Is CBD safe for our pets? Increasing numbers of pet owners are relying on CBD based products to treat their feline or canine family member.

As I researched different cannabinoids, terpenes and other substances produced by the cannabis plant, I stumbled upon a number of testimonies which ensured CBD’s effectiveness and use to treat our pets’ ailments.

THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM:

Vertebrate animals, as our beloved pets, possess an endocannabinoid system. Formed by the CB1 and CB2 receptors. With the presence of cannabinoids in the body, these receptors respond in a very similar manner as they do in humans. It is believed that the same benefits can be obtained. As a result the CB1 receptor focus its activity in the brain and the central nervous system (CNS). On the other hand CB2 receptor is located in the peripheral organs, such as the immune system.

BENEFITS OF CBD FOR PETS:

There are several ways we can use CBD to treat conditions for example: pain, stress or anxiety. If we take a closer look at the medicinal properties of CBD. We find that it may be used to combat a number of ailments or symptoms common in dogs, cats and other mammals.

CBD FOR DOGS:

Medical studies show that dogs have more CB1 receptors than any other animal. In addition these positive reactions to these receptors seem especially promising given their potential efficacy. Finally some ways CBD can be used for:

● Inflammations, anxiety or stress, lack of appetite, arthritis, pain associated with cancer, epileptic seizures or convulsions, allergies and skin problems are among the most common uses of CBD.

CBD FOR CATS:

If you were to give CBD to your cat. We recommend using CBD oil directly and not combine it with food that may contain fibers and/or parts of plants. CBD can be used to treat various conditions. Many of them associated with age such as:

● Cardiovascular Problems, arthritis and inflammations, cancer, renal disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, appetite problems, convulsions, anxiety and stress among others.

CBD PRODUCTS FOR PETS:

Luckily today we can find a wide range of products rich in CBD, which are usually sold in various forms. Such forms include: oils, capsules, creams, and even suppositories. These usually contain other compounds with beneficial properties such as terpenes, flavonoids and vitamins, none of them with psychoactive effects, here are our top products for pets:

“AT EASE” PET CBD BUNDLE WITH CAPSULES

The Pet Health CBD Anti-Separation Tincture is safe to give your pets daily. We’ve combined broad spectrum hemp CBD oil and plant-based terpenes to achieve a calming formula. Our CBD oil is THC-free, verified by stringent lab testing. Each bottle contains 300mg of broad spectrum hemp CBD oil. There are no additives, impurities or other unwanted ingredients in our formula.

Canna-Pet® – Advanced MaxCBD Liquid – 10ml

  • Liquid products have more rapid effect.  They are also metabolized rapidly, and should be fed 3-4X daily.
  • If your pet is not eating reliably, and you are not comfortable feeding capsules, liquid is an easy option.
  • 10ml bottle contains 300 drops, sufficient for one month for most pets.

NuLeaf Full Spectrum CBD Pet Oil Tincture

  • All natural with no additives or preservatives
  • Bottle Size: 30mL
  • Made from non-GMO hemp plants
  • Strength: 240mg, 725mg, 1450mg
  • 100% Organic

DOSES OF CBD PRODUCTS FOR PETS:

Finding a method to give your pet CBD should be relatively easy. Some ways we suggest are through oils, which one can mix with their food, treats or directly administer it orally. Finding the adequate dose of CBD can be more complicated. The first thing that must be done is to consult your veterinarian. Your vet can guide you in finding appropriate dosage. In which case, you should begin always with very low doses that would be increased gradually if necessary.

PRECAUTIONS WHEN ADMINISTERING CBD PETS:

Keep in mind that before providing CBD products to any pet. We suggest consulting your primary veterinarian. Consequentely if your pet is already taking any medications or is receiving any kind of treatment. It is important to note that the CBD may temporarily block the absorption of many drugs.