Pro weed pet owners are giving pure CBD oil to their furry friends to treat common animal health problems.
No matter how much you support this, unfortunately pet-based CBD oil is getting a bad rap in some social circles.
The main reason for the negativity is that these “no weed for pets” advocates aren’t well-informed about CBD and its effect on animals.
They assume that it’s morally wrong to get an animal “high” so everyone should avoid giving cannabis-derived products to their cats and dogs.
Well we are here to inform you… No matter what your original stance on pet CBD oil is don’t be surprised if you finish this article with a positive attitude about it.
CBD won’t give your pet the munchies
Even if you support growing marijuana indoors for personal use or support Saskatchewan cannabis rules for humans you might see pet CBD products as a whole different arena.
As one of the main compounds found in the cannabis plant it is normal to assume that cannabidiol (or CBD) has the power to get you (or your pet) high.
It does not; that job is left to the THC found in your bud.
CBD actually has no high effects whatsoever but instead it just provides tons of health benefits.
You don’t have to worry about your chihuahua getting the munchies after a few drops of pure CBD oil or a CBD-infused doggy treat.
CBD has similar health benefits for pets as it does for humans
We all know that the health benefits of pure CBD products for humans are too many to count.
It is even being used as a PTSD treatment method for war vets and other trauma victims.
Here are just a few more common medical problems that CBD has been proven to treat:
- Anxiety disorders
- Chronic pain
- Nausea and appetite loss
- Cancer-related symptoms
These same health benefits of CBD apply to your dog or cat.
A recent medical study even proved the effectiveness of using CBD oil to treat arthritis in dogs.
This is one of the main uses of CBD in animals but it can be used to treat any of the things we just listed above.
The main tip for giving CBD to your pet for the first time
If your mind is already made up about the powers of CBD for your pet you might be ready to buy a bottle of pet CBD oil as we speak.
Before you start feeding Rover or Milo those CBD-infused treats there is one important thing to keep in mind.
Follow the recommendations based on your pet’s weight
Just because there is essentially no risk of a CBD overdose does not mean you shouldn’t follow the recommendations.
Always read the bottle first and start off with the smallest dose based on your pet’s weight.
If you don’t know your pet’s weight try not to just guess. Actually go and physically weigh your cat before giving her CBD oil.
These are the dosage recommendations based on weight for most pet CBD oils on the market:
- 10 pounds (4.5 kg): 1 mg – 5 mg
- 20 pounds (9 kg): 2 mg – 10 mg
- 30 pounds (13.6 kg): 3 mg – 15 mg
- 40 pounds (18 kg): 4 mg – 20 mg
- 50 pounds (22.6 kg): 5 mg – 25 mg
Start off with the lower amount and then work your way up over time as long as your pet reacts well.
The general rule of thumb is that if you don’t see any visible effects within 30 minutes you can give another small dose.
Just remember that there is no harm in trying CBD oil for man’s best friend.
You can’t deny the facts and the facts say that the overall quality of life in cats and dogs can be improved with just a few daily drops of CBD oil.
Do you give pure CBD oil to your pets? What are your thoughts? Tell us in the comments below and let’s start a discussion!