More and more pet owners are trying CBD products for their pets. This article lays out some of the benefits for cats and dogs. Mammals, like people, have an endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate how CBD works in our pets. The article above states that some people are using it for a wide variety of issues “cancer pain, arthritis, muscle spasms, seizures, neurological and digestive disorders, anxieties, obsessions, past traumas, withdrawal, mood, and memory. During recovery from illness or surgery, CBD can stimulate the appetite and speed healing. At the end of life, it can ease the pain and fear your pet may be experiencing. CBD does all this by stimulating the endocannabinoid system.”
It even lays out situations where dogs could benefit and situations that cats could benefit. For dogs, separation anxiety, excessive barking, trips to the vet or groomer, seizures, fear of thunderstorms or other loud noises like fireworks, and even aggression toward other animals. For cats, many people are using it when their cats are hiding frequently, crying for no apparent reason, distress from environmental changes, or fear of the litter box.
Interesting research includes this study, where CBD was extracted from human, dog, and rat urine. It was found that CBD “binds to these receptors for a longer duration [in dogs], and evokes long-lasting therapeutic response without causing toxic effects.”
One final article says the following:
Australian holistic veterinarian Dr Edward Bassingthwaighte says he’s been amazed at the success he’s had treating some dogs with cannabis. Here are a couple of cases he told us about.
- One is a senior Staffy who had a fast-growing tumor about 6 cm in diameter in her mammary gland. Chest x-rays showed there might be mestatasis. Dr Bassingthwaighte treated her with CBD oil and some other herbal medicines. The tumor shrank away to nothing over three months and she’s still going strong six months later, with no recurrence. She’d had multiple tumors surgically removed over the years, but it was the CBD oil that really helped her.
- The other case is a little old Jack Russell with a severe heart murmur and painful arthritis. He received a whole plant extract containing CBD and in this case also some THC, diluted in 10 ml of cold pressed hemp seed oil. After a month of this medicine he was much happier and more active, wanting to go for long walks, and his heart murmur was much less severe. Dr Bassingthwaighte says “I simply can’t explain the improved heart murmur. They normally don’t get better.”
Each person has an endocannabinoid system, which is fueled by a variety of cannabinoids and terpenes. Because our products have these cannabinoids and terpenes, they are known to be full spectrum products. These full spectrum products help provide an entourage effect. That’s Natural has been in business for over 10 years and believes in providing the most pure, potent, and trusted products possible. We even provide 100% traceability of where our hemp comes from. For more questions regarding our CBD products, please visit our Questions and Answers page.