CBD Oil for Dogs, Cats and Pets (plus serving size calculator)
Straight Hemp CBD Oil for Dogs, Cats and Other Pets
Is it safe for my dog or cat to use CBD?
It’s no surprise people are looking into CBD oil for dogs, cats, and their other pets. Cannabidiol, or ‘CBD’, works with the Endocannabinoid System or ‘ECS’. Research shows that the ECS functions in all mammals. This makes it certain that humans and all mammals can benefit from taking a hemp oil supplement rich in CBD. Further studies are helping us better understand the ECS. Current research is looking at how CBD and the Endocannabinoid System work to provide balance in our bodies. CBD for pets is an active topic in the veterinary community.
Why does your dog or cat need CBD?
CBD is an adaptogen for all mammals, humans, and animals. This means it can help stabilize physiological processes and promote homeostasis. When animals experience an imbalance their body’s natural instinct is to bring them back to a state of balance and health. We call this state of balance homeostasis. CBD works with the body to encourage normal functioning and the return to homeostasis.
There are many circumstances that can push an animal out of balance. Invasive surgeries on your pet, for example, cause imbalances in their bodies and minds. Members of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons continue to shift their stance on CBD; the results of a study released by Cornell seem to support anecdotal reports of CBD oil benefits.
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Type of CBD
It is important to use only the best high-quality and pure CBD oil for dogs and pets. When using a full-spectrum CBD oil for dogs and pets it can be more effective.
Full-spectrum, a whole plant extract, includes all the hemp plants healing properties. When all properties work synergistically together they produce more powerful effects. An isolated CBD extract can reduce the effects of CBD because all of the beneficial chemical compounds are not working together. Some brands use artificial flavors and additives that could bother your pet’s stomach and do more harm than good. It’s important to use an additive-free and non-flavored CBD oil for dogs and pets. Straight Hemp offers Full Spectrum Hemp Oil that does not contain additives or artificial flavors, making it a perfect option for animals.
CBD Dosage for Pets
Each animal has its own unique dosage depending on their weight and how they react to CBD. Straight Hemp recommends using this three-tiered guide to find the correct dosage for using CBD oil for dogs, cats and other pets. Start low (tier 1) and incrementally increase the daily amount over the course of several weeks until you reach desired effects.
Three Tier Serving Size Guide:
Tier 1 (low dosage): 0.05 mg x lb / twice daily
Tier 2 (medium dosage): 0.125 mg x lb / twice daily
Tier 3 (high dosage): 0.25 mg x lb / twice daily
Or use our CBD Oil Serving Size Calculator for Dogs & Cats to easily calculate how much to give and what size bottle you'll need for a 30-day supply.
There are instances that your pet may benefit from having a higher dose. However, just like humans, animals grow a tolerance to CBD, and increasing dosage may be necessary. Taking small breaks will reduce tolerance.
CBD Oil For Cats, Dogs and other Pets!
Using CBD oil for dogs is the most popular when it comes to animals and CBD, but there is no reason why cats and other furry mammals cannot benefit from CBD too! Bunnies and other rodents can also reap benefits from CBD oil. Small animals are more sensitive to supplements, less CBD is more! Make sure to keep a close eye on your pets as you incorporate CBD into their diets.