CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant, but it doesn’t cause a “high.” CBD is the main ingredient in many cannabis pet products, such as oils, treats, and creams.
CBD interacts with our pet’s endocannabinoid system, which is made up of cannabinoid receptors throughout the body, bones, bodily systems, and organs.
The endocannabinoid system controls necessary physiological functions, like energy, inflammation, pain, wound healing, memory, immune health, and more. It also heavily regulates the nervous, endocrine, digestive, and immune systems.
Our pet’s body creates its own cannabinoids that support proper bodily communication & function. Cannabinoids majorly impact appetite, pain perception, inflammation, immune system function, and more. All mammalian bodies naturally produce endo-cannabinoids, while plants (like hemp) have phyto-cannabinoids.
When a body can’t make enough endo-cannabinoids, this can sometimes cause many health problems and illnesses. Parents often supplement with phyto-cannabinoids (like CBD) to help. Some use CBD as needed for their pet’s pain, stress, and sleep.
When trying CBD treats for pets, we recommend daily use for most noticeable effects.
CBD is commonly used to help with anxiety, chronic pain, seizures, and inflammation in pets. Some studies have shown positive effects of CBD for these conditions, but more research is needed to confirm its safety and efficacy pets. CBD may also interact with other medications that your pet is taking, so you should always consult with your veterinarian before starting CBD.
The side effects of CBD for pets are usually mild and include changes in appetite, fatigue, and diarrhea. These side effects may depend on the dose, the quality, and the individual response of your pet to CBD.
There are many CBD products available for pets, such as oils, treats, capsules, and creams. However, not all products are created equal, and some may be unsafe or ineffective. To choose a quality CBD product for your pet, you should look for the following features:
• The product has been tested by a third-party laboratory and has a certificate of analysis (COA) that shows the amount of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids and contaminants in the product.
• The product is made from organic hemp that is grown in the U.S. or Europe and is free of pesticides, herbicides, and solvents.
How much CBD should I give my pet?
Every pet is different! Always consult a veterinarian before giving your pet supplements or starting new routines.
TREATS: Suggested serving sizes for our 10mg CBD biscuits are:
- 0.5 piece per 0-25lbs of body weight,
- 1 piece for 26-50lbs,
- 1.5 pieces for 51-75lbs, and
- 2 pieces for 75+lbs.
For dogs and cats 12 weeks or older.
We recommend starting with 1-2 servings daily for optimal wellness.
Adjust dosage accordingly based on your pet’s needs.
For best quality, use within 5 weeks of opening.