CBD Oil for Pets: What to Know Before You Buy

If you’re like most pet owners, you treat your pet as your family and love them unconditionally. They only deserve the best, right? We understand, we have pets too! 


So, when they’re dealing with a health issue or some type of imbalance, where do you turn? For the last several years, pet owners are turning to CBD oil for their pets. 


This article will cover the safety of CBD, how it works in their bodies, and how to find high quality, effective products. 


Let’s get started! 

Is CBD ok for animals? 

So far, most of the safety studies on CBD have been performed on animals. And a recent study on CBD and dogs revealed zero dangers or side effects. In fact, researchers found that CBD oil was well-tolerated and improved the condition of the pet. 


Also, giving CBD to your pets can enhance the functioning of their endocannabinoid system (ECS). You may have read or heard about this system in humans — well animals have one too! 


This complex and fascinating system regulates homeostasis or balance. In other words, the ECS helps us and your pets achieve harmony and peace between the body and mind. 


Besides this, the ECS also has a direct influence on physiological functions like sleep, pain response, mood, and appetite. Pretty amazing stuff, right? 

 

So, when you give your pet CBD, it interacts with the cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. Through this interaction comes a positive effect on the ECS. 


We’ve established that CBD is safe for your pet and can potentially benefit them. Now, let’s explore some specific questions we get asked by our customers.

Can you give a dog CBD oil to calm them down?  

CBD products derived from hemp aren’t regulated by the FDA yet. That means, we can’t claim that CBD will calm your dog down. 


But, depending on the other ingredients in the CBD oil formula, the product may exhibit calming properties. For example, our full-spectrum CBD pet oil includes botanicals like Rock Rose. This is a shrub that’s used in holistic medicine to assist in calming the body’s response to panic and anxiety.


Also, Cherry Plum and Star of Bethlehem are also in our pet tincture and work in the body to relax the nerves, act as a minor sedative, and reduce fear.

How long does it take CBD oil to kick in for dogs? 

Every dog will feel the effects of CBD oil at different times. Factors like their size, the dose you give them, and the current state of their health are at play here. For humans, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes up to 2 hours to feel the effects of ingesting CBD.


But pets are generally much smaller than humans and have less complicated digestive tracts. This means cannabidiol can reach them sooner.


There’s no exact science on this, but it’s safe to say that within a few hours the effects could kick in. 

What is the best CBD oil for pets?

To buy the best CBD oil for your pet, we suggest looking for a product with a toxin-free, organic source of hemp. Since many of the benefits of a product starts with the quality of its hemp, it’s important to start your search here. 


The hemp farming standards in the U.S. are very high, and states like Colorado and Oregon got a head state on cultivating hemp before any other state. So, a company that sources its hemp from either state or somewhere else in the country is ideal.


Also, a full spectrum product is generally better than the other extract types because it offers the entourage effect. This effect is powerful and uses the whole-plant to create synergy between all the hemp extract compounds. 


As a last tip, try to find an oil with other herbal ingredients that specifically cater to your pet’s needs or health objectives. 


Once you find the perfect product for your pup or kitty, consult these dosing charts on recommended amounts to give your pet each day. 

CBD dosage chart for pets  

For cats (give this dose once a day or break up in two servings)

Weight (in lbs)

Regular Dose

Strong Dose

4 lbs

1 mg

2 mg

6 lbs

1.5 mg

3 mg

8 lbs

2 mg

4 mg

12 lbs

3 mg

6 mg

16 lbs

4 mg

8 mg

20 lbs

5 mg

10 mg

For dogs (give this dose once a day or break up in two servings)

Weight (in lbs)

Regular Dose

Strong Dose

10 lbs

2.5 mg

5 mg

20 lbs

5 mg

10 mg

30 lbs

7.5 mg

15 mg

40 lbs

10 mg

20 mg

50 lbs

12.5 mg

25 mg

60 lbs

15 mg

30 mg

70 lbs

17.5 mg

35 mg

80 lbs

20 mg

40 mg

90 lbs

22.5 mg

45 mg

100 lbs

25 mg

50 mg



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