As a pet owner, you may have heard of CBD for pets, and you might be wondering how can CBD help pets, is it legal, and many other questions!CBD is legal for humans and pets.
Is CBD Legal to Give My Pet?
This was made possible by the 2018 United States Farm Bill. CBD has been around for quite some time, but it has only been legal the last couple of years. Before now, it was illegal due to the uncontrolled amount of Delta 9 THC in the product. Delta 9 THC is what gives the product a psychoactive effect on users. Fortunately, CBD from the hemp plant has little to no traces of Delta 9 THC. The United States Farm Bill set its limit of THC at .3%. This means one product can not test higher than .3% THC, Thus will not cause a user or pet to have a psychoactive reaction, or a “High” effect.
Forms of CBD for Pets
CBD is now readily available for pets in many different forms. These include oil tinctures, biscuits, chews, treats, Etc. CBD oil tinctures for pets are among the most popular products. This is because you have several different use options with the oil.
The most effective way to administer the oil is sublingual. You can place it under your pet’s tongue, or at least in their mouth. CBD oil has one of the fastest absorption rates, which means your pet will feel relief quicker. You can also mix the CBD oil with your pet’s food, or use the oil directly on the skin.
How Can CBD Help Pets?
As pet owners, we like to help our animals feel healthy and happy all the time. CBD pet products are made for all types and sizes of pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, and even horses. CBD products can help aid in the relief of many ailments our pets may experience throughout their lives, such as joint and muscle pain, arthritis, skin problems, digestive issues, and even anxious feeling caused by thunder, fireworks, visiting guests, and long car rides. CBD pet products can put the mind and body of your pet at ease with gentle relaxation.
Dosing CBD for Your Pet
Choosing the right dose of CBD for your pet can be confusing. Every company has a different dosing guideline based on their products. The dosage can also vary depending on what you are trying to achieve. Always check your package to make sure you are giving that specific product’s recommended serving amount.
There are 3 different factors to influence the dosing for your pet, the potency of the product, the weight of your pet, and the ailment you are trying to help treat. Our advice is to start with a smaller than recommended dose and ease up to the product’s dosage guidelines. CBD performs differently for pets, just as it does in humans. A smaller amount may work better for some pets, where a larger amount is needed for a different, yet same size pet.
A Safe Approximate dose of CBD for pets is calculated as 0.2mg of CBD per pound. So for instance, your dog weighs 25 pounds, you would give him 5mg of CBD. .2mg x 25lbs = 5mg CBD
It should be a top priority to make sure the product you chose is safe for your pet.
You should first make sure the product is 3rd party lab tested. The best statistics for how well a product can help your pet is provided by Independent 3rd Party Lab Testing. This test also ensures the THC level is less than0.3%. You can always ask for a Certificate of analysis for the specific product.
Next, check to see if a Safety Study has been performed on the product. This study determines how often the product should be given, the dosage, and what animals it is safe for. Dogs and cats metabolize differently, so what might be ok for a dog is not okay for a cat. This test also helps identify side effects.
Lastly, does the company have a knowledgeable support staff?
Here at Nature’s Arc Organics, We are here to help you make informed decisions about CBD. Whether it is for yourself, your dog, your cat, or even your horse! Just reach out to us and we will gladly lead you to the perfect CBD product!