The Benefits of Hemp CBD Oil for Dogs. Part 1 by Angela Ardolino

Natural medicines and essential oils are very popular these days and, believe it or not, your pets can benefit from some of the same all-natural supplements as humans do. All-natural Hemp CBD oil for dogs is one of the latest methods pet owners are using to help treat or prevent numerous pet ailments. Cannabidiol (CBD) for pets is derived

from hemp, a variety of the cannabis plant species, yet contains less than 1% of the psy- choactive properties commonly associated with cannabis. Instead, it contains com- pounds that interact naturally with your dog’s immune, nerve and endocannabinoid systems. WHY DOGS NEED HEMP CBD OIL. Unlike fish oil, hemp seed oil contains

the perfect ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids. These are essential fatty acids, meaning dogs can’t produce them, and need to get them as a part of their diet. A good balance of these Omega oils is critical to your dog’s health because they work syn- ergistically in the body. Hemp seeds are also high in an essential plant-derived Omega-6 fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA). And CBD oil contains cannabinoids (CBD, CBDA, CBN, CBG, and terpenes) which are proven to both treat and prevent several common pet health concerns. FIGHTS CANCER. SHRINKSTUMORS. Researchers at the American Cancer

Society say there’s evidence that people with cancer, diabetes and skin allergies don’t produce enough GLA; these issues have proven to be incredibly common in dogs too. While GLA is considered a con- ditionally essential fatty acid (most dogs can make enough of it, most of the time), there are many circumstances like hard exercise or stress, in which dogs can’t pro- duce enough GLA—making it extremely important for you to provide it as a nutri- tional supplement. Finally, because GLA is perfectly balanced with Omega-3 fatty acids, hemp seed oil will help reduce inflammation in your dog and strengthen his or her immune system. I’ve even administered CBD oil on a

daily basis, to treat a small fatty tumor on my Doberman’s eye; within a matter of

weeks the tumor had nearly disappeared. REDUCES JOINT PAIN AND INFLAMMATION. The Journal of Arthritis and

Rheumatology has reported that the GLA found in hemp seeds reduced arthritis symptoms by 25%, compared to a placebo at 4%. There are two main cannabinoid

receptors in both human and canine nerv- ous systems, known as CB1 and CB2.

IMPROVES SKIN AND COAT. Hemp seed has long been used in cos-

metic products and soaps because the oil can penetrate the inner layers of the skin and promote healthy cellular growth. The balanced fatty acids also play an important role in reducing the inflammation associat- ed with common pet skin issues, including yeast infections, hot-spots, itching and der- matitis. As an anti-inflammatory, CBD oil can relieve systemic inflammation that causes hives, blisters and whole-body itch- ing. And it helps fight skin allergies by pro- moting healthy cell growth. HELPS RELIEVE ANXIETY. Does your dog become frantic when

you leave, or when a thunderstorm is approaching? CBD oil can also help with depression and anxiety by playing a role in the serotonin pathways. I give CBD oil to my dogs during every thunderstorm and it calms them down, almost instantly, after ingestion. Hemp CBD oil has also proven to

calm anxiety and reduce obsessive behav- iors in dogs, like chewing and licking. WHERE TO GET IT? The Pet Pharma line of Hemp CBD

Angela Ardolino and David Estevez,

co-owners of Beautify the Beast grooming in Lutz, Florida and a few of their family dogs.

The CB1 receptors are more affected by the presence of THC—controlling perception, memory, mood, sleep and appetite—while CB2 receptors affect the immune system. The compounds in the plant that play

a role in inhibiting inflammation are the substances that activate the CB2 receptors, as inflammation is an immune response. GLA is not the only compound in cannabis that activates the CB2 receptor. A terpenoid known as beta-caryophyllene is found in hemp extract, and also activates this receptor with no psychoactive effect. In addition to its anti-inflammatory benefits, CBD Oil has also been shown to have anti-psychot- ic, anti-convulsant, anti-oxidant and immunomodulatory effects.

oil products is available at Beautify the Beast in Lutz, Florida. These vegan hemp oil spray/tinctures are made from non-GMO hemp, grown without pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. These all-natural for- mulas contain hemp CBD complex, hemp seed oil, terpenes, and coconut oil. They are also high in essential fatty acids, offering the perfect ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6, and contain a full spectrum hemp oil with CBD, CBG, CBN, and CBDA. These ingre- dients come together for syner- gistic, long-lasting beneficial effects for your dogs.

U Pharma Hemp

for Pets This what Angela gives her dogs

to help keep them calm during thunderstorms. Available at Beautify the Beast, Lutz. Call 813.949.1288.

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