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CBD Has Gone to the Dogs

CBD for Pets

Researchers have finally executed a strong study on the efficacy of CBD (cannabidiol) on Canines. Previously, the studies and the vast amount of anecdotal evidence supporting cannabinoid (derived from the industrial hemp plant) health in pets was limited.  The study, published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science, detailed canine testing with Osteoarthritis. Essentially, like humans, there is Arthritis in Dogs but is there a way to improve their health with CBD? In the recent study, the dogs were tested to see whether CBD would aid in the lessening of discomfort and inflammation of canines.

Dogs and Humans get osteoarthritis. If you’ve heard of it before, but aren’t quite sure what it is, the good people at the Mayo Clinic describe “Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine.” With dogs, it’s very similar. Keep in mind that it is a degenerative joint disease. It results in chronic joint inflammation, and in many cases, pain and discomfort, that can potentially be crippling to a dog.

Arthritis in Dogs: Your Trusted Pet

If your favorite canine friend has been recently diagnosed with arthritis, then you may have better hope thanks to the light shed on the new canine arthritis ECS (endocannabinoid system study). Even if you’re hoping to prevent or significantly daily your pet’s possible fight with the inflammation and discomfort from arthritis, knowing more about natural health opportunities.

As pet owners, we often look to the expertise of veterinarians to keep our canine family members safe and healthy. Many veterinarians are not current with new and existing research on Cannabinoids and canine health. Those animal health practitioners who stay abreast of both natural and pharmacological support for better health are more likely to provide more detailed advice on pet health as associated with cannabinoids. With many veterinarians, they’ll continue the thread of “there’s just not enough research out there to warrant giving your pet cannabinoids or CBD” simply because it removes them from the liability of recommending CBD for any treatment. This is why it’s very beneficial to do your own homework with regard to the health and care for your pets PLUS speak to your trusted vet. This way you can compare what you’ve learned to what you’re hearing and you’re able to ask far more educated questions.

The study in question, “Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Clinical Efficacy of Cannabidiol Treatment in Osteoarthritic Dogs”, offers showed a significant decrease in pain and increase in activity with CBD oil. This study followed on a well-cited earlier pilot study, “Characterization of endocannabinoids and related acylethanolamides in the synovial fluid of dogs with osteoarthritis”. In both studies, it was shown that the introduction of relatively small doses of CBD to a dog results in both significant improvement of health disposition. One key point made in both studies: Compelling evidence suggests an active role of the Endocannabinoid System in the treatment of Osteoarthritis in dogs.

We read through the recent study and compared their recommendations to earlier studies. It’s notable that a larger selection of ECS and Canine Health have become available in recent years as the overall interest in hemp has increased as more anecdotal evidence has been presented. Earlier recommendation on dosing pets CBD have been varied but the average seems to be about a dose of 2 mg/kg of CBD twice daily can help increase comfort and activity in dogs with osteoarthritis. If you’re worried about your 15 lb pet Fox Terrier, then you’d dose your pup 13.6mg two times a day. This dosing was shown to boost the overall health significantly.

These recommended levels have been offered by many veterinarians who have adapted the phytocanabinoid supplementation for dogs. Many veterinarians recommend either a brand sold by the practice or one which they have a linkage to – for example, a brand carried by a nearby pharmacy. In most cases, this is a solid recommendation and the product presented by the veterinarian not only would be helpful for the canine in questions, but it’s likely the easiest product to locate for the consumer. When a product recommendation is received, well-established and trusted Hemp resources like the Carolina Hemp Hut can provide high impact and often less expensive alternatives or perhaps even the exact products (at less expense) that are recommended by veterinarians. We’re on your side when it’s time to fight the discomfort associated with Arthritis in Dogswith your family pet.

The recent study was sponsored by a grant from a cannabinoid manufacturer, ElleVet Sciences, of Portland, Maine. The study referenced the collection of supporting anecdotal evidence that there is definitely a linkage with Hemp/CBD to better joint health.

