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CBD Oil for Your Dog: Boon or a Bane?

A study by Colorado State University shows that Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, an ingredient found in cannabis sativa, may be effective in treating pain, seizures, and anxiety in dogs. The use of CBD for pets came from the popularity of using medical marijuana to treat the same issues in humans.

CBD is also more accessible than before, with states like Colorado legalizing the use of marijuana. States like Utah allow prescription marijuana to be bought from dispensaries. Even though cannabidiol has proven health benefits, there are still misconceptions about its effects on both humans and animals.

Misconceptions and Benefits

The hesitation of some owners and veterinarians to use CBD for pets comes from the negative effects of other substances in cannabis sativa, namely Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. Cannabis sativa has two types of plants: marijuana and hemp. Both plants have CBD and THC. It’s important to know the difference between the …

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