Your Pet + Hemp March 4, 2019 – Posted in: Uncategorized

If you happen to be a fan of CBD as well as an animal enthusiast, you’ve probably wondered if the supplement can work for your pets. Especially since animals have very similar systems to humans and often suffer from the same medical hardships.

Tests conducted by CannPal Animal Therapeutics are showing some good signs. This is perhaps unsurprising to many, but the cannabinoids given to the dogs involved in the test successfully relieved pain and inflammation.

Dogs, just like humans, have an endocannabinoid system that ideally keeps the body in a healthy state. If the body is not, however, in a healthy state, CBD can help the system do its job–keeping both humans and dogs, it seems, healthier and happier.

The study was conducted on two dogs breeds, beagles and foxhounds. But the company is looking to test cats soon as well.

And other studies are currently underway, including one by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation.

What Is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis, the plant we often associate with marijuana.

In fact, it is one of over 113 “cannabinoids” found in the cannabis plant, many of which are also being investigated for their potential health benefits.

Now, keep this in mind:

CBD won’t get your pet “high”.

Unlike THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana, CBD is non-psychoactive and safe to be used on pets. CBD also has no known toxicity level, and is incapable of causing an overdose. The CBD that is sourced for Stono Creek’s hemp extract is derived from the hemp plant, a variety of cannabis that is naturally very low in THC. We have taken this plant and have isolated CBD from it, making our product 100% free of THC.

Getting your pet started…

Basic serving guidelines for dogs and cats: 1-5 mg CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight. To control pain, give every 8 hours or as needed. For other uses, or to break unwanted behavior patterns, give once or twice a day. With no known toxicity, CBD is a safe alternative to NSAIDs and other pain medications that come with unpleasant side effects.

As with your own CBD intake, it’s important to start low and slow, giving your pet 1/2 their full recommended serving for around 1 week. See how they appear to be feeling, and go up from there.

Follow this link for additional reading on CBD and Pets.