CBD and Pets
Sounds crazy right? Well, we have a thing or two to educate you about if you haven’t yet considered CBD as a solution for your pets pain, anxiety or whatever discomfort they might be feeling.
Pets of all sizes and shapes can (and should, if needed) take CBD. Pets such as dogs, cats, gerbils and horses have an endocannabinoid system in their body which means that CBD is likely to have a favorable impact on their health. In simple terms, CBD seems to have the same beneficial effects in these pets as in humans.
It is important to give your pet CBD oil and not Hemp oil. Although sourced from the same plant, the two oils are extracted from different stages of the plant's life. Hemp oil contains beneficial fatty acids derived from hemp seeds, while CBD oil consists of cannabinoids extracted from the hemp flowers. Hemp oil might benefit your pet, however the CBD oil is the only direct way to activate their endocannabinoid system and bring quick relief to their discomfort. It is also crucial that you pay attention to additional ingredients or compounds in the CBD oil you choose for your pet. For instance, do not get an oil that contains grapeseed oil for your dog since it can be very bad for them.
How to choose the right CBD product for your pet
First of all, it's incredibly important to ONLY use CBD products that are made specifically for your pet. Reason being is that many human-grade CBD products are made with ingredients that may be dangerous for your pet such as grape extract for flavor. We generally recommend using either an oil tincture or a chew treat. Both these ways are easy to feed your pet with and be sure you have given them a controlled amount. Just find the product that provides the most benefits for your furry friend, some even offer extra benefits such as joint support or sleep-well ingredients in order to achieve specific benefits.
Again, we don't recommend you use your human-grade CBD products on your pet as they may contain other ingredients that can be extremely harmful to your pet, not to mention the concentration and strength. These specific pet products are out there for a reason so you might as well utilize them.