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Endocannabinoid System in Your Dog

Endocannabinoid System in Your Dog

ECS, better known as the Endocannabinoid System, is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids. These endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters bind to cannabinoid receptors and cannabinoid receptor proteins expressed throughout the vertebrate central nervous and peripheral nervous systems. This system is found in all mammals and is critical for maintaining homeostasis and adjusting to various functions within an animal's body. The ECS keeps the balance of all bodily systems such as the organs, immune and nervous systems. A balanced ECS helps with immunity, memory, regulating body temperature and mood, appetite, sleep, and pain cognizance. When a dog lacks endocannabinoids, they often have issues with their digestive system and show signs of lack of appetite, sleeplessness, pain, and poor coordination. Phytocannabinoids, cannabinoids found naturally in CBD, promote whole well-being in a mammal.