Is CBD Oil Safe?
CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol. CBD oil is a compound that is derived from the cannabis plant.
Because CBD oil comes from a plant, it is all-natural, making CBD a go-to in the world of natural remedies.
CBD oil for dogs is making its way into headlines that are quickly growing by the day, but how exactly does it all work?
When it comes to CBD oil for dogs, pet owners often express concerns regarding exactly what it is and what is does.
Will CBD make the dog feel high?
How safe is it? Is it weed?
Will CBD Oil Get You and Your Pet High
THC is one of the over 421 natural chemicals that are found in the cannabis plant. THC is one of the cannabinoids that produces a psychoactive effect, leaving individuals feeling “high” when they ingest it.
The marijuana plant is specifically cultivated to contain high amounts (50% to 60%) of THC in order to accomplish the psychoactive effects along with the pain relief applications.
To characterize a cannabis plant as hemp, the plant must contain less than 0.3% THC. Thus, CBD oil from the hemp will not get you or your pet high. However, your pet will still reap all of the medicinal benefits that the cannabis plant has to offer without any adverse effects.
Time for CBD Oil to Active
How long it takes CBD oil to have an effect depends on the dosage, severity of the ailment, dog size and how fast your dog metabolizes the CBD (depends on fat free mass to fat mass ratio).
With that said, CBD generally takes roughly up to an hour to take effect.
Keep in mind that to see continued results, consistent, long-term use is necessary.
CBD Oil Benefits for Dogs
CBD Oil for Anxiety
Perhaps the largest topic studied thus far on CBD oil is the use for promoting relaxation in both humans and animals by acting on the central nervous system.
For anxious dogs and cats, vets prescribe anti-anxiety medications if behavioral modifications are unsuccessful.
Now, pet owners who have animals that suffer from different external and internal stressors (like separation anxiety) have a natural option with CBD oil.
PETLY cbd uses 100% pure, broad-spectrum CBD hemp oil from cannabinoid rich hemp plants in Colorado.
The CBD tinctures come with an easy-to-use dropper that allows pet owners to control the exact dosage of CBD product that their animal is receiving.
We also have chews that are a great, quick snack anywhere.
CBD Oil for Pain
Some pet owners may not realize that CBD oil may play a role in pain management.
CBD oil supports pain-related symptoms by reducing:
- Nerve pain
- Intestinal inflammation
- Inflammation-induced pain
It has been recently reported that CBD oil possesses little to no negative side effects. Having another option outside of traditional pain medications is a wonderful thing for pet owners and their pets.
The tinctures are a great and easy way to introduce CBD oil.
The oil comes in variants, which are typically based on weight, so that pet owners can choose what best suits their dog's individual needs.
Like so many wonderful things in life, CBD oil works best with consistency.
CBD Oil for Seizures
This has insane potential, given that many conventional seizure medications come with adverse side effects.
If your dog suffers from seizures, your vet will likely prescribe phenobarbital and potassium bromide.
Although traditional medications can be very effective for treating seizures, their use must be closely monitored because of their negative side effects, such as liver and kidney damage.
Another aspect of these conventional medications is that they may not be effective in all pets suffering from seizures and may cause other adverse effects.
Healthy Heart Support
- Can promote healing of blood vessels
- Relaxing the arteries and reducing blood pressure (vasodilation)
- Maintaining a lower resting heart rate
CBD for Allergies
CBD oil can be a great all-natural remedy to help support allergies. Like humans, dogs can suffer a range of allergies, including environmental and food allergies.
Some vets may recommend Zyrtec or Benadryl to ease your pup's environmental allergies. However, both Zyrtec and Benadryl, as well as all antihistamines, come with their fair share of potential adverse reactions.
CBD OIL MAY HELP YOUR DOG COPE WITH ALLERGIES WITH ZERO ADVERSE EFFECTS!
How To Use CBD Oil for Dogs
The most efficient and easiest way to administer CBD oil for dogs is with the dropper that is included in the tincture bottle.
Owners can use the dropper to administer the CBD oil straight into their dog's mouth, or into their food servings. Most customers report that their dog has no push back regarding the taste of the CBD oil.
How To Buy CBD Oil for Dogs
When researching CBD oil brands, be sure that the product is 3rd party tested, 100% natural, soy free, and non-GMO. Be sure to look for a certificate of analysis (COA), which is a laboratory report of the product’s chemical make-up and potency. For hemp-derived CBD oil, the product’s COA would include information on which cannabinoids, along with compounds like heavy metals and bacteria are in the formulation.
Don't let them fool you!
Any reputable company should easily be able to provide one (COA) if you ask for it.
The bottom line is that should know what you’re purchasing. PETLY believes that your pet deserves the best, which is why we have sourced the purest CBD oil, and all natural ingredients.
CBD Oil Dosage for Dogs
Studies are continuing to advocate the efficacy and that CBD oil is incredibly safe for human and animal consumption. However, experts are still determining the exact dosages of the product, which has created boundaries with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The dosage is primarily determined by the size and weight of your dog but more importantly, the fat mass to fat free mass ratio which can dictate your pets metabolism. That’s why PETLY has formulated their products in regards to animal size.
Dog owners can start off with half the recommended dosage and gradually work their way up to the recommended amount, which is typically 1ml of oil formulated for your animal size. However, tinctures allow you to control very specific amounts with each use.
CBD Dosage for Dogs
Calculating the appropriate CBD dosage for dogs is very important!
CBD Dog Chews
Pet owners can provide added support to their dog's health with our variety of CBD treats.
Pet owners with anxious pups may be interested in our CBD dog treats. They are made with 100% pure cannabinoid rich hemp oil and coconut oil (MCT).
Life is too short to live in pain. For dogs suffering from joint and muscle pain, nausea, or recovering from extensive exercise, you may be interested in some tasty CBD treats.
Our CBD dog chews may help support irritated, dry skin, cracked paws, allergies, and excessive shedding or dandruff.
The CBD dog chews are rich in omega-6, omega-3 and other essential free fatty acids. They are made with 100% pure hemp oil and all natural MCT coconut oil.
As far as the research shows, the side effects of CBD are virtually nonexistent. In some cases, lethargy and tiredness have been reported.
However, these side effects can be quickly eliminated by simply reducing your dog's dosage.
Even though CBD is all natural and non-toxic, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to your furry homie.
We encourage pet parents to keep an eye on their dog during the introduction.
Thankfully, holistic wellness are currently making leaps and bounds in the medical space and in turn allowing us to choose how we treat our animals. Natural remedies are finally getting the appropriate recognition and our furry team here at PETLY could not be more excited about it.
CBD oil for animals is making a huge impact in the lives of humans and animals alike. Here at PETLY, we take pride in our delivery of grade-A products and education to our consumers and their companions.