The brains of both dogs and cats and all mammals for that matter have many different pathways or methods of communicating both inside the brain and with the rest of the body. Messages traveling down these pathways take the form of neurotransmitters – naturally synthesized chemicals that move from one nerve cell to another.
One of the body’s main support pathways is the endocannabinoid pathway. It helps with several important functions like sleep, pain, mood, memory, appetite and so much more. Bodies produce their own messengers for this pathway, but different cannabinoids like CBD can supplement these messengers. This allows CBD to travel down the endocannabinoid pathways and achieve a whole host of beneficial effects.