By now, most
people have heard about the many health & wellness benefits of CBD
hemp oil. CBD and the other naturally occurring cannabinoids found in
the hemp plant have been shown to provide people with relief for a
variety of debilitating ailments, but did you also know that CBD is good
for your dogs, cats and other household pets?
CBD for your Pet
More and more people are discovering the myriad benefits of sharing
pure CBD hemp oil with their four legged family members. How exactly
does CBD work for your pet? The same way it works for you. CBD
activates receptors in the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Did you know, all mammals have an ECS?
In fact, a recent study conducted by the University of
Oxford found that- “CBD binds to these receptors for a longer duration
(in dogs), and evokes long-lasting therapeutic response without causing
The ECS plays a role in nearly every physiological system in you and
your pet’s body. Although the ECS affects a wide variety of biological
processes, many experts believe its overall function is to regulate homeostasis.
It is for this reason that thousands of pet owners are using CBD. It
is helping them to manage a broad spectrum of health and behavioral
issues affecting their pets.
A few of the reported benefits of giving
pure CBD hemp oil to your pet include: assisting with hip and joint
mobility, aiding their digestive tract, supporting their immune system,
increasing appetite and soothing pets that suffer from separation
Not just CBD that your Pet needs
Receptra Naturals also includes MCT oil in our pet products. This
combination of MCT oil and full-plant hemp extract offers an excellent
source of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for your pets. These are essential
fatty acids, meaning your dog or cat cannot produce them naturally and
must obtain from other sources. A good balance of these fatty acids is
critical for the health & wellness of your pet. According to a
recent article in PetFoodIndustry.com, “After years of research, Purina
experts have discovered that fatty acids derived from MCT oil can be
used as an energy source for the brain.”
Currently the benefits of giving CBD hemp oil to household pets
remain largely anecdotal. The strong safety profile of CBD should put
the concerns of most curious pet owners at ease. The most common side
effect of CBD is that your pet may get a little drowsy. Whether your
pet suffers from a specific ailment or you simply want to improve their
overall health and wellness, give them the quality of life they deserve
If you have an anxious pet that runs away every time someone comes to visit you or hides under the bed when thunder storms pass through, consider trying this non-toxic and safe plant to calm their nerves.