If you’ve purchased any products from Mother Nature’s Trading Company™, you believe in the incredible power of Hemp Extract, also known as CBD! Our customers turn to CBD for many reasons, and our all-natural Cranberry Seed Oil + Hemp Extract (CBD) products are an important part of their healthy, positive lifestyles. Many pet lovers have also realized the good news that dogs, cats, and even horses can enjoy the incredible benefits of CBD, too!
Is CBD Safe for Animals?
In its pure state, CBD is safe and well-tolerated by animals, according to a 2017 World Health Organization report. Veterinarian Stephanie McGrath, who also works as an assistant professor of neurology at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, conducted her own extensive research on CBD administration in animals, and was impressed with her findings.
How Does It Work in Animals?
McGrath concluded from her research that in dogs, like humans, CBD appears to be metabolized in the liver. While researchers like McGrath are still trying to establish exactly how CBD works in animals, they theorize that it interacts with their endocannabinoid system, similar to humans. The endocannabinoid system is present in nearly all animals, and plays an integral role in maintaining homeostasis for a number of organ systems. This complex system modulates the nervous and immune systems, controls pain and inflammation, the digestive processes, and reproduction function.
What Are the Benefits?
A 2018 study found that CBD can help increase comfort and activity in dogs with osteoarthritis. A year later, McGrath published a study suggesting that CBD may reduce the number of seizures epileptic dogs experience. And while these studies were small, McGrath is incredibly optimistic about the role CBD can play in promoting a healthy lifestyle in pets.
The fact that CBD is safe and well-tolerated makes it virtually risk-free for owners to try. Drugs don’t always exist to treat many conditions that affect household pets, and if they do exist they may be expensive or come with a host of debilitating side effects, like lethargy and weight gain.
Mother Nature’s Trading Company™ takes pride in our specialty line of pet products, Cowboy Up™. From Equine Tinctures and Syringes to tasty Dog Bites, all of our pet products are made with the same high-quality Cranberry Seed Oil + Hemp Extract used in our Cranology™ products, along with delicious, all natural, GMO-free foods that your pets will love!
Head to our Instagram to read some of the incredible testimonials we’ve received from our Cowboy Up™ customers!