You may be thinking CBD oil for pets? Isn’t CBD oil just marijuana? In this video we’re going to answer the burning question about what CBD oil is and if it really works! If you want to learn about use cases be sure to watch the latest episode of the Pet Care Pro Show at the top.
Where Does CBD Oil Come From?
CBD oil is a non-psychoactive chemical compound from the cannabis plant. The cannabis plant has multiple species, the two most widely recognized being hemp and marijuana. The biggest difference between the two of them is the levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) they contain. THC is the thing that gives the feeling of being “high.”
While the marijuana plant contains a high levels of THC, hemp does not. Most CBD products are derived from hemp. Because hemp contains very low levels of THC, you don’t have to worry about it altering your pet’s mental state.
How Does CBD Oil Help My Pet?
First, CBD oil is not a cure-all but there have been instances where it’s been found to work particularly well. For pets with chronic pain, GI issues, muscle trauma or neurological issues, CBD oil can be useful in conjunction with current therapy and medications. Learn more about what you can give your dog for pain relief on Modern Dog Magazine.
If you plan on starting CBD oil for your pets, start out with small amounts and then closely monitor the effects. It would also be a good idea to check with your veterinarian before you start giving your pet CBD oil.
Whether you plan on trying CBD oil for your pets or you just want to learn more about it, you can always call in to ask one of Pet Care Pros at 800.786.4751.
Written by: Shelley Hexom
Shelley Hexom is Revival's Content Manager and helps develop educational pet health resources. A three-time Emmy® Award-winning news anchor, Shelley works with Revival's Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Marty Greer, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, to help create useful and easy-to-understand articles, videos, and webinars. Shelley received her bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Winona State University in 2002. As a pet owner, Shelley enjoys time with her Boxer mix, Sally. Shelley has been part of the Revival Paw Squad since 2016.