19 Sep How to Store Pet CBD Products Safely
With the dosing for pets being so different than humans, knowing how to store pet CBD products safely will come in handy. In this guide, we’ll discuss how to store the different types of pet CBD products to protect their shelf-life and the integrity of the ingredients themselves. We will cover pet CBD tinctures, topicals and treats/dry food in this short guide.
How to Store Pet CBD Tinctures
Knowing how to store pet CBD tinctures is helpful information because it is the most popular way that pets get their daily doses of CBD. Quality products will be bottled in dark glass to protect the liquid inside from sunlight and heat. Hemp CBD extract is a lot like olive oil – it can spoil with exposure to heat and sun. This is why you’ll notice that most olive oil brans use green or dark bottles.
That being said, as we mentioned, doses for pets are different than they are for humans. Since most pets get such a small dose, it’s ideal to consider storing their pet CBD products (if they are tinctures or liquids) in the refrigerator. Warm them back up just slightly by running them under slightly warm water for 30 seconds to a minute to loosen them. The hemp CBD extract and carrier oil are likely to thicken a bit when chilled.
If you don’t want to store the pet CBD tincture in your fridge, a cool and dark place will also work.
How to Store Pet CBD Products – Topicals
There are a variety of different types of pet CBD topicals available. It’s best to store them at room temperature in a cool, dark and dry place. As with the pet CBD tinctures, you can also store them in the refrigerator.
If your pet doesn’t like cold things being applied to their skin, consider just warming the cream, salve or ointment in your hands before placing it on their skin. If you are making your own topicals for pets using a CBD tincture, it can be stored in the refrigerator as well – especially if there are other natural ingredients in the recipe you’ve made.
Pet CBD Treats and Food
Knowing how to store pet CBD products that are intended to be snacks or food is ideal. Each has a shelf-life, and that will depend on the ingredients of the product. For the most part, it’s best to store homemade pet CBD treats in a sealed bag or container in the refrigerator for up to one week. You can also freeze them for up to one month.
When it comes to pet food – it depends on whether it is wet or dry. Wet food that has CBD infused into it should be kept refrigerated. If you are feeding a dry pet food that contains CBD, a cool, dark and dry place works just fine.
If you give your pet a CBD capsule, these can also be stored in a cool, dark place or in the refrigerator.
These tips to help you store pet CBD products safely will help keep the product from spoiling. They will also help maintain the integrity of the ingredients. It is important to store pet CBD products safely because CBD can crystallize over time.