CBD Oil – A new alternative for the well-being of pets

woman petting her dog

Martine Bernier

Health journalist, editor-in-chief

July 5, 2021

Do you know what CBD is? It is a substance that can be found in the hemp plant. This substance has a very positive effect on humans but also on animals. CBD is a new alternative for the well-being of pets and is used in cases of pain or behavior changes. Your furry pets will be happy, and for you, it will be one worry less on your mind. CBD as an alternative for the well-being of pets, but also for humans is a well-known thing. It extinguishes pain and does not create problems during long-term use. Conversely, if you had used classic painkillers, the difference would have been seen in the long run. 

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Do you know CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) has numerous therapeutic properties and is a natural alternative for classic treatments in pets. Cannabidiol has been used in medicine for several years to alleviate chronic or localised pain and has also proven effective for our four-legged friends.

What is CBD anyway?

CBD (short for “cannabidiol”) is one of the numerous cannabinoids contained in the hemp plant. Unlike the THC molecule (another cannabinoid found in the hemp plant), CBD has no psychotropic effect. In isolated form, CBD exhibits numerous therapeutic properties without risk of dependence or other adverse effects.

What are the advantages of CBD over a synthetic drug?

One of the most important advantages is undoubtedly the reduction of the risk of side effects. Classic painkillers use strong active ingredients such as morphine, which can show side effects over a long period of time. CBD, on the other hand, can be used regularly without causing problems.

In which situations is CBD used in pets?

In case of pain (punctual or chronic pain) or behavioural disorders.

Pain – Inflammations, Joint pain, Postoperative pain

Behaviour – Anxiety (chronic or situational), Stress (chronic or situational stress)

What form is CBD available in?

CBD is available in different forms, whereby the most effective form is oil administered under the tongue. This is because the active ingredients are optimally distributed in this dosage form. CBD oils for dogs and cats are available from your vet, especially from the veterinary practices of the SwissVet Group or online at naturalshelter.ch.

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