CBD for Pets
Our Pet's ECS
Just like humans, our beloved pets can reap the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) oil. All mammals have an endocannabinoid system! Your cat and your dog, like us, also possess a system of receptors and endocannabinoids in their bodies.
CBD Uses for Pets
The most common symptoms pet parents are using CBD to treat include anxiety, joint pain, arthritis, inflammation, and epileptic conditions, but it may also help with nervous system support, vomiting & ausea, skin conditions, and digestive tract problems.
Ways to Give Pets CBD
There are many similarities between the CBD products that are made for humans and the CBD products that are made for pets. Pet CBD oil tinctures can be administered directly into your pets mouth or added to their food and water. Be sure to only give your pets tinctures that are specifically formulated for pets. Human tinctures may contain other ingredients or constituents that are not suitable for animals. Just like the CBD edibles that are available to humans, pets can enjoy CBD-infused treats.
Pet Parents Survey
The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association published a survey titled “Consumers’ Perceptions of Hemp Products for Animals”. The purpose of the study was to identify which CBD products pet owners are purchasing, why they are purchasing them for their pets and how beneficial they believed the CBD products are for their pets. Part of the study included an anonymous online survey, which collected 632 responses. Of those responses, 58.8% said they are currently using a CBD oil product for their dog. 77.6% of those respondents said they use a CBD oil product for their dog because of an illness or condition diagnosed by a veterinarian. The most common conditions identified include: seizures, cancer, anxiety and arthritis. 11.93% of respondents said they are currently using a CBD oil product for their cat. 81.8% of those respondents said they used a CBD oil product for their cat because of an illness or condition diagnosed by a veterinarian.
Within the survey, participants were prompted on observed side effects from administering CBD to their pets. The most common side effects observed by dog owners were sedation, 22.0%, and over-active appetite, 15.9%; respondents reported a moderate or significant effect. The most common side effects observed by cat owners were sedation, 19.2%, and over-active appetite, 16.0%; respondents reported a moderate or significant effect.