Consumers are beginning to see mainstream CBD oil products marketed for a unique member of their family – pets – leading many to ask, “Should I be giving CBD to my pet?”
Yes. Pet’s can benefit from CBD the same way as humans.
It is possible to supplement your pet’s system with CBD, just as you would your own. That is because all mammals, perhaps all vertebrates, have an endocannabinoid system, the bodily system with which cannabinoids interact, meaning that your cat or dog can likely benefit from CBD in many of the same ways as you. Keep reading to learn more about CBD for pets.
How Does CBD Oil Work In Pets?
CBD hemp oil’s benefits come from CBD’s ability to affect the body’s naturally occurring regulatory processes by interacting with the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining homeostasis within the body – including regulation of the communication between cells, the body’s immune response, and functions like appetite, sleep, and metabolism.
A properly functioning endocannabinoid encourages overall health and wellness. By interacting with cannabinoid receptors found in the central nervous system and immune system, CBD supports the endocannabinoid system and its efforts to keep your pet’s body and its array of functions in balance.
All mammals — including you and your pets — have this endocannabinoid system that keeps systems in balance. This means that your pet may be able to experience the same natural benefits of CBD oil that you do. It’s because of this similarity between the bodies of humans and other mammals, many owners have started using commercial CBD infused products for their pets.
Pet owners have found that CBD oil supplements are a natural alternative they can trust to promote well being in their dogs, cats, and even horses and other livestock animals. The natural wellness of properties of CBD and its support of the endocannabinoid system promotes cardiovascular function, supports healthy joints, and promotes neurological health and emotional behavior.
“The beauty of CBD is its myriad of uses, including as a natural pain management assistant, and its huge margin of safety, making it a great adjunct to veterinarian prescribed treatment regiments,” said Liz Hughston, MEd., RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC).
Made from hemp plants, full spectrum CBD oil also contains a nutritional profile that many pet owners have found compliments the dietary requirements of their animal. Full spectrum CBD hemp oil provides important nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and vitamins A, B12, C, and E.
“When we talk about the plant, cannabis and hemp, we’re talking about the entire spectrum that’s in the plant,” explained Hughston. “So we have over 100 cannabinoids that have been identified, but there are all kinds of other substances in the plant too, like terpenoids and flavonoids, and they all have potentially [beneficial] effects as well.”
CBD has become the cannabinoid of choice for many customers to give their pets because it is non-toxic and well tolerated in mammals. Since Medical Marijuana, Inc. products are made with hemp oil that contains only a trace amount of THC, there aren’t any intoxicating effects, making them the safe choice for use on pets.
Pet owners can also give their pets products made with CBD isolate. This over 99 percent pure CBD product is created by filtering our full spectrum hemp oil to isolate the plant’s CBD molecule. Products made with CBD isolate are perfect for pet owners who are concerned about exposing their pets to even trace amounts of THC.
Which Medical Marijuana, Inc. Products Are Best for Pets?
Medical Marijuana, Inc. has a number of CBD products that work great for pets, including flagship products like Real Scientific Hemp Oil, as well as products specifically designed to provide CBD for pets.
Some Medical Marijuana, Inc. customers give their pets our RSHO CBD hemp oil products, but remember, serving sizes will need to be significantly reduced, based on your pet’s size and weight. It is always a good idea when giving CBD to your pet to start off with a very small serving and work your way up to a higher serving slowly over a series of weeks. A few of Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s products work well when given to pets due to their minimal ingredients and easily adjustable serving sizes.
Medical Marijuana, Inc. subsidiary Phyto Animal Health creates CBD oil supplements formulated specifically for pets and larger livestock animals like horses, supplementing their endocannabinoid system in the same way as in humans. We consulted with leading veterinarians to create a safe, effective daily CBD supplements for pets of all sizes.
Phyto Animal Health also established a Veterinary Advisory Board made up of well respected academic and veterinary healthcare professionals. The Board members ensure that our CBD supplements are animal safe and based on substantive scientific research.
Phyto Animal Health’s Pet CBD Supplements
Phyto Animal Health offers a unique line of CBD supplements specifically formulated for pets:
Vitality: The Vitality daily CBD oil supplement is best for use for pets like cats and dogs. Vitality is an all-natural CBD hemp oil product that combines decarboxylated hemp oil with medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil derived from organic coconut oil. Vitality contains 100 mg of CBD in the 1 oz. bottle or 500 mg of CBD in the 2 oz size.
Vitality-X: Similar to Vitality, Vitality-X combines CBD oil with no detectable levels of THC with MCT oil to create a daily use CBD supplement for designed for pets. Vitality-X is put through an additional process that filters out plant materials, excess waxes, and all but the smallest amounts of cannabinoids other than CBD. Each 4 oz. bottle of Vitality-X contains 1000 mg of CBD and can be used by pet and livestock owners looking to avoid concerns over THC.
We highly recommend Phyto Animal Health’s Vitality CBD for dogs, cats, horses and other animals! Remember, serving sizes will need to be significantly reduced, based on your pet’s size and weight. It is always a good idea when giving CBD to your pet to start off with a very small serving and work your way up to a higher serving slowly over a series of weeks.
A few RSHO products work well when given to pets due to their minimal ingredients and easily adjustable serving sizes.
Medical Marijuana, Inc. CBD Oil Safe For Your Entire Family
Regardless of how you give our CBD hemp oil to your pet, because RSHO products are Triple Lab Tested® for both safety and consistency, you can trust that our CBD hemp oil supplements are consistent in their strength and free from contaminants – like mold and mildew, microbes, chemicals, and heavy metals – protecting your pet’s health and safety.
“What’s nice about Phyto Animal Health compared to some of the other companies out there is they is they have a Certificate of Analysis of the cannabinoids that are in the product but also have other elemental analyses which are important because if we’re getting these products from overseas we could have high levels of lead and other elements that could be very toxic,” said Stephen F. Cital, an executive member of the Phyto Animal Health Veterinary Advisory Board.
Let us become your source of CBD for all the members of your family – even the furry ones. Discover more about Medical Marijuana, Inc. products by visiting our CBD Oil Education Page,
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Author: Jeffrey Stamberger