Did you know that CBD is good for you and good for your pet as well? But before you run out to the closest dispensary to buy CBD for your pet Penny, here are 9 things you need to know about CBD for your pet first.

1: Cats and dogs can have CBD too!

Like you, your pet has an endocannabinoid system that regulates your pet’s biological systems. When CBD enters your pet’s body, it binds to the endocannabinoid system receptors triggering health and wellness.

2: CBD has therapeutic effects for many pet conditions.

You might consider giving CBD to your pet to treat any of the following: anxiety, pain, inflammation, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and even seizures.

3: Your pet can experience side effects.

Just like us, dogs and cats can experience side effects from CBD. They include dry mouth, lowered blood pressure, and drowsiness.

4: Know where the cannabis plant came from.

Not all things are created equal. And the same goes for the cannabis for your pet Muffy. So put on your detective cap and sleuth around to find out exactly where the cannabis came from. If the product label says that it’s organic, how do you actually know? Be your own detective. Here’s a tip: find out if the CBD had third-party testing. 

5: Whole-plant extracts may be better than a CBD isolate.

This is based on the idea of the Entourage Effect. The entourage effect happens when the many different compounds in the cannabis plant work together to enhance the impact on your furry friend.

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6: Accurate dosing is essential.

You may get away with an extra drop of CBD here or there, but not so for your pet. The problem is that many tincture droppers aren’t accurate. So look for a CBD product that uses a medical-grade tincture bottle where one drop can be accurately measured. 

7: Know what the carrier oil is.

A carrier oil is needed with your pet’s CBD oil because it helps preserve the CBD and dilute the oil, which is very thick when extracted from the plant. A good carrier oil to use is hemp seed oil. Might as well keep it in the family!

8: There may be a drug interaction with CBD.

If your pet is already on medication, you should check with your veterinarian to discuss the possible interaction between your pet’s medication and CBD. 

9: CBD oil may be the best form for your pet.

Instead of trying to hide a capsule in Harrison’s food and beg him to swallow it, give him CBD oil instead. It’s easy to rub on his gums, which easily get absorbed into the body.

Cat and dog lying beside each other on the grass

The Bottom Line

In this post, we shared 9 important things you need to know about CBD for your pet. At Comfort Tree, we believe in natural remedies for pet ailments and pet health. Call or email us anything to ask about our CBD pet products. +1.226.568.2711, comforttreehealing@gmail.com

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