Get The Low Down on CBD Oil for Pets
CBD oil or Cannabidiol oil is a breakthrough in alternative medicine that’s becoming part of mainstream medication both for people and their pets. Cannabidiol is a substance found in the hemp plant. The same plant that produces marijuana. But CBD does not have the psychoactive characteristics of marijuana. Think of CBD oil with the same benefits of marijuana except for the “high” effect. CBD oil for pets is the new holistic approach to provide relief for different types of dog/pet ailments.
The Big Difference Between CBD Oil and Marijuana
There’s a contention in using CBD oil for pets and humans because of the stigma of using hemp (aka marijuana plant) in alternative medicine due to the psychoactive effect and addiction. Here is the lowdown on CBD oil vs. Marijuana:
- CBD oil for pets is sourced from all parts of the plant (That Pet Cure, Only uses the FLOWER part of the plant) – fibers of the Cannabis sativa plant. While Marijuana is from the resin (or sap), flower buds and leaves.
- CBD oil’s characteristic that defines it as safe for both animal and human consumption is that it has no psychoactive effect because it contains less than 3% of THC, which is the main compound found in Marijuana that causes the high and the addiction. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the psychoactive compound that aside from the “lift” can cause hallucinations.
- We share the same endocannabinoid system with our four-legged friends. That’s why CBD oil is safe for both humans and pets, delivering the same calming, pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effect for both species. THC’s psychoactive effect can be dangerous to pets even in small dosage. And to humans, well, we know the effect.
Bottom line is the two compounds from the same plant have different use and effect. CBD oil for pets is fast becoming a holistic medical alternative to provide relief, calmness and other positive effects.