Why CBD for dogs?
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of 113 compounds uniquely found in cannabis plants such as hemp. These compounds, called Cannabinoids, are naturally found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC found in marijuana, CBD does not contain any psychoactive properties or effects. The hemp plant naturally contains a higher percentage of CBD. Our CBD is lab tested and does not contain any THC. To view our Certificate of Analysis, please e-mail us for a copy.
How does CBD help dogs?
CBD helps to bring wellness and balance in dogs through a specific interaction with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), present in all mammals. The ECS is a network of cellular activators and receptors that regulate hundreds of physiological processes inside the body like mood, inflammation, pain, sleep, stress and more. The ECS restores or maintains homeostasis through modulation of neural signalling. CBD binds to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in your dog's ECS and regulates anything that is out of balance.
CBD works by:
- Alters calcium channel activity
- Does not bind to CB1 ligand binding site
- Works at receptor-independent channels
- Binds or blocks non-cannabinoid receptors
- Modulates non-cannabinoid neurotransmitter activity
- Modulates calcium channels
- Inhibits reuptake of endogenous endocannabinoids
- Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotectiv
CBD provides a natural way to support the dog's physiological, neurological and immune systems.
Some of the ways CBD works includes activating vanilloid, adenosine, and serotonin receptors. Through regulating adenosine receptors, CBD helps boost dopamine levels which produce anxiolytic and anti-depressive effects. By activating TRPV-1 receptors CBD regulates pain perception, inflammation and temperature. CBD blocks GPR55 signalling which decreases cell reproduction in certain tumours.
More on the Endocannabinoid System
CBD Oil from Hemp
We use CBD extracted using a CO2 extraction process (pressurized air) from certified USDA organic non-GMO hemp which brings out all of the essential oils. We use the whole spectrum of the hemp plant including stalk and flower. CO2 extraction uses safe solvents and is non-toxic which ensures a potent and pure extract. We do not use any processed CBD isolate in our products. Using all of the cannabinoids found in the hemp plant produces "the entourage effect". This means the whole hemp plant is used and the key medicinal properties are retained. Using CBD isolate loses the efficiency and potency of CBD.
For more updated information on the scientific benefits of CBD for dogs, please visit our News and Resources page.
What can CBD help with?
CBD can help with the following:
- Behavioural Issues
- Bone Stimulant
- Cardiovascular Issues such as artery blockage
- Chronic Pain
- Deteriorating Quality of Life
- Digestive Issues
- Fatty Tumors
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Joint & Mobility Issues
- Muscle Spasms
- Phobias (Fireworks, Thunderstorm)
- Skin Problems
- Vascular tension
Pharmaceutical drugs for dogs often have adverse side effects and can leave harmful long term effects. CBD is a natural alternative way to help your dog.
To read more on scientific papers and clinical trials supporting CBD, visit our News and Resources section.
Will CBD make my dog high or sick?
Our products contain CBD oil distillate derived from USDA certified organic and non-GMO hemp. Hemp naturally contains less than 0.3% THC and there are no psychoactive properties in it. Hence CBD doesn't have the psychoactive properties associated with THC.
Owners must be careful not to give their dog any product that contains too much THC as it can be deadly to dogs and even result in overdose. Dogs are more sensitive to THC than humans. Giving a dog edibles with a large percentage of THC can prove toxic and event fatal.
CBD has no known harmful side effects when administered on its own.
Owners must be careful of the cumulative effects of sedatives and CBD combined. CBD can have interactions with certain prescribed medication by inhibiting a family of liver enzymes, called cytochrome P450. CBD is a potent inhibitor of CYP3A4 and CYP2D6. CYP3A4 metabolizes about 25% of all pharmaceuticals and many botanical medicines.
CBD, through inhibition of CYP3A4, could therefore increase serum concentrations of:
- Calcium channel blockers
- Some statins
CBD, through inhibition of CYP2D6, could there increase serum concentrations of:
- Tricyclic antidepressants
- Beta blockers
Please consult and inform your veterinarian before deciding to use CBD.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease, always check with your physician before use.