CBD for pets
How does CBD work in my pet?
Just like in humans, animals have an endocannabinoid system. CBD, a natural molecule, interacts with the receptors in their system, providing them with similar benefits to what we experience.
Will my pet get high while taking CBD?
Absolutely no need to worry—CBD won’t cause a high feeling in your pet. Our CBD is sourced from hemp, meeting legal standards with THC levels below 0.3% (THC causes the high feeling in marijuana). Rest easy with our THC-free pet CBD products, ensuring your pet’s well-being.
Can my pet overdose on CBD?
Given the recent legalization of hemp, there’s not enough research to establish toxic CBD levels. However, there hasn’t been a recorded case of CBD overdose in animals or humans. People commonly report sleepiness and dry mouth with larger servings, so start small and increase gradually. Always consult your veterinarian, especially if your pet is on other medications or if you have concerns about serving size. We prioritize safety and recommend thoughtful experimentation with CBD for you and your pet.
How do I find the right serving size?
You can use the guide on our product label as a starting point, but keep in mind that every pet will react differently, so there is some trial-and-error involved. First, decide whether you want to give CBD to support your pet’s overall well-being or in specific situations, such as during fireworks on July 4th. Begin with a low serving size and observe your pet closely. If you don’t see the desired results, gradually increase the serving size. Be patient; it can take some time, up to several days, to start seeing the benefits.
Does it matter whether I give my pet treats or tinctures?
A tincture can be used in two ways: by dropping the oil directly into your pet’s mouth or by mixing it with their food or on a treat. When the tincture is administered directly into the mouth, it may be absorbed faster into the bloodstream, potentially bypassing the GI tract. You should observe results within 20 minutes, although the benefits may not last as long as the other method. When a tincture is mixed with food, it goes through the digestive system and the liver. It will take longer to see the effects (up to 1-2 hours), but they typically last for a more extended duration (typically 6-8 hours).
Is hemp seed oil the same as CBD oil?
Currently, many pet store shelves are stocked with products containing hemp seed oil. However, unless these products explicitly mention the presence of CBD, you won’t be receiving the benefits of CBD. While hemp seed oil itself has numerous nutritional advantages, it doesn’t contain detectable levels of CBD because it is extracted from seeds. CBD is primarily extracted from the flowers and leaves of the mature hemp plant, and these oils have high concentrations of cannabinoids.
Is it safe to give my pet CBD?
Many people are curious about this because the safety and risks of using CBD in dogs have not been thoroughly researched, although several studies are currently underway. We anticipate that, for the most part, CBD works similarly in animals as it does in humans, and anecdotally, they may experience similar health and wellness benefits. However, there can be significant differences in the products available, especially regarding ingredients and potency.