Pets can find CBD beneficial to improving quality of life
Medium Sized Pets can find CBD beneficial to improving quality of life
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Hemp Oil for Pets: We Want to Help You Keep You Pets Healthy too!

Dosing a Pet: CBD is useful to help pets age comfortably

Pets are Family Too!

Americans love their pets. Across the country, people spend far more on their pets than you may imagine. Pets become part of the family. Doesn't it make sense to take care of ALL of your family members? You may know someone who already takes Hemp Oil or hemp oil extract for HUMANS. Did you know that it's available for Pets too? Hemp Oil for Pets is becoming far more popular than ever.

CBD and Hemp Oil Extracts (full Spectrum CBD/Hemp Oil) are beneficial to PETS too. Most Hemp Oils for Pets, when properly dosed, can last quite a while - thus making it very cost effective for you to take care of your furry family members with CBD. This is why we offer Hemp Oil for Pets. Not only are there great oil-based products, but there are chewy and crunchy healthful products too!

We currently carry Dog Tinctures in three different strengths: Small Dog (pets weighing 0 to 9 lbs), Medium Dog (pets weighing 10 to 40 lbs.), and Large Dog (pets over 40 lbs.).

 

Did you know you can keep your favorite furry friends Healthier with CBD/Hemp Oil Extracts?

CBD earns Toys for Your Pet!

For a LIMITED time, we're shipping a FREE chew toy with EACH order of our Pet specific CBD/Hemp Oil Extract. Your furry family member will enjoy the gift! If you don't wish to have the toy, you can specify at the time of order or simply give the free chew toy to your local pet shelter or SPCA. Offer is available while supplies last.

Your Pets need CBD too
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Dosing a Pet with Hemp Oil

Dosing a Pet: CBD is useful to help pets age comfortably

Your Pets can take CBD

One of my good friends called me late last year. She was panicked because her pet cat, which certainly was a family member, was diagnosed with seizures. The vet was unsure of the best treatment for the feline companion. My pal found out I was offering Hemp Oil Extract rich in CBD for friends and family and she gave me a call.

The rest of the story is wonderful. Her cat has been seizure free since I provided her with some Hemp Oil Extract. There are many Hemp Oil Extracts which are rich in CBD which you can use for pets - some are better than others. We are affiliated with a number of reputable manufacturers of quality Hemp with CBD for animals and we'd gladly recommend them.

One of the biggest worries we had initially was "HOW MUCH TO DOSE?" when it came to the various pets. We did some research and found some great articles that contributed more information to our customers. We passed this information along - making many people much happier.

Future research and experience will give us more information on dosing levels and intervals. Current recommendations for oral dosing of CBD in dogs and cats are 0.02 mg/kg to 0.1 mg/kg given twice daily. According to James Gaynor, DVM, DACVA, DACVPM, of Peak Performance Veterinary Group, for pain management most dogs do well at 0.05 mg/kg twice daily, while cats do well at 0.025 mg/kg twice daily.

 

Your Pets and CBD Oil

Getting your pet to take CBD Oil

Most pets, especially dogs, are eager to take the flavored (for pets) hemp oil extracts. This means you're pretty much guaranteed your pet will be eager to take their dose. This is because most pet-only CBD  providers have been using flavorings (like salmon or beef) to make their oils more enticing for cats and dogs. However, you can use regular CBD oil (peppermint or fancy flavors for humans may not be the best choices for pets) when it's time to dose your pets.

After you've performed the basic calculation based upon your pet's size, consider how you will provide that to the pet for them to consume. We've discovered some of the following very useful techniques.

Dosing a Pet

With the following, mix in the hemp oil extract before giving to the pet:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Bacon fat
  • Butter
  • Other favorite food of pet that's easy to mix

The amount of the mixing element above really doesn't have to be large. A small amount of peanut butter does wonders for the oil we offer our dogs. Same goes for the rest of the mix-ins. The flavor is more important than the quantity of mix-in.

When I have the oil mixed with one of the above, I simply offer the spoon to the pet and it disappears quickly. Perfect dosing.

We also have more information on dosing a pet which may help you achieve a great balance for your pet's health.