5 Tips When Using CBD Oil For Your Dogs
There are numerous well- known benefits of cannabis for human health. What you may not know, is that this holistic plant may be beneficial to your dog as well. The safest cannabinoid for your dog is CBD which is extracted from cannabis.
CBD, known as Cannabidiol is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits and is completely non-psychoactive. It is a very useful option for people looking for relief for their dogs from inflammation, pain, anxiety, seizures, etc.
If you decide to give CBD a try for your pet, below are 5 tips you must consider:
1. Start With A Low Dose
CBD has many benefits, but dosages can vary depending on the illness of your pet. Always follow the dosage directions mentioned on the product label. The marijuana doctors recommend about 1 milligrams of CBD for every 10 pounds of your dog’s weight. Some dogs may require more or even less depending on the condition of their illness. The basic rule is to be conservative and observe your dog over a few days to almost a week. You can always increase the dosage according to your need.
2. Observe Your Dog
Monitoring your dog is extremely important after you give your dog CBD for the first time. It is also advisable to keep an account of when and how much you are administering your dog. Also, keep a check on your dog’s behavior and eating habits soon after you start with the CBD doses. The well being of your dog is more important than anything. Check whether the CBD is suiting your dog or not. If you find any considerable change in its health or observe any allergies or infections, it is advisable to stop the dosage right then and consult a vet immediately.
3. Use Organic CBD
Always make sure to choose only organically sourced CBD. You can grow your own cannabis using organic greenhouse seeds and extract the CBD oil at home. These are completely safe for your pet’s consumption. Cannabis grown using insecticides and pesticides might be dangerous for your pet’s health and may cause severe problems rather than curing your pet of illness. So, it is advisable to only feed organic CBD to your canines.
Avoid using THC for your dogs. Just like CBD, THC is also one of the most commonly used compounds extracted from cannabis but is extremely psychoactive in nature. THC being lipid-soluble can be easily stored in the fatty tissue of the liver, brain, and kidneys before being eliminated from the body of your pet. It enters the body via inhalation or ingestion and binds with the specific neuro-receptors in the brain, disturbing the normal neurotransmitter function.
4. Use CBD Oil For Your Dog
CBD is very easily available in the market and comes in the form of pills, oils or even specialty treats. CBD is mostly found in the form of oil that can be given orally to your dog, but other products like biscuits and capsules also are now easily available.
Cannabis is also available in various flavors which makes it easy to consume. A lot of cannabis strains are available with different flavors. Khalifa has lemony taste and is the most common strain of all times. Such flavors make cannabis easily consumable by your dogs. Dogs long for sweet treats, but they are not supposed to consume sugar based products. So it’s always better to go for various other flavours available in the market.
It is advisable to give your dog CBD in the form of oil. CBD oil can be easily mixed with the food. The oil form of CBD allows the cannabis content to be absorbed into the body of your dog through its liver, producing long-lasting and less intense effects. Never try to give your dog cannabis in the form of smoke.
You can also use CBD living water when your dog’s thirsty. This can be another alternative for feeding CBD to your dog. Consumption of CBD in a liquid form is always a good idea for your pet and seems to be more effective than eating it in a solid form.
5. Consult With A Vet Regularly
Regular consultation with a veterinarian is extremely important throughout the period of your dog’s illness. Try to give prescribed doses of CBD to your dog and avoid experimenting yourself. An overdose could really have a negative effect on your dog’s wellness. And a lower dose than required could be of no effect. So, it is important to consult a vet on regular basis.
The opinion of an experienced vet is highly valuable when it comes to the well-being of your pet.
About the Author –
Kathy has been closely studying the cannabis industry trends from quite some time. Intrigued by the booming growth of this sector, she takes interest in penning down her views providing quality insight on current marijuana trends, particularly medical cannabis. She co-authored Supercharge Organic Traffic: A popular course focusing on Organic Traffic for Ecommerce.