CBD oil is quickly becoming a popular supplement that pet owners are giving their dogs or cats to help provide relief for many different ailments. However, a lot of folks out there still aren’t quite sure what CBD oil is or what it does, so we’re here to break it down for you and fill you in on why we are excited to carry this kind of product on our shelves.
What is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound of industrial hemp. It happens to be the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp. Hemp is not to be confused with marijuana. Both hemp and marijuana fall under the general umbrella term “cannabis”, but unlike marijuana, hemp contains almost zero psychoactive compounds. This means CBD oils derived from hemp would never get you or your pet “high.”
What is CBD good for? CBD oil can be used to boost your pet’s overall health and wellness, but research has shown it has lots of therapeutic value and is capable of easing certain types of discomforts and ailments. Some potential benefits include, but aren’t limited to:
- Anxiety/Stress reduction
- Arthritis relief
- Minor to moderate pain relief
- Immune system support/boost
- Appetite boost
- Nausea relief
- Improved cardiovascular health
It is important to remember that while we do endorse the CBD products we carry for their potential benefits, we cannot make any claims that CBD is a cure for any of these ailments. If your pet suffers from any types of chronic illness or ailment, you should always consult your veterinarian before offering a new supplement to your pet as a form of relief.
However, you can and should still feel confident giving your pet CBD oil as a general wellness boost because it is safe to use and has almost zero known negative side effects!
Urban Pooch offers several CBD products, including oils, capsules and even yummy biscuits! The two brands we currently carry are Treatibes and Bluebird Botanicals.
Our staff is always happy to provide more information in-store and help you choose the right product for your pet!