The Endocannabinoid system in dogs is part of what maintains the natural balance in the body and it is usually stimulated by endocannabinoids (which are produced internally). However, the endocannabinoid system can also be stimulated by external cannabinoids, including Cannabidiol (CBD) – the non-psychoactive compound found in industrial hemp.
CANNABINOID CB1 & CB2 RECEPTOR LOCATIONS IN DOGS
How CBD Functions
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors that are located throughout the body. It has two kinds of receptors: CB1 & CB2. CB1 receptors are mostly in the brain and central nervous system. CB2 receptors are mostly in peripheral organs, especially immune cells.
CB1 & CB2
Glial Cells (Parts of the Brain)
Cannabinoid Receptor Locations in the Dog Brain
Plays a role in memory, thinking, awareness and consciousness
Governs metabolic processes such as appetite
Plays a role in emotions
Is key to memory storage and recall
Governs motor skills and learning
Governs coordination and muscle control
Controls many basic functions including vomiting reflex, blood pressure and heart rate. Also plays a role in pain sensation, muscle tone, and movement