Did you know that dogs and cats, like humans, have an endocannabinoid system that allows them to absorb and benefit from cannabidiol (CBD)? It’s true that they have the receptors necessary to put CBD to use. But does that mean it’s a good idea to give it to them? Which precautions should be taken when dosing your pet with CBD? Let’s take a closer look at CBD products for our faithful friends, how to administer them safely, and whether or not veterinarians approve of this new help for animals.
Why CBD for Pets?
Humans always want the best for their precious pets. CBD is a natural product that is touted for all sorts of wellness benefits. Some pet owners claim to see a difference in their pets’ moods and anxiety levels, while others believe it supports aging joints and reduces nerve issues. Because studies are still underway (and our four-legged friends can’t talk), much is still unknown about the benefits of CBD in animals. One thing we do know for certain is that it’s generally safe, as long as you have some basic knowledge and follow dosing guidelines carefully.
What Do Vets Say?
Professional opinions still vary, largely because there is still a stigma attached to CBD in some regions of the US. Some vets laud the potential of CBD to help and manage certain conditions, while others are hesitant to recommend it until more is known about its long-term effects. CBD is 100% legal for use in humans and animals throughout Texas, so don’t be afraid to bring up the subject with your veterinarian.
Remember that CBD isn’t a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. If your dog’s joints ache because they’re sedentary and overweight, you’ll need to address those problems to give them the best quality of life. If they’re simply aging and arthritic, adding some CBD-infused or oil to their diet could help with their aches. If your cat suffers from anxiety, you should identify and help the root cause in addition to giving them CBD oil to promote relaxation.
When NOT to Dose Your Pet
There are three very important things to remember before adding CBD to your pet’s diet.
- Cats and dogs are vulnerable to THC toxicity. Always purchase your CBD pet from a trusted source that has the products independently lab-tested. You need to know that the THC content is 0.3% or less for the safety of your pet and the legality of the product.
- If your pet takes medications, always check with your vet before adding any supplement to their diet, including CBD. It’s important to know if the compound will interact with any of their meds.
- You shouldn’t self-diagnose your pet. A Google search doesn’t replace a veterinary exam. Before you decide that your pet has a condition that would benefit from CBD, take them to the vet and get a professional diagnosis and recommendation for help.
SunMed’s CBD Bacon for Dogs
You want only the best, safest CBD for your dog, and you can get them at Your CBD Store in San Antonio. We sell SunMed’s organic, non-GMO, bacon-flavored dog – a favorite among our customers’ furry friends! Each contains 5mg of the finest organically-grown CBD from Denver, Colorado. The recommended dosage is 1 per 25 lbs of body weight, not to exceed 4 per day. Give them as a fun snack, or place them among your dog’s food. They’ll love them!
Your CBD Store in San Antonio: Better Health for You and Your Companion
All of our products are produced by SunMed, one of the mot trusted names in the CBD industry. You can view the lab-verified contents of every product online. If you have questions about CBD for yourself or your pet, give us a call or stop by our store. We look forward to seeing you!