CBD Oil is the latest health trend but how can it be used for our dogs to improve their health? Find out all about CBD oil in this article.
When some natural product seems so miraculous, we start wondering if it can also help solve our pets issues – hence the obsession of dog owners with CBD. In this article, let’s find out if CBD is really worth it or not and if so, what benefits it delivers and how to best give to our dogs.
Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil –
But first, I want to make clear that hemp oil is not CBD oil and CBD oil is not hemp oil; hemp oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant whereas CBD oil comes from the leaves, stalks and buds of the hemp plant.
Hemp oil can be used daily for its added health benefits as it is a nutritional supplement, unlike CBD oil which has strong therapeutic benefits and therefore is mostly used after one has cancer, seizures, anxiety, arthritis, and so on.
Another point to note is that CBD oil can contain up to 0.3% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) content, whereas, hemp oil has no THC. THC is the psychoactive compound but with such a low percentage, don’t worry – your dog won’t get high!
In short, hemp oil is a preventive tool whereas CBD oil is a healing tool. I hope you understand this distinction very well because without understanding this basic difference, you will neither respect both the oils for their unique properties nor will you know how to use or when to use which one. On top of that, you may overdose your pet with CBD oil and worse, maybe, your pet needs hemp oil and never needed CBD oil to begin with!
And now, we progress to CBD oil facts and benefits.
Can you tell me more about CBD Oil?
CBD is short for cannabidiol oil – it is derived from hemp plant (cannabis sativa). As stated above, CBD is extracted from the leaves, stalks and buds of the hemp plant. CBD can be extracted either via olive oil, carbon dioxide or ethanol method. Unlike hemp oil which can be derived only from industrial hemp plant, CBD can be derived from various variety of cannabis plant.
Though CBD oil can be applied topically, CBD oil is best for therapeutic benefits – hence, it is best for internal use. Hemp oil can be used both topically as well as internally for health.
What are the benefits of CBD Oil for Dogs? –
CBD Oil can help dogs with –
Anxiety, panic attacks, arthritis, stiffness, cancer, seizures, epilepsy, inflammation issues, nausea, fear or phobia – such as thunder noises or fireworks, pain, and also, last but not least, help senior dogs who look or act lost and tired.
When buying the CBD Oil –
- Buy from a reputable company – lot of companies are making loads of money by scamming people. This is also because CBD oil is much more expensive than hemp oil and to make matters worse, CBD is not regulated. Check the company website or go by word of mouth.
- You cannot buy CBD oil on amazon – only hemp oil is allowed. So, for CBD oil, search for a seller outside of amazon.
- Ask for COA – certificate of analysis, which will tell you all the details about what’s in your CBD oil product.
- Look for one that says, full spectrum CBD oil – this gives your dog the benefit of the entire plant, and not just limited compounds.
- Look for one that uses labels like full spectrum, broad spectrum, cannabidiol, hemp but not hempseed, cannabinoid rich or Phyto-cannabinoid rich CBD as primary ingredients.
- Choose organic – buy pure and ethical product.
The dosage of the product will vary according to the CBD product – if it is mixed with hemp oil or what percentage of compounds like THC or terpenes are in it, and so on. The dosage will be listed on the product. However, if it is not, and you would like to work with me to help you figure out the right dosage, you can contact me when you get your product. You can use the easy option of quick pay, and then, you can ask (look below).
END NOTE: Remember, conditions like arthritis, cancer, anxiety, tumors, epilepsy, seizures, etc. are all an indication of extremely high inflammation in your dog’s body. Diet should be the first choice of care always, and then, some specific herbs, nutritional supplements and products like CBD oil.
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