They can’t tell us when they need an anti-inflammatory medication, or when their osteoarthritis is acting up, but as animal lovers (aka fur baby parents) we generally know when our sweet pet is uncomfortable or anxious. One option for relief that is growing in popularity because of the positive results is cannabinoid (CBD) products.
CBD works for pets the same way it does for people – by stimulating the Endocannabinoid System to create balance in the body which helps to relive pain, reduce neurological problems, reduce anxiety, and address problems with osteoarthritis, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, epilepsy, asthma, and more.
According to the 2017 Cornell University study in which CBD oil was given twice daily to dogs with osteoarthritis, the CBD oil benefited the dogs’ pain and anxiety and helped increase their comfort and activity.
It’s not hard to find stories of pet owners who report similar effects after giving their dogs CBD oil or treats. However, the lack of published double-blind study for animals makes it hard to pull out real facts from the purely anecdotal evidence. However, the anecdotal evidence cannot be ignored.
Conditions that CBD Treats:
- Noise phobia
- Loss of appetite
For the most common ailments, such as anxiety or mild pain, you may find that the lowest serving twice a day works very well. Start with a low serving and see how it affects your pet before moving up. Even for more severe problems, the positive reaction to CBD can be profound enough at this low serving to benefit his/her quality of life.
Different Forms of CBD for Your Pets:
- Dog Biscuit Treats – All-natural treats provide 2.5mg of full-spectrum CBD per biscuit in an enjoyable yummy peanut butter and pumpkin flavors
- Dog Soft Chews – Veterinarian-formulated canine soft chews provide full-spectrum, phytocannabinoid-rich organically grown hemp oil. Each soft chew contains 2mg of CBD, is beef flavored and easy to digest.
- 300 mg oil now available in store (coming soon to the website!)
Our TRUpetlovers Advice:
Every individual – including every animal – is unique and will process cannabinoids (CBD) differently. There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all for animals. The best way to make sure that yours is receiving an adequate amount of CBD is to start low and monitor behavior for 5-10 days before increasing intake.
For the most common ailments, such as anxiety or mild pain, you may find that the lowest dose twice a day works very well. Even for more severe problems, the positive reaction to CBD can be profound enough at this low dosage to benefit the quality of life entirely.
If your pet in under the supervision of a veterinarian and/or is on medication, you should consult him/her before giving CBD. We don’t want there to be any kind of drug interaction.
Purchase with Confidence:
When purchasing CBD products, be sure to use a trusted source. At Trulevia, we do the research for you, and we only carry CBD products that have been third-party tested. Our mission is to be your trusted resource to answer any questions you have, as well as ensure you are getting the best products available on the market for top quality and efficacy. Unfortunately, product label claims are not always as reliable as we’d like them to be, so that’s why we research and only carry CBD products that have been third-party tested. We want you to be confident you are getting the best on the market.
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By Christy Spanton, Product Director of Trulevia, who serves clients with passion and pride.