CBD and Hemp For Your Pet
Will my dog get high?
That might sound like a funny question but it’s one that is regularly asked by pet owners looking at solutions for their older or injured pets. And we understand why it’s asked—this is a new form of treatment with traditionally taboo roots. But science and pet owners alike understand the value and the results of CBD based oils and pills for your 4-legged loved ones!
Common Questions About CBD and Hemp For Pets
Is CBD safe for my dog?
Pet’s N Stuff sells plant-based CBD hemp oil that’s harvested from a USDA organic grown hemp farm here in the US. CBD oil for pets is all-natural, safe and non-toxic. And don’t worry: your pets won’t get “high” or “overdose”.
Do we need a prescription from our vet for CBD products?
You will not need a veterinarian to prescribe organic, 100% natural CBD based products. It’s a good idea to let your vet know that you’re adding CBD to their treatment (or daily preventative) routine to ensure they have a complete picture of your pet’s health profile.
CBD: For sick dogs only?
CBD is perfectly safe for all pets of all ages and can be part of a daily routine that includes anti-aging properties that help your pets brain, hips, and joints.
Is CBD legal?
Pet’s N Stuff carries CBD hemp oil derived from certified USDA organic hemp grown at farm in Eastern, Colorado. It is 100% legal to purchase and possess in all 50 states and many countries around the world.
The United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit in Hemp Industries Assn., v. Drug Enforcement Admin., 357 F.3d 1012 (9th Cir. 2004), recognized that “non-psychoactive hemp [that] is derived from the ‘mature stalks’ or is ‘oil and cake made from the seeds’ of the Cannabis plant fits within the plainly stated exception to the CSA definition of marijuana.” Id. at 1017.
Industrial hemp is legal to import under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Since 1937, the federal statute controlling marijuana has excluded the stalk, fiber, oil, and sterilized seed of the plant Cannabis sativa L., commonly known as hemp, from the definition of “marijuana”.
The Science of CBD For Pets
All mammals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is involved in almost every system in you and your pet’s body. – cardiovascular, digestion, relaxation, and even the cognitive and memory functions. The ECS is also a key factor in the mammalian body’s anti-inflammatory efforts. The ECS is controlled by receptors, which scientists call the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
CBD works directly with the ECS system by “antagonizing” the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are one of the most abundant receptors in the brain and are found in almost every neuron in a mammal’s body. CB2 receptors are found almost exclusively in the immune system.
Cannabidiol (CBD) and related cannabinoids found in the hemp plant are the only compounds in the natural world that work with these receptors. According to scientists, this means that the mammalian body (yes, including all dogs and cats) have evolved to actually require CBD in order to function at our optimal levels of health.
Another important scientific find is that these receptors when activated by CBD, allow for two-way communication between a mammal’s various body systems. Previously, scientists thought the body’s signals went in one direction only. This is one of the main reasons scientists think CBD is so effective at treating spasmodic, inflammatory, pain, anxiety and many other health issues. (source: https://www.petreleaf.com/)