If you aren’t surprised or overwhelmed by the variety in CBD products by now, you will be after reading this article!
Did you know there were CBD treats specially made for our furry friends? I didn’t know this until very recently.
Even they have their own variety of items currently available on the market. Can you believe that?
Animals and CBD
When it comes to animals and their DNA, most have the same or similar reception to CBD.
At this point, most research is focused on the benefits CBD has on arthritis in animals. Newer studies are claiming it can be used not just for pain but for stress and upset stomach that can sometimes occur during travel.
Another awesome similarity with pets and people is CBD’s ability to relieve seizures.
It all comes down to the dosage. The appropriate dose usually depends on the size of the pet and the CBD strength of your product.
Always read your labels and directions before use and preferably after you have consulted with your pets chosen veterinarian.
We all know how bad cats and dogs alike enjoy their treats. They can be worse than kids and a cookie jar!
CBD cat treats are no different so its best to keep them tucked away out of paws reach. I know my cats would open anything they can just to get at them.
The treats are generally safe but giving your kitty too many can definitely put them in a very lethargic state.
That may be good if you are trying to calm an over active kitten. It is not the greatest idea to try with an adult lap cat who would already be more relaxed unless they were suffering from an ailment that would benefit from cannabinoids.
The only undesirable side effect noticed so far seems to be minor gastrointestinal issues. So if your cat has a sensitive stomach, you may want to be extra careful with the dosage.
Nonetheless, there are plenty of products on the market and only you know the best choice for your cat.
I have to say from the looks of it, CBD dog treats seem to be the most popular of the two. More vets are becoming much more open and accepting to using CBD with their clients mainly because it has been studied and proven beneficial for pain and anxiety.
It is without a doubt very helpful for those dog breeds that suffer from hip dysplasia and arthritis.
These kinds of dog treats can even be useful for those more hyperactive breeds that sometimes need a little help to wind down. I’m sure you all know a few pups like that.
As a pet owner, you want your pet to be happy, healthy and pain free. Only you can decide what that means for them and how to achieve it based on their specific needs.
Pros and Cons
- similar DNA similar reception for CBD
- relieves pain
- helps relax
- no prescription needed
- careful dosage requirements
- not yet FDA approved
- may cause upset stomach or lethargy
CBD treats and oils are safe since they’re non-psychoactive and non-toxic. Actual cannabis plants are bad for them so please don’t let kitty near it or they’ll find a way to eat it. We wouldn’t want them to mistake it for catnip or grass.
We love our pets as if they were our kids. Sometimes we want to spoil them a bit or reward them for being good. What better way to do that then to give them a treat that almost acts like a multi vitamin and medicine together.
It relieves their pain and make them feel good again. We can’t always tell when they’re hurting so its important to maintain their health in a safe and natural way.
This is of course, a personal choice for the pet owner who is curious about trying other methods of relief for their furry loved one. Ultimately, it is up to you but be aware that it is still new in the cannabis world and even more so for pets.
The FDA is still currently collecting data and info about cannabis products including CBD for animals. It has yet to be evaluated so be sure to check with your veterinarian first for the best care possible for your pet.
There may be a few holistic vets in your area with a bit more knowledge and expertise in such medicinal practices.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve found your pets favorite CBD treat yet!