By now, most people have heard about the many health & wellness benefits of CBD hemp oil. CBD and the other naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the hemp plant have been shown to provide people with relief for a variety of debilitating ailments, but did you also know that CBD is good for your dogs, cats and other household pets?
CBD for your Pet
More and more people are discovering the myriad benefits of sharing pure CBD hemp oil with their four legged family members. How exactly does CBD work for your pet? The same way it works for you. CBD activates receptors in the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Did you know, all mammals have an ECS?
In fact, a recent study conducted by the University of Oxford found that- “CBD binds to these receptors for a longer duration (in dogs), and evokes long-lasting therapeutic response without causing toxic effects.”
The ECS plays a role in nearly every physiological system in you and your pet’s body. Although the ECS affects a wide variety of biological processes, many experts believe its overall function is to regulate homeostasis. It is for this reason that thousands of pet owners are using CBD. It is helping them to manage a broad spectrum of health and behavioral issues affecting their pets. A few of the reported benefits of giving pure CBD hemp oil to your pet include: assisting with hip and joint mobility, aiding their digestive tract, supporting their immune system, increasing appetite and soothing pets that suffer from separation anxiety.
Not just CBD that your Pet needs
Receptra Naturals also includes MCT oil in our pet products. This combination of MCT oil and full-plant hemp extract offers an excellent source of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for your pets. These are essential fatty acids, meaning your dog or cat cannot produce them naturally and must obtain from other sources. A good balance of these fatty acids is critical for the health & wellness of your pet. According to a recent article in PetFoodIndustry.com, “After years of research, Purina experts have discovered that fatty acids derived from MCT oil can be used as an energy source for the brain.”
Currently the benefits of giving CBD hemp oil to household pets remain largely anecdotal. The strong safety profile of CBD should put the concerns of most curious pet owners at ease. The most common side effect of CBD is that your pet may get a little drowsy. Whether your pet suffers from a specific ailment or you simply want to improve their overall health and wellness, give them the quality of life they deserve with CBD.