Trends: Giving Dogs CBD
You know that we love CBD. It’s why we have put so much time and effort into creating the healthiest CBD products on the market. We will continue to produce an even wider variety of CBD oils and edibles that are lab tested and made with the best CBD isolate. We also continue to watch the industry, as a whole, manufacture CBD products specifically for pets. It’s an interesting idea giving dogs CBD, they do have an ECS, but not one like people possess.
I have talked about it before. A dog’s physiology is different than a person’s. Our own ECS changes regularly. As cells die and replicate, they end up having different amounts of endocannabinoid receptors. Receptors are also located in different parts of a cat or dog’s body than found in people. Their metabolism is different. Much more research is necessary to know how CBD impacts people, dogs and cats. So, can CBD help dogs?
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Based on clinical evidence the short answer is "we don't know yet." However, new research is being performed to evaluate CBD in a larger cohort of patients to improve statistics and to test higher drug concentrations.
It feels crazy that all the testimonials out there concerning the benefits of CBD can’t be verified by science. All the same, they can’t yet. Trials are ongoing and some studies have been completed, but none that meet the standards of the most respected in the medical community. Tests on rats just isn’t the same as testing people, dogs or cats. Comparative analysis, interviews, surveys and observational studies are simply not sufficient to back claims.
It’s a complicated issue too. CBD does not actually connect to CB receptors in the ECS. So, researchers are particularly puzzled by how CBD actually affects people or their pets. One way or another, time will bring us the evidence we need to understand the impacts of CBD. We will continue to make sure we only offer the very best CBD gummies, CBD topicals and CBD tinctures on the market.
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