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Administering CBD to Your Pets: What All Pet Owners Should Now Know

Are you looking into giving your pet CBD for the first time?  As you have probably noticed, there is a booming market for CBD pet products, and this largely has to do with the numerous trials and countless research that has shown the effects of giving CBD to cats and dogs.  Like us, our four-legged friends have endocannabinoid systems that adequately process and utilize CBD and other hemp compounds as needed throughout the body.

Why Can Pets Take CBD?

You may be wondering how pets can take CBD, as many people still mistakenly believe that it’s only for humans.  Well, the fact of the matter is that all mammals can consume cannabidiol, and it affects us all in the same manner.  This is because CBD is a cannabinoid, and every mammal has a bodily system that is designed to utilize cannabinoids in a way that can be extremely useful.  It’s called, once again, the endocannabinoid system, and it consists of a series of cannabinoid receptors throughout the body.  Because we all have this system, our furry companions can process CBD just like we can.

What Types of Products are Out There for Our Pets to Use?

Now, let’s take a look into the exciting products that can be found in our industry that offer something unique for your furry friends.

CBD Oil

CBD oil is a versatile product that consists of hemp extract and a carrier oil.  It can be administered as a tincture, applied topically, and even mixed into their food.  Depending on how it’s administered, it can take anywhere from five minutes to two hours to take effect.

CBD oils come in a variety of milligram strengths, with each one corresponding with a particular body weight range or breed.  Make sure that you look over this information carefully.

There are also flavored CBD oils for our more finicky furry friends.  If you already know that your pet is a picky eater, you’ll probably want to go with this option.

CBD Treats

CBD treats are a great way to get your pet to consume CBD enthusiastically.  We offer a large variety of hemp-infused pet treats in all different flavors, sizes, and textures.  You know your pet better than we do, so choose a type and accompanied flavor that you know they will agree with. 

CBD Topicals

CBD topicals are hemp-based products that are applied to your pet’s skin rather than consumed internally.  They’re primarily formulated for localized areas, as they target these areas with a high volume of compounds that absorb quickly through the skin.  We know that lots of cats and dogs like to lick themselves clean, so these topicals are all made with ingredients that are known to be nontoxic to your pet’s body. 

What You Need to Further Understand

Before simply running out and buying a CBD product to give to your furry companion, there are some major dos and don’ts that have to be kept in mind.  You see, when it comes to administering your pet CBD products, knowing what these are beforehand can ensure a successful experience.

Do…

…Speak to Your Veterinarian

Before beginning your pet on a CBD routine, speak with your veterinarian.  It is important that they know everything that you give your pet on a regular basis.  Furthermore, they may be able to work with you to develop a routine that’s catered to your pet’s specific needs and preferences.

…Choose a Pet-Friendly CBD Formula

It’s absolutely imperative that you only buy CBD products intended for pets.  Many CBD products for humans contain ingredients that are absolutely safe for us, but toxic to cats and dogs.  Adding to that, pets require smaller amounts of CBD because their bodies are smaller than ours.

…Use the Milligram Strength That’s Appropriate for Their Body Weight

CBD pet products come in a range of milligram strengths, and each type is compatible with a particular body weight range.  Carefully read the label of a product to determine whether or not the milligram strength is appropriate for your pet’s body weight.

…Monitor Them

In the beginning, you’ll want to monitor them closely to see how they react to CBD.  This means looking for signs that things are improving, as well as signs that you are giving them too much CBD, such as grogginess.

…Be Willing to Experiment

A successful CBD routine often requires some trial and error.  Be willing to experiment with things like dosage level, potency level, time of administration, and even delivery method before determining whether or not the CBD is producing the desired results.  Every pet is different, and therefore will respond best to a personalized regimen.

…Be Consistent

We recommend giving your pet CBD daily for the best results, because the endocannabinoid system utilizes hemp compounds more effectively when it receives a steady amount each day.

Don’t…

…Ignore Your Veterinarian’s Advice

When speaking with your vet, make sure that you listen to everything they say.  They know your pet’s needs, and these professionals may have some insight regarding CBD itself.

…Stop Giving Them Their Other Treatments

If you’re giving your pet some type of medication or treatment, don’t stop giving it to them once you begin a CBD regimen, unless your vet says that you can do so.

…Give Them Marijuana Products

Yes, hemp and marijuana both belong to the cannabis family, but when it comes to your pet, only hemp is safe.  Marijuana contains a high amount of THC, the psychoactive compound that makes us high when we consume it.  High amounts of THC are dangerous for your pet and must be avoided completely.  Hemp, unlike marijuana, contains only a trace amount of THC, and this amount is considered fine for your pet.  The small amount of THC in hemp will not get your pet high, either.

…Give Them Human CBD Products

We don’t recommend ever giving your pet CBD products that are intended for human use.  Again, these products may contain ingredients that are unsafe for your pet to consume, and they will also have potency levels that are simply too much for your pet. 

…Go with the Cheapest CBD on the Market

CBD products vary in quality.  While cheap CBD may be appealing budget-wise, it is likely cheap because it’s low in quality.

You Desire Only the Best for Your Furry Companion(s)

There are many reasons for giving pets CBD, and more and more vets are recommending it for their furry individuals.  If you want to ensure good results with a hemp regimen for your precious companion, then use this guide to go about starting them on a routine in the proper way. At Pure CBD Vapors, we offer CBD products from the best CBD pet brands/manufacturers that are on the market today.  As a company and pet owners ourselves, we take your pet’s needs extremely seriously.

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