How CBD oil can help your pet
With the increase in Cannabidiol (CBD) products on the market for wellness, it’s natural to think about whether or not CBD oil will help pets and/or any health related conditions our furry friends may have.
Firstly, it’s important to note that unlike THC, which can cause toxicity or even death in dogs and cats, CBD’s most common side effects include changes to appetite, fatigue, and diarrhea. The severity of these side effects often depends on the size of the CBD dosage given and often go away on their own, but should any of these reactions remain or not get any better, make sure to contact your pet’s veterinarian.
So what size dosage should I give my pet?
As with humans who have never taken CBD, start low and raise it slowly making sure to keep an eye on your pet as the effects take place. Often the right pet CBD oil will have the recommended dosage right on the bottle, but If you notice that your pet isn’t experiencing any relief, contact your vet. They may recommend an increase in dosage to see how they respond.
Due to the low amount of actual research on CBD use in animals, there isn’t a safe maximum dose, so it’s best to discuss what’s best for your pet with a vet who has experience helping pets with CBD oil.
Great, so now what are the benefits for my dog or cat?
While the actual research is limited to small studies, the use of CBD oil on pets has shown to help with a myriad of different conditions including anxiety, chronic pain, seizures, inflammatory problems, digestive problems and aggression.
Cannabidiol has even been documented in a recent study by Cornell University to induce cancer-cell death and prevent metastasis.
How will I know it’s working?
Now that’s the tricky part. Our fur babies can’t really tell us if they’re feeling better so it’s up to us to keep a close eye on them after giving them the first dose of CBD to see if their symptoms improve.
Also, all pets are different and CBD may work better for some than others. Depending on the condition your pet has, symptom relief may take place in as little as 30 minutes or take up to a few weeks of consistent use.
I’m ready to try CBD for my pet. What pet CBD products can I use?
Now that you’ve decided to use CBD for your pet, there are a range of CBD pet products we offer to help them. All of our CBD pet products are made with organic hemp oil, are 100% non-psychoactive and are third-party tested and guaranteed for purity, potency, and freshness.
And while there is little scientific research out there that CBD may help with several pet health conditions, many pet owners and veterinarians are already using CBD with largely positive results.
Join them and the happy pets today!