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Pets Can Take CBD, Too

Posted by Allison Garriga on

Yes, like you, your pets may also benefit from taking Cannabidiol (CBD). As CBD became increasingly popular for its many benefits in humans, CBD products for pets soon followed. Many of CBD’s potential benefits for us including relieving stress, easing pain, aiding in sleep, and enhancing mood are also echoed in the potential benefits for our furry friends. According to 2020 data from Brightfield Group, 81% of consumers buying CBD for pets find it to be effective. You likely have a lot of questions about whether CBD is right for your pet.  

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid derived from hemp. At CBD Kratom, we offer a variety of CBD pet products, like tinctures and treats, that are specially designed with your furry friend in mind. These CBD pet products do not contain Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. 

How Can CBD Help My Pets?

Similar to humans, most animals also have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a regulatory system in the body which works to maintain homeostasis (balance). Cannabinoids, like CBD, engage with receptors in the ECS to produce different therapeutic effects and to help with overall wellness. If you have had firsthand experience with CBD, it interacts with your pet’s ECS in much the same way. CBD may help your pets to calm anxiety and stress, relieve pain, boost appetite, decrease inflammation, and much more.

While research into CBD for veterinary medicine and applications are still in early stages, the results are promising. For example in a 2018 study, researchers suggest 2mg of CBD per kilogram of body weight twice daily for dogs with Osteoarthritis may help increase their comfort and activity. If you notice your dog is having trouble getting around, CBD may help ease pain, reduce inflammation, and get them ready for the next game of fetch. Many consumers find CBD products helpful in increasing the mobility of their pets. In fact, Brightfield Group found consumers reported “increased mobility” as one of the top three improvements in using pet CBD. If your pet struggles with chronic pain or isn't as active as they once were, CBD pets products may help restore their old playfulness. 

Pets can experience fear-related anxiety from triggers like thunderstorms and fireworks. Specific situations like separation anxiety, moving to a new home, or visiting the groomer may also elicit anxiety in your pets. Many pet parents have found CBD products helpful for lowering anxiety. Brightfield Group found 64% of consumers buy CBD for pets as means to reduce their overall anxiety levels. In addition to helping reduce anxiety or relieve pain, CBD may also boost your pet’s appetite by easing symptoms of nausea and increasing sensitivities to the smell and taste of food for your pets. Giving CBD to your pets may promote overall wellness for a happier and healthier furry family member.

Is CBD Legal?

Yes, CBD and all other cannabinoids derived from hemp are legal. The 2018 Farm Bill confirms all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, and any part of the hemp plant are legal as long as all final products must contain 0.3%, or less, of Delta-9 THC. Although there are no current age restrictions from the federal government on hemp-derived products, our company policy states you must be 18 years or older to purchase CBD products.

How Can I Find the Right CBD Product for my Pet?

With a variety of CBD pet products on the market, there is likely a CBD tincture or treat in the flavor your pet will enjoy. We know how much you love your pets, and that is why CBD Kratom offers several pet products with the quality ingredients to help with your pet’s wellness. Bring home Todd Adams CBD Pet Treats, beeZbee CBD Happy Bites, or beeZbee CBD Purrfect Bites as a special treat for your furry friends. And if you want to walk your dog in style, check out 420Wags for a fun selection of collars, leashes, and harnesses. 

Looking for CBD pet products? At CBD Kratom, we’re celebrating International Dog Day with a one fur you, one fur them deal. With any purchase of $55+, we’ll offer your furry friend a select free gift. Shop our wide selection of pet products online

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