The BioSpring Guide to CBD for Dogs
CBD products for people and their pets are flooding the market lately. From oils to lotions and tinctures to treats, you don’t have to go far to find a CBD product. When it comes to your pet, there is a plethora of anecdotal evidence that CBD can help alleviate a number of symptoms including separation anxiety, arthritis pain and inflammation, mobility issues, and seizures. Although the scientific data to back up these findings is not as abundant, recent pilot study results for a clinical trial performed at Colorado State University on the effect of CBD in canines with seizures were encouraging.
People worry about THC–the psychoactive component naturally occurring in the cannabis plant–can be fatal to dogs if consumed in large amounts, so it’s important to note that CBD products contain 0.3 percent or less of THC and are considered safe for canine consumption.
These products are usually derived from the hemp plant, as the CBD which occurs in this plant is much lower than that in cannabis. However, as even a trace amount of THC can build up in a dog’s system over time, pet owners should consult with their veterinarian before administering any CBD product to their dogs, and carefully monitor their pet for any adverse reaction.
How Much CBD Is Best for Dogs?
There are a number of factors that go into what constitutes a proper dose of CBD for your dog. These include:
- Potency of CBD product
- Current health issues
- Other medications your pet may be receiving
As with any other medication, it’s important to follow your veterinarian’s advice and adhere to the manufacturer’s label instructions when administering a CBD product to your pet. A smaller pet will not require the same amount of CBD as a larger one, just as small children do not require the same amount of medication as an adult to achieve the same result. Consult with your veterinarian about the amount of CBD your dog should receive and start with a low dose. As with any natural treatment, the effects of CBD on your pet will probably take some time to become evident, so if you aren’t seeing any positive changes after a week or so, ask your veterinarian if you can gradually increase the amount and/or frequency.
BioSpring is proud to offer pet owners premium CBD treats to promote your dog’s best health. These healthy, natural treats come in four delicious flavors your pooch will crave:
- Bacon: 100mg hemp extract in a 4oz bag
- Salmon 150mg hemp extract in a 3oz bag
- Chicken 150mg hemp extract in a 3oz bag
- Peanut Butter: 100mg hemp extract in a 4 oz bag
Made with only fresh, whole, single-sourced USDA animal protein and naturally occurring hemp extract to provide essential nutrition that dogs love. Formulated with hemp oil extracted from plants grown without GMOs, pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. Naturally high in omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, hemp oil treats offer your pet the perfect ratio for optimal health.
BioSpring is committed to offering people and their pets easy access to natural products for pain relief, health, and wellness. All of our products offer a natural, safe alternative to prescription drugs and over the counter medications. Browse our store today for the CBD products that offer you and your furry friends a better choice for a healthier life.