CBD for your Pets
Do you have pets? Has your pet been suffering from discomfort, irritability or anxiety? Pet owners who have a furry friend that is suffering are often willing to try anything to help their pet get better.
Perhaps you have been hearing about some pet owners who are giving CBD oil or medical marijuana to their pets. You’re probably wondering if medical cannabis or CBD products can help and if they are safe.
How CBD Works
CBD is a natural substance that is extracted and separated from a cannabis plant or hemp plant.
CBD is one of the 100+ chemical substances that are known as cannabinoids. A cannabinoid is a class of chemical compounds that act on your body’s cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are part of your endocannabinoid system.
Cannabinoids attach to receptors in your body called CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are present in the body and the brain and bind to THC. CB2 receptors are most prevalent in the immune system and affect inflammation and pain. CBD directs the body to produce more of its own cannabinoids, which can have an anti-inflammatory effect.
Because CBD is so similar to our body’s endocannabinoid system, our bodies tend to integrate them better than many man-made prescription drugs. CBD may have potential health benefits, but it also has been shown to have few if any harsh side effects.
The same endocannabinoid system that exists in the human body also exists within all mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish.
Proper Dosage for Animals
When it comes to CBD dosage for humans, CBD oil is most commonly administered orally, and can be taken in tincture, capsule, topical, or other forms. Individuals often begin with a dose of 5 to 10 mg and increase their dosage daily until the desired results are achieved.
The effects of CBD can last for several hours after a dose is ingested. Many people begin to notice CBD’s effects within 90 minutes of ingestion.
When it comes to giving your pet CBD, you should first consult with your veterinarian to ensure that the CBD will not interfere with your pet’s current prescription medications or medical conditions.
If your veterinarian approves, you can start with a small dose of CBD for your pet. A good baseline is to start with 1 mg of CBD per every 10 pounds of your pet’s body weight, one or two times a day. It’s always better to start with a small dose and gradually increase the amount of CBD each week until you see beneficial results.
When giving your pet CBD, make sure that you stay with them for several hours afterward to ensure that they are tolerating it well.
CBD is non-toxic. If you accidentally give your pet too much CBD, it will not result in fatalities. The most commonly reported negative side effects that have reported in animals are sedation and overactive appetites.
The FDA has warned that pet owners should be cautious when buying medical cannabis and CBD products for their pets. Unfortunately, there are some products on the market that were poorly and hastily extracted and contain contaminants such as high levels of residual solvents and heavy metals.
Be sure that you are buying your CBD products from a reputable supplier with 3rd party testing such as SuperNaturals CBD so that you do not inadvertently expose your pet to toxic contaminants.
SuperNaturals High-Quality CBD Oil
Our high-quality CBD oil is created from state certified industrial hemp that is 3rd party lab tested for purity, potency and safety. Our broad-spectrum CBD products contain cannabidiol plus a range of other beneficial cannabinoids, which may include depending on the batch, cannabigerol (CBG), cannabidivarin (CBDV), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabichromene (CBC).
Just as our CBD is safe for humans, it is also safe for pets. Our broad spectrum hemp CBD extract is combined with hemp seed oil to create a powerful combination of mother nature’s most beneficial superfoods. Our premium quality CBD oil does not have any of the psychoactive effects of THC.