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CBD Oil & Your Dog

Understanding CBD For Pets

1/10/22 by Belinda N. Ahern


CBD has hit the pet market with varying success. The unregulated CBD industry has people marketing and selling substandard products as well as amazing productst that can really assist our canine companions.


Here are the basics of finding useful products for your pups.


CBD& full spectrum hemp oil can be highly beneficial in helping to ease anxiety, promote healthy joints and digestion, maintain the body’s normal inflammatory response, address discomfort, loss of appetite, nausea, end of life comfort and more.


Here is why

Cannabinoids are naturally occurring chemical compounds in both hemp and cannabis.

Our dogs have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). This is a communication system that regulates the nervous system including the brain, immunological system, organs, and vital physiological functions. When there is an endocannabinoid deficiency, it is appropriate to consume phytocannabinoids to address deficiencies.


The Phytocannabinoids found in Hemp and CBD can help create calm, ease, and balance and provide support for relaxing, repairing, or restoring. Dogs are especially responsive to these compounds through their cannabinoid receptors in their brains and bodies. Dogs actually have more receptors than we do and are more sensitive to phytocannabinoids than humans.


When searching for CBD you need to look for:


1. Full Or Broad Spectrum Hemp – CBD (Cannabidiol) is a naturally found substance in both the cannabis and hemp plants. With CBD, your dog will benefit from the reduction in anxiety without the symptoms of the psychoactive compound THC.


2. Certificate Of AnalysisDo not buy CBD that doesn’t have a certificate of analysis (COA)! A certificate of analysis shows both the amount and type of CBD used in the product. Each batch of CBD used should have its own COA. If the COA isn’t listed on the manufacturer’s website, be sure to ask for it before buying the product. Make sure that the amount of CBD on the label is the same amount listed on the COA.


CBD Dosage For Dogs When using CBD, it’s best practice to begin with a smaller dose and work your way up from there. The first step is to calculate how many milligrams (mg) of CBD your dog should have based on their weight. The general rule is 1 mg to 6 mg of CBD oil per 10 pounds of body weight. For anxiety, you’ll find that the lower doses usually work well. If your dog is suffering from immune or pain problems, you may want to use a larger amount.


Possible Side Effects of CBD in Dogs Currently, there isn’t any scientific data on the side effects of CBD usage for dogs, but there are a few potential side effects found by how CBD affects humans. To help reduce any potential side effects, be sure to follow the proper dosage. If you have any questions concerning your pet’s health, or if you want to know if CBD is right for your pet, please consult your veterinarian.


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