Let’s talk about the pros and cons of purchasing CBD for dogs and cats. We’ll thoroughly review what CBD is, how it’s manufactured and where you can buy them. This guide will help you to determine where you can safely buy quality CBD with confidence. We hope you enjoy!
CBD and CBD Oil – CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a powerful cannabinoid derived from the cannabis plant which has been used for medical, therapeutic and relaxation. The extraction process of CBD from the cannabis plant involves using a solvent, such as carbon dioxide, to pull the element from the plant. The CBD is then infused with a carrier oil such as hemp seed oil. The popular reasons for using CBD for dogs and cats include; fighting both chronic and acute diseases in pets such as arthritis and autoimmune disorders like allergies, immune system failures, and cancer.
CBD has also been found to have incredible results in managing pain, anxiety, neurological disorders, stimulation of appetite, epilepsy, and the reduction of muscle spasms. Two phrases often used when talking about CBD are full-spectrum and broad-spectrum. It’s important to recognize the differences between the two.
Full-spectrum CBD, also known as whole plant CBD, includes all the hemp plants naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. This form of CBD also includes very low levels of THC. THC is a cannabinoid which gives the users that high feeling. However, the amount of THC in hemp-derived CBD is under 0.3% which is not enough to get you or your pet high.
Broad-spectrum CBD is very similar to full-spectrum CBD but with one key difference. Broad-spectrum CBD contains absolutely no THC. Aside from that, broad-spectrum CBD includes all the other cannabinoids and terpenes just like full-spectrum does. The Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology conducted a study in 2015, which determined that full-spectrum CBD extract has a greater anti-inflammatory effect than CBD isolate alone and was more favorable in usage overall that’s compared to broad-spectrum CBD.
CBD isolate is cannabidiol in its purest form. The CBD is thoroughly isolated from all of the cannabinoids and terpenoids. CBD isolate is made by refining raw CBD extract down to its molecular level, leaving behind only the CBD molecule itself.
So, now let’s cover the different CBD pet products and what to look for when making a purchase. CBD pet tinctures also known as CBD oil, comes in the small glass bottle filled with highly concentrated CBD. The glass bottle will usually include a dropper which makes it easy to administer the oil. You can drop CBD oil in food, water, or directly into your pet’s mouth. Remember that purchasing full-spectrum CBD oil is preferred as it will allow your pet to experience the full benefits that hemp has to offer.
Second, check the ingredient labels to see the types of oil in the tincture. Coconut oil and hemp seed oil are two of the most commonly used. Hemp seed oil is a great option as it includes a high concentration of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which promote healthy skin and coat for your pet.
Finally, look for CBD oil that is organic, grain-free, and non-GMO. As pet owners, we should do our best to make sure our pets are receiving the highest quality products possible. The US-made products are strongly recommended over non-regulated and questionable supplements from overseas. Buy only made in the USA.
CBD pet capsules are another easy and effective way to administer CBD to your dog or cat. You can hide the capsules in their snacks or split them open and mix them in our pet’s favorite food or water. When considering the capsule option, look for organic, grain-free, and non-GMO capsules, as most capsules sold in stores contain animal gelatin as an ingredient. For a healthier option look for a plant-based or vegan capsules made in the USA.
CBD treats are a great option for dogs that have problem taking pills or tincture drops. These dog treats are already infused with CBD oil so there’s no need for mixed or any other additional work. Our holistic pet CBD dog treats come in three yummy flavors each with a different formula for your pet’s specific condition. Our treats are all-natural and only contain non-GMO ingredients. They never include artificial colors flavors or preservatives. Furthermore, they’re all gluten-free grain-free and dairy-free making them a smart choice for health-conscious pet owners.
Topicals are ideal for pets who are either suffering from serious joint and body pains or skin allergies. You can apply them directly to your pet’s skin to deliver immediate relief. The topical is only for external use so make sure that your pet doesn’t ingest it.
With the recent CBD boom, it seems that there are hundreds of brands out there selling CBD products for pets making it very hard to determine who to trust. The first thing to look out for is the source of the CBD. There are thousands of hemp farms in the United States, but not all hemp has grown to the same standard and caliber. Many suppliers of CBD grow their hemp farms using artificial fertilizers pesticides and chemicals that could be very toxic for your pet, in order to cut costs and increase production. Many of these farms also use genetically modified or GMO seeds in order to grow pest-resistant hemp crops.
In order to ensure your pet is not consuming any of these toxins, it’s important to only purchase 100% organic CBD oil. It’d be a good idea to look for CBD products that are made from these California grown farms. You’ll be happy to know that all CBDUnwind CBD products come from all-natural 100% organic hemp farms in California and Florida. We take great pride in using only the highest quality ingredients in our products. We believe your pet deserves the best ingredients available to promote the best possible CBD experience. We hope this answered most of the questions you had about buying CBD for your pets. Again, we hope you enjoyed reading our blog and please leave a comment below.