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Why Choose CBD for Your Pet’s Nervous System

CBD has touched millions of lives around the globe-humans and pets alike. Pet owners have already given a whiff of CBD to their pets, especially cats and dogs, and the anecdotal evidence about the health benefits of CBD for pets is simply staggering.

There is mounting evidence that CBD works wonders for animals’ nervous system by exerting a number of positive health effects. Let’s take a peek at the many benefits of CBD and how it helps improve your pet’s nervous capabilities.

Did You Know CBD Mimics The Action Of Endocannabinoids Naturally Found In The Body?

Well, now you do. Short for cannabidiol, CBD, is a safe and well-tolerated phytocannabinoid extracted from the hemp plant. It works by interacting with the endocannabinoid receptors in various locations, especially in the central nervous system, just like endocannabinoids do.  

CB-1 receptors are located centrally in the brain whereas CB-2 receptors are located in the peripheral nervous system in pets. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is responsible for regulating a large number of functions and keeping them in balance. All mammals share this unique ECS which explains how CBD is as much beneficial for pets as for humans.

Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol also derived from the hemp plant, CBD is not a psychostimulant and does not induce a “high” state in users. CBD exerts its distinct effects via the CB receptors and stimulates the nervous system without making your pet trippy.  

So, Is It Safe To Administer CBD To Your Pets?

To sum it up in one word, yes! While the scientific basis of safe administration of CBD to pets is yet to be established, CBD has already been hailed safe for use in pets. To avoid overdosing and to administer CBD to pets safely, experts have already come up with a scale to give CBD to pets based on their weight and the severity of their health problems. This system makes sure that your pet gets the most of the beneficial effects of CBD without being overdosed.

Benefits of CBD for Your Pet’s Nervous System

Your pet’s nervous system is as complex as that of a human being. Millions of neuronal circuits run to and from the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) carrying messages to and from different body parts. CBD has profound effects on your pet’s nervous system, which are detailed below.

Relieves pain

One of the principal effects of CBD on the mammalian nervous system is analgesia. By acting on several pain pathways in the central nervous system, CBD acts as a potent painkiller. It is known to help in a number of chronic pain conditions, especially joint pain in pets. It is known to be quite beneficial for providing relief from neuropathic pain.

Improves appetite

By interacting with the ECS receptors located in the brain, CBD stimulates the appetite center located in the hypothalamus. It simultaneously acts on the enteric nervous system located in the gut, thereby increasing the gut secretions and mobility. Both these effects whet your pet’s appetite. There have been numerous anecdotal accounts where CBD was found to be of value for reduced appetite in pets.

Relieves stress

Ever seen a forlorn dog after being separated from a loving family? Pets are capable of experiencing anxiety much the same way as humans do. CBD is a natural stress buster. It helps relieves anxiety by exerting a calming effect on the body. The anti-anxiety potential of CBD has made it a favorite with the holistic veterinarians for pacifying irritable pets and dealing with pet phobias (such as fear of thunderstorms and fireworks).

Improves complex neuronal functions

By interacting with CB-1 receptors in the brain, CBD helps improve the cognitive capabilities of your pet. This includes enhanced nervous-motor control with better ability to perform complex activities and follow the commands you give to your pet. CBD also helps in conditioning your pet to different stimuli.  

Improves gut health

By interacting with the enteric nervous system located in the gut walls, CBD helps to improve gut mobility. CBD has been found to be helpful for overcoming gut problems such as motion sickness in pets and indigestion etc.

Improves energy

CBD gears the nervous system into action without inducing a high state, much like caffeine. Now consider the same effect on your pet. CBD boosts your pet’s energy and helps ward off tiredness and lethargy by enhancing the blood flow towards the nervous centers.

Protects the nervous system

CBD is a neuroprotectant. In simpler words, CBD helps protect the neurons from injury and aging-related damage. CBD helps reverse the wear-and-tear phenomenon in neuronal cells, thereby strengthening the nervous system. CBD, therefore, helps preserve your pet’s vitality and improves its overall quality of life. 

How to Give CBD to Your Pet

A number of pet-friendly CBD based pet products have hit the shelves ever since the medical potential of CBD has been recognized. These products combine efficacy with convenience so that you can easily administer CBD to your pet friend. Some of the easily available CBD products include

  • CBD oil
  • CBD tincture
  • CBD balms and ointments
  • CBD capsules
  • CBD pet treats (for dogs and cats)

CBD: The Future of Holistic Healing in Pets

Say goodbye to the nervous pet days. Say hello to CBD for enhanced nervous functions in your pets. CBD has amazed the vets’ community around the globe owing to its beneficial health effects in alleviating pet problems.

While the world has already moved on and accepted CBD for its miraculous properties for pets, science is just catching up. As new doors for research open up with the legalization of CBD, the future of holistic healing in pets certainly belongs to CBD.

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