How Pets Can Benefit from CBD
- Pets & CBD
Should you try CBD for your pets?
To begin with our furry family members can suffer from general aches & pains, stress & anxiety just like humans! As a result, many vets and pet owners are revisiting the benefits of cannabidiol. Just like humans, animals also have an endocannabiniod system and when the receptors interact with CBD relief occurs. Learn how pets can benefit from CBD in this blog post!
Is CBD safe for dogs & cats?
Yes! There are so many benefits of CBD and with little to no side effects. In brief the pros outweigh the cons! The amount of CBD to cause an overdose is exceedingly high, so it is very unlikely. Some dogs may experience nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting if they take too much. Supportive measures are typically indicated.
How CBD Helped Our Pet
Lou, an 11 year old Maltese, doesn’t tolerate loud sounds. At the crack of thunder of a spring thunderstorm, to the first boom of the Fourth of July fireworks, Lou retreats to his hiding place under the bed. Along with his noise phobias, he suffers from extreme separation anxiety from his owners, shaking violently as they leave to go about their daily responsibilities outside the home. His owners introduced CBD treats into his daily routine and found that his anxieties and phobias greatly diminished, although not completely gone. After trying Kentucky’s Best CBD dog treats, pet owners have reported that their senior dogs are up and running like puppies again. Maybe you can teach old dogs new tricks after all!
How do I give CBD to my pet?
You may be wondering how to administer CBD to your pet. Like humans, there are various topicals, oils, and edibles.
CBD Pet Topicals are great for:
- skin allergies
- back pain
- hot spots
However, it is important to keep your pet from licking the area. Most CBD topicals contain hemp oil, coconut oil, or jojoba oil. These carrier oils can help repair the natural skin barrier and allow the skin to heal.
Oils can be the easiest way to administer, either by adding it to the pet’s food or drop it directly into their mouths. Preparations of oil using the CO2 extraction process are always the best options.
Edibles are another option; they typically have little THC (less than 0.3%) and are best for mild to moderate pain. Please refer to our other blog posts about dosing for your dog or cat!
At Kentucky’s Best Hemp we love our furry family members and with many pet owners wondering about their furry friends, we brought pet treats like steak bites and doggy bacon into our product line. We also offer pet spray that can be sprayed directly on to the pet’s food or the pet’s skin.
**As always consult with your pet’s vet before starting a CBD regimen.