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The research is everywhere these days so you’ve probably heard of CBD and the amazing medical potential being uncovered with this holistic treatment. You may be wondering if CBD can help your dog, and we have the answers you’re looking for.
If you’re asking what types of pet CBD products exist for dogs or what doses your pup needs keep reading. Learn how CBD can help your four-legged family members below.
Understanding How Pet CBD Works
Just like humans, dogs have a unique system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS helps to regulate a variety of functions including pain, appetite, mood, sleep, nausea, and the immune system.
Our bodies, and our furry friends’ bodies, send chemical messages called neurotransmitters. These messages tell the body how to function. CBD are unique chemical messages called cannabinoids, which help to slow the send of neurotransmitters. This helps to regulate you and your pet’s health because sometimes receptors throughout the body which transmit the messages become overwhelmed and misfire or miss messages completely. Think of it as taking a natural vitamin like a B-complex or vitamin C. You are helping the body's natural functions.
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Unlike other cannabinoids such as THC, CBD is the non-psychoactive part of cannabis or hemp plants. This means your puppy dog will not be getting high from taking natural CBD.
Types of CBD Products for Dogs
Today a large variety of CBD pet products are available for dogs in all sorts of consumption methods, flavors, shapes and dosages. We highly recommend pet parents new to CBD try a variety of these products to really determine which works best for their pup.
We hate to see a dog who could have been helped suffer because the right product or dosage was never discovered. Just like with prescription medications it can take some time and dedication to find the right product.
Top 3 Types of CBD Products for Dogs
CBD Oil for Dogs: By far the most popular and widely available CBD product for pets is CBD oil. This is a liquid concentrate of CBD dog oil. This typically comes with an easy-to-use dropper. CBD oil for dogs allows you to fully control every little drop so it’s perfect for exact doses. We’ll share more on specific CBD doses in a bit.
Dog CBD oil comes in a variety of flavors and milligrams/strengths.
CBD Spray for Dogs: Pet sprays made with CBD are perfect for traveling with your pet and are extremely easy to use. It just takes a few seconds and works quickly. Pet CBD sprays usually come in different formulas which are usually used to provide instant relief.
CBD Treats for Dogs: Treats every day? Your pup will love you even more! Especially if those treats are meat-based tasty little nuggets that make him or her feel better or more calm. Dog treats are a fantastic place to start CBD as you can measure the exact dosage of CBD. CBD dog treats are also great low-stress way of introducing CBD to your dog’s diet.
The amazing health benefits of CBD oil for dogs is comparable to the same health benefits found in humans. More research is beginning to surface showing all of the possible benefits of CBD for all animals. Because of this pet owners everywhere are turning to CBD and revealing huge results.
CBD Oil Dosage for Dogs
Studies are showing CBD is incredibly safe for both human and animal consumption. However, experts are still working to determine the exact dosage needed per dog breed as dog’s in particular come in such a huge variety of sizes.
Today most veterinarians recommend choosing the dosage primarily by the weight of your dog.
Even though CBD for pets is extremely safe, we always recommend starting off slow when introducing a new supplement to your dog.
For basic wellness use begin with 2-5 mgs daily.
Or start with half the recommended dosage on a particular product then gradually work your way up to the recommended amount adjusting every two to three days.
Again, do NOT give up if it seems like nothing is happening. It can take up to 30 days for a new supplement to fully begin working and the benefits of CBD in particular are known to be compounding, meaning they strengthen over time with more use.