In an era of organic food preferences and natural remedies, medical marijuana and similar derivatives have become one of the most popular – and controversial – alternatives for ailments. But what is the magic behind it that people see – and can it be used for our pet pals too? Let’s find out.
CBD – or cannabidiol – is found in hemp and cannabis. Most CBD oils are derived from hemp and not marijuana. They’re also, therefore, free of THC (unless contaminated), which means they cannot get the user high or cause any of the negative effects that have been reported after dogs are exposed to marijuana.
There are a lot of studies being done in the field of veterinary medicine to determine if there’s a 100% yes or no answer to this question. For the average dog, consumption of CBD oils can help with a variety of ailments – particularly if your dog does not react well to allopathic pain medication, NSAIDs, or you want to opt for a natural option for them.
Similar to humans, CBD oil has been known to help with a variety of ailments that are difficult to immediately diagnose (or prescribe for). But it has been known to work particularly well for older dogs, and dogs that have disabilities or chronic issues.