If your furry little friends have been suffering from symptoms of pain, a disease, or an illness for some time now, it may be beneficial to consider CBD for your pet. Of course, as a pet owner, you want to give your pet nothing but the best and safest treatment.
When considering CBD for your pet, it’s important to use CBD that originates from agricultural or medicinal hemp. This ensures that there will be no THC in your product. THC is the psychoactive component of marijuana plants and it’s what creates that “high” feeling.
There are many amazing legitimate companies who specialize in CBD specifically for your pets. Our Think Botanicals CBD Oil for Pets has 0% THC and is made from organically grown Canadian hemp and fish oil, it’s created at a 200mg/30mL dosage level.
BUT, HOW DOES CBD WORK FOR ANIMALS?
Your pets, like humans, have an endocannabinoid system (ES). All mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish have one. The endocannabinoid system, which is comprised of hundreds of receptors, is the system in our body that’s affected by cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD).
In pets, CBD can help regulate the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system.
CB1 AND CB2 RECEPTORS
CB1 receptors are situated throughout the Central Nervous System.
CBD can have a great influence on your little furry friends’ brain, lungs, vascular system, muscles, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive organs. CBD for Pets can help with the prevention and treatment of anxiety, seizures, bowel disease and nausea.
CB2 receptors are situated throughout the Peripheral Nervous System.
In this system, CBD can have a positive influence on the receptors in the spleen, bones, skin, immune cells, liver and pancreas. CBD for Pets can help with the prevention and treatment of cancer, chronic pain, inflammation, arthritis, and loss of appetite.
WHAT DOSAGE OF CBD SHOULD I GET MY PET?
When it comes to dosage for animals, like humnas, it varies. Firstly, always consult with your veterinarian to make sure the cannabidiol won’t interfere with any current medication or vaccinations. If all is good, it’s recommended to start with 1mg per every 10 pounds your animal weighs, once or twice a day.
Similarly, with adults taking CBD, it’s always important to start small and gradually add more. While hemp CBD is completely non-toxic, it’s still recommended to stay with your pet after they take CBD to see how they are reacting to it just like you would if you were adding something new to their diet.
You will most likely notice less anxiety and hyperactivity. If your pet seems much more drowsy then normal you could consider lowering the dose but a natural relaxed energy is normal.
For more information on dosage, read more here (https://www.cbdschool.com/how-to-use-cbd-hemp-oil-for-pets/)
GETTING IT DOWN THE HATCH
At Think Botanicals we sell 200mg CBD oil tinctures with can be given directly into their mouth, added to food, put on a treat. Other products may be rubbed onto skin or inside the ears, or put on an animal’s paw for them to lick off. To add to that, you can find hemp CBD biscuits, capsules, gel caps, and ointments. The options are truly endless when it comes to administering CBD.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CBD FOR ANIMALS
- Help with Allergies and Skin Issues with Dogs
- Help with arthritis, joint pain and mobility
- Reduce anxiety
- Reduce learned phobias and fears
- Reduce aggressive behavior
- Boost appetite and relieve constipation
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