08 Aug 7 Things to Know Before Buying CBD Oil for Pets
When you’re buying CBD oil for pets, making the right choice of product can be difficult. Yes, it’s a process. As a pet parent, you want to make sure that you’re offering the purest, all-natural CBD products to your pet – just as you’d do for yourself. In this guide, we’ll help you with the steps of finding the right option/s for your pets with these 7 things to now before buying CBD oil for your pets.
Look for Dosing Suggestions
When you’re buying CBD oil for pets, the dosage is very important. Pets require a different dosing structure than humans. It is important that the CBD manufacturer understands this as well.
Ideal doses for pets are as follows:
- Starting dose – 0.05 mg per pound (also considered a “small” dose)
- Median dose – 0.125 mg per pound
- Maximum dose – 0.25 mg per pound
Administering CBD to your pets twice daily is often considered ideal, but the frequency of doses should also be discussed with your vet.
You don’t want to see that a CBD company just says their products are lab tested. You want to see third-party lab testing and you want to see those results posted clearly on their website. If there is not a separate section on the navigation bar for lab results, look within product descriptions for links to CoAs (certificates of analysis).
Ensure that the products have passed all sections of the required testing.
The ingredients are important to look over when buying CBD oil for pets. If your pet has dietary restrictions or allergies, it is best to take a look to see which carrier oil is used. In some cases, a blend of carrier oils is used, so it is also important to review the combination of oils.
You might think that buying CBD oil for pets requires a budget of its own, but this is a common misconception. CBD oil for pets should not cost more than it would for yourself. Compare prices with the milligrams of CBD per bottle. Determine which brands have the ideal price for your budget based upon the amount of CBD, ingredients and information on the manufacturer’s website. By information, we mean – product descriptions, contact information, transparency (lab results) and educational material.
Information about the Hemp Used for the CBD Oil Products
It is important to know where the hemp used to make the CBD product was grown and how it was grown when buying CBD oil for pets. Pet Health CBD only sources our hemp CBD extract from American hemp farmers with organic farming practices. If a source is not listed, ask the manufacturer. While the direct source, such as the farm’s name, may not be disclosed – the general location (such as a state or U.S. sourced) is sufficient.
Does the brand have a favorable reputation? Keep in mind that advertising and marketing restrictions to make it difficult for some companies to get their brands out there. Several social media platforms have strict limits on how CBD brands can advertise and/or market. Some states also have restrictions on advertising.
What extraction method was used to obtain the CBD oil? This is important because some methods use solvents that can leave residual chemicals behind. Supercritical CO2 extraction is the preferred method. It is clean and leaves behind only the purest hemp CBD extract for CBD manufacturers to work with.
These 7 things to know before buying CBD oil for pets is a helpful quick guide to keep bookmarked so you can “check off the boxes” as you compare pet CBD products. If something just doesn’t seem right – such as a super cheap price, it might be best to steer clear of that product. Make sure you are purchasing pet CBD products from trusted, reliable retailers such as Pet Health CBD.