CBD & Your Pets
You’ve probably seen it in stores or maybe a neighbor or friend told you about giving CBD to their pets for anxious rides to the vet, fireworks, arthritis or skin conditions. CBD is growing in popularity for both humans and pets for good reason, it works!
Up to 85% of dog owners and 38% of cat owners report that they sometimes deal with anxiety or stress in their pet. Any creature with a vertebrae can benefit from CBD. Yes, this means your dog, your cat, your horse, your iguana, your parrot and even your goldfish can all benefit from the healing powers of CBD. The same endocannabinoid system that exists in the human body also exists within all mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish. This means that CBD may help your pets just as well as it helps you!
Your pets suffer from many of the same afflictions you do. CBD is used as a powerful painkiller, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, stress reliever, appetite stimulant, antiemetic and promotes homeostasis. Cannabidiol has also been proven to reduce the duration of seizures and can decrease the amount of seizures in any given day. Beyond that, many people choose to use CBD as a regular supplement to promote the overall health and wellbeing of their pets.
How long does it take to start working? Just like with humans, every pet is different and it might take a little tweaking to find that perfect dose. For situational anxiety and pain you should start to see a difference within 5-10 minutes, although it may take as much as 15-30 minutes. If there is no change within half an hour, administer another dose. You cannot overdose your pet.
Wicked Wellness CBD oil drops are derived from 100% organically grown therapeutic hemp. Our lab-certified organic CBD oil is tested for over 200 different pesticides and toxins. Full Spectrum CBD oil has over 300 natural compounds working together to provide maximum relief. Use as much as 2-3 drops per 20 pounds to personalize your pet’s CBD relief. Maximum dosage is 25mgs per day, any more than that will be wasted.
We recommend a daily dose of 1-2 drops per 20 lbs. There has not been an established maximum daily allowance for pets. Since animals vary from pet to pet, we suggest starting small and increasing gradually. Start with one drop. If this is well tolerated after a few days, increase by one drop, waiting a few days before increasing the dosage again until you find your pet’s perfect dose. Drops can be used sublingually (under the tongue) or simply placed on their favorite food. You cannot overdose your pet.
As always, discuss with your pet’s veterinarian if your pet is currently taking any prescription medications or is pregnant or nursing.
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