Cannabis and Your Pets

Cannabis is becoming a widely utilized method for treating pain, inflammation, anxiety, cancer, seizures and other ailments, in humans. As with the human body, all mammals possess an endocannabinoid system.

When cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, are taken into the body they act on receptors in the endocannabinoid system. Mammal’s bodies naturally produce cannabinoids, but in many disease processes, cannabinoid levels may become unbalanced.

Many (mammal) pet owners are now turning to CBD infused products to help their furry friends. Here’s everything pet parents should know about treating their animal.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD Oil is liquid derived from the cannabis plant. Dr. Tim Shu, founder and CEO of a pet cannabis company in California stated, “the cannabis flower contains trichomes, which are glands that have essential oils. Once the glands are separated from the plant, they can be formulated to find the ideal ratio of cannabinoids.”

Cannabis plants contain 80 different cannabinoids, including THC, the psychoactive component, and CBD, the medical component. When you use cannabinoids together, it’s more effective than when used separately. Hemp products on their own contain less than .3% THC.

If dosed properly, CBD Oil will not have a psychoactive effect on animals.