How Can CBD help my dog?

Relieve Pain
Reduce inflammation
Kill or slow down bacteria growth
Reduce risk of artery blockage
Reduce blood sugar levels
Inhibit cell growth in tumors/cancer cells
Treat psoriasis
Reduce vomiting and nausea
Tranquilizing, used to manage psychosis
Reduce seizures and convulsion
Suppress muscle spasms
Relieve anxiety
Promote bone growth
Reduce contractions in the small intestines
Protect nervous system degeneration

How CBD Works in Dogs

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-phsycoactive 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

  • Immune system
  • Liver
  • Bone marrow
  • Pancreas
  • Brainstem

CB1

  • Brain
  • Lungs
  • Vascular system
  • Muscles
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Reproductive organs

CB2

  • Spleen
  • Bones
  • Skin
  • Glial cells
    (parts of the brain)

Cannabinoid Receptor Locations in the Dog Brain

Cerebral Cortex

Plays a role in memory, thinking, awareness and consciousness

Hypothalamus

Governs metabolic processes such as appetite

Amygdala

Plays a role in emotions

Hippocampus

Is key to memory storage and recall

Basal Ganglia

Governs motor skills and learning

Cerebellum

Governs coordination and muscle control

Brain Stem

Controls many basic functions including vomiting reflex, blood pressure and heart rate

Also plays a role in pain sensation, muscle tone, and movement

The Difference Between Phytocannabinoid Rich Hemp Oil and Hemp Oil

CBD is an active compound (called a cannabinoid) that is found in mature hemp plants – in most strains, it is found in abundance throughout the leaves, flowers, and even the stems. This is the compound that is responsible for all of the medical and therapeutic benefits. The extraction process is expensive and sophisticated, but it is necessary to ensure premium quality phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil. We use CO2 processing for our extraction method.

Hemp Oils are 99% of the time extracted from hemp seeds, which contain minimum amounts of CBD.