Is CBD Good for Your Pet?

Is CBD Good for Your Pet?

I've been researching CBD oil for our pets recently. There is a lot to learn and I believe we have found a good solid product. First, let me explain what CBD oil is...it is from the marijuana plant however, it has none of the psycho-active traits of marijuana. It is the hemp oil which many have found can be helpful to pets, especially, dogs with anxieties, arthritis and seizures.
The Green Gorilla product we have found is certified organic, plant-based CBD extracted from the highest quality organic non-GMO hemp in the world. They use a proprietary extraction and purification process yielding 99.7% pure Cannabidiol with no THC.
Here is an article you might find helpful when deciding if CBD oil is right for your pet. As with any supplement, please consult with your Veterinarian.

Pet Owners Report Hemp Products Helpful in Relieving Pain

According to a survey published in the Spring 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (JAHVMA), 64.3% of dog owners and 66% of cat owners felt that the consumption of hemp products helped their pets either moderately or a great deal.

The survey was conducted by a team from the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. A link was provided to the survey from a website of a company that sells hemp products for animals. Responses were anonymous.

Six-hundred and thirty-two people responded to the survey, with 457 using or having used a hemp product for their dog and 104 people using or having used a hemp product for their cat.
In addition to the relief from pain, 50.5% of the dogs and 44% of the cats were perceived by their owners as having either moderately or greatly improved sleep habits from the use of hemp products.

When it came to anxiety, 49.3% of dog owners reported that the hemp products helped moderately or a great deal. For reducing inflammation in cats, the owners perceived the products were similarly helpful in 56.3% of the felines.

The most common side effects reported by both dog and cat owners were sedation and overactive appetite (dogs: 22%, 15.9%; cats: 19.2% and 16%).

Of the 274 respondents who reported that they had spoken to their veterinarian about the products, 61.7% reported that their veterinarian had responded positively, and only 7.7% reported a negative response. One-hundred and ninety-two people did not tell their veterinarian, and another 47 had not visited their veterinarian since they began using a hemp product.

JAHVMA is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published quarterly by the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. The paper, “CONSUMERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF HEMP PRODUCTS FOR ANIMALS,” appears in the Spring 2016, Volume 2 issue of the journal.

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