You may have already experienced some of the amazing health benefits that CBD can provide for people. Remarkably, the benefits of the hemp plant are not just for humans. Your furry friends can benefit from CBD much the same way you do. It can help calm their anxiety, bring relief from phobias (like fireworks and storms), eliminate seizures, decrease pain and inflammation (hip dysplasia and arthritis), reduce the spreading of cancer cells, boost their immune system and support their overall health and wellbeing.
CBD may not only helps relieve the current symptoms your pet is having, but it may also works as a preventative treatment. So by giving your pet CBD for an anxiety disorder, you may be preventing the inflammation that could cause arthritis for down the road as he or she ages.
In order to successfully use CBD to help your four legged friend, it is essential that you get the right dose. A good starting dose for most pets is 1 milligram of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight. We recommend dosing twice daily, about twelve hours apart. If you choose to use our Full Spectrum Dog Chews, each one contains 2 milligrams of CBD. So if your dog or cat weighs 20 pounds, they would take 1 chew twice daily. A ten pound pet would take half a chew twice daily. For cats we recommend the isolate tincture as they are odorless and flavorless.
If you have a pet larger than 30 pounds, or if they are extra picky about their treats you might consider using one of our Hemp Derived Isolate Tinctures. With the 600 mg bottle, each drop of oil is 1 milligram. So a 60 pound dog would use 6 drops, twice daily, and the bottle would last approximately 50 days. The drops can be placed on a treat or mixed into your pets food. If you are using the starting dose for 3-4 days and you don’t notice any significant improvement, chances are your pet is not getting a dose that is high enough for their body to recognize. At that point you would want to slowly increase the dose until you can see that it is working. Once you find the dose that works for your pet, use that dose as long as they are doing well.
At some point down the road if your pets symptoms seem to return, it could mean that they are getting too much. As things balance and heal in their system, their body requires less CBD. So if they are still taking a more “therapeutic” dose, it may be time to cut reduce the dose until they start feeling better again. Sometimes it is even a good idea to skip a dose or two and give their system a chance to reset.
If you have any additional questions about using CBD products to help your pets, feel free to leave a comment below and I will respond as quickly as possible.