Why use CBD for pets?
CBD is often mentioned as a useful therapy for a variety of conditions, including pain management, arthritis, anxiety, seizures, and even cancer
The CBD compound is known to have an anti-inflammatory effect, so it makes sense that it would help with certain inflammatory conditions.
Osteoarthritis, often abbreviated as arthritis, is one of the most common inflammatory conditions in pets.
Research has shown that CBD can provide substantial pain relief in pets with arthritis when given twice daily at appropriate doses.
In theory, the observed anti-inflammatory effect could also be helpful with other types of inflammatory pain, especially back pain from intervertebral disc disease (IVDD).
Preliminary studies in people have shown that mixed products containing both CBD and THC are more beneficial for pain relief than when either chemical drug is given alone.
In pets, seizures can be caused by a vast number of underlying conditions.
With regards to idiopathic epilepsy specifically, there is some research that suggests that CBD could be useful in reducing seizure frequency.
In theory, it is possible that CBD oil, by reducing pain and inflammation, could indirectly reduce anxiety caused by pain or inflammation. But because the CBD compound is not psychoactive, it is unlikely that it has the ability to directly treat anxiety in the way that other standard medications do. The use of CBD for anxiety in pets requires more research.