All mammals have an endocannabinoid system, or ECS.  Including your dogs and cats.  There are mainly two types of cbd receptors.  CB1 and CB2.

These receptors are built to interact with endocannabinoids (cannabinoids naturally produced by the brain).

Named after the plant that led to its discovery, the endocannabinoid system is a network of receptors located throughout the body. Short-lived natural endocannabinoid substances are synthesized on demand by the body to maintain homeostasis, a stable internal environment. When these internal mechanisms lag behind the body’s needs, supplementing with extra CBD can help. Research also suggests that supplementing can coax the body to build more receptors so natural cannabinoids will work more effectively.

However, they can also interact with plant-derived cannabinoids like CBD, which in turn cause a variety of responses throughout the body.

The most common benefits of cbd for animals is:

1. Powerful Painkiller
2. Anticonvulsant
3. Anti-Inflammatory
4. Stress Reliever
5. Antiemetic
6. Anticancer Effects
7. Promotes Homeostasis

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Like many other pet-centric CBD products that have become available over the past year, Hempworx CBD products do not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—so there is no risk of animals getting “high.”  A growing number of professionals and pet owners are becoming increasingly curious about how CBD can benefit a pet’s immune system and whether these products may be able to rival prescription medications. CBD products for animals are expected to be one of the biggest trends in pet care for 2019.

According to Veterinary News http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/cannabidiol-new-option-pets-pain

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been receiving increasing attention for its use in the treatment of pain in veterinary medicine. Unlike marijuana, which is a class 1 substance that contains varying levels of its active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol is an extract of the hemp plant that has THC levels lower than 0.3 percent.

CBD affects the endocannabinoid receptors, which are located in both the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Endocannabinoid receptors are very important as they function to maintain body homeostasis. CBD is deeply involved in those endocannabinoid neurotransmissions in that they upregulate and downregulate neural transmissions as needed to maintain that homeostasis, helping keep the body in a normal and healthy state. Although we’re focusing here on the use of CBD for pain in animals, other known actions in humans include the downregulation of anxiety, noise phobia, epilepsy, inflammation, emesis and anorexia, among other actions.

The “magic” of treatments that both upregulate and downregulate neural transmissions is that they always act to move the body toward a normal state and therefore don’t shift things in the wrong direction. Acupuncture is another treatment known to have the same type of homeostatic action.

In other words, both acupuncture and CBD work quite unlike many pharmaceuticals. Most pharmaceuticals only stimulate upregulation ordownregulation, making it possible to move body systems out of their normal or homeostatic state. Because CBD works toward homeostasis, it doesn’t do this, making unwanted side effects rare and giving CBD a good safety profile.

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