Ever since 2018, when the Farm Bill Act was passed, CBD has moved forward in its journey towards success. Despite this though, the study came very slow for both consumers and companies trying to advance into deeper waters.
So far, the market for CBD made for dogs had quadrupled last 2018 according to this report made last year. It is also forecasted to arrive at $1.16 billion by 2022. The biggest reason for purchase was stress and pain in canines.
What does this say for the CBD community and industry as a whole? It was obviously restricted in terms of growing, manufacturing, and dispensing it before 2018, and when the year came, sales skyrocketed, hemp farms expanded, and branching out with CBD has never been so easy. As a dog owner, how will you know when it’s time to take part in this large market?
CBD In Its Many Forms
Cannabidiol—known informally as CBD— is a compound present in the genus cannabis. It is in both hemp and marijuana, but the difference between these two sister compounds is how many they are in each species. There are other differences between them as well, such as neurologic effects, adverse effects, and dosage.
Hemp is primarily used to source all CBD-derived products, especially for canines. The reason for this is its abundance of cannabidiol and the scarcity of THC. THC is known as Tetrahydrocannabinol and is one of the 112 cannabinoids along with cannabidiol. It gets removed during manufacturing to ensure it doesn’t get ingested by your canine pal because THC is poisonous to animals.
CBD companies make sure their formula is pure, broad-spectrum, THC-free, and other must-haves as well, like gluten-free, non-GMO and non-dairy. With this base, they make their formula which will be incorporated in many products, and cbd hemp oil for dogs is the most popular. As an owner, and because dogs aren’t capable of verbalizing that something is amiss, you should be very cautious when choosing your company.
THC-poisoning includes uncoordinated movement, unsteady gait, dilated pupils, restlessness, aggression, sudden hostility to familiar owners, and in finality, coma, and death. To make sure your company is not feeding your dog unwanted substances, check their 3rd party lab tests and certification of analysis. Both of these will assure you their formula has enough CBD, as well as a non-existent THC count.
Situations In Which You Might Need CBD Oil
- When they are in pain
The most common use of cannabidiol is for its analgesic effect. Osteoarthritis, joint pain, muscle pain, and other conditions that your dog might go through can be relieved by using cannabidiol-derived products. At the same time, it acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to suppress any ongoing swelling in a localized area.
It works by stimulating the CB1 receptors in charge of the nervous system to block any pain signals. This way, it’s like you’re numbed to the pain because your brain hadn’t perceived it. On the other hand, cannabidiol can act as an anti-WBC factor that prevents adherence of cytokines to the inflammation site. Cytokines are proteins that regulate inflammation and may either worsen or suppress it.
- When your dog suffer seizures often
The most painful thing you can witness is your dog helpless, seizing and there’s nothing you can do but wait for it to subside and brace for more. With the help of CBD, seizure counts can be lessened considerably.
A study has found that using CBD oil in a control group (the other being placebo) showed great signs of improvement and fewer attacks compared to the placebo group. Though there are only a few studies about these, the testimonies are everywhere with their effects. Read it here: https://phys.org/news/2020-03-tangled-web-effects-cbd-canine.html.
- When they are anxious and afraid
Anxiety observed in dogs is usually called canine separation anxiety. This can be manifested in many different ways, and sometimes clashing too. They can be indifferent, lacking appetite and sleep, and have low energy levels. Others are restless, endlessly barking and whining, and some even act hostile against their owners. Not that this condition can root from many problems, and abuse is one of them.
But other than abuse, it can also be due to a sudden change in homes. Adopting another pet may also trigger this or changing their dog food. It can be several reasons, but the solution remains the same