The Benefits of Hemp Oil for Pets

Hemp oil is gaining popularity as more and more studies are showing its beneficial effects for people with a wide variety of conditions. As its popularity has grown, it has also begun to be used to treat similar conditions in pets with positive benefits. Hemp oil is used as alternative support for anxiety, digestion and inflammation for pets of all sizes. 

What Is Hemp Oil? 

Hemp oil is a liquid form of an extract from specialized strains of hemp.  Hemp oil contains high levels cannabinoids which have proven medicinal effects on the endocannabinoid system. Hemp oil contains no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the active ingredient that causes psychoactive effects. Animals also have an endocannabinoid system that is located in the brain and throughout the peripheral nervous system that functions to help maintain balance in their bodies. The cannabinoids in Hemp oil can bind to receptors in the endocannabinoid system to affect appetite, pain response, immune function and stress response. 

What Are the Benefits of Hemp Oil for Pets?

In humans Hemp oil has been shown to have benefit for anxiety, pain, appetite and inflammation. The benefits of hemp oil are similar for pets. If your pet suffers from anxiety it can be used to help support calming by interacting with the endocannabinoid system and the nervous system. Hemp oil can also provide significant anti-inflammatory benefits for your pet which can improve all aspects of pain, digestion etc. There are very low risks and minimal side effects with the use of hemp oil making it safe to use in pets of all sizes.

How Should Hemp Oil Be Given to Pets? 

There are many different companies that produce hemp oil products for pets. When choosing a product it is important to check that the hemp has been organically grown and safely extracted without any additives that may be harmful to your pet. Hemp oil is given to pets orally and dosing is typically based on the pet's size. There are also topical solutions and treats available for pets however it is a little easier to control dosing amount when hemp oil is used. 



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