As CBD oil use has become increasingly popular among humans, more pet owners have become aware of a holistic option for their furry friends: CBD oil for pets. Pet owners across the United States have tried using pet CBD oil, and many report that using it has improved their pets’ quality of life. But if you’re considering trying CBD oil for pets, you may be wondering: what do you need to know about it before trying it? In this post, we’re answering this question by going over everything you need to know about CBD oil for pets.
What is CBD Oil and How Can it Affect Pets?
CBD oil is an oil that contains cannabidiol. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the many endocannabinoids present in cannabis plants, such as hemp plants. Unlike another very famous endocannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD has no psychoactive effects. While there currently isn’t enough scientific research to show the health benefits or proven effects of CBD, there are numerous anecdotal reports of people using CBD products for various health issues. People have reported that CBD eases anxiety, arthritic pain, inflammatory pain, nerve pain, nausea, sleep issues, and more.
Today, many (if not most) people have heard about CBD’s potential health benefits for humans. But far fewer people are aware of the fact that CBD can affect animals in the same way it can affect humans. CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system, a molecular system that the body uses to help maintain homeostasis. And humans are not the only mammals that have an endocannabinoid system. All mammals have endocannabinoid systems, which means CBD can affect many pets, such as dogs, cats, and horses.
Why Do People Use CBD Oil for Pets?
There are many reasons people try CBD oil for their pets. Some people may use CBD oil for pets regularly to address chronic issues, while other people may use it on an as-needed basis. Listed below are some of the most common reasons pet owners use CBD oil:
- Behavioral Issues
- Arthritic Pain
- Hospital Visits
- Separation Anxiety
- Healthy Sleep Cycle
Understanding CBD Oil Dosing for Pets
The amount of CBD that may work best for your pet will vary depending on their weight, so CBD oil dosage for pets is generally tied to weight. Our CBD Pet-Oleum oil comes in different dosages to best suit the needs of different pets. We currently offer Pet-Oleum for large dogs, medium dogs, and small dogs or cats. Our CBD oil for dogs and cats comes with a dosage guideline you can follow to find your pet’s perfect dose.
If you’re interested in trying a pet CBD product that is not a CBD oil (such as our CBD dog treats or our CBD equine paste), we recommend always following the dosage guidelines that come with that particular CBD product.
Talking to Your Veterinarian About CBD Oil for Your Pets
We always recommend that you talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet a new non-prescription product, whether it is a CBD pet product or any type of dietary supplement. While CBD is natural and safe, it can sometimes interact with certain prescription medications for certain medical conditions. So it’s important to consult with your veterinarian before giving your pet CBD hemp oil to make sure it’s right for them.
Talking to your veterinarian about trying CBD oil is easy in some areas of the country, yet harder in others. For example, California is the only state in which practitioners of veterinary medicine can actually bring up trying CBD pet products. In all other states, the pet owner has to bring this topic up first. Even if you live in a state other than California, however, you can always ask your veterinarian about whether or not trying CBD oil is right for your pet (you’ll just have to be the one to initiate this conversation).
Why Choose Dr. You+ High Quality CBD Pet-Oleum Oil For Your Pets?
If you’re searching for best CBD oil for your pet, know that not all CBD oils and tinctures are made equally. Dr. You+ products are veterinarian formulated and veterinarian approved. All of our CBD products, including our CBD Pet-Oleum Oil, are all natural, organic, and non-GMO, and contain only the highest quality full spectrum CBD. Additionally, all of our products are third-party lab tested, which means you can be confident you’re giving your pet the accurate dose for their unique needs.