Blog | May 3, 2022
CBD products are rapidly growing in popularity, both for humans and pets. Yes, you read that right. Even our furry friends are getting to feel the benefits of CBD products these days.
With the use of CBD on the rise, pet parents and veterinarians alike are now wondering whether it could be an alternative option for multiple pet health conditions.
What kind of research has been done on the effects of CBD in pets?
As the interest and use of CBD in pets continues to grow, the number and size of these studies will go up as well, providing both veterinarians and pet parents more guidance on how to best use these products. But for now, turn to your trusted pet advisors (aka your veterinarian) for recommendations.
If you’re considering CBD for your pets, you’re number one concern is probably: Is CBD safe for pets? And to put it simply, it depends. According to GoodRx Health, the FDA has not approved any prescription or over-the-counter CBD products for use in animals. And some companies may promote unsupported medical claims regarding their products that have not been reviewed or approved, either. Safe CBD products for your pet will come from companies that produce high-quality, highly-tested products.
For example, our Paws & Tails pet calming and discomfort tincture is made up of heart-healthy vitamins, so you’re furry friend is not ingesting anything harmful. Overall, when your purchase CBD products for your pet, make sure you’re reading the ingredients and double-checking that the company isn’t making false claims.
Can CBD cause my pet to get high?
CBD does not cause a “high” or euphoric feeling. Some people, however, do say it seems their pets are a little out of sorts when they take CBD. If your pet looks like they could be “high” after their dose, the product may be described as “full-spectrum,” which means the product may have up to 0.3% THC. This seemingly small amount could be enough to cause this side effect in your pet, especially if they are extra sensitive to it.
THC products are not safe for dogs. NO dog should ever have any THC percentage in their tinctures.
What forms of CBD are available for pets?
If your veterinarian recommends CBD for your pet, there is a range of CBD pet products available, including oils, treats, topical products (lotions, gels, creams), and more. Bottled oils with droppers may be preferable when you first start giving CBD to your pet as it is easier to increase the dose slowly rather than being limited to a fixed amount in a tablet, capsule, or treat.
Our Care Divison Paws & Tails Pet Tincture keeps your furry friends calm while providing relief from the discomfort associated with aging and stress.
Both MCT and Cod Liver Oil are great sources of DHA, EPA, Vitamin D, and A for your pet. These substances can help keep your little buddies heart-healthy while helping to manage cholesterol levels. By combining CBD with our oil mixture, we create an anti-inflammatory effect that would not be possible otherwise. CBD is also a wonderful tool to have for pets who experience stress from loud noises, or from their owner leaving each day.
Our products are THC-free, lab-tested, and made in Colorado. We’re all about ingredient transparency, so you never have to worry about the safety of your best-fury friend.