CBD (cannabidiol) is made from a different part of the hemp plant: the flowers, leaves, and stalks. Like hemp oil, CBD is free of THC, but it contains cannabinoids that can promote stress and anxiety relief, and may help reduce inflammation, chronic pain, anxiety, and seizure episodes according to some anecdotal evidence.
Dogs who suffer from separation anxiety, noise phobias (like fireworks or thunder), car sickness, and even joint pain related to aging or other medical conditions may be able to find relief with daily or intermittent doses of CBD. It certainly takes some of the stress and worry off their humans’ shoulders.
Hemp oil is a non-psychoactive component extracted directly from the seeds of hemp plants. When pressed together, they secrete an oil that’s chock full of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids, Omega-9, GLA (gamma linolenic acid), and a collection of healthy proteins and amino acids. Sometimes, this compound can contain low levels of CBD.
Take your seats, notebooks out. *taps chalkboard* If you’re considering employing a little extra help managing your dog’s anxiety, chronic pain, or other emotional or physical conditions, you’re in the right class. CBD and hemp seed oils are each effective in their own ways, but how do you know which one is the better choice?
You can put the beakers and lab coat away, it doesn’t have to be complicated.
This ingredient concoction is great for improving skin and coat health, reducing joint pain, and boosting immune system function, though unlike CBD oil, its benefits are mostly nutritional.
If you believe CBD extract could help your pup live his best life, consider which form would be easiest for both of you. CBD is available as an oil that you can give orally or add to your dog’s food, or as a biscuit. Remember that each dog is an individual and it takes time and consistency to find the best dose and frequency of dosing for their needs.
Depending on which CBD product you get, you may notice a difference in dosing specifications. This discrepancy can be due to many reasons.
Many hempseed oil products for pets will come with their own dosage directions. It is best to follow the guidelines specified by the manufacturer of the product. If you have any reservations, don’t hesitate to contact a veterinarian.
Now it’s time to turn to the other side of cannabis and talk about CBD oil. Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid found in the hemp plant. Several cannabinoids come from hemp, another of which is tetrahydrocannabinol. THC levels are lower in hemp plants than in marijuana plants, which is why CBD products won’t get you or your dog “high.”
How to Give Your Dog CBD Oil
The most straightforward way to serve your furry friend hemp oil is by mixing it in with their dog food, though this is by no means a requirement. The ideal dosage for dogs is 1mg of oil for every pound of body weight.
CBD from hemp promotes the functionality of the ECS while providing soothing and tranquil effects. CBD may relieve nervous behavior and reduce tension. These qualities are a big help for pets who have a fear of loud noises (such as storms), separation/traveling fear, or an uneasy stomach. CBD also complements joint mobility and soothes stiffness.
One 2018 study that involved 2,240 participants explored the fatty acid’s effect on anxiety synonyms. This 2000 study found that omega-6 supplements could potentially boost the effectiveness of breast cancer drugs.
Some companies make dog treats specific for certain sized breeds, while others have various potencies. There are also different CBD dosing recommendations depending on the purpose that cannabidiol is being used. It is always best to follow each product’s guidelines, but we can still offer a rough estimate.