When to Start CBD For Your Pets; It’s Not What you Might Think

When considering what age is appropriate to start CBD for your pets, many people assume that hemp is best used for senior pets dealing with ailments, or pets struggling with specific conditions- but that couldn’t be further from the truth! The reality is, giving your pet CBD on a regular basis starting at any age (puppy to adult) can actually promote your dog’s overall health, and even possibly prevent future issues from occurring. Similar to the way that we take multivitamins and other supplements to support our health while healthy, pets can enjoy CBD in the same way.

How does CBD for your pets work?

CBD promotes your pet’s immune system, digestive system, and neurological system. These three systems are tasked with running your pet’s body and keeping them in top shape is an excellent way to help ensure overall health and wellness. 

How does CBD work with these systems? The answer is similar to the way CBD works in the human body. It interacts with the endocannabinoid system (yes, pets have one too!). This is the system that works to keep the body in a state of homeostasis, or balance/health. It regulates many vital functions such as sleep, aches, discomforts and mood. When CBD is ingested, it works with the endocannabinoid system to alleviate and regulate ailments. Basically, when CBD enters the system, it works to correct any imbalance, whether that be anxiousness, appetite issues, or aches. 

CBD for your Pets Dosage Guide

What ingredients are in our CBD pet products? 

Our CBD pet products were voted the 2020 Best Pet Line for a reason! Our Full Spectrum Oil comes from certified USDA organic hemp and is manufactured locally in Portland, OR. We use CO2 extracted CBD hemp enriched oil which includes CBD, CBDA, CBC, CBG, CBN, and CBV. MCT and Fish oil are blended together to make our products effective and fast absorbing, so they can work quickly for your pet!

What are the benefits of CBD for your pets?

The biggest benefit CBD offers to pets is a better quality of life. Possible benefits include anywhere from the thickening (and shine) of the animal’s coat to positive changes in behavioral issues. CBD supports overall health and may help support liver, heart, and brain health. It can also help keep your pet calm during separation stress, travel, thunderstorms & fireworks, and more!

It’s important to also mention that studies show that CBD usage in pets does not generally cause any side effects, just side benefits. This means that giving CBD a try with your pets is safe, and you can rest assured that there are no risks to testing it out. When it comes to dosing, make sure to check out the label on the product. Generally, you should start at the recommended dose, and increase it if needed. Before starting CBD products, we encourage you to reach out to your veterinarian with any questions/concerns you may have. Learn about Dr. Cinda Scott, licensed veterinarian.

CBD for Dogs

My pet is currently a senior, and struggling, can I still use CBD?

Yes!! While we advocate for CBD use at any age, and as a preventative, that doesn’t mean if your dog is suffering now and is older that the window of time has passed when CBD can be effective. You’ve heard the saying “better late than never”, and it definitely rings true here. Many people see improvements in their pets who are seniors dealing with the issues that frequently come along with aging. Trying won’t make the issues worse, and if there’s a chance to make them better, we say go for it! 

So, in summary, don’t wait until an issue arises to try CBD for your pets! Start early and promote your dog’s overall health. CBD promotes a pet’s immune system, digestive system, and neurological system. From young youth to seniors, CBD is the key to reducing vet expenses and promoting a healthier and happier life for your four legged family members!  Learn more about our membership with the National Animal Supplement Council.