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CBD for Pets – Health Care for Best Friends

CBD for Pets

Pets are an Important Parts of Our Lives

Household pets are our friends. We form strong bonds with them. They’re important to our mental health and give back so much more than we ask of them. Given the role they play in our lives, we don’t like to see them in discomfort or pain.

CBD Shows Promise

As you might be aware, CBD is getting a lot of attention in the treatment of human ailments. The exciting news is that CBD is also showing promise in the treatment of a wide-range of pet-related conditions. These conditions include anxiety, epilepsy, and arthritis.

However, as we’ve said in previous articles, medicinal cannabis hasn’t been tested enough. This goes for humans and animals. And, as with humans, many variables can impact the effectiveness of any product when treating a dog or cat. The animal’s age, weight, and the specifics of the condition being treated are key factors.

The upside is that that CBD isn’t known to have any significant side effects in animals. Therefore, there shouldn’t be any risk in administering more than required. Nevertheless, it’s wise to err on the downside by starting with a small dose. You should then gradually increase the dose to arrive at the amount that gives optimum benefit. With an animal, this means watching you pet’s external signs, i.e., behaviour and body language, appetite, etc. for signs of improvement.

Getting Your Pet Started with CBD

How much should you to start with?  If the animal weighs less than 4.5 kg (10 lbs.), we recommend 1mg of Pet CBD per 2.5 kg. (about 5 lbs.) of weight, 1 to 2 times a day. Stay with this dose for 2 days and then increase it by 1 – 2 mg per day as necessary, until your pet shows signs of relief.

If the animal weighs more than 4.5 lbs., give 1 mg per 10 lbs. Stay with this dose for 2 days and then increase it by 4- 5 mg per day as necessary, until your pet shows signs of relief.

The tincture fluid can be put on food, or on a treat held in the hand until the animal licks up all the ingredients.

We can’t emphasize enough that finding the optimum dose requires some amount of trial and error. Be patient and please note that it takes time for the CBD to build up in the animal’s system.

Veterinarians are in an awkward position because their professional associations haven’t recognized the medicinal benefits of CBD. Although many veterinarians have heard about the benefits of CBD, most shy away from prescribing It. Prescribing CBD for pets will only come when there’s enough clinical science to back up the growing evidence.

Avoid THC

In closing, please be aware that THC, the other principal cannabis compound, should not be given to pets as it can produce adverse effects, e.g., paranoia and anxiety. For those who wish to administer CBD to their pets, the cannabis product should be free of THC.

Natural Ingredients

Lune Wellness Pet Care products are made exclusively with hemp-extracted CBD isolate. They contain only all-natural ingredients and contain no artificial flavours or preservatives. Your pet will love our high-quality CBD in Pacific Wild Salmon Oil, extracted from sustainably-harvested fish and filtered for purity. Our Pet oils also contain naturally-balanced Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids and vitamin E for added nutritional benefit. They’re THC-free and easy to administer. You can find Lune Wellness Pet CBD at this link. You can find more information about CBD here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at support@lunewellness.ca.

We wish you well in maintaining your pet’s good health!

The Staff at Lune Wellness