Obtaining CBD For My Pet In Australia
What’s CBD? And Hemp?
Okay, first of all, CBD is short for Cannabidiol, a naturally occurring chemical compound classified as a phytocannabinoid and found prominently in the hemp plant. CBD is a specific non-psychoactive cannabinoid which positively affects all biological systems in the body via the endocannabinoid system and is known to provide a host of health benefits for humans and animals.
So what is Hemp?
Hemp is a variety of the cannabis species, which exhibits high levels of CBD and low levels of THC (less than 0.3%). Conversely, marijuana contains anywhere from 5-30% THC and various amounts of CBD, CBN, THVC and other cannabinoids. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive cannabinoid prominent in marijuana that is responsible for giving a “high.”
Although both hemp and marijuana are classified as cannabis species, their appearance, chemical composition, cultivation and applications are entirely different. Hemp is one of the world’s oldest domesticated crops and it is seeing a resurgence after years of misconception banned it alongside its psychoactive relative, marijuana. Updated legislation worldwide has made industrial hemp available for use in over 25,000 possible applications including dietary supplementation, skin products, clothing, building materials and accessories.
What will CannaPet CBD do to my pet animal?
Well as we all should know, giving THC to pets would harm them and possibly even end yourself up in trouble with the law... The THC molecule can cause mental disorders in some humans and it produces a psychoactive effect which would not be suitable for your beloved pet. CBD and other cannabinoids are an option to help treat conditions such as Optimal Health and Wellness, Immune function, Healthy ageing, Allergies, Minor skin conditions, Appetite stimulation, Minor stress, Anxiety, Digestive issues, Nausea, Moderate arthritis, Joint inflammation, Minor aches and Pains.
Cannabinoids work on the Endocannabinoid system. Within our bodies and animals there exists a complex network of receptors called the endocannabinoid system or known as the ECS. This system operates throughout the body to send and receive important chemical messages for our health and for maintaining homeostasis in the body. Recent studies have shown that the ECS interacts primarily with our nervous and immune systems and is responsible for balancing and optimizing functions such as sleep, relaxation, appetite moderation, controlling inflammatory and pain responses and enhancing cognitive abilities like mood and memory.
When there is a deficiency of endocannabinoids in the body due to aging or other impairing factors like stress, it affects how we feel and can become problematic for our optimal functioning. Supplementation with CBD is known to help offset this deficiency and restore optimal health.
Treating Your Beloved Pet Sidekick!
Treating pets with CBD is easy as 1, 2, 3. Easy and mess-free. It requires a few drops of our CannaPet oil to be placed directly on their tongue or mixed in with their food. The larger the pet, the bigger the dosage. One of the great things about using CannaPet is that it can be applied to the outer body of your pet, this will help if your animal has any skin conditions that need attention! Don’t stress too much about your pet licking it off. Check out our product descriptions to find the dosage for your loved pet.
How to access CBD for pets in Australia and NZ?
The safest and most effective way to access CBD in Australia and NZ is via a recognized and trusted supplier such as our sister company CannaPet Australia. CannaPet specialize strictly in animals and come in different forms such as Oils & Creams
Always choose an Organic Non-GMO and Full Spectrum CBD oil that has 3rd party lab results to back their product. It might be easier and cheaper looking for an Australian brand knowing your stock is on hand and can be shipped with high priority within Australia.