1. Regulates appetite hormones
Cannabidiol (CBD) interacts with the endocannabinoid system which controls endocrine processes. When it activates the receptors in the brain and body, CBD also influences the endocrine system. This system consists of a group of tissues that release hormones into the bloodstream, which in turn travel to other parts of the dog’s body.
Some hormones will only act on a single tissue, while other hormones affect the whole body. When cannabidiol is used in dogs with reduced appetite, it triggers a “jump-start” on the endocannabinoid system, and stimulates appetite.
2. Relieves nausea in cancer patients
CBD acts on the endocannabinoid receptors and affects the receptors by regulating neural transmissions. CBD oil for dogs is helpful in the treatment of numerous conditions without taking on the intoxicating effect of marijuana.
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH) “Drugs containing cannabinoids may be helpful in treating certain rare forms ofepilepsy, nausea andvomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, andloss of appetite and weight loss associated with HIV/AIDS. In addition, some evidence suggests modest benefits of cannabis or cannabinoids forchronic pain andmultiple sclerosissymptoms. Cannabis isn’t helpful forglaucoma. Research on cannabis or cannabinoids for other conditions is in its early stages.”
3. Eases depression and anxiety
This can be caused by stress, chemical imbalance, abuse, or loss of a loved one in the home. Boredom, stress, lack of exercise and mental stimulation, and even kids going back to school can cause your furry best friend to feel down. Illness and pain can also cause depression and lack of appetite. If there are any major changes in your household, the cannabidiol may help treat depression.
Because of its therapeutic effects, cannabidiol will have a calming effect on your dog. If your dog seems to be sleeping a lot, displays unusual behavior, and seems out of sorts, consult with your veterinarian to rule out underlying health issues, and to discuss how cannabidiol as a nutraceutical may be beneficial in reducing depression.