CBD for Your Pet

CBD for Your Pet

Oct 26th 2019

CBD Helps Support the Health of Your Pet!

Humans are not the only “animals” benefitting from the use of CBD. There has been increased use of CBD in veterinary medicine and by pet owners. Chrysalis™ comprehensively examined the properties of cannabinoids in animals, their mechanisms of action, the role of cannabinoid receptors and their classification. We also studied the main pharmacological effects of cannabinoids in laboratory rodents and examples of possible beneficial use in other zoological animal species (tigers, alligators, monkeys) that have been reported in the scientific literature. Finally, we examined the prospective use of cannabinoids in veterinary medicine. We don’t intend to include an exhaustive review here; rather, our aim was to provide you with a brief, and understandable overview of the use of cannabinoids in treating our closest, most popular companions: cats and dogs.

FELINES –CHRYSALIS™ DISSOLVABLES AND TREATS

CBD FOR PAIN & INFLAMMATION

Chrysalis™ CBD Feline Dissolvables and Treats can ease joint inflammation in cats and can also help to alleviate the symptoms of:

  • Arthritis
  • Neuropathy pain
  • Nerve-related pain
  • Intestinal inflammation
  • Inflammation on oxidative stress

EPILEPSY AND SEIZURES IN CATS

Most anti-seizure medications for both humans and animals present a considerable amount of adverse reactions, from kidney failure to heart issues to death. Furthermore, even if a pet owner is administering the anti-seizure medication correctly, it may not work for their specific cat. Studies suggest that CBD consumption may play a significant role in supporting cats with epilepsy and seizures, even when conventional medications don't. Chrysalis™ Feline Dissolvables and Treats are an all-natural, non-toxic supplement that may have the ability to help relieve your pet’s conditions with no harsh side effects.

CBD FOR FELINE ANXIETY

One of the most studied ways that CBD can positively affect cats is its ability to promote relaxation. Cats that were once fearful of traveling in a car or plane may now be able to accompany their owners with ease, free of stress. Additionally, CBD has been found to help relieve different types of feline anxieties and phobias, including separation anxiety and fear of loud noises, such as fireworks.

REDUCING NAUSEA AND BOOSTING THE APPETITE

Tragically, a percentage of cats will have to undergo conventional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. These treatments can cause many adverse reactions in the cat, including a loss of appetite, nausea, lethargy and hair loss. The application of CBD as a countermeasure may play a role in easing these symptoms.

IMPROVING COAT & SKIN CONDITIONS

CBD may also contribute to a healthy and shiny coat. While most of the time CBD will be administered orally, cat owners can also apply CBD oil on their cats' skin. This has the potential to ease epidermal irritation as cats have cannabinoid receptors on the surface of their skin.

CBD FOR LONG-TERM FELINE HEALTH

CBD promotes overall feline wellness and CBD supplements can significantly improve their day-to-day life.

CANINES – CHRYSALIS™ DISSOLVABLES AND TREATS

CBD FOR JOINT PAIN AND OTHER CONDITIONS

Veterinarians state that 20% of all dogs will suffer from the effects of either developmental or degenerative joint pain sometime in their lives. Whether the primary cause is due to genetics or age, joint pain always reduces a dog's quality of life. Chrysalis CBD Canine Pet Ingestibles can reduce inflammation and joint pain and also help alleviate the following conditions in dogs:

  • Lack of appetite
  • Separation anxiety
  • Excessive barking
  • Nausea from car rides
  • Stressful car rides or trips to the vet or groomer
  • Muscle spasms or seizures
  • Pain or nausea from cancer or cancer treatment
  • Aid in recovery from surgery or illness
  • Pacing or inability to relax
  • Fear of thunderstorms, fireworks or other loud noises
  • Aggression toward other dogs
  • Constant itching from allergies or other causes

  • CBD FOR GENERAL CANINE PAIN

    CBD can target different areas of the dog’s body that experience abnormal inflammation and nerve-related pain. Dogs diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, for example, experience sudden and debilitating abdominal pain usually accompanied with vomiting and lack of appetite. The reason for this is that inflammation in the pancreas causes digestive enzymes to become active too early in the digestive process. CBD targets the dog’s pancreas to relieve the pain. 

    CBD FOR CANINE ANXIETY

    Most scientific studies testing CBD as a treatment for anxiety have focused on humans, but the similarities between the human and canine endocannabinoid systems suggest dogs benefit from CBD in the same way humans do. Veterinarians are now frequently recommending CBD for dogs that suffer with separation anxiety, phobias, and general stress. CBD works to ease anxiety and encourage calmness via communication between endocannabinoid receptors. When the CBD is ingested by the dog, it activates the receptors to initiate better chemical transmissions and triggers a response that makes it easier for the canine to release tension and calm down.

    OTHER ANIMALS ARE BENEFITTING FROM CBD

    Cats and dogs are not the only beneficiaries of CBD treatments. Field trials conducted by equine veterinarians found that non-THC CBD helped reduce overall anxiety. Horses that were excited or nervous in training became calmer and more focused in their training sessions. Additionally, horses that were exhibiting undesirable behaviors in their stalls became more content. Veterinarians were able to more easily control exuberant behavior and allow the horse to exercise better and more safely. CBD has also found to be complimentary to traditional anti-inflammatory therapy and CBD products have allowed veterinarians to reduce the dosing or total use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Bute, Banamine & Equioxx much faster in horses that were rehabilitating.

    Exotic animals are also being treated with CBD products and zoo staff have been working with veterinarians in the use of CBD to treat ailments including cancer, seizures and anxiety. Improvements have been shown in a variety of animals, including a tiger, a lion, a python and a goat. The first experimental treatment was for an ibex, a large goat, that was suffering severe seizures. CBD was introduced into her diet, and over six months, her seizures decreased 95 percent.

    A zoological veterinarian found a cancerous tumor in an 11-year-old white tiger last year. Upon determining that the cancerous tumor was melanoma, the zoologists used CBD to address issues with the tiger’s pain, discomfort and appetite. The tiger also grew up with a lion named Kumba that was being treated with CBD to help its separation anxiety. 

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