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will my dog get 'high'

No! Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a completely non-psychoactive compound, naturally found in cannabis, that has enormous therapeutic potential. Providing no "stoned" or "high" feeling, CBD is known to have anti-inflammatory effects and can help with a multitude of both chronic, and acute diseases.

What can cbd help?

Among chronic conditions, CBD can help with: arthritis, compromised immune systems, stress responses, aggression and digestive issues. There are also studies under way into CBD’s effects on Type 1 diabetes, organ diseases and cancer. Veterinarians are also finding CBD can be useful in treating acute ailments like sprains and strains, torn ligaments, bone breaks and even during post-operative care to reduce swelling, pain and stiffness.

 

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how does CBD work?

Mammals are hard-wired with a system of Cannabinoid receptors throughout the brain and body. CBD does not stimulate the two traditional receptors activated by THC (the CB1 and CB2 receptors) eliminating the psychoactive reaction; instead, it activates other receptors, like the vanilloid, adenosine and serotonin receptors. By activating the TRPV-1 receptor for instance, CBD can play a role in the mediation of body temperature, pain perception and inflammation. Find out more information at the Project CBD website.

How quickly does cbd work?

As with most herbal medicines, effects on most ailments will not be seen immediately. CBD requires time to build in the body, you will need to be patient. Your dog may feel some relief within a few hours, especially in regards to anxiety, however the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD may take a few days to recognize. Be mindful of your dosing as overdosing can lead to drowsiness, and on very rare occasions mild vomiting and diahrea.