Seeing your pet in constant pain is the worst nightmare for a pet parent. Acute and chronic pain is very common in older pets. Treating the real cause of the pain may take a lot of time. So until then, we can try to help them stay happy by reducing the discomfort they feel. Recent studies have shown that you can use CBD oil for pain management in pets.
In this post, we shall dig a little deeper into this magical edible oil that has helped many pets ease their pain and live a long and happy life.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is made with extracts from the Cannabis plant. It works amazingly well in animals and can be consumed or applied externally. The oil is made by diluting CBD or Cannabidiol in any compatible oil like Krill oil or Coconut oil.
What is CBD or Cannabidiol?
What helps in pain relief is the chemical compound called CBD found in the cannabis plant or, as we usually call it- Marijuana.
There are many chemical compounds called cannabinoids that can be extracted from the cannabis plant, one of them being delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. This is the one that makes you high and causes a euphoria effect. These usually affect your nervous system and are called psychoactive drugs.
CBD or Cannabidiol, on the other hand, is a non-psychoactive element extracted from a variant of the Cannabis Sativa plant called Hemp. Hemp is said to have a lot of medicinal properties, and it is safe to consume or apply topically on the skin.
In simple terms, your pets won’t become high after consuming CBD oil but will be relieved of the pain, even if temporarily.
Is CBD legal?
The first question that popped into your mind was probably is it legal to use? Yes, it is very much legal as long as it maintains the proper amount of THC in it. The permitted amount of THC in CBD oil for pets is 0.3%. This reduced percentage of THC is almost negligible and does not harm your doggo in any way.