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The benefits of cannabidiol for your pet, CBD and your D-O-G

In the ever evolving landscape of the cannabis industry, there’s a budding topic around the use of CBD for pets that has people talking. 

CBD has been a popular ailment for many years with dramatic effects and relief, so could it do the same for man’s best friend?  Let’s take a look at the benefits, some pros and cons, and decide for yourself if this may be the right choice for your pet.


CBD (cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring substance deriving from either the marijuana or hemp plant.  Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive. This quality makes it an appealing option for those seeking relief from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs.


 There is a long list of reasons people provide cannabidiol products to their pets.  Like any treatment, effects and results will vary, but we’ll cover some of the most common uses and responses many pet owners suggest. Some report that it alleviates their pet’s arthritis pain with its anti inflammatory properties, and even decreases the incidence of seizures in epileptic animals.  Among chronic conditions, CBD can help with compromised immune systems, stress response, aggression, and even digestive issues.

Like people, our furry friends can suffer from many of the same ailments we do, such as anxiety, nervousness, and insomnia. CBD has the compounds that work through the endocannabinoid system to produce calming effects in both humans and dogs alike.

One notable and significant treatment this natural remedy has been used for in symptomatic response, is alleviating some cancer-related side effects. While providing relief from chemotherapy-induced reactions such as nausea and vomiting, some suggest it can fight cell growth in tumors and even improve positive cell growth. 

Since CBD contains little to no psychoactive ingredients, hemp sources cannabidiol acts as a relaxant as opposed to invoking a ‘high’ feeling which is an obvious pro for our pets.  

If your dog is taking conventional drugs for any ailments such as bone breaks, strains, torn ligaments, or even post-operative care – consider using CBD to reduce swelling, pain & stiffness.  This implementation may make it possible to use lower dosage of the drugs to treat your pet. Though many prescribed medicinal applications work quickly, CBD is a herbal remedy, and results typically do take longer with a natural product.  

Cannabidiol products may cause your pet to be lethargic or less energetic, and not  educating yourself on accurate dosing and product information can be harmful. Administering too much could lead to excess drooling, vomiting, or diarrhea. It is important to consult a veterinarian to determine if this product is the right choice in treating your animal.

While this may be a relatively new concept for some, there can be amazing benefits to using CBD products properly and safely on your canine. There is a clear market out there for CBD pet products.  Traditional science and holistic research continue, and the industry has not yet reached its full potential in offering alternative solutions to heal and rejuvenate our furry friends. Check out Cannpanion for more FAQ’s and to purchase products for your pets.

This article is thought provoking perspective, and not an endorsement or recommendation for CBD products. 

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