Cannabidiol or CBD is a compound in the cannabis plant that is getting popular in the medical community. Researchers have found that CBD has a wide range of medical benefits. Despite its popularity, most people are still confused about precisely what CBD is and what it does. It is important to know that CBD does not have any of the psychoactive effects that have made cannabis famous. CBD is non-psychoactive. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the chemical compound
Researchers have found that CBD not only has medical uses for humans, but pets can also benefit from this compound. In the United Kingdom (UK) many pet owners have started using CBD to treat their pets although the government has not entirely legalized its use.
In the United States, the use of CBD by pet owners is also becoming popular. There are a lot of pet cannabis-infused products on the market. A lot of companies have started selling CBD-infused foods, oils, medicines, rubs, shampoos, and medicines for pets. It is also important to know that just like in the UK, the government of the US has not legalized the sale of CBD-infused products for pets.
In the UK, there is a wide range of CBD products on sale for humans. Pet owners have reportedly been buying these products and administering it to their pets. These products are typically administered to sick pets with the approval or advice or vets.
Despite the lack of government approval, pet owners across the world swear that CBD works like magic. A Canadian vet, who has experimented with treating pets with CBD, says this chemical compound works well on pets.
Dr. Katherine Kramer, who works with the Vancouver Animal Wellness Hospital, says CBD works like a miracle on pets. She had successfully cured a six-year-old cat with CBD some years ago.
“Some of my cases have been nothing short of a miracle. An elderly cat, aged about 18, who has multiple issues pancreatitis, arthritis, heart disease, kidney disease and we were keeping him comatose on conventional medicines,” Dr. Kramer said. “He was miserable and facing euthanasia. However, his owner said he wanted to try CBD, I had not thought of that before and said it was worth a shot because we have nothing to lose.”
“Within a few days he was eating, and getting back to his normal self, he ended up living another two years, two good years as well,” she added. “Now, there is still a lot of confusion concerning CBD and pets and I know a lot of pet owners use them without telling their vet.”
Dr. Kramer also stressed that it is better if pet owners seek medical advice from their vets before giving their pets CBD. She cautioned that most owners have mistakenly given their pets THC products and this could be harmful to animals.