Thanks to the legalization of marijuana in many parts of the world, CBD is achieving great promise to revolutionize the future of pet care. Once upon a time, there was only the medicine-based approach to treating common pet maladies like aggressive behavior, sluggishness, anxiety or even post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. When you have had pets for a long time, it is no surprise to you that dogs, cats, and other pets can experience trauma.
And there is nothing like dog medications, antibiotics, and other pharmaceutical remedial measures to extinguish the flames of sickness. Treating inflammation, in particular, is heavily laden with both powder and liquids for those special pets in the house. Enter CBD: a brainchild of the alternative medicine discipline.
Someday, soon, this natural treatment can turn the world of pets treatment upside down. So your favorite veterinarian has told you the secret to easing the pains of pets catching a cold, the flu or even the omnipresent pet nausea. It happens more often than you think.
The next thing you know, your pets in the house have it. How convenient can it be to have CBD to turn to in order to arrest a bad case of pet sickness? And sooner or later, the problem goes away like it never even happened.
The plain truth is, CBD research is still at its infancy or puppy stage. It will still take a long time to bring CBD to the fore, especially when the US Food and Drug Administration is yet to come up with pets-approved natural medication. However, this has not stopped experienced pet owners from trying out innovative approaches to healing their cat, pooch, or parrot. And that is, with the backing of the friendly local Dr. Dolittle.
Even canine associations all over America are slowly waking up to the future and potential of CBD to heal pets out of their mundane or serious maladies. Many such associations, such as the AKC Canine Health Foundation, are starting to sponsor far-ranging studies into the benefits as well as the dangers of CBD use among pets. But seriously, when you have a dog or a cat in its twilight years, you cannot be bothered with how far backward research is on the matter.
Especially when you have a canine that just attempted to commit suicide, you will want to try cutting edge solutions for the health and welfare of the furry creature. But what is CBD, in the first place? That is the question.
In simplest terms, CBD is an acronym for cannabidiol. The term has nothing to do with Canada, although the country is the second one in the world to legalize 420 to the surprise of even the neighboring United States. Rather, the root word of CBD is cannabis, which is an archaic word to refer to marijuana.
It was only a matter of time before CBD came into the picture. With all the legalization mumbo jumbo going on in many parts of the world, there is no escaping the fact that plant or herb-based treatment is a much better approach to health management for humans. And of course, since humans tend to have pets, the same mode of treatment will never be denied. Like master like a pooch.
Remember the famous saying that dogs usually end up looking like their masters or is it the other way around? Or the simple fact that some dog or pet aficionados tend to feed their pets with the food that they themselves like to eat, like hamburger or chocolate. And if the rumors are true that the globe is an increasingly elders-led planet, so there is an increasing number of senior pets out there.
CBD knowledge, in the final analysis, will just never be denied. It is an inevitable part of how we as a species have managed to colonize furry creatures and brought them in our homes for hundreds of years. It is amazing how, based on a recent movie, the relationship between humanity and dogs got established through a single instance of shared destiny and survival.
The same can be said for CBD and the pets in our midst. The worldwide fascination of humanity for having a pet around in the home can be impacted by the growing use of marijuana-induced treatments. Mind you, however, CBD as a compound is not only extracted from the much-maligned and yet very much loved herb. CBD can be derived from hemp just as well. So for those who are not really into cannabis or are die-hard opponents of the green plant, CBD can still be had.
Just ask the manufacturer to assure you that his or her supplies are totally derived from a hemp source. That should help you sleep at night if hemp or another source is your thing. Some people just will not be turned from all the brainwashing that marijuana is notorious for and will stay so forevermore.
But for those who really want to understand how CBD works, this is a short primer. Since time immemorial, marijuana, which is Mary Jane in English, has been treated with extreme prejudice. Only a few activists have really extolled the virtues of the rather innocent-looking green plant that someone can be growing in his or her basement. Compliments to the plant were, more often than not, said in whispers or discretion.
Still, the facts, remain. The medicinal properties of cannabis are just so important and so useful to deny. To-date, the FDA has already approved two cannabis-based treatments for epilepsy. And yet, not a single version is available for the dogs; making this a waiting game.
Let not the circumstances stop you from what you have to do for the love of your pets. You do have their best interests in mind and ones that you may be able to merge with your very own. That is, if you love cannabis to death, why not share the love with the pets you have sworn to keep come hell or high water. CBD to the rescue!
Just be sure to observe the following caveats. First, do not forget to consult your friendly vet. You just cannot afford to take him or her out of the equation. Especially when the whole world is still waiting for that government or pharmacy-approved CBD version. You need to take every move for your pets with a grain of salt.
