CBD and Your Pet, The Basics.

This may well be one of the first times you have heard about using CBD as a supplement for your pet. There is a plethora of research backed evidence geared towards human consumption of CBD and the associated effects, but research conducted in the veterinary field is still in its infancy, that being said, more and more vets are recommending CBD as an additional diet supplement to help a variety of conditions.

What Is CBD?

CBD is one compound out of 421 that are found in the cannabis stevia. When we think of cannabis, we automatically think of marijuana, but marijuana is just one type of cannabis. The collective name for plants in this taxonomic group is cannabis stevia and there is an array of plants that fall under this bracket. All cannabis stevia is made up of 421 compounds, but all vary in quantity. In hemp, CBD is higher in content than in marijuana and hemp is also a lot lower in THC, the psychoactive component found in marijuana. If you want to learn more about what is CBD then we recommend you visit this Poopbags page.

Types of CBD Products for Your Pets

The market in pet CBD products are quickly increasing and it won’t be long until there is the same amount of pet products as there human products. For both dogs and cats, you can purchase CBD oils, these can be from a variety of cannabis stevia, so look at how the oil is derived. You are not just limited to oil though, fi you think that it will be problematic trying to dose your pet with oil, you can also purchase CBD infused treats.

Look for treats that say they are infused, as you don’t want ones that are baked as this reduced the overall effectiveness of the CBD as heat breaks down the chemical makeup of CBD and associated compounds. If your pet has a particular skin issue, you can also look for topical creams that can be applied directly to the affected area.

What Is the Best Product for Your Pet?

Only you really know which product will work best for your pet, however some products are more effective than others. According to Pacificsandiego.com, research has shown that CBD oils enter the system a lot faster than treats and creams, they are faster to stabilise in the blood stream and last longer than their counterparts. If this isn’t an option, treats also have a good track record at reducing your pets’ pain and increasing their comfort. Finally, creams are an excellent way at treating a particular area, but don’t maintain a good level in the blood stream.

Isolate Vs Full Spectrum

When you are looking at CBD products, they will say full spectrum or isolate. All this means is that full spectrum has all 421 cannabis compounds in it and isolate has only CBD that has been isolated from the rest. For your pet, look for branded products derived from hemp as you can be sure that even in a full spectrum product, the THC will be a lot lower than any other cannabis stevia alternative. If you are concerned about THC, then an isolate product will be the choice for you.

Final thoughts

CBD products don’t have to be as daunting and as scary as you think. Once you are armed with the basics, you have opened yourself up to a world of understanding about what products are available to you and your pet. Before you purchase any products, it is advised that you first consult your vet to make sure that it won’t react with any of their current medication and your vet may be able to recommend a preferred product.