A Complete Guide to CBD for Pets

Team Bloom 29 Mar 2020 3 MIN READ

A Complete Guide to CBD For Pets – Everything You Need to Know

CBD has such profound effects on the human body because of the way it interacts with the endocannabinoid system. Perhaps the coolest part of this natural system – it isn’t limited to people. The ECS plays a critical role in the lives of most mammals, birds, and reptiles. In fact, the endocannabinoid system plays a key role in the health of most living things, even your furry friends. While testimonials attribute CBD to helping humans with a variety of ailments, CBD for pets is rarely given consideration. However, studies show that maybe we do need to pay more attention to how CBD could help our pets too.

Do you want to know more about the endocannabinoid system and how it works? Click here. If you’ve ever owned a pet, then you understand that they go through illness and injuries just like humans. Whether your dog limps around these days, or your cat continues to be skittish after years of living with you – CBD may help. Research is still needed to determine the extent of the benefits. However, preliminary findings have given enough hope that people and pet shops across America are giving CBD to their pets.

Does CBD Really Help Pets?

As we mentioned above, more research is still needed before we claim anything as a fact. The results thus far are promising. Testimonials rave about the effects CBD has on both people and their pets. In hopes of helping their pets live better pain-free lives, some pet owners took the initiative to give CBD to their pets. While there isn’t a ton of research about this subject the risk is generally considered to be minimal. This is because CBD is non-toxic and completely natural this wasn’t much of a risk. At worst, likely nothing would happen at all. Instead, people have noticed remarkable results from giving CBD to their pets.  A small study carried out in Japan recently showed promising results. Two of the three dogs being studied showed remarkable improvement. These dogs had fewer seizures than they previously had. You can read the full study here. CBD works with the endocannabinoid system to help bring the body into homeostasis. An optimized equilibrium in which everything is running at peak performance. CBD interacts the same way with animals, helping their bodies heal themselves through natural processes. It is this universal interaction between cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system that makes CBD effective for pets as well as people.  Studies link CBD to benefits in over fifty different conditions. From disease to general immune response, CBD may make a dramatic difference in not just your own health, but your pets as well.

How to Use CBD for Pets

The most effective way to give your pets a dose of CBD is with the dropper that comes with a CBD tincture. Since most CBD oils are tasteless most pets have no problem taking a couple of drops on the tongue. Dogs are easier than cats but either way, a CBD oil tincture is the best way to give CBD to your pets.  Another neat way to supplement your pets with CBD is to give them CBD pet treats. Various companies across the industry make CBD infused pet treats that taste good and help your furry friend feel better.

What is a proper dose of CBD for my Pet?

Although more research is still needed, the general recommended dose of CBD for your pets is 5mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight.

What are the side-effects of CBD for pets?

CBD has virtually no negative side effects on animals in low doses. In high doses, reports of lethargy aren’t unheard of, but this is easily fixed by lowering the CBD dose.

CBD Is Good For Everyone

The takeaway from this post should be that CBD isn’t just good for people, CBD is great for all animals. If you think CBD might help your pet try it out and let us know how it goes @bloomhemp on social media.

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