Pets and CBD: How can it help?

Posted by Sonia Salazar on 23rd Oct 2019

Pets and CBD: How can it help?

Pets and CBD: How can it help?

Many pet owners report benefits to using CBD oil for dogs and cats alike. 


So how does it work? It’s based on nature. The same system is how CBD works with man and man’s best friends, who have some biology in common. That’s because all mammals have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS.) When your pet comes in contact with CBD, it works with the ECS. This system works as a two-way communication system with various systems in the body such as the immune, nervous and digestive systems just to name a few. For more information about the ECS, see our blog:

When sourcing a CBD remedy for your pet, ensure that actual CBD is purchased. Both CBD oil and hemp oil come from the same plant, but CBD oil comes from the flowers, leaves and stalk of the hemp plant, while hemp oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp oil is a nutritional supplement full of nutrients that can be used in cooking and for moisturizing — like in soaps or lotions. Hemp seed oil does not contain CBD. Below are some helpful tips for sourcing pet CBD.

1. Only use products that are intended for pets.

Humans and pets have different endocannabinoid systems, and your pet may react very differently to a product than you. CBD products for humans may contain innocuous ingredients that are perfectly harmless to us but can be unhealthy for your pet. Only purchase CBD products labeled for use by pets.

2. Look for third-party testing.

Reputable manufacturers will use a third-party lab to analyze the strength of the CBD and other ingredients in their products. They’ll also include a certificate that displays the amount of CBD in your product.

4. Talk to your veterinarian.

Your dosing may also vary based on your dog’s unique conditions, as well as any other medications they’re currently taking. Your vet can further recommend an appropriate dose, taking into account your dog’s age, health, and other factors. Do not replace any prescription medication your dog is taking with a CBD product without first talking to your vet.

5. Choose products extracted from hemp, not marijuana.

Hemp and marijuana have different levels of THC and CBD products can be extracted from either of them. Marijuana, however, contains more THC than hemp, so CBD products extracted from marijuana plants can have more THC as well. Hemp plants, on the other hand, contain 0.3% THC at the most—compared with up to 30% in marijuana.

6. Review the other ingredients.

Depending on the type of CBD product you use, it may contain other ingredients to make it more appealing to your pet. Check what these are and confirm that you’re okay with introducing them into your pet’s diet. It can also be a good idea to look exclusively for organic CBD products, since they won’t contain pesticides or other harmful ingredients.

A common question that is often asked is how quickly does CBD oil work for pets? Typically, pets begin to experience the effects of CBD within the first one to three hours of receiving their dose. How quickly your pet responds to CBD can depend on a variety of factors, such as the product, the dosage amount, or the age or health of your pet.

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DISCLAIMER: We do not claim that our products diagnose, treat, cure and/or prevent any medical condition, disease or illness. We do not offer medical advice regarding our products or the consumption thereof. Prior to consuming any CBD products consult your healthcare provider. Like grapefruit and other known consumables, CBD may interfere with some prescription drugs. You must be 21+ years to order.