With so many people benefitting from CBD, a natural question is whether CBD might help with their furry companions. Thousands of people are giving CBD to their pets and seeing radical improvements in their pets’ quality of life.
Early-stage clinical research shows that CBD can be extremely helpful for pets. Reports from pet owners agree. CBD can help your dog or cat by reducing pain, increase energy and activity levels, and reducing any anxiety your pets might have. Sometimes the results can be dramatic. In particular, older dogs sometimes see a significant increase in energy levels. Arthritis and osteoporosis are common in dogs and older dogs show higher incidences of these painful conditions. In humans, CBD can help with the bad inflammation associated with arthritis and osteoporosis so it would make sense if CBD help in pets, and initial studies back that up, though more research is needed. CBD is also an approved treatment for some forms of epilepsy in humans, and early-stage studies indicate that CBD may also help dogs with that condition.
United Kingdom residents are not currently allowed to buy CBD marketed to pets. The British Veterinary Directorate has declared that CBD is a veterinary medicine. This conclusion is different from that reached by human and veterinary authorities around the world, but it is the law in the UK. So while humans can buy CBD they trust from Elements of Green, we currently block the purchase of the same products when they are marketed toward pets.
CBD is a natural substance derived from the hemp plant. It interacts with the endocannbinoid system of all animals – humans and their pets included. CBD can help regulate stress levels, reduce harmful inflammation, relieve pain, improve sleep, and help with appetite. One very important thing to know about CBD is that it is not psychoactive like THC, a better-known ingredient which comes from cannabis. CBD will not make your pet high!
When you purchase CBD for your pets, there are three considerations. The most important thing is to ensure you are getting what you are paying for. There is a lot of questionable CBD out there for humans, and it could be even worse for pets. At Elements of Green, we insist that all our products for pets and for people are lab tested for potency and purity.
Next, you must decide how to give your pet CBD. There are specialty treats which contain CBD, but at Elements of Green we recommend that you use a CBD oil or CBD crystals. The crystals can be added to food, and the oil can either be added to food or placed directly under your pet’s tongue, depending on how well trained it is, of course!
Finally, you must decide how much CBD to give to your pet. One study on relieving pain in dogs with osteoarthritis found that 2 mg/kg worked well, but you may find different results for your pet. We recommend starting with a fairly low amount and increasing it as you find your pet to benefit. Our Endoca Hemp Oil Extract CBD for Dogs has a convenient plastic syringe for application of precisely how much CBD you want to give your pet. It’s very potent, so this product is best for large dogs and horses.
We hope that CBD can help your pet and that Elements of Green can help you choose the right CBD formulation to get the best possible benefit.