CBD for Dogs: Drug Interactions to Be Aware Of

CANNABIS CULTURE –  CBD oil is the biggest health supplement trend for both people and dogs right now. It’s not surprising why: Research continues to demonstrate that this natural product has several health benefits for both humans and our furry friends.

This is due in large part to the fact that the Endocannabinoid System is active in regulating a large number of biological processes including pain, inflammation, digestion, skin health, sleep cycles, and appetite.

What many people do not realize is that cannabidiol can interact with other drugs in important ways. Although some of these interactions can interfere with the metabolism of some pharmaceuticals, it can enhance the effect of others. This article will explore some of the known interactions emphasizing why it is important to talk about CBD for your dog with your vet, particularly if they are taking other medications.

CBD Temporarily Inhibits P450 Enzymes

Most prescription medications are metabolized in the liver by way of specific enzymes produced in this vital organ. One of the most important families of these metabolizing enzymes are known as the cytochrome P450 enzymes. In fact, these enzymes are critical in the metabolization of as much as 60% of pharmaceutical medications prescribed

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