Regardless of what CBD products you purchase for your dog, please consult your veterinarian before starting a CBD regimen. And pay attention to the packaging of the CBD product to make sure you know exactly how many milligrams are contained in each drop of oil.
The company has found that these baseline dosages are sufficient for 70% of pet owners that use its products, but in some instances, a dog may need more than the recommended starting dose. If this is the case, it's usually best to slowly increase the CBD dosage and carefully monitor your pet's reaction to find their perfect dose.
After all this talk about the potential benefits of CBD, you may be wondering if there are any drawbacks or side effects. One thing to keep in mind is that CBD supplements and dog treats have not been evaluated by the FDA. And according to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, there is not a lot of scientific research looking at CBD for pets, so it's always best to consult with a veterinarian first.
In fact, products made from the hemp plant can provide a number of benefits to dogs of all breeds and all sizes. Here are just a few reasons why you might want your pets to use CBD.
If your dog isn’t too fond of a CBD oil, then CBD-infused dog treats may be the answer. Fab CBD makes tasty cookies sans dairy, corn, wheat, or soy. These treats don’t have any THC, but they do come with some beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids, as well as three great dog-friendly flavors to pick from: peanut butter apple (for calming), salmon (for skin and coat health), and chicken (for active immune support).
Although there is plenty of preliminary work and anecdotal evidence suggesting positive benefits of CBD oil for dogs, more high-quality research still needs to be done. If you have any questions or concerns, please consult a trusted veterinarian.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is an increasingly popular natural remedy. Many scientists have vouched for CBD's potential in treating chronic pain, anxiety, and other ailments. And as more and more humans experience the merits of CBD, some are beginning to use it on their dogs as well.
If this sounds confusing right now, don’t worry. We’ll just get straight to the point. The purest and highest quality CBD oil comes from the CO2 extraction method, which is how we make our CBD pet tincture. Other solvents such as butane leave behind nasty byproducts that could potentially be dangerous for your pet’s health.
We only use all-natural, non-GMO organic & vegan ingredients in our CBD pet tinctures. We never put any wheat, animal by-products, cornmeal, artificial flavors, or colors in any of our products. After all, a healthy pet is a happy pet.
We ship to all 50 states in the US. We can ship to you no matter which state you live in. Our CBD pet tinctures are made from 100% industrial hemp and contain NO THC. You can rest assured knowing that these products will not get your pet high.
What to Look for in CBD Tincture for Dogs & Cats
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For a standard dose, the general rule of thumb is to use 0.25mg of CBD per pound of bodyweight. For example, a dog that weighs 80 pounds may need 20 mg of CBD oil to manage its symptoms. In this case, a 600mg bottle of CBD pet tincture may give you just enough for 30 doses.
Once we have the CBD extract, we combine it with hemp seed oil. Hempseed oil is an excellent choice for a carrier oil as it is exceptionally rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Cannabidiol (CBD) does not have any psychoactive effects like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) does. This means your dog or cat will not get “high” by consuming CBD.
And the good news: Absolutely no adverse effects of giving a dog “too much” CBD have been found. While discussing dosage, Dr. McGrath mentioned that her epilepsy study uses higher dosages than other ongoing studies and that she saw no negative side effects from implementing this high dosage.
Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about CBD oil for dogs. Please reach out to us if you have any questions you don’t see here, we’re always happy to do what we can to help!
A: The CBD pet market usually creates different strengths for different sized dogs. A 250mg oil will be perfect for those small dogs in the 5-25 pound range, a 500mg for those medium-sized dogs out there, and the 1000mg strength is usually reserved for those big pups weighing in at 75 pounds and up.
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Q: How do I know which strength to buy?
Before we go any further, a quick clarification on the difference between CBD and THC. Both CBD and THC are parts of the cannabis plant, known as ‘cannabinoids’. There are over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, but CBD and THC are the two most common. CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t have the ability to create a ‘high’ feeling. CBD is also safe for both humans and animals. THC is the part of the plant that causes that ‘high’ feeling, and can be toxic to dogs in certain amounts. Every precaution should be taken to ensure that your pup doesn’t snag that tasty THC cookie or candy off the table when you’re not looking. Emergency pet hospitalizations for THC ingestion are on the rise, so be careful with those THC goodies around your pet!
First the not-so-good news: There are no Health Canada-regulated dosages for dogs taking CBD.
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