Why You Should Consider CBD for Your Pet

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As any pet owner knows well, our pets suffer many of the same health problems as we do. Although they can’t talk, their behavior often indicates something is awry. Separation anxiety, painful joints, and skittishness are just a few examples of conditions that may be supported with CBD.

If you’ve ever watched an old dog chase a ball with a labored shuffle instead of a joyful trot, you know how heartbreaking it can be. Pets strain their muscles and bodies just like us, especially as they age.

We want to keep our pets healthy and prevent illnesses as much as possible. Veterinary treatment for our four-legged friends, with or without insurance, can be expensive and pet owners are sometimes left struggling to find alternative options.

How can CBD help your pets?

Like humans (and virtually every other life form on Earth), our best friends have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). [1] This master regulatory system plays a central role in establishing and maintaining health and well-being. 

When the ECS is disrupted, the entire mind and body can rapidly descend into disarray. Fortunately, Mother Nature has an answer; the cannabinoids found in full spectrum hemp extract may help to rebalance and optimize the ECS.

Although CBD is not a cure-all, it may help to ease your pet's discomfort and relieve anxiety. Pet owners report a number of beneficial effects of using CBD to soothe anxious dogs from separation anxiety, loud thunderstorms, car travel, veterinary visits as well as social anxiety.

If you decide to give your pet CBD oil, it is important to be informed. The CBD you give your animal should have the same standards for anything you would put in your own body. Make sure the product is safe and tested for cannabinoid content, quality and is free from any pesticides, heavy metals, microbials, and solvents.

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THC vs. CBD for Pets

We strongly discourage administering THC to your dog or cat (or horse, or lizard, or any pet for that matter), as they can find it disorienting and frightening, and may even experience low blood pressure, anxiety, aggression, lethargy, difficulty walking, and incontinence.

While nearly every pet-oriented CBD product on the market contains CBD isolate, numerous studies suggest that animals, too, can experience the ‘entourage effect.’ [2] This term describes the synergy of consuming the entire nutrient profile of hemp simultaneously, which only true full spectrum products can offer.

What will your vet say?

Nowadays, veterinarians are more and more in favor of CBD for animals, and growing bodies of scientific research support this progressive stance. [3] It's important to opt for a quality product:

  • Demand Certificates of Analysis: The company should publicly provide CoA’s that tell you not only the number of cannabinoids in the product, but also the levels of contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides, mold, and residual solvents.
  • Use Tinctures - Not Treats: Although pet treats containing CBD are trendy, they almost always contain CBD isolate (as opposed to full spectrum hemp oil), and it is tough to fine-tune the dosage. A tincture allows you to adjust the dosage, drop by drop, especially crucial for smaller dogs/cats
  • Remember, You Get What You Pay For: Although price shopping can be tempting (who doesn’t want to save a buck?), cheaper options are usually not worth the savings. They are frequently extracted from imported hemp or contain a smorgasbord of contaminants that could cause more problems for your pet than they already had.

Our premium CBD Oil is 100% legal, safe, and contains all-natural ingredients like sustainably-sourced MCT oil (derived from coconuts), Ananda Professional full spectrum extract, and vegetarian-certified bacon flavoring. MCT oil is a superfood sourced from the meat of matured coconuts and has proven health benefits for cats and dogs. It can enhance your pets’ digestion, improve their coats, and help to prevent infections.

Ananda Professional offers technologically advanced and federally-compliant formulas made with full spectrum CBD oil, which we extract from 100% US-grown hemp. We cultivate each plant with great care and organic practices, ensuring maximum quality in our premium CBD products. Everything we sell is quality-tested for contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides, and microbials - meaning your furry friend will be safe and sound taking our CBD.

Ananda Pets CBD oil is now available in three strengths: 300mg, 600mg and 1000mg 

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What is an appropriate dosage?

Just as for humans, dosage largely depends on the size and weight of your animal as well as what you are looking to treat. It's always best to start with a small dose, monitor the effects on your pet and use sound judgment when increasing dosage. Here is our dosage guide for our 300mg, 600mg and 1000mg Ananda Pets CBD tinctures:

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