Cannabis and CBD Oil

CBD for Pets

Cannabidiol (CBD) is growing to be one of the most popular supplements in the world right now. With legalisation spreading through governing bodies across the world, its potential for pet health has also gained plenty of attention. The truth is, CBD and hemp products for pets have actually been around for many years but are now more sought after than ever.

All pets need to be properly taken care of. Those of us who have been lucky enough to have had pets since childhood had this drummed into by our parents. A pet is for life and the life of the pet has value, even purpose. Grooming, feeding, exercise and bathing are all part of pet ownership and of course providing a place the animal considers home is essential. However, as pet health has become more understood, mental issues and conditions in pets have been noted and have become something pet owners are becoming aware of. Because of this pet care has become even more important with more to take into consideration.

CBD for Cats and Dogs

One of the biggest uses of CBD in pets is for the control of anxiety. In both cats and dog’s anxiety may manifest in behavioral issues, dogs may chew furniture, cats may not use the litter tray. Furthermore, older age brings on other disorders in our much-loved pets such as arthritic and joint pain, which can lead to other ailments common to humans such as insomnia. CBD oil can be used in pets for these issues and the results are proving to be outstanding, and as with humans, there are few, if any side-effects from using CBD.

Is CBD Safe for pets

CBD oil can help your pet regain its internal balance in much the same way as humans need to. Overall CBD for pets, especially in cats and dogs is safe provided you stick to the correct dosage. Before giving CBD to your pet you should also consider any other medication you may be giving to your pet as this could cause complications.

Is human CBD the same as Pet CBD?

This is a common question and the simple answer is yes. CBD oil is CBD oil. Its varying strengths pretty much define one from another, but both human and pet CBD are the same. However, some pet CBD oils add some flavouring to make it more palatable for pets, so if you do end up taking your pet’s CBD you might be in for a small shock, but it won’t kill you!

The forms of Pet CBD

As with human CBD, pet CBD comes in a few formats. Primarily pet CBD comes in an oil that can be easily mixed in with food which is the most popular format. Pet CBD can come in a gel capsule form that your pet can eat out of your hand or mixed inside food, these generally have added flavouring for the pet to consume. There are also pet foods and even shampoos that contain CBD in them, and these are becoming popular. The most important thing to consider is the dosage of CBD, as is often the case with humans. Don’t expect instant results and therefor give more CBD, you must allow the CBD to be absorbed into the system. Always stick to the recommended dosages for your pet.

Overall CBD for pets is safe and easily accessible. Research into CBD are relatively new, however, the results from tests conducted are all very positive. But it is always recommended to get an expert opinion before simply giving CBD to your cat or dog.

Dr Ron Goedeke, specialises in alternative and functional medicine. He is a foundation member of the New Zealand college of Appearance medicine and has been a member of the American Academy of Anti-aging medicine since 1999. With over 20 years of experience in the anti-aging field, Dr Ron Goedeke is recognized as one of New Zealand’s leaders in this new and growing field of medicine.

Ron Goedeke

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