New studies show that CBD can help our four-legged friends reduce stress caused by travel or temporary separation from their owners.
A placebo-controlled study conducted by researchers at the UK Animal Care Sciences Institute examined the effect of a single oral dose of broad-spectrum CBD on 20 dogs during car travel or temporary separation from their owners.
During the study, researchers monitored various physiological and behavioral parameters of the dogs, including cortisol levels, ear temperature, and heart rate.
Dogs that received a single oral dose of CBD (4 mg per kg of body weight) before the stressful event showed a significant reduction in stress compared to those who received a placebo.
The researchers also found that CBD-treated dogs were significantly less sad, cried less, and were overall in a more relaxed emotional state than dogs who received a placebo.
The study results were published in a veterinary science scientific journal, Frontiers in Veterinary Science.
Dr. Elena Battaglia, a veterinarian specializing in cannabis-based treatments for pets, emphasizes the importance of relying on an experienced doctor to follow your pet during CBD therapy.
The response of animals to CBD and cannabinoids in general is very subjective, and the experience of a qualified veterinarian can make a difference.
Choosing CBD to alleviate the stress of your pets can be a safe and effective choice, but it is always advisable to consult a veterinarian before starting any therapy.
Regulations related to hemp and CBD should be clearer and more precise to ensure the quality of the final product and the safety of consumers.
Users need transparent information about the product they intend to purchase, including cannabinoid content and other components.
Adequate regulations could help establish uniform labeling standards for products and ensure that the customer always knows what they are buying.
Although there are many CBD products available on the market, not all are equal in terms of effectiveness.
In addition, the lack of general knowledge about the many benefits of cannabinoids and other components of the hemp plant could prevent consumers from choosing the products that best suit their needs.
CBD and other phytocannabinoids can be useful for reducing physical and mental stress in animals, who often lead stressful lives due to modern living and intensive farming.
The endocannabinoid system of vertebrates is designed to manage stress, but when the stress level becomes too high, phytocannabinoids can contribute to homeostasis and rebalancing of the body.