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Health Benefits of CBD for Dogs and Cats
Research continuously unveils the benefits of CBD for people, but what about your pets? In general, most of us consider our dogs, cats, and other pets to be a part of our family, and they can reap the same benefits from CBD products as you.
Recent studies support that any mammal (vertebrates with an endocannabinoid system) can benefit from taking Cannabidiol (CBD) as part of your regular diet. Cannabinoids have influence on several aspects of mammals, such as hunger, pain, stress or anxiety, among others. In fact, CBD’s multiple health benefits show promise in treating a wide variety of common conditions, ailments and symptoms for both dogs and cats. These benefits can include-
- Pet Stress & Anxiety
- Behavioral Issues
- Lack of appetite
- Spasms and seizures (epilepsy)
- Allergies and skin problems
How to Administer Pet CBD Products
With the wide variety of pet CBD products on the market today, it’s important to find the best way to administer it to your pets. Just like us, our dogs and cats have their own unique personalities, and some methods of administering their daily CBD dose will be easier than others. The two primary forms are CBD oils and edibles, specifically flavored treats.
CBD For Cats
Pet CBD Oil is generally easier to administer than treats, and can be mixed with your cat’s food, their favorite snack or administered orally. Our Pet CBD Oil is essentially flavorless and odorless, making giving it to even the most finicky felines a breeze.
CBD For Dogs
Oil is the most popular way to make CBD a part of your dog’s daily diet, and is administered the same way as you would for cats, by adding it to their food or administering orally. Let’s face it though, most dogs will eat just about anything, which is why treats are an excellent way to give them their CBD supplement. What you’ll want to pay attention to is the ingredients of these treats. While our CBD Dog Treats are 100% natural with only healthy ingredients, this is most often not the case.
CBD Dosage for Dogs and Cats
Getting your dog or cat to take CBD is easy in comparison to providing the correct dosage to your furry friends. Naturally, the first thing to do is ask your veterinarian, as they will know the medical history of your pet better than anyone else. While our Pet CBD Oil has suggested dosage amounts on the label, you should always start with a lower dose and gradually increase to reach the desired results. Don’t worry, there are no known side effects from administering too much CBD, making it an extremely safe option for your dog or cat.
Precautions When Giving CBD to Your Pets
As previously stated, always ask your veterinarian before starting any treatment with CBD, especially if your pet is already taking medication, as CBD can temporarily block the absorption of many drugs. Under no circumstances should you stop any treatment with prescribed medications without discussing it with your veterinarian first.
The Future of Pet CBD Products
The market for CBD products for dogs and cats is quickly gaining traction with the public and for good reason, but the attitude of medical professionals toward the use of CBD with pets is slow, hard work, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Although there is a lack of clinical studies for pets, researchers agree that all vertebrate animals have an endocannabinoid system, and so whatever benefits cannabinoids have on humans can positively affect our pets in the same manner.
CBD is a natural, safe and affordable option that can help your pet with many common problems, such as anxiety, pain, arthritis and joint inflammation. While CBD companies are unable to make medical claims about products, we encourage pet owners to do your own research and decide what’s best for their pets.