CBD Guide for Pets
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What is CBD for pets
All mammals have an endocannabinoid system, the body’s large network of receptors that CBD works directly with. Therefore, CBD can be beneficial for a wide array of animals, from household pets to horses, and more: cats, dogs, rabbits, cows, sheep, goats, and pigs.
Why should I add CBD to my pet's wellness routine?
As the stigma surrounding hemp-derived CBD continues to lessen, there’s no reason not to try CBD for your pet. However, we understand why some are still skeptical, because in many ways CBD sounds too good to be true. So, to put your mind at ease, here’s why you’d be making the right choice.
Reputable health organizations all over the world including the World Health Organization (WHO) have deemed CBD a ‘safe & effective’ health alternative for both humans and animals.
Though CBD research for pets is in its infancy, recent studies are showing promising results. Cornell’s recent double-blind clinical study sought to determine the safety and efficacy of CBD for improving the comfort of dogs suffering from osteoarthritis. The results positively favored CBD as an effective health alternative.
Unlike typical prescriptions used to help pets with pain or other ailments, CBD is 100% natural and grown by Mother nature.
CBD may help to support normal joint health, mobility, circulation, and more. Considering that the average yearly spending on pet care in the state of California is $1,500+, it’s easy to see why buying a bottle of CBD oil or a bag of CBD treats is worth it. Designed with ingredients that help to contribute to the overall well-being of your animal at such a low cost, it’s no wonder that CBD is becoming a household name.
What are the benefits of CBD for pets?
There are numerous benefits of CBD oil for dogs & cats. Products containing CBD have become widely popularized to help support pets through visits to the vet, long car rides, the groomer, or simply old age. Animals both young and old can reap the benefits of CBD, with ingredients that help to support:
- Physical and mental well-being
- A sense of relaxation
- Normal inflammatory function
- Healthy mobility and joint function
Excellent! My dog Duke has perked up since using the treats. He is 14 years old
My dog loves these treats. They calm her down and help to support her joints too. She’s 13 and jumping high as ever.
Works great, I bought some for my dog, Thor. He is 11-years-old and had a hard time getting up. Last April I bought some to try and his quality of life has improved. This product is a thumbs up, Neurogan, thanks again!
I have an old, arthritic Jack Russell. She walked around stiff legged and had a hard time getting around. Since starting her on the oil, she has significantly better motion and is much more active.
My horse has done a complete turnaround since being on the Hemp pellets. I am so happy to have my guy back to feeling like his younger self!
My horse seems more calm with less aches. Only two weeks in. Fingers crossed!
How do I choose the right CBD for my pet?
As the CBD market grows, it’s important to be especially careful when buying a CBD product, as some companies use lab-grown hemp extracts rather than sun & soil grown CBD. Here’s what to look for when choosing CBD pet treats:
- The term, ‘human-grade’, signifying ingredients are up to par with human standards
- Lab reports available verifying CBD content
- A customer service team to answer your inquiries and help with concerns.
- Information on the hemp used in the product: broad spectrum, full-spectrum or isolate, etc.
Can I give my CBD to my pet?
If you already have CBD oil for personal use, examine it thoroughly before giving it to a pet. Some products made for human consumption contain THC, sugar, or artificial flavoring that can be harmful to animals. You also need to be careful with the dosage. It’s generally advised to stick with oils specifically made for pets to avoid any complications.
How do I give my pet CBD?
Neurogan features human-grade CBD pet products in the forms of oils, treats, and pellets (designed for horses). We trust that you know your canine or steed better than anyone, so choose the technique that best fits your pet. For some help, visit one of our helpful articles on how to give CBD to pets:
How much CBD do I give my pet?
Determining how much CBD to give your pet will take a bit of finessing. When you first begin giving CBD to your pet, be sure to watch how they respond to the CBD closely and adjust accordingly in order to find the right dose for them. Helpful dosage guides for giving CBD to your pet can be found in the following, respective articles:
Are there benefits to long term dosage?
Yes. We receive a lot of feedback that owners notice the effects of CBD immediately, sometimes within an hour of their first administration. But if this isn’t the case, it could take between 3-7 days to notice effects. After your pet has adapted to CBD, slowly increase the dose until you observe the desired results.
Most importantly, maintain consistency. The benefits of a fully functioning endocannabinoid system aren’t experienced right away. Over time, consistent use works with your pet’s endocannabinoid receptors, which will help to support their well-being on a consistent basis.
How long does it take for CBD to work?
There are a myriad of different factors that will determine how long it takes for CBD to work for your pet, including: age, weight, activity level, and so on. Also, some animals have a more sensitive system that will cause a stronger reaction to CBD. This is why it is always wise to start out with the lowest recommended dose of CBD possible and slowly work your way up, while always monitoring your pet’s behavior until you find the perfect dose.
Will CBD get my pet 'high'?
Absolutely not! Neurogan pet oil and treats contain only trace amounts of the chemical THC, which results in a ‘high’ feeling. However, CBD affects each animal differently. CBD can make older pooches act ‘puppy-like’ and jittery young pups feel calm. Hemp interacts uniquely with the body, with ingredients that help to contribute to a sense of relaxation for your pet.
Could my pet overdose on CBD?
No, your pet overdosing on CBD is extremely unlikely. At worst, a high dosage of CBD will cause your pet to become very sleepy or nauseous.
If my pet is already taking medicine, can they take CBD?
We would recommend speaking with your veterinarian before adding CBD to your pet’s wellness regimen.
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with all of your CBD related questions and we'll be happy to help.