Everything You Need to Know about CBD & Dog Health
Dogs, and all mammals for that matter, have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS) within their Central Nervous System (CNS). The ECS is a series of receptors that interact, or communicate, with endogenous molecules found in the body. The goal is homeostasis or equilibrium.
Sleep, appetite, mood, digestion, memory, and more are regulated by this system. CBD, and other cannabinoid molecules such as CBG or CBN (there are 120+ cannabinoid total molecules), can interact with this system in the same way that endogenous molecules do. That’s the basic science behind it, though our experts are always happy to dive deeper.
Cannabinoid pet health supplements, often referred to as just CBD, are commonly used for calming, hip and joint, digestive, or senior support. While these products are generally safe when crafted under the proper standards, there is a variety of CBD products on the market that contain potentially harmful ingredients such as THC, pesticides, or heavy metals. THC has shown negative side effects such as disorientation, hyperactivity, and nausea in pets. This is why the NASC quality seal is so important, along with a reputable team and science-first approach.
While less than 0.3% of THC is non-psychoactive and considered safe for dogs, there are THC-free options, such as CHOU2 PHARMA / CHOU2 PET WELLNESS, for pet parents who want that extra purity and assurance.