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CBD Oil For Dogs: Is It Worth The Try?

A multitude of pet-owners has found success in every cannabidiol product. One of the most prominent CBD products that are being sold in some legal states is CBD Oil. Although it has been raising its game in the market, is it worth the try?

But first, let’s learn more about Cannabidiol.

What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid compound found in the resinous part of cannabis, a plant with a historical record as a remedy before. Medical experts around the world are now studying and proving the medicinal effects of CBD. One of over a hundred phytocannabinoids present in cannabis, Cannabidiol is a non-addictive drug that exhibits an extensive range of therapeutic properties.

However, Cannabidiol is closely related to the other cannabinoid that is highly psychoactive and might be dangerous if consumed by a pet, THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is an active cannabinoid that can also be found in cannabis, which is capable of making its users “high.” Probably you’re familiar with marijuana; this ingredient highly causes the effects of the entourage.

Federally, there is a distinction within the plants that contain Cannabidiol. Namely, these are both hemp and cannabis. Either of the two contains Cannabidiol. However, what makes them different is the THC content. CBD from hemp is considered safe and legal as it only has less than 0.3% THC, contrary to the cannabis plant that contains a higher amount of THC (read more).

If you’re having second thoughts about this product, go over these questions:

Which CBD Oil Should You Choose?

There are three main types of cannabidiol products in the market, and these are the following:

Isolate

As the name itself, it means that the CBD is isolated. It is the purest form of Cannabidiol that is extracted from the plant without any other ingredients of cannabinoids. In short, the product contains CBD alone. Thus, the potency of this product will be higher.

Full-Spectrum

It refers to the product, which contains all the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Full-spectrum isn’t recommended to most users, either in humans or animals, since it contains THC or tetrahydrocannabinol.

Broad-Spectrum

It refers to the product, which contains some of the cannabinoids that can be naturally found in the hemp plant. Other than that, its THC content is either nothing or has a maximum of 0.3% content.

In getting CBD Oil, it is critical to know the ingredient list of a product. Is it all-natural or organic? Also, know the contents because products that are fully potent might not be suitable for every dog out there. Since dogs are relatively smaller than us, you should get a product that is formulated for dog consumption to ensure safety.

Do They Need CBD Oil?

CBD Oil For Dogs

Most healthy dogs wouldn’t need one. But some dogs need extra help to become healthy as well. Reasons may include aging, shifts in behavior, surgeries, discomfort, etc.

If you still haven’t heard of the therapeutic effects of cannabidiol, then let me give a brief guide for you.

It Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties

CBD Oil works well in every dog who needs healing in inflammation.

It Has Pain-Relieving Effects

CBD Oil can help reduce the pain your dog is dealing with.

It Has Relaxing And Calming Effects

These effects are not therapeutic – however, influential in making a difference in their day. In short, CBD oil for dogs can make a boost your canine’s mood and energy. Furthermore, it can lessen the occurrence of stress and anxiety that your dog can experience.

Where Should You Get Your CBD Oil?

There are arrays of brands that will come to you, or probably anywhere you go- there are multiple over-the-counter products that you can conveniently choose from. But here’s a thing, cannabidiol has limited studies and does not guarantee assurance from Food and Drug Administration or FDA.

Here are the factors you must know to ensure that you’re getting the right one for your canine.

Safety

Even though CBD has only a few scientific studies, there is no scientific evidence that has shown that CBD has adverse effects on its users.

But make sure that you are getting the product in a brand that lets a third party test their products’ potency and efficiency. It will ensure that the products have passed a product’s standards to be released in the market. It includes the certificate of analysis that will ensure that it is authentic and safe.

Does It Have Adverse Effects?

As stated, most cannabidiol products do not have an adverse effect, but if one product did, these might be the effects that your dog may experience:

  1. Vomiting
  2. High
  3. Sedative
  4. Drowsiness

CBD appears to be safe as long as it is used in the right dosage, recommended by a veterinarian. As long as it is not used for abuse and dependence, the list mentioned as the side risks will not happen. In fact, it is less likely to occur as it will only happen if the product has THC content, so always check the label (link: https://www.cfah.org/biggest-mistakes-to-avoid-when-buying-cbd-oil/).

Speaking of labels, see the product’s ingredient list critically to ensure no additives are presented or any other components that may be potentially harmful to your dog, such as addictive substances.  To make sure, give your dog a minimal amount of CBD Oil until it delivers adequate results by adding little by little that may fit their nutritional needs.

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