If you’ve been watching the news you’ve probably heard a lot about medicinal marijuana and its legalization in a growing number of states. This has been a huge boon for the growing number of people who find that use of cannabis or its extracts are beneficial to their physical and mental health. But did you know this might also be beneficial for your dog?
With the increasing popularity of medicinal marijuana we have also seen a huge increase in the mainstream acceptance of completely legal hemp extracts. The most popular of which is Cannabidiol. It has been shown to relieve stress and anxiety as well as stimulate appetite. It may help manage pain and inflammation. All present in a compound that is safe and natural, with limited side effects or drug interactions.
If you’re worried about the psychoactive effects of cannabis on your dog, have no fear. CBD is NOT psychoactive. Most CBD products contain only a trace amount of THC (the psychoactive ingredient present in medicinal marijuana) and are made from hemp rather than cannabis. The low THC content means that giving CBD oil to your dog will NOT get your dog ‘high’. Your dog will get all the relaxation of CBD without THC intoxication.
The bottom line: CBD is a legal hemp extract that can improve your dog’s quality of life and make the time you spend together more enjoyable for both of you.