The cannabis plant has been found to hold a multitude of health benefits for pets, particularly when THC is removed from the equation. THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. It appears on drug tests and is illegal in many countries. As animals and specifically dogs have concentrated receptors that respond to THC, any medicinal use should be closely monitored by a veterinarian. The good news is, CBD, or cannabidiol and hemp oil, also from cannabis, provide a variety of health benefits without the “high” associated with THC.
One of the wonderful things these modern treatments have provided is a method of managing the health symptoms of pets. Animals, like humans, suffer from a wide array of ailments, and CBD has been found to interact with body systems to alleviate pain, reduce anxiety, treat seizures and more. Here, we’ll further discuss the use of CBD for dogs, the difference between hemp seed oil and CBD, and how you can help your pet feel better and live a long happy life.
What is Hemp Seed Oil?
Derived from the seed of the hemp plant through pressing, hemp seed oil is loaded with essential fatty acids. From Omega 3 to Omega 9, hemp seed oil provides pets with healthy fur, a heightened immune system and improved digestion. Hemp seed oil is a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant and does not cause a “high” with use. Instead, most of the benefits associated with hemp seed oil are related to nutritional health.
Beware of companies that market hemp seed oil as the same product as CBD oil, as they are not the same. As mentioned before, hemp seed oil comes from the seed of hemp plants and contains only trace amounts of CBD. It is typically listed on ingredient labels as cannabis sativa seed oil.
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, comes from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant, rather than the seeds. It is also free of the THC that causes a psychoactive high, however; it offers some of the same relief THC products are known to provide. CBD is especially helpful for pets that suffer from anxiety over loud noises like thunder and fireworks. It also helps for rescue pets that may have experienced a violent past and are having trouble conditioning themselves to a new home.
Aside from the helping with anxiety, CBD also has a plethora of physical advantages for your dog. Research has shown that CBD is effective in treating arthritis, epilepsy, and more. On ingredient lists, you will find it listed as cannabidiol, full-spectrum hemp, broad-spectrum hemp, PCR (phytocannabinoid-rich) or PCR hemp extracts. Hemp CBD oils are mostly CBD and BCP, (B-caryophyllene, is also anxiety & pain reducer). Hemp CBD plants have the highest levels of CBD, averaging up to 18% of the plant.
Improving Pet Health with CBD Dog Treats
As far as animal wellness goes, there is one holistic treatment that is taking the veterinary world by storm. CBD dog treats have shown a dramatic improvement not only in diminishing symptoms in a variety of illnesses and ailments but in helping pets take their treatments on time.
One of the most difficult parts of treating a sick pet as an owner is trying to get the medication into a dog’s system. Dogs are known to be picky when it comes to medicine and many tricks have been created to urge dogs to take an oral dose. Hiding it in peanut butter, mixing it with wet food and other such methods are often used. However, over time this can become difficult to keep up, especially with long-term treatments.
Dogs love treats, so turning your pet’s CBD treatment into a bit of praise and pampering is the perfect way to increase appetite and keep the treatment going without the stress and hassle of measuring liquid medications, hiding pills, and coaxing your pet to take them.
Try Pet Treats from Emisha
Emisha CBD dog treats are designed with your pet in mind, using only nutritious and delicious ingredients. We use hemp CBD that is certified THC-Free to ensure your dog receives all of the health benefits, without the “high”. Additionally, as a chew vs a hard biscuit, dogs requiring a softer option can easily digest the 2 mg CBD treat. Each pre-dosed chew provides a dose that has been shown in clinical trials to provide therapeutic benefits. Benefits like relief from arthritis pain, anxiety and epilepsy.
Emisha is a dog-family owned, US-based holistic pet wellness company, –committed to providing premium wellness products. We create only the best products for our clients, products that help family pets live happier and healthier lives. Our CBD treats were first designed with our own beloved dog, Zeus in mind. Following a bout of frightening seizures, we realized he needed an advocate and some out-of-the-box thinking was needed. After plenty of research, we came to realize the amazing benefits of CBD. Following treatment, the seizures subsided, and we were relieved to see our furry companion full of life and eager to play again. We are eager to share this natural option in hopes it impacts your family in the positive ways it did ours, -improving health, quality of life in a safe manner.
CBD treats are a safe, natural and effective way to provide your pet with the same relief. Whether your dog suffers from arthritis, epilepsy, or depression, CBD may be a good option to help. Work with your vet to determine the best course of action to treat any ailment your dog suffers and consider Emisha’s dog treats. Contact us for more information.