Cat and dog relaxing after taking special pet cbd formula

CBD for Pets

Over the last several years CBD oil and other products have skyrocketed in popularity as well as CBD for pets.  CBD has been at the forefront of many health and wellness regimens. We have seen it in everything from topicals and tinctures, to hemp flower.  It has become popular amongst many people, but what about using CBD for our pets? Just like humans, dogs and cats are each equipped with an endocannabinoid system and respond well to the positive impacts of CBD.

Pets are like family to many people, and this is becoming increasingly the case.  CBD can be used in many different animals, but the most common household pets are cats and dogs.  Cats and dogs can greatly benefit from CBD just like we can. Although they require a much smaller dose, Hempstrax has many great products available for these family members.

Improving your cats quality of life with CBD

Recent studies have shown that cats can suffer from arthritis nearly as frequently as dogs, and it’s more prevalent as they age. The symptoms of pain, decreased mobility, and lack of energy can put a damper in the happiness of your pet. With powerful anti-inflammatory properties CBD can help restore their quality of life by reducing inflammation and decreasing pain. Another area where our feline friends can greatly benefit from CBD is a reduction in anxiety. By curbing production of cortisol associated with stress and “fight or flight” response, cats can enjoy more carefree days. The Hempstrax Salmon and Coconut treats are a great option for giving your cat a tasty treat with added health benefits.

The best way to administer CBD for pets

Perhaps the easiest way to deliver CBD to pets is by using a tincture.  These tinctures are unflavored, and available in 500 mg-1000 mg. Each pet will need a different dosage depending on size and reason for taking it.  It has been recommended that 2-10 mg be used for ever 10 pounds. If you are able to get the CBD oil under the tongue, this is the most effective. With pets, it can sometimes be difficult to achieve this.  Many pet owners have gotten around this by putting the tincture into the water or by using CBD treats.

CBD treats are a great option for keeping your pet healthy and happy, and come in all types of different flavors.  All dogs love a good treat, and they can take something healthy as they do that. Cat treats are also available, and are a great way to reward the cat. At OC Wellness Solutions pets will always have a place in our hearts, and we will always have CBD on hand to take care of them.

Sarah Rutherford - Contributor

Sarah Rutherford - Contributor

Sarah has been interested in plant medicine for over 20 years. She draws on her experience working in the health and wellness field and applies it to the CBD industry.