with the cannabinoid receptors and can affect the endocannabinoid system.

    II. The benefits of CBD for animals

    Whether humans or animals: cannabidiol can help with a wide variety of ailments and diseases. For example, CBD can ...

    • Reduce stress
    • Increase vitality
    • Reduce pain
    • Increase endurance
    • Resolve anxiety
    • Strengthen your immune system
    • Support metabolism

    Since CBD is a natural product, side effects are extremely rare. Lethargy and sleepiness can indicate that your pet is intolerant of CBD, or that the dose is either too high or too low. In rare cases, vomiting may occur. If you experience these side effects, consider giving your pet a smaller amount of CBD.

    Tip: Read more about "CBD for your dog: These are the greatest benefits and risks" here.

    III. CBD dose for animals

    Adjust the dosage based on the size and weight of your pet. The heavier your pet, the higher the dose of CBD given. Our recommendation: Start anyway with the smallest possible dosage! Then you can watch how your four-legged friend reacts to the CBD - and gradually increase the dose if necessary until the desired effect occurs.

    Important: Make sure that your selected CBD products for animals contain less than 0.2% THC. Animals cannot break down THC in the body and even a small amount over 0.2% THC can lead to long-term problems.

    IV. Current studies
    Although research on CBD is still in its infancy, there are already some studies on "CBD for animals". For example, some studies have shown that CBD can help animals in stressful situations. Other studies found that CBD can reduce epileptic seizures in dogs by up to 75%. Studies have also shown that CBD can be beneficial for animals for chronic pain. CBD can therefore be particularly useful for older animals if they can no longer move painlessly due to their age.

    V. Closing words
    CBD can improve pet well-being. CBD can be particularly valuable if your darling suffers from chronic pain, anxiety, stress, epilepsy or chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. Remember, however, that - as almost always - the quality of the products matters. You should only choose high-quality CBD products for your fur nose or velvet paw!