First of all, everything should be in moderation as far as CBD is concerned. Pharmacists, health authorities, and drug manufacturers do not even have a safe dosage yet in mind. So trying it out in little bits is the name of the game. For example, it is much better to put a little salt in the food than to put too much.
Just keeping this simple rule in mind can make a big difference between make or break. Another rule is to ensure that you are only getting the purest version of the CBD. That is, no artificial additives, food coloring, pesticides, fungicides or even heavy metals.
More not reading the contract or missing the fine print. It can cost the life of your pets when you are not paying attention–just saying. The rest is up to you. You can well be an organics advocate. In this case, what is good for you will be good for your pets and vice versa. Still, mind the dosage at every turn.
You can try to save money with CBD by ensuring that you do not waste a single drop for the welfare of your pooch. And for best results, using the medicine dropper approach will ensure that you get your moneys worth and that nothing goes to waste. By using a dropper, you also get supreme control of the dosage just like when you are in the drivers seat.
You want to get basement prices for your first and future CBD purchases? Good luck with that! You see, there`s a price to pay for new advances in technology and medicine. Just as a flat-screen TV, a touch-screen tablet or smartphone used to cost an arm-and-a-leg–so does CBD for the time being. However, as you probably guessed, these CBD prices are not going to hold out forever.
The more, the merrier. As more cannabidiol players join the market, you can expect the prices to fall gradually. In the meantime, shopping around the wholesale club style or the Walmart approach simply will not do. Not unless you`re willing to compromise on the quality of the ingredients that go into every tablet, capsule, or liquid dosage that you give your favorite pets.
And don’t forget, the less the ingredients of the CBD that you buy, the better. It’s like butter over margarine. Butter is butter, but margarine, on the other hand, is really processed food in disguise. The same principle applies to CBD.
So the simple fact is, the purer form of the CBD that you get, the better off your pets will be. Trust me, they`ll thank you for it. There are just a few things to watch out for. There are some side effects that are already known even though the research is far from complete as far as CBD goes.
One is that your pets will get more thirsty more often upon intake of CBD for whatever purpose it may serve be it anxiety, nausea or heart treatment. So don’t be surprised when your pets end up consuming more water than they used to. Another thing is that you will find your pets sleeping longer – which shouldn’t be a problem with most pet owners.
Especially for hyperactive pets, it’s nice to have some peace and quiet around every once in a while. And last but not least, be sure that the CBD version that you’re buying into does not contain a trace of THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. Take note, this is the substance in the cannabis compound that accounts for inducing a high.
The last thing you want is to unwittingly introduce THC into the system of an otherwise hyperactive dog. In fact, you want none of your pets to become high. That being said, you`ll want to tread carefully on the THC content thing. Even the littlest amount can cause psycho-activity on the part of your beloved pets.
In summary, CBD is at its infancy stage when it comes to its status as a miracle drug. Use it well and it can heal a host of maladies such as cancer, epilepsy, heart disease, and bowel disease. Dogs, in particular, don’t know when to stop the action before it’s too late. So often, they receive more muscle, joint, and bone pain than we humans do. Luckily, CBD is a major inflammation fighter both on the inside and on the outside.
So the bottom line is that you
ll have pets with healthier skin and coat. And on the inside, these pets will have a better functioning system, especially at the nervous system level. Dont forget, CBD works with the body
s numerous neuroreceptors. Whether its your pet nervous system or the peripherals, CBD is the answer.
Even dog or cat pimples and blemishes can go away with the right dose of CBD. There will be powder, topical, and liquid versions. Whatever you choose, be sure that it`s the optimum application for your pets.
Going on a buying spree or extreme couponing won’t be recommended at this time. After all, you have to be able to be able to determine the best mode of delivery for those pets of yours. You know your pets better than anybody else out there. Make it count. When you’re watching the creatures habits closely, you’ll know when to administer a tablet or a liquid version of CBD.
No rush. Practice makes perfect. Be sure not to waste a single drop of powder. With the amount of money that CBD presently costs in the market, you will be prudent to make every molecule of the medication count.
And don`t believe those pharmaceutical prophets when they tell you that a little amount of THC will sit well with your pets. Think about it this way. Your CBD should be completely free of tetrahydrocannabinol, period. No exceptions. As a human being, you may want to get a high from your cannabis stash.
After all, isn’t that your purpose unless you’re using marijuana for medical purposes on yourself? With pets, you just never know what can happen if you induce a high with CBD. So just don`t do it–end of discussion.