Ever feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of pet wellness remedies out there? Two products that come up often are CBD and hemp oil treatments. Both are derived from hemp, a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant, but there are some key differences you should know to make the best health decisions for your pets.
What are the differences?
Hemp oil is extracted from seeds of hemp plants and contains no cannabinoids. It offers mostly nutritional benefits such as:
- improving skin/coat health
- boosting the immune system
- relieving anxiety
- reducing joint pain
- supporting the digestive system
CBD oil is extracted from the flowers, leaves and stalks of hemp plants. It offers mostly medicinal and therapeutic benefits such as:
- stress/anxiety relief including separation anxiety and noise phobias
- reducing inflammation
- reducing chronic pain
- preventing arthritis
- alleviating seizures
Some studies have even shown an effectiveness in CBD helping fight cancer and tumor growth!
Importantly, both extracts are free of THC, the psychoactive compound of cannabinoid plants, so there’s no need to worry about accidentally getting your pet “high”!
There are so many products, where should I start?
As you can tell, both substances provide a multitude of health benefits for your pets. Our Zen Bites CBD chews and hemp oil tinctures are recommended starts for optimizing these great effects. And if none of these appeal to your pets, another great alternative for anxiety relief are calming chews!