How Does CBD Work for Cats and Dogs?

How Does Hemp Work for Cats and Dogs?

Dogs, like humans, have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is involved in almost every system in the body – cardiovascular, digestion, relaxation, and even the cognitive and memory functions. The ECS is controlled by receptors, called CB1 and CB2 receptors.

CB1 receptors are located in the brain and throughout the body, while CB2 receptors are found mostly in the immune and gastrointestinal system.  When hemp is introduced to the receptors, in this case in the form of hemp for your cat or dog, it helps maintain balance in the body and keep it in a normal healthy state.

In order to work, the hemp has to be easily absorbed by the dog or cat’s body. We all know the old adage that oil and water don’t mix. Dog’s and cat’s bodies are made up of 60 – 80% water. Hemp is naturally an oil, so giving your pet a dropper of oil may be missing the mark. If it doesn’t absorb properly, how can it work?

At Heirloom Pets, we start with organic, water-soluble, broad spectrum hemp. The process we use results in an emulsion (think salad dressing) which allows the hemp molecules to blend seamlessly with our products; made specifically for your cats and dogs. This means consistent dosing. Because our hemp molecules are water soluble, they have the ability to pass into your pet’s bloodstream at a more rapid rate. What does this mean? Simply put, this means our hemp products can get to work faster for your pets.


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