Add a little CBD in this and a little in that, it can be in treats or drops and be used on dog and cats. With so many brands and products currently on the market, it gets overwhelming to know where to even start. First of all, CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound found in hemp and cannabis. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC, is not in most CBD oils, as most products containing CBD are made from hemp and not from marijuana. Studies have shown CBD is effective when used to calm anxiety, to help with aches and pains, as an appetite booster, to help control seizures and many other common issues found in your pet. The idea of giving my dog something natural over a Xanax to reduce her seizures makes me happy and will help her not be a zombie dog.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not officially approved the use of CBD oil and an official dosing chart has not been issued. Always start with small amounts and adjust your dosage according to the effects on your pet. Common side effects could be dry mouth, drowsiness, and possibly lowered blood pressure. Your pet may be thirsty, have a brief feeling of light-headedness, and be sleepy or slow. The American Kennel Club (AKC) is currently sponsoring a study to evaluate the use of CBD treatment in epileptic dogs. The first of many studies for the use of CBD in the pet world.
When choosing the form of CBD for your cat or dog, a tincture (oil) is found to be best. The dosage can be controlled and customized to each of your pets drop by drop. Look for organic ingredients and avoid any that contain pesticides, fungicides, or solvents and other additives. When shopping, remember that you get what you pay for. Higher quality and pure CBD oils will be more expensive than oils that contain small amounts of CBD or other toxic ingredients. A certificate is usually enclosed with the amount of CBD oil in the product.
With so many brands out there, Pets Go Here will help you narrow it down for you to get the best bang for your buck.