When it comes to CBD oil for dogs, there is a lot of misinformation circulating throughout the web as unscrupulous companies are trying to cash in on this phenomenon with low-cost CBD Oil that is potentially toxic. This article is all about how to ensure you are getting the highest quality CBD Oil for Dogs, how to dose, safety concerns and what results you may expect
WHAT IS CBD OIL?
BD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. CBD does not contain delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. In fact, most CBD Oil products are derived from hemp and not from marijuana.
WHAT EFFECT DOES CBD HAVE ON DOGS?
Two clinical studies to date have been conducted. One study at Purdue University has demonstrated that CBD Oil is effective in managing pain in dogs. The second study conducted at Colorado State University has demonstrated that CBD Oil for dogs has shown promise for dogs suffering from seizures. Many human CBD clinical studies for multiple conditions have been performed across the globe with encouraging results. CBD Oil is currently recommended for dogs for its anti-inflammatory properties, cardiac benefits, pain reduction benefits, anti-nausea effects, appetite stimulation, and anti-anxiety.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CBD IN DOGS
No scientific research or studies have been conducted on side-effects for CBD Oil for dogs but observations from dog owners include; CBD Oil in high doses may increase thirst and might contribute to fatigue or calming.
DOSING CBD OIL FOR DOGS
While there are no published dosing studies yet expect them in the immediate future. Follow your products recommended dose as your manufacturer has had dosing experience with their products. When using CBD Oil If you do not notice an improvement in your pets behavior or health increase the recommended dose gradually until you do.
There does not appear to be evidence of any over-dosing that has been heard of but even when administering natural products, it’s best to be done under the supervision of a Veterinarian.
RISKS FOR DOGS USING CBD
The safety and risks of using CBD Oil for dogs have not yet been researched. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved CBD. As with any natural supplement, there is always a slight risk of a reaction. It is always advisable, when giving your dog something new, to start out with small amounts and then closely monitor the effects.
CBD Products on the Market
Not all CBD oils are created equal. High-quality CBD oil made in the USA will offer a better chance of it containing active CBD.Ask what extraction process a manufacturer is using. Make sure the CBD Oil is naturally extracted. Always request to see third-party lab certificates which should indicate the CBD Oil is actually present and it is non-psychoactive (a trace amount of THC is acceptable, but no THC is optimal) This can vary batch by batch.
High quality is a higher cost to you. Cheaper CBD options include oils made in foreign countries with quality control issues and products could have toxic pesticides, herbicides, or heavy metals. Some food companies in China have produced toxic baby milk. It is safe to assume that dogs are lower on the scale than infants.
Tinctures are optimal as it’s easy to adjust dosing. Cold extruded chews indicating the concentration of CBD per chew is also optimal. Keep away from products that do not list the CBD concentration per chew, cookie or drop. These are likely to have little or no active ingredients at all.