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Your Guide to CBD Pet Treats

With the CBD industry on the rise, it’s not hard to see why pet parents and researchers alike are curious about the possible benefits it could have for animals. CBD infused pet treats are easier to find than ever, and come in all sorts of tasty flavors to make your furry friend happy. Research on CBD and pets is still scarce, and you should always consult your veterinarian before trying CBD for your pet, but we have reason to believe that CBD could be a great natural solution to help pets with a range of possible health conditions. 

How CBD can Help Pets

CBD is one of the two active components in hemp plants. Unlike THC, CBD is completely non-psychoactive. For humans, CBD works by interacting with our Endocannabinoid system to relieve symptoms like pain, anxiety, and insomnia, which interrupt the body’s homeostasis, or resting state. 

CBD is very similar to endocannabinoids produced naturally in the human body, which means it can bind to our endocannabinoid receptors to jumpstart the Endocannabinoid system’s response and neutralize symptoms that could be causing discomfort or irregularities in the body. CBD can also make endocannabinoids harder to break down, extending the ECS response for long-lasting relief.

All animals have been found to have an Endocannabinoid system, not just humans. This is why it’s possible for CBD to have similar effects on pets, but no conclusive evidence has proved this to be the case.

Regardless, CBD pet treats are becoming more common, and many pet parents use CBD to relieve symptoms like anxiety, chronic pain, and seizures in their animals. While CBD shouldn’t be used in place of medication, many pet owners testify that CBD pet treats have helped improve their animals’ quality of life.