Let’s be honest, our furry friends are family! When it comes to making sure your dog (or cat) is comfortable and happy, few things are too much to ask. That’s why we want you to be aware of this revolution in veterinary medicine.
We’re talking about CBD, of course!
While veterinary medicine has evolved by leaps and bounds in recent decades, making it possible for our pets to live much longer than they would have in the past, increased age means a new set of problems. Fortunately, CBD oil has shown some absolutely amazing results in treating chronic pain, arthritis, inflammation, and even seizures in pets. With veterinarians and health professionals finally standing up to advocate for CBD treatments among animals, now is the best time to learn how CBD products can bring your pet some relief.
Tinctures & Treats : 2 Forms of CBD Treatments for Pets
Hemp-based CBD products for pets come in two primary forms : Tinctures and Treats. Tinctures are oil extracts administered by dropper either on your dog’s food or directly onto their tongue. Treats are, of course, edible snacks you can give them that offer the effects of CBD ingestion.
Inhalation methods like smoking or vaporizers are NEVER to be used with pets, as this can damage their lungs. Similarly, edibles designed for humans are not necessarily safe for pets. It’s important to only give your pet a CBD product designed specifically for their species.
Administering CBD Products to Your Pet
It goes without saying that nothing is more important here than the safety and wellbeing of your pet. So don’t take any guesses or unnecessary risks when it comes to choosing and administering CBD to your pet. If you have questions, ask the experts at Mindful Medicinals so we can guide you through the process.
General CBD Dose for Pets
- 0.5 to 5 mg of CBD per 10 pounds of body weight is the approved way to gauge dosage
- This can be administered twice daily
- Start slow with a low dose and gradually increase the dose every 5-7 days
Generally lower doses are plenty effective for most pets, but depending on the situation you may want to increase to higher amounts. If you notice your pet exhibiting extreme behavioral changes after taking CBD, reduce the dosage and consult a veterinarian or CBD specialist.
Mindful Medicinals offers CBD oils specifically for pets!
Ask one of our CBD professionals in the store for
help choosing one that’s right for your dog.