Once you have given your pet CBD, how can you know that it
is working? Here are three common signals that your pet is feeling the effects
1. Increased movement, agility, and willingness to stand up.
If you are noticing:
A reduction in the time it takes for your pet to stand up,
An increase in bravery or willingness to explore,
Your pet expanding their garden patrol or spending time in different places in your home, Less licking or fussing over joints and pressure points
Then it’s likely that the CBD you are giving them is having
a positive effect!
2. Changes in your pet’s verbalization
Pets that are under stress from anxiety, pain or inflammation in the body often present with verbalization changes. Some pets may become more introverted, quiet, and passive.
If CBD is reducing your pets inflammation or anxiety, it’s
likely you’ll see this expressed in the way they communicate with the people and animals around them. Just as their endocannabinoid system should be becoming more stable, expect to see more stable expressions of behavior— so less panicking when the doorbell rings, or more acceptance of being petted and
3. Symptom are reducing
If you’re giving your pet CBD oil to help with chronic
conditions such as arthritis or seizures, the best way to judge effectiveness is to compare their symptoms before you begin CBD treatment, and after your pet has been ingesting a consistent CBD dose for a couple of weeks. Focus on things like frequency, duration, intensity, and how disruptive or upsetting symptoms
are to your pet.
In this sense, CBD may not completely remove your pet’s
symptoms in the way that pharmaceutical drugs sometimes can. Instead,
indications should become less severe over time, as internal cannabinoid concentrations rise. Keep in mind all pets are different, and it may be
necessary to adjust the type or dosage of the type of CBD you are using (within reason) until symptoms are manageable or completely gone.