In one of our earlier blog posts about CBD for dogs, we discussed how CBD works, how it can be used for treating anxiety and seizures and we recommended some of the more trusted brands for pet CBD products out there, like Canna-Pet.
Inspired by the brand new CBD infographic by Greencamp, we decided to approach this topic once again with a slightly different focus.
This time covering all health benefits of CBD and discovering whether it can be successfully used as a long-term pet health supplement.
CBD for Dogs
More and more veterinarians are starting to recommend CBD for treating various medical conditions, from allergies to behavioral issues.
These effects are also backed by the overall positive experiences of dog owners around the globe and, of course, by the general research on CBD that we have available so far.
The fact that there’s not yet a proprietary pet CBD study shouldn’t scare away dog parents from using CBD for their pets.
There have been plenty of CBD studies done on other mammals and so we have a pretty clear picture of how CBD interacts with an endocannabinoid system and various other receptors that are present in all mammals, including dogs.
Dogs, just like us humans, regulate many bodily processes through that same ECS and so it’s logical to conclude that CBD helps regulate whatever is out of balance in their bodies.
And that’s exactly where the biggest appeal of CBD as a health supplement comes in — balancing out the cellular communication inside the body.
The wide array of positive health effects that the CBD produces in dogs come from it stimulating adenosine, serotonin and vanilloid receptors, all of which have a specific role in the neurological system.
For example, by stimulating adenosine receptors, CBD boosts dopamine levels which makes our dogs less anxious and less depressed.
This calms them down over a longer period of time and allows us to modify their aggressive behavior if needed.
CBD is also known to block GPR55 signaling, which has been linked to a significant decrease in cell production of some types of cancer and even prevent osteoporosis.
Also, by stimulating TRPV1 receptors, CBD regulates pain perception, inflammation, and temperature.
Not to mention the fact that this particular compound has no side effects what so ever, as we extract it from a natural, organic plant.
The case for CBD as a preventive supplement is quite interesting and there’s no better way to get started learning about this topic than visually.
Below is the Greencamp infographic we mentioned earlier, so take a look and let us know what you think about this unique and powerful compound that is cannabidiol.