By Veselina Dzhingarova

If you have a pet, then chances are you want only the very best for them. We all want to keep our cats and dogs healthy and give them the best in terms of nutrition. You may have heard that cannabidiol (CBD) oil can be beneficial to cats and dogs, but is it true that your pet can benefit from having cannabis oil?

Does CBD Oil Get Your Pet Stoned?

One of the most common questions people ask when it comes to giving animals CBD oil is whether or not it will get them stoned. Most people don’t really want their pets to feel that way. Being drowsy is a bad thing, especially for cats, who already sleep for 14 hours a day. In actual fact, CBD oil designed for pets doesn’t have THC in it, which is the part of marijuana that makes people experience the feeling of being stoned or high. This means that both humans and animals that use CBD oil don’t feel high. They get all the medicinal benefits of cannabis without experiencing the effects of the THC.

What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil for Pets?

CBD oil is used for pets for a number of reasons. It can help keep a cat or dog more calm and serene. You may have an animal that is a bit neurotic or aggressive, and CBD oil can help a lot with making that pet more relaxed and comfortable. It can also help with the general overall health of an animal, making their coat nice and shiny and their general attitude more pleasant. If you have a pet who has behavioral issues, then including a supplement of CBD oil in their diet can have a positive impact on their behavior.

Another great benefit is its positive effects on appetite. Even though CBD oil is free of the psychoactive compounds found in cannabis, it still has most of its appetite-stimulating properties. If you have a pet that has lost their appetite either because of pain, nausea, or a medical condition, this might be the perfect solution. It’s great for the treatment of seizures as well. The effect of cannabis on epilepsy has been largely proven and CBD oil has been shown to help prevent and control seizures in dogs.

Additionally, CBD oil can be beneficial in the treatment of chronic pain. Pain is never easy to deal with, and watching your pet suffering can be difficult for any owner. Whether it’s cancer, arthritis, or any type of condition that leads to chronic pain, this natural remedy can help alleviate these symptoms. CBD works well to reduce inflammation and joint pain, which could also accelerate the healing process.

How Do You Give CBD Oil to a Pet?

There are plenty of safe CBD products for dogs and cats, so it is not hard to find a product you can use for your pet. Of course, you still need to get the pet to ingest the product. The easiest way, in most cases, is to add it to your pet’s food. Because it is just an oil, it is quite easy to include it in what you normally feed to your dog or cat. They will eat the oil with their food and enjoy the benefits that come with CBD oil as part of their diet. It can be hard to give a pet CBD oil as a medicine, just like any other pet medicine, so this approach tends to be the best one – especially where cats are concerned. Cats really don’t like medicine but will eat anything you include in their normal food.

How Safe is CBD?

Many studies have proven that CBD is totally safe for pets and has little to no side effects, even with high dosages and over an extended time period.  Plus, since CBD derives from hemp, it contains little to no THC and is completely legal in all 50 states. However, if your pet is already under treatment, it would be wise to talk with your vet since it can decrease the effect of some of the main enzymes involved in the metabolization of various medications.

How can I Find the Best CBD Oil for my Pet?

It’s important to know that not all CBD oils are created equal and it’s essential that you pick the right one for your pet if you want to get the desired results. The first thing you should check is whether the brand is organic or not. Buying a non-organic brand means that you’ll have to deal with things like fungicides, solvents or pesticides. If you don’t want to increase your pet’s toxic load, go for organic only.

Don’t go for the cheapest option either. Like anything else, you get what you pay for when it comes to CBD oil, so don’t skimp on the price and be prepared to pay a little bit more for a higher-quality extract.

Before you buy any brand, make sure that you can get your hands on a lab analysis. You shouldn’t buy a CBD oil product before knowing what’s in it. Some brands might claim that they contain CBD, but the actual concentration is so small that you’ll hardly see any benefit.

Also, if you want the best results it would be wise to go for a tincture instead of treats. Tinctures will allow you to have more control of the dosage than treats, which makes them a great option, especially for younger or smaller pets.

CBD oil is completely safe to use for your pets and can easily be added to their food. All you need to do is find a good product that is designed for animals and add it to what you feed your pet.

Guest Author Bio:
Veselina Dzhingarova is a traveler by soul and a pet lover. She is trying to live a better life using only natural products and eating healthy food and believes this should be followed both for human beings and pets.

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4 thoughts on “Should You Give CBD Oil to Your Pet?

  1. CBD seems to be all the rage right now! I actually have been giving it to my two dogs for a few years, my older boy for his arthritis and my younger one for his anxiety. It’s been a life changer for my older dog. Thanks for sharing this valuable info!

  2. I never knew that it can help my dog with her health. She has an abnormal heart rhythm and I won’t afford to lose her. This coming weekend, I am going to visit a veterinarian so I would know what to buy and how to give her.

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