CBD and Your Pets
Updated: Mar 4
As more and more humans are turning to the benefits of CBD oil, pet owners are thinking about how they can share the benefits with their four-legged friends! Whether your furry family members include dogs or cats, our CBD for pets will allow them to enjoy the same CBD goodness as you!
CBD offers the same benefits to animals as it does to you! Because animals and humans are so similar in physiology, both bodily systems can be positively affected by CBD in the same ways. If you want to boost your pet's overall wellness, support a sense of calm and comfort, or help them manage daily stress, CBD for pets will be a great and rewarding option for both you and your beloved.
Most of us are familiar with cannabinoids, these are the chemicals in the cannabis plant that gives it its medical and recreational properties. There are over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, all of which interact with different receptors in the body resulting in different effects from the classic THC “high” to the anti-inflammatory properties from CBD.
We know what you’re thinking – but you can ‘relax, man’! Although CBD oil is made from hemp, it doesn’t contain any of the psychoactive properties found in other cannabis compounds. So no, your pet won’t get ‘high’.
Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the main active constituents of the cannabis plant is a safe, all-natural remedy to a number of canine health issues.
This is because just like humans, most animals to roam our earth possess an endocannabinoid system (ECS). This body's own signaling system regulates close to all physiological processes in the body. Ranging from pain and mood regulation to controlling hunger and temperature. All these processes are balanced by receptors which react to endocannabinoids - elements in our bodies (and our pets) should naturally produce.
Though, in some cases our body is unable to produce or process enough endocannabinoids on its own; this can result in all kinds of discomfort and ailments. This is where CBD comes into action!
The Endocannabinoid System in Cats and Dogs
Sooooo, how does CBD interact with my pet’s ECS?
An Israeli chemist, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, discovered that this organic compound has the incredible ability to connect molecularly with certain receptors in your body and your pet’s body. When CBD enters your pet’s body, it indirectly influences their ECS to utilize more of their naturally occurring endocannabinoids, CBD also interacts with the enzymes that are responsible for breaking down endocannabinoid’s like Anandamide (the molecule responsible for invoking happiness and harmony in the body). Anandamide is a short-lived molecule, so when you give your pet CBD it interferes with these enzymes allowing them to stay in their system longer.
So, when you give your pet CBD the cannabinoids act as a key within the endocannabinoid system while receptors act like locks, every time one key fits into one lock, the lock causes an effect to occur in the body. Just like little messengers sending out a message to tell their body that something is not right. The chemical imbalance needs to be put right and CBD can help make this happen.
How CBD works in your pets body
According to research, hemp oil with CBD may provide pets with improved mobility; helping your furry friend if it struggles with hip and joint issues, for example. But we obviously don’t want to give you (or your pet) false hope. So if you’re curious to see if CBD might help your furry friend improve his or her life’s quality, ask us for advice!
Flora Fusion CBD oil for Pets
One 10ml bottle of Flora Fusion CBD for pets contains 200mg of the highest quality hemp extract and pure salmon oil. The use of salmon oil makes the taste much more pleasant for your furry friend, making the product easy to administer. Our CBD oil for pets is rich in terpenes and has the greatest variety or cannabinoids for maximum effect on your beloved pet.
Flora Fusion CBD oil for pets is very effective, even in low doses, and 100% safe to use. Current studies show it’s near impossible to overdose on CBD. If you accidentally give your dog more than anticipated, there’s a very low chance of it having adverse effects.
We recommend testing Flora Fusion CBD oil for pets on your pet prior to a stressful event, this will give you a chance to identify the perfect dose.
Start with a low dose, and only increase if you don’t see results. A full dropper of Flora Fusion CBD for pets will dispense approximately 1ml (20 drops) of oil which provides 20mg of CBD.
A good rule of thumb is 1 drop per 5 kilos of body weight three times a day.
The most common delivery method for CBD for pets is via CBD oil. If your pet is willing, you can place drops directly into their mouths under their tongue (called sublingually in industry terms). But if your pet is resistant to this method, the easiest method is to apply drops to their food.
Will my Vet recommend CBD?
Although CBD is a safe, popular option for pets, some veterinarians may still be hesitant to recommend it. Although many veterinarians do see the benefits from CBD. Even if your vet has not mentioned CBD, it is still important to talk to him or her about all the aspects of your pets health, including the fact that you are giving CBD to your pet.
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