When you have a pet, you’ll go to the ends of the earth to make sure they’re cared for. Your furry companion deserves to be happy and healthy, just like you do. Thankfully, there are more and more ways to care for your pet, including CBD products. If you are curious about the potential benefits of CBD for pets, or want to learn more about the options for pet products, this blog is for you.
It seems like CBD is being added to just about everything these days, but it’s reasonable to want a bit more information before giving them to your beloved companion. Generally speaking, most pet CBD products are aimed at cats and dogs, although some use them with horses as well. And as always, talk with your veterinarian before giving your pet CBD products to determine the best dosage and make sure the products won’t interact with any medications or health conditions.
CBD pet products come in many versions, including concentrated CBD oils, CBD-infused treats, CBD capsules, and CBD tinctures. Many pet owners add a few drops of a tincture or oil to their pet’s food, or give them the occasional treat to calm them down. It’s all about finding the method that is easiest to incorporate regularly.
While each pet is different, the general effects of CBD include improvement in mood or less anxious feelings, better joint and muscle mobility, fewer aches and soreness, and a potential long-term boost in overall well-being. CBD pet products are used often for aging pets and those with heightened feelings of stress. However, CBD is also a great option to improve health in any pet.
Just like with human CBD products, hemp-derived pet CBD products can be made from isolated CBD, full-spectrum CBD, and broad-spectrum CBD. The latter two have other compounds in them, like terpenes and flavonoids, and full-spectrum products may have a small amount of THC (less than 0.3%). Most veterinarians recommend using the isolated form of CBD for pets, but talk with your vet first.
There are many wonderful and easy ways to incorporate CBD into your pet’s routine, and it can produce great benefits over time. Curious to learn more about CBD for pets? Reach out to us at Ignite Dispensary—we’re here to help!