CBD can benefit pets for of the same conditions it benefits their owners:
  • Pain
  • Seizure control
  • Appetite
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Anxiety-related issues
  • Inflammation
  • Cancer
  • Improved quality of life
Studies has shown that the endocannabinoid system in pets respond to CBD and cannabis products similarly to humans.
However, there is a greater concentration of cannabinoid receptors in the brain of a dog than there are in other animals or humans.
Per an article in Healthline, studies from a trusted source pursued to assess the safety, anti-pain properties and anti-inflammatory properties, of CBD oil in dogs with osteoarthritis. The researchers gave the dogs doses of 2 or 8 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight of CBD oil.
Eighty percent of the dogs showed improvement in their pain and mobility, as measured by two veterinary resources — the canine brief pain inventory and the Hudson activity scale. However, it’s important to note that this study was funded by a CBD producer, so the results may be biased.
Also, studies have shown that epileptic dog given CBD in addition to seizure medication had significantly fewer seizures than those that received seizure medication and a placebo.
Common Ways to Administer CBD to Dogs
Some of the most common ways to give CBD to pets are via forms, oils, creams and pet treats.
Each pet will respond differently, which is why it’s recommended to start with a small dose, monitor your pet’s results, and adjust from there. The recommended doses are suggestions from the manufacturer or industry standards.
In conclusion, as a good rule of thumb when selecting CBD products for your furry loved one, look on the product’s website for “certificates of analysis” and other evidence of third-party testing. The Hope Connections pride ourselves on the transparency by providing lab results for your viewing. These certificates tell you things like if products are pesticide and heavy metal-free and if the quality is as advertised.
I hope you found this information valuable when deciding to use CBD products for your pets. Remember to check out our store for CBD products and we look forward to hearing the great results!