- CBD for pets
CBD is currently considered the best herbal nutritional supplement on the market. It is known to help people cope with a variety of disorders and illnesses such as: anxiety, cancer, ulcers, PTSD, sleep disorders, eating disorders, fungal infections and other skin problems. So where did CBD testing begin? How did users find CBD to be such a useful substance?
Is animal testing not immoral?
The answer is simple and short – No.
After carefully examining the active ingredients of CBD and concluding that CBD may be beneficial rather than dangerous, scientists began using animals to determine the effect of CBD on humans. Scientists take the following steps to get permission to perform tests on humans. If the substance they create is effective on animals and does not hurt them, it is usually approved for testing in humans, which is very important to determine if the substance is beneficial to all species. It is important to keep in mind that substances do not necessarily have the same effect on humans and animals.
Why are tests always done on rats and mice?
The first animals to be tested for CBD were mice.
Mice are one species for which testing is legal. This allows researchers to test substances with rats and mice before moving on to other animals or humans.
Has this been going on for a long time?
Scientists have been testing the effects of CBD and THC on mice and rats for more than a decade. Recently, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FDA have worked together to relax the legal restrictions on CBD. In the next few years, there will certainly be laws allowing CBD tests on humans, which will necessarily lead to it being recognised as a medicine rather than a dietary supplement.
Did the testing with mice yield any results?
CBD tests have shown that this substance has many medicinal properties that affect humans in the same way as mice.
Studies conducted in 2010 and 2012 found that mice and rats became calmer and slightly sluggish when CBD was added to their diet. In a 2011 study of twenty rats, CBD was given to 10 of them, while others were given placebo. Mice receiving CBD were in a better health condition than those receiving placebo.
In a similar study in 2012, fifteen mice with cancerous tumours received CBD supplements and another fifteen received placebo. Results from mice receiving CBD showed a delay of growth and formation of certain cancer cells. CBD not only reduced cancer tumours, but also made mice more active and also improved their appetite. This suggests that CBD can help reduce certain cancers in humans as well.
Can I give CBD to my mouse or rat?
For rats and mice, CBD oil can be given with food or water. This can help improve their well-being. Rats and mice with disorders such as hair loss, mites or mange can also benefit from the use of oil externally or internally. If your mouse or rat has no appetite, is having trouble sleeping, just seems unhappy or feeling unwell, try giving them a little CBD oil along with food. If they do not start feeling better within a day, take them to the vet. This may be a disease that CBD will not help with, or may require other medicines besides CBD. As mentioned before, if your pet has serious health problems, you should consult a veterinarian. The vet is essentially the only person who can provide qualified medical advice.