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Can CBD Help My Pet?

IS CBD SAFE FOR PETS?

Yes! The hemp plant is a fantastic holistic option for your pet that has very few reported side effects. CBD made for pets should have 0.3% or less THC oil, so it will not get your pet “high.” High-quality ingredients are important, just like they are for humans… so make sure you look for 100% organic, non-GMO and a brand that has lab results to verify their product. A general guideline to star0ng CBD with your pet, is to start with a small dose to see how your pet reacts. Some pets (just like humans) can be more sensitive, so a small dose is a good way to give it a try. Negative side effects are rare and may include dry mouth or diarrhea, but they are often short-lived. 

How Much CBD Should I Give My Pet?

Every pet is unique and different, so there is no universal dosage that you should give your pet. Pets who have illnesses may require a larger dose than those who just need to help soothing their anxiety or help keeping calm. A general guideline of CBD dosing is 1-5 mg of CBD per 10lbs of body weight is given for dogs. So a 30lb dog could receive anywhere from 3-15mg of CBD a day. 

CBD for Dogs or Cats Dosing Chart

If you have any specific health concerns or are new to CBD, talk to your vet before giving CBD to your pet. 

How Can CBD Help My Pet?

Anti-inflammatory

CBD acts as a great anti-inflammatory oil because of its medicinal properties. It enhances the immune system which makes it easier for your pets to recover from inflammation issues.

Pain

Once absorbed in your pet’s body, CBD can play an important role in relieving pain, especially when recovering from surgery, fractures, etc… When used correctly and consistently, it can help in treating chronic pains to keep your pet comfortable and perform their regular activities.

Anxiety

Our pets also have episodes of anxiety and depression, just like us. Separation anxiety, fear of thunderstorms, or even traveling in cars can greatly impact their mental health. CBD can help in calming, soothing and easing their nerves.

Healthy Skin & Coat

The skin being the largest organ of the body, it can be prone to allergies or inflammation that can make your pet very uncomfortable. CBD can help relieve those conditions.

Joint & Bone Health

As your pet eventually gets old so does their bones and joints which leads to arthritic pain. Studies show that using CBD can reduce joint inflammation and relieve osteoarthri0c pain & aches for your pets.

Seizures

Research shows that CBD can also help epilepsy in pets. It can help lower the frequency of seizures, especially when combined with their traditional anti-seizure medicine. This may be due to its ability to prevent the brain from firing too many nerves and lower the number of electrolytes, which is believed to play a role in having episodes of seizures. However, further studies are still needed to determine how it can exactly treat seizures. *Always talk to your vet before giving CBD to your pet if you have any specific health concerns or are new to CBD.

Are There Any Risks When Using CBD For My Pets?

The most common side effects may be loss of appetite, diarrhea, and fatigue. They are usually short lived and can depend on the sensitivity of your pet and the dosage you use. That is why it is always best to do small dosage tests to see how your pet reacts and then you can increase dosage from there. If you have specific health concerns or are new to CBD, talk to your vet before giving CBD to your pet.

What forms of CBD are available for my pet?

Many products are now available for your pets including treats, oils, topical products like gels, creams, and the like. It is often given orally because it is easier to administer & pets often like it! Our Bacon Flavor CBD Oil for Pets 500mg is loved by many cats & dogs! You can give your pet CBD along with food or squeeze the drops under their tongue. Dogs often enjoy their CBD with a spoonful of dog-safe peanut bujer!

How Can I Tell If CBD Is Working For My Pet?

Since your pet can’t talk, the most reliable way is to watch and monitor its behavior. After a dose of CBD, keep a close eye on them and check if they have symptoms. Depending on your pet’s symptoms, it can take as fast as 30 minutes for them to feel the effects of CBD. A common theme we hear from our customers is that their pet calmed down, became less anxious or moved their limbs easier. So… be on the lookout for the desired effect, but always contact your vet if you have any questions or concerns before starting CBD. 

Conclusion 

Research shows that CBD may indeed help several pet health conditions such as chronic pain, seizures, and even anxiety. However, studies are continuing to confirm its benefits for your pets. The good thing though, is, many pet owners have tried using CBD products for their pets and with great results! If you are thinking about giving your pets CBD products, make sure that you consult with your veterinarian first to make sure that you can plan a safe way to help your adorable pets.