As hemp products continue to hit the mainstream in a big way, we’re only just now beginning to unlock the potential of this powerful plant; not only for ourselves but our pets as well. Yes that’s right, I said our pets! Believe it or not, recent studies have suggested that cannabinoids not only help us humans with our ailments and our general wellness but also our furry friends!
How is this possible?!
Assuming your pet is a mammal (for this example we’ll use dogs), then it has the same endocannabinoid system that you have! Which means that your pet has the same cannabinoid receptors that you do. Furthermore, humans share at least 95% genetic similarity with all other mammals, so we are susceptible to many of the same kinds of illnesses and diseases.
Just like their human friends, dogs suffer from anxiety and inflammation and many other ailments as well. There are several different ways that hemp can help your canine counterpart:
Mood and anxiety
Many of the most common problems that arise with pets have to do with their temperament and disposition. Often times, these seemingly-unchangeable characteristics can be reversed with some snuggles, a treat, and a few drops of natural hemp oil. Whether your pet deals with separation anxiety, agitation during long-distance travel, or is just generally an unhappy soul, a little can make a big difference in the quality of life of your pet!
Once again, just like us, dogs feel pain, inflammation, and can even suffer from age-related illnesses. Due to the anti-inflammatory benefits of hemp oil extract, coupled with its pain-relieving ability and calming effects, many with aging pets swear by the youth and vigor that this oil can reintroduce into the life of a dog who has been slowed down by the inevitable effects of age.
A recent study from the School of Pharmacy, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel showed that cannabidiol was not only absorbed by our furry friends but had a half life of 9hrs within the canine’s system which is almost as much as the system of a human. This means that man’s best friend would experience very similar benefits overall to that of their owner, providing similar relief to that we receive!
Next time you find that your pet may be in pain, or experiencing some form of anxiety; perhaps try treating them with some hemp oil for relief! Science always knows best!