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What Is CBD For Pets?

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CBD this, CBD that.

CBD is all the craze right now. But what is it? What does it stand for? How does it interact with the body?

We’ll try our best to help you understand it a bit better for you and your pet!

What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is found in the cannabis plant. Now before you go ahead and start questioning if our products or any other CBD products will get you or your pet high, continue reading.

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The CBD that has become popular today is derived from a “cousin” of the Marijuana plant, known as Hemp.

Hemp is different than the Marijuana plant, because it produces very little to no THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which is what’s responsible for getting someone “high”. CBD however, is still very much present in the Hemp plant along with its other cannabinoid friends.

THC and CBD are only two of many compounds within the hemp plant. These compounds are known as Cannabinoids and are found throughout the plant and have been claimed to have positive health benefits. Some of these include CBD-V, CBD-G, and CBD-A.
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CBD has been used for 1000’s of years in various parts of the world and is regarded highly in the holistic medicine fields. That’s why Ahimsa Pets is confident is offering the best because we reach into our roots of Ayurveda – a holistic health approach that stems from the Indian sub-continent.

CBD products are a natural remedy for pets, where an overwhelming number of pet owners claim it has been effective in treating multiple illnesses from anxiety to arthritis in their pets.

But what happens when we, or our pets, take CBD?

How CBD Oil Interacts With The Body

When your pet ingests CBD, it interacts with their Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is found in nearly all animals, including humans, dogs, and cats!

The Endocannabinoid System is found throughout the body in two different forms. There is CBD Receptor 1 and CBD Receptor 2. These receptors are what interact with the CBD once it enters the body.

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CBD Receptor 1 (CB1) is mainly found in the brain, while CBD Receptor 2 (CB2) is found mainly in the immune system. Both receptors are also found in other parts of the body however.  

These cells and receptors are not well researched yet, but are thought to play a part in regulating the body. Some believe they may be responsible for a large number of tasks such as regulating appetite, sleep, and memory in humans.

Benefits Of CBD For Pets

Many pet owners have opened up to using CBD in their pets, and they have claimed it has made a huge difference.

The ECS controls many different parts of our pet’s body, just like it does in humans. The various different health benefits stem from the different cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. (That is why CBD isolate is not as good as Broad Spectrum CBD, and why Ahimsa Pets only carriers Broad Spectrum CBD. Learn more here!) These different compounds are responsible for different health benefits.

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Pet parents have claimed they’ve seen improvements in all of the following health issues in their pets:
- arthritis
- pain
- anxiety
- seizures
- coat health
- and more!

The Wrap Up

Ahimsa Pets understands the benefits of CBD on our pets. But we also understand the hesitation in pet owners trying to use CBD on their pets.

It’s new. It’s unknown. It’s different.

We’re here to help pet owners learn more about CBD and how it can truly change their pet’s life. Click here to learn more!