(This article was originally published on SimpleWag.com)
Healthy Pet Parenting with CBD Dog Treats
Owners will do just about anything to ensure the happiness and health of their pets. In today’s holistic pet medicine market, treats and topical creams infused with cannabis compounds are helping sick pets deal with their chronic pain.
You won’t see veterinarians prescribing weed for your dogs anytime soon, but the medical marijuana market has expanded their reach to include patients of the canine variety. The success that medical marijuana has had on cancer patients and those with chronic illnesses has led people to believe that cannabis-based products can provide the same relief to their pets. The highly therapeutic cannabis compound known as CBD offers the full spectrum of health benefits found in medical marijuana, without the side effects. CBD dog treats can provide relief from debilitating illnesses that limit mobility, lower energy levels and cause overall discomfort. Denver-based Bark Avenue Treats is one of the many companies that has entered the CBD pet product market by creating a line of specialized dog treats. They believe that the restorative powers of the CBD compound will work just as well for dogs, as it does for humans.
What is CBD?
CBD and THC are the primary chemical substances found in the cannabis plant. THC is the highest occurring compound, and it generates the “buzz” that most recreational users seek. On the other end of the spectrum is CBD. CBD is not a psychoactive stimulus. Therefore it does not get you “high” nor induced the negative consequences of recreational marijuana. Instead, it provides the calming and pain-relieving sensations of the cannabis plant without the intoxicating effects of natural THC-heavy cannabis.
CBD oils, tinctures, and edibles have become popular treatment options for humans and pets because of the small doses of THC. While this may be disappointing to recreational cannabis users, this unique feature of CBD is what makes it so appealing as a healing remedy.
CBD works by binding to the receptors within your body that make up the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The endocannabinoid system influences physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory. Both humans and dogs have the same natural endogenous cannabinoid system. These specific cannabinoid receptors sites are primarily located in the brain, central nervous system, organs, and immune cells. Simply put, the CBD compound interacts naturally with the immune and nervous systems of both humans and dogs to provide them with the calming and relaxing benefits of cannabis-based medications.
CBD Oil Benefits
There are many reasons people are seeking out CBD treats for their dogs, from managing painful post-op care to dealing with weak bones, CBD is proving the relief that these pups need (without all the side effects of medications). Products made with CBD extracts have opened up a whole new channel for pet parents who want to explore more natural remedies.
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