Hemp For Your Dogs, Cats and Other Pets—Is CBD Pet Safe?