CBD Oil For Pets - All You Need To Know

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You might have noticed that CBD oil is trending right now and many people swear by it - and for their pets as well. So then what is CBD oil? 

CBD, also known as cannabidiol oil is one of many cannabinoids found in cannabis.

Cannabis is the genus name for both marijuana and hemp, and the term itself is not necessarily interchangeable with marijuana. In fact, almost all CBD oil today comes from industrial hemp, which contains negligible amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the cannabinoid responsible for causing a high. Most strains of agricultural hemp are rich in CBD while only having less than 0.03 percent THC, making them perfect for extracting CBD oil.

Remember, CBD oil is not marijuana.. And they typically come from hemp, not marijuana. Hemp oil contains CBD, the non-psychoactive compounds of the cannabis plant. 

While CBD oil is the big phrase people hear bandied about, CBD comes in all kinds of products, from CBD edibles, which include CBD gummies and CBD capsules, to CBD creams and CBD drinks. There’s even CBD oil for your pet, CBD pet spray and CBD pet treats!

 

Top 10 reasons to give your pets CBD oil

 

Some common questions answered below:

WHY WOULD I GIVE MY PET CBD OIL?

Cats and dogs can take CBD oil for the same reasons that their humans do. Their endocannabinoid systems, according to all available research, are very similar to humans. CBD oil for pets can be used for anxiety or stress. It’s great for long car rides when a pet may become anxious. For older pets or pets with joint pain pet CBD oil may be very helpful, as well as for a whole host of other reasons.

IS PET CBD OIL FROM HEMP POTENT?

Of course, it is! Pet CBD oil is like any other CBD oil. It doesn’t matter from which plant it comes. It’s just that CBD oil from hemp will not give pets a buzz or a high. When it comes to the potential benefits, however, CBD oil from hemp offers them all.

I HEARD THAT PET CBD OIL IS ILLEGAL - IS THAT TRUE?

Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation going around the internet these days. Pet CBD oil is legal in all 50 states. The FDA sees hemp-derived extracts as food-based products. There are no restrictions legally, on hemp in the United States. Hemp oil is used by millions of people (and their pets!) across the globe, and the number is rising as more studies explore its many potential health benefits.

HOW CAN I BE SURE THAT THIS IS THE BEST PET CBD OIL?

MediPets does many things to guarantee that our pet families receive only the best Pet CBD oil. We clearly-label all packaging on all of our CBD oil products, including our CBD Pet Treats and CBD Pet Spray. This way, our customers know exactly what's in the bottle, as well as how much to give their pets. We do independent third-party lab testing on all of our Pet CBD oil products and provide everyone with the results. On top of that, the customer experience team will help answer any and all questions.


WHY CAN'T I JUST GIVE MY PET SOME OF MY CBD OIL? 

Honestly, giving your pet your CBD oil is not a great idea. MediPets brand Pet CBD oil is specially designed for cats and dogs. It takes into account their size and their body weight. Pet CBD oil comes in dosages just for pets. So, never give your CBD oil to your pet.

WHAT DOSAGES OF CBD OIL SHOULD I GIVE MY PET?

With Pet CBD oil we like to use a tiered system of dosing, depending on your pet’s size, as preferred by many experts:

  • Tier 1: 0.05 mg per lb of bodyweight
  • Tier 2: 0.125 mg per lb of bodyweight
  • Tier 3: 0.25 mg per lb of bodyweight

Regardless of your pet’s size, you should start with Tier 1, using that dosage twice a day. After a week, move up to Tier 2 only if necessary, ditto for Tier 3.

So, for example:

The following examples are based on Tier 1 dosing:

  • For pets up to 25lbs - give them up to 1.25 mg twice a day
  • For pets between 25 – 50lb - give them between 1.25 to 2.5 mg twice a day
  • For pets between 50 – 75lb - give them between 2.5 to 3.75 mg twice a day

Of course, you’ll need to do some calculation on how many mg of CBD oil there are per drop. On average, Medipets CBD products have between .05 mg and .2 mg CBD per drop.

CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR CBD PET TREATS?

Pets can be finicky, which is why we offer a whole line of different Pet CBD oil products for pets. Our CBD Pet Treats come in tasty flavors like Meaty Steak and Purrs & Puffs. In fact, there are 16 flavors for dogs and 2 for cats. The perfect treat for the four-legged friend in your life, Medipets Pet Snacks (from Diamond CBD) not only give pets something great to snack on, but they provide them with an infusion of all-natural industrial hemp CBD which could keep them healthy and robust as well.

Meaty Steak   Purrs & Puffs

 

HOW IS THE CBD PET SPRAY DIFFERENT?

CBD Pet Spray is a simple to use spray bottle of CBD oil for cats and dogs. All you need are two sprays and your pet can go on their way to enjoy their day. Again, for fickle pets that don't like droppers, CBD pet spray is another option to give them the CBD oil they need.

CBD Pet Spray

 

For more answers, head over to the most frequently asked questions.