Every day we gain more insight on how cannabis can improve our quality of life, and how important it is for the people around us who benefit from its medicinal properties.
However, an issue that is rarely discussed is whether cannabinoids can help other important members of our lives, our pets. It’s a fact that cannabis can improve the day-to-day lives of those around you, but can we improve our pets’ lives with cannabis as well? We can answer this question by understanding how CBD works in our body.
CBD is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant that has several medicinal properties that do not cause psychoactive effects like THC. This cannabinoid interacts with our body through the endocannabinoid system, found in all mammals, which is responsible for controlling some biological processes like memory, sleep, and immunity.
The two types of cannabinoid receptors present in our brain and nerve cells. CB1 receptors work mainly on the brain and are predominantly located in the central and peripheral nervous systems, while CB2 receptors work mainly on the body and are found mostly in the immune system.
How Can CBD Help My Pet?
Animals can be affected by numerous problems that can lead to body aches, seizures, anxiety, stress, nausea, and so on. Fortunately, with the advancement of research, we know that CBD is an agent that helps a lot in the treatment of these symptoms.
CBD is considered a great manager against various types of pain due toits power to absorb a chemical, anandamide, that helps mitigate the signs of brain pain and also because it is known to promote relaxation. In addition, CBD is known to treat various disorders by having potent anti-inflammatory properties.
Another benefit associated with CBD is its performance as an anticonvulsant, acting against convulsions, tremors, tics, and spasms, which can affect our pets due to illness or even old age.
Additionally, cannabidiol may help as an antiemetic, controlling nausea and vomiting, which are common reactions in mammals to alert that something in the body’s functioning is not going as expected. Fortunately, CBD is a compound that helps promote homeostasis, that is, it keeps the body in balance, promoting the well-being of the organism, making our pets stronger and healthier.
Cannabis, without a shadow of a doubt, brings many benefits to humans and other mammals around us. Today in the market there are many brands that produce products containing formulations specifically for our pets, however, it is always valid to remember that before buying any product, it is necessary to take your pet for an evaluation with a veterinarian to analyze what the best option is for your pet. Knowing that we can count on cannabis to provide an even better and healthier life for our pets is comforting, and a way for us to repay a little of the joy they bring to our lives.