Although research on CBD and pets is still limited, some studies have shown that CBD (a beneficial, non-psychoactive substance that comes from the hemp plant) can be helpful to humans as well as their pup and cat counterparts. Below we’ve rounded up some useful information about CBD and pets.
Just like people, dogs and cats have natural endocannabinoid system that play a big role in regulating mood, appetite, sleep and memory. In summation, the endocannabinoid system is critical in overall wellness. By introducing CBD into your four-legged friend’s body, you can potentially benefit their energy, overall stress and rest patterns.
When approaching the question of how much CBD to administer to your pet: it’s tricky. The best way to approach this is to thoroughly read the product label on the CBD product. Make sure you shop with companies that take animal testing as seriously as they take human testing. The last thing you want is to give your animal something that could be harmful to them—so start low and slow, only administer the recommended serving and closely observe how the product affects your animal’s behavior and demeanor.
It would also be helpful to shop for products that are 100% plant-based and meet the strictest guidelines when it comes to contaminants like pesticides, microbials, solvents and heavy metals. At Social CBD our line of pet products contain 0.0% THC so you can rest assured your furry friend won’t experience any psychoactive effects. Purchasing an honest product that you feel proud to give your pet will put your mind at ease.
Administering your pet’s daily serving of CBD can easily be done in three easy ways using the dropper provided with the Pet Broad-Spectrum CBD Drops. If you prefer you can dispense the CBD drops over your pet’s food, in their water bowl or directly into their mouth. We’ve found that tasty flavor options can help with administration. Some animals may be more willing to take a bacon-flavored tincture than an unflavored one.
Another favorite flavor for animals, of course, is peanut butter. The Social CBD Broad Spectrum Peanut Butter Drops for pets are a fan fav that includes MCT coconut oil, broad-spectrum CBD hemp extract and vitamin E for that extra wellness boost. Plus, that lip-smacking flavor may just make you jealous. Before you know it, you’ll be sprinkling it into your own smoothies.
For agitated paws, you may also look into getting your pet a CBD Paw Balm. This luxurious formula is destined to make your kitten or K9 feel like they are at the spa. Shea and cocoa butter will work away those natural wear-and-tears, plus all ingredients are licking safe for curious pets.
Shopping for CBD for pets may be a trial-and-error process while you figure out what works best for you and your friend. In the best-case scenario, you and your little pal will start to enjoy the CBD life together!