All About CBD for Pets
What is CBD?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which is the second most prominent of the active ingredients found in the hemp plant. CBD is a critical component of medical marijuana that, unlike THC, does not produce a “high.” CBD can be bought isolated by itself from a hemp plant, containing minimal-to-no THC, or it can be derived from the actual cannabis plant, in which case slightly higher levels of THC (up to 0.3%) will be present.
What are the Benefits of CBD?
Patients throughout the world have been finding relief from their debilitating conditions through the use of CBD for decades. In fact, CBD really started to gain momentum as it’s impact on epileptic patients, inflammation and its related pain was thoroughly documented. CBD was able to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, seizures in epileptic patients who otherwise would have a significantly reduced quality of life. Certain conditions, such as Dravet syndrome, can cause seizures but do not respond to anti-seizure medication. In these instances, CBD has proven to be immensely effective in reducing and/or eliminating the impact and frequency of seizures.
Beyond having a wonderful success rate in treating inflammation and seizures, CBD has also been proven to aid in a number of other ailments, including anxiety, insomnia, inflammation, chronic pain, neuropathic pain, and many more.
What is CBD for Pets?
Just as the name implies, these products are CBD products aimed at providing your pets and four-legged friends relief from many of the same ailments humans treat with CBD. According to the American Kennel Club, many dogs have found relief through CBD when treating seizures and neuropathic pain. CBD products are known for their anti-inflammatory properties, appetite stimulation, heart-health benefits, and much more.
How do I administer CBD to my Pet?
Here at MyBotanicaWellness, we recognize the special bond we have with our pets and that we want to keep them as happy, healthy, and comfortable as possible. We also realize that not all pets will like the same method-of-ingestion when it comes to CBD. As a result, we offer a number of CBD products aimed at pets, including CBD Drops, Treats, and Edibles.
Is CBD Pet Oil Safe for Humans?
While our Pet CBD Products are tailored specifically to our furry friends, we understand mix-ups or accidents may happen and inadvertently consuming a pet’s CBD product is not impossible. While we encourage humans to stick to the human-specific products and pets to stick to the pet products, the truth is they are interchangeable. If you accidentally consume your pet’s CBD product, or your pet accidentally consumes your CBD product, simply monitor the effects to ensure no complications and make sure to be more careful next time!
CBD is often given to Pets to treat the following Conditions:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Chronic Pain
- Muscle Pain
- Spinal cord injuries
Will CBD get my dog "High?"
The answer, in short, is no. The Pet CBD Products sold here at MyBotanicaWellness do not have THC as an active ingredient. THC is the component within marijuana that produces this “high” and without it, our products will provide the same relief without the “high.”
Side Effects of CBD Products for Pets
Typically, there are no major health risks associated with the use of CBD oil. That being said, Side Effects can occur and may include:
- Loss of coordination
- low blood pressure
Which CBD Product is Best for My Pet?