In this age of self-care, physical and mental health are becoming the new normal – so why can’t it extend to your pup? He may not have to worry about bills or picking up the dry cleaning, but animals can experience stress, anxiety and pain just like we do. You may have heard about CBD, a powerful natural supplement that can help humans with sleep, anxiety and pain, but what is CBD Oil for pets? Pure Paws CBD Oil is an all-natural blend of MCT Oil, Hemp Oil and Pure CBD that works with your pet’s body to encourage overall health and wellness and eases the symptoms of many pet health conditions. CBD health benefits are numerous, and this compound could positively impact your pet.
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in Hemp and Marijuana plants known for its healing properties and ability to relieve the symptoms of many pet health conditions. CBD interacts with the Endocannabinoid System, or ECS, to provide a myriad of health benefits. The ECS comprises CB1 and CB2 receptors located throughout the body.
Your pet naturally produces endocannabinoids, or chemical compounds that stimulate the CB receptors and help maintain homeostasis. Your pet also responds to plant-derived compounds like CBD. Although CBD does not bind directly to ECS receptors, it can positively affect hormone levels. For example, anandamide – a “bliss” molecule responsible for regulating memory, appetite, mood, pain and sleep – binds to CB1 receptors to dull the sensation of pain, enhance mood and decrease anxiety. However, this effect is short-lived because Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase – FAAH for short – quickly breaks down anandamide. CBD stops FAAH from breaking down the molecule, allowing the effects of the natural cannabinoid to last longer and make more of an impact on your pet.
Although CBD is found in both Hemp and Marijuana plants, Pure Paws Hemp products are only made from Industrial Hemp. Hemp and Marijuana are both members of the Cannabis family and are sometimes called “sister plants” because of their visual similarities, but they differ in chemical composition. Both Hemp and Marijuana plants contain CBD and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While Hemp plants contain trace amounts of THC and high levels of CBD, Marijuana plants have less CBD and up to 35 percent THC. Because of its low THC levels, Hemp is federally legal in the United States, and most of the CBD in the U.S. is derived from Hemp.
|Plant||Scientific Name||Chemical Composition||Psychoactive Properties||Legality|
|Hemp||Cannabis sativa||Less than 0.3% THC||No||Federally legal in the US|
|Marijuana||Cannabis sativa||5% - 40% THC||Yes||Illegal in most states|
As CBD continues to grow in popularity, misconceptions are on the rise. Many people confuse CBD and THC, but the cannabinoids are extremely different. CBD is a non-psychoactive , non-toxic compound that will not cause intoxication in your fur baby, while THC is the compound present in Marijuana plants that is responsible for causing a “high” and is said to be toxic for animals. There is no conclusive evidence on how much THC causes signs of toxicity, but it is best to steer clear of that cannabinoid when it comes to your four-legged friends. What we do know: CBD can relieve pain, reduce anxiety and improve digestion in pets without the harsh side effects of THC.
Not all CBD products are created equal, and Pure Paws provides the highest-quality products on the market. Our CBD is extracted from organic, non-GMO, superior-grade Industrial Hemp grown on American farms with sustainable methods. Our environmentally friendly CO2 extraction process separates CBD from the other cannabinoids in Hemp plants, including THC. We only use CBD isolate to manufacture our products, and our production happens in-house for quality assurance. We use third-party lab tests to certify purity. You can rest assured that you are providing your pet with CBD health benefits when you choose Pure Paws.
CBD can relieve pain, reduce anxiety, aid in proper growth, curb inflammation, boost the immune system and improve digestive health. Its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and pain-relieving properties can make it an effective treatment for several pet health conditions like arthritis, hip dysplasia, anxiety, gastrointestinal issues and more.
The calming properties of this compound can help decrease the symptoms of anxiety related to travel, separation, loud noises and other phobias. A 2015 study of rats found that CBD may reduce stress and anxiety related to negative stimuli. CBD also reduces aggressive behavior, keeping your dog safe and happy.
Inflammation is a natural response to injury and infection, but when it’s overactive, it can do more harm than good. Skin conditions and GI problems can worsen from chronic inflammation and cause your pet stress and discomfort. Perhaps one of the most well-known CBD health benefits is its ability to reduce inflammation in different ways depending on the source of the problem. For example, CBD stimulates the CB2 receptors which are responsible for initiating the immune response and increases the levels of eicosanoids, or local hormones, at the site of injury to quickly resolve inflammation and accelerate healing. Because so many animals develop arthritis and other joint related problems, CBD may help reduce some of this pain and restore lost mobility associated with inflammation.
Your pup can experience full-body CBD health benefits and overall health and wellness that defends against premature aging and common complications. The antioxidant properties of CBD can reduce the risk of heart disease and dementia while allowing him to fight off allergens and infections quickly and easily.
Pure Paws Hemp knows that CBD can make your pet’s life better, so we designed a diverse product line to deliver the overwhelming benefits to your four-legged friends. Unlike many prescriptions, there is no chance of overdose or adverse side effects associated with CBD use. This non-addictive and non-psychoactive product will not cause your pet to feel “high,” but he may fall in love with the way this natural compound relieves his symptoms. We aim to create more good times and make the bad times more manageable with our product line. Learn more about the CBD Oil benefits for your whole fur family.
National Center for Biotechnology Information – Cannabidiol As A Potential Treatment For Anxiety Disorders
CBD Oil Review – How Does CBD Affect the Endocannabinoid System?
Project CBD – Cannabis Oil Extraction
Ministry of Hemp – Hemp Vs Marijuana
EchoConnection – A Look at the Endocannabinoid System’s CB1 and CB2 Receptors
VCA Hospital – Marijuana Intoxication in Dogs and Cats