02 Jan Is CBD Right for your Pet?
How do you know if CBD is right for your pet? CBD products for pets have been trending for quite some time. As a pet parent, doing what’s best for your pet is likely always in your mind. You do for your pets as you do for your own children and loved ones. You make choices for them to better their lives. When it comes to CBD, is it right for your pet? This guide will help you answer a few common questions.
Is CBD Safe for Pets?
Pets, like humans, have an endocannabinoid system. This means that their bodies produce endocannabinoids just like ours do. This also means that their bodies are already designed to work with and accept cannabinoids from outside sources.
From the data that is available regarding studies and animals/pets and CBD, we haven’t seen anything really negative. Most of the data has been positive. While most studies on CBD for animals have been conducted on rats, they also have an endocannabinoid system. Their bodies are tiny but most studies have had positive results.
There isn’t much information available regarding CBD for pets simply due to scientific research restrictions. The majority of the information available is anecdotal information from other pet parents that have chosen to give their pets CBD. The results vary, but the large majority of what’s said is positive.
Chat with your Vet
Although vets might not have enough education or information regarding CBD for pets, many are open to having a conversation about it. Vets in California have a law just for them that allows them to suggest CBD for pets but they cannot prescribe a dosage or suggest a specific product/brand.
If your vet is uncomfortable with the conversation, consider a new vet. We’re not saying that you should “vet shop” until you find one that gives you the answers you want – we’re just saying to find the right vet for your pet.
Your vet will be able to tell you if including CBD into your pet’s daily routine is a good or bad idea. CBD may not be right for all pets.
Determining the Right Dose
CBD dosages for pets are much different than they are for humans, as we’ve mentioned several times. When it comes to pets, they need an exact dose based upon their exact weight. It is not sufficient to guess their weight or use a product that suggests a dose for a range of pounds.
Our CBD Dosage Guide for Pets is an ideal place to start. This guide gives you the right dose for your pet based upon weight and helps you calculate the right dose for your pet. It also helps you understand what to look for to understand if the starting dose is enough or if adjustments need to be made along with how to make those adjustments.
When determining if CBD is right for your pet consider how they react to stress, their mobility and any underlying health concerns. Choose a CBD product for your pet that is made with quality, fresh, natural ingredients like those offered here at Pet Health CBD. We care about what you give your pet. We care about the ingredients we select for our formulas. We strive to provide only the best, highest quality products for your pets possible.