CHAPTER 10 - CBD FOR PETS
Humans are not the only ones that can reap the benefits of CBD. CBD oil is safe, gentle and nutritive CBD supplement for pets of all ages.
Pets have an endocannabinoid system as humans do. CBD holds promise in helping balance pets’ endocannabinoid system in the same way it helps to balance humans endocannabinoid system.
CBD oil can promote healthy aging, support joint mobility, ease travel anxiety in pets and encourage healthy digestion.
ANIMALS HAVE AN ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM AND CBD CAN SUPPORT YOUR DOG OR CAT IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
CBD CAN HELP PETS RELAX
An overactive dog or cat may be a sign that they are suffering from pet anxiety. CBD can balance their system to help them relax.
If your dog is constantly jumping on people or always seems a bit scared, pet CBD can offer a solution. When dogs get scared or anxious, they can engage in destructive behaviors that can harm furniture, belongings, and even your sanity.
If your dog gets skittish during thunderstorms or anytime someone new comes into your home, you may want to keep some CBD pet treats handy.
CBD can offer them some much needed relief when they’re in pain or feeling ill.
CBD CAN HELP YOUR PET WITH PAIN, ARTHRITIS, AND INFLAMMATION
It can be tough to know when your pet is in pain.
Somehow pet owners always seem to be able to tell. Just like humans, pets can develop all sorts of conditions like arthritis, inflammation, and other ailments. This can leave them limping around, with little energy and/or in decreased mood and appetite.
CBD can offer them some much-needed relief when they’re in pain or feeling ill.
CBD CAN REDUCE AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR IN DOGS
Some dogs are more aggressive than we’d like. A dog can become a fierce animal quickly and without explanation. If you’ve got a dog that gets overly aggressive, CBD can balance them out to curb aggressive behavior and calm them down.
When your pets take CBD consistently, it has the potential to reduce aggression. It can also be used in situations where the dog acts in an aggressive way to provide a more calming effect.
CBD CAN INCREASE APPETITE AND REDUCE NAUSEA
If your pet has started eating less than it used to, it may be a sign that something is going on in their digestive tract or that they’re feeling nauseous. It can be difficult to pinpoint why your pet may not be eating, but CBD tends to address multiple issues that alter pet appetite.
HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I GIVE THEM?
One of the best things about CBD is that there is no threat of your pets overdosing on it. The best way to figure out how much CBD would be right for your pet is to start with a low dose, observe what happens, then try upping the dosage over time to see if it produces a better result.
We recommended taking .05 mg of CBD and multiplying that by your pet’s weight in kilograms to find the proper dosage.
Start with this, and if it seems like your pet needs or wants more, try a higher dose. It is always better to start low and raise the dose. According to veterinarian Robert J. Silver, the highest you should go is 1 mg of CBD per kilogram per day. Any higher than that and your pet may start to get overly drowsy or sluggish.2
CBD PETS DOSING GUIDE
Pet dosage is based on weight
PROPER DOSING FOR PETS
Recommended Daily Dose
* No more than 1mg of CBD per LB of Pet’s Weight per day.
DIFFERENT WAYS OF GIVING CBD TO PETS
CBD INFUSED PET TREATS ARE ONE OF THE EASIEST WAYS OF INCORPORATING CBD INTO YOUR PET’S DIET.
Your pets will love them and they are easy and fun.
If you’d prefer, you can purchase a CBD oil and drop some of it on your pet’s food or on a treat. Drops and oils can also be dropped into your pet’s mouth. This can allow more customization with the dosage size but may be trickier than giving your pet a treat that contains CBD in it.
CAN PETS OVERDOSE ON CBD?
THERE IS NOT A FATAL DOSE OF CBD, HOWEVER, IF YOUR DOG INGESTS AN EXTREME AMOUNT BY ACCIDENT, IT IS BEST TO SEEK VETERINARY HELP IMMEDIATELY.
You may also want to double check with your veterinarian if your pet is taking any other medications to ensure that CBD does not interact with them in any unexpected ways.
If you go to your vet and they know nothing about CBD, it may be best to find a vet online and set up a phone call. Any vet that is interested in hemp or cannabis healing in dogs should be more than happy to chat about CBD and its potential benefits for pets.
- CBD shows enourmous promise for dogs and cats.
- Pets have an endocannabinoid system just like you do, and CBD helps it in the same way.
- As more research continues to be done with pets and CBD, more benefits will appear.