How CBD Benefits Dogs
Just like its effects on humans, CBD has the potential to benefit your dog in many ways. By interacting with your dog’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS), naturally occurring CBD and other beneficial cannabinoids can improve things like brain function, joint health, and bone health. Read on to learn more about your dog’s endocannabinoid system and how CBD benefits dogs:
Do Dogs Have Endocannabinoid Systems?
Much like humans, dogs and all other pets have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS), according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. This system is responsible for supporting and maintaining a healthy balance, or homeostasis, within the body while also assisting in your pet’s overall recovery and repair functions.
The ECS is made up of receptors on cell membranes that regulate a variety of processes, including eating, sleeping, relaxation, and cognition. These CBD (cannabinoid) receptors are also responsible for providing the health benefits of CBD to the different parts of your dog’s body.
For the most health benefits, look for full-spectrum CBD products for dogs. In general, there are more than 80 naturally occurring cannabinoids in addition to CBD. CBD oils and chews for dogs made from a full-spectrum hemp extract help deliver a variety of cannabinoids and other beneficial plant compounds to support the health of your dog. This is because the compounds in hemp work together synergistically to cause an “Entourage Effect” that makes CBD products for pets made with full-spectrum hemp extract more complete and beneficial than products that only contain CBD.
Here are some of the benefits of CBD for dogs:
- Supports a calm disposition and healthy brain function
- Can relieve anxiety and stress
- Can support hip, joint, and bone health
All Charlotte’s Web™ CBD oils and chews for dogs feature our proprietary full-spectrum whole-plant hemp extract (the same one we use for our human products) to support your furry friend the way nature intended. To learn more, read our guide to CBD for dogs, take a look at our canine CBD products, or drop us a line.