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By Vanessa Chung.
We often find ways to incorporate healthy and natural aspects into our lives. There are many known homeopathic remedies for our ailments in the form of supplements to healthy eating. But what about our pets? Cannabis is known for its medicinal purposes and its ability to help treat the ailments that come along with arthritis, cancer, and other illnesses. While humans may have been using cannabis as medicine for centuries, CBD oil has become a popular trend in pet medicine.
Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is the non-psychoactive component of the chemical makeup of cannabis. It is consumed in the form of an oil, which is derived from the cannabis plant. CBD interacts with the receptors and the endocannabinoid system (which is found in mammals including humans and dogs) to produce the various alleviating properties cannabis is known for. Unlike THC (the psychoactive chemical in the cannabis plant), CBD can be used to help treat both dogs and humans alike for medical ailments without the "high."
CBD works with the body naturally to help manage your pet's symptoms, including the following ailments:
CBD oil can be given to your dog either orally or topically. CBD dog treats are a great way to incorporate CBD oil into your dog's diet. There are also sprays and ointments with CBD oil that you can apply to your pet's skin.
CBD oil is a safe, natural alternative medicine for both dogs and humans alike. Unfortunately due its classification as a Schedule I drug and legality in few states, CBD oil products are not found widely outside of the internt market. As more research is conducted within the cannabis industry by scientific officials, there is hope for improvement in the availability of CBD products in the mainstream market.
Vanessa Chung is a senior at Cal State Fullerton studying Business Administration with a concentration in Entertainment and Hospitality Management. In addition to writing for Simple Wag, she loves to photograph everything from plants to food. You can follow her food adventures on Instagram @adventurouseats and her daily life adventures @nessiequik
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