Like humans, animals can suffer from all manner of chronic pain, and this 2015 review of the scientific literature on chronic pain and cannabinoid usage found that seven out of eleven high-quality trials showed cannabinoids to have “a significant analgesic effect.” Researchers also reported that “several trials also demonstrated improvement in secondary outcomes (e.g., sleep, muscle stiffness, and spasticity).”
Different drug tests will set different limits on the amount of THC that you are permitted to have in the blood. Full-spectrum CBD products are generally made with a small level of THC, due to the small quantity that was initially in the hemp. This will, because of the law, always be less than 0.3%, and no psychoactive effect is possible in that amount.
Your liver absorbs cannabinoids like CBD, which is then released to receptors in your body called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Your ECS has receptors in your brain, lungs, spine, pancreas, spleen, colon, immune system, liver and more. Your ECS supports many different bodily functions, and CBD edibles may help by maintaining homeostasis aka provide you with a balanced equilibrium in your body’s systems that are crucial for optimal health and an overall sense of well being.
Though there are some topical treatments, cannabis oil is typically administered orally to dogs. It also can be used in conjunction with traditional medications and treatments. Emerging research suggests there can be “synergistic benefits” between marijuana and traditional medications, Richter says. “There are few, if any, known significant drug interactions that you really need to be concerned about.”
Each case is unique, and you must consider your pet’s medical history. There are over 1500 prescription drugs for pets in the United States; each of them could interact in a different way with any supplement such as PurCBD. If your pet is on any prescription medication we recommend consulting with a veterinarian before administering any supplement, including our own. Our comprehensive dosing chart is the best place to start; the second page of the chart has a form to help you and your veterinarian coordinate the use of prescription meds with PurCBD. Here is the direct link to the planner: cbd for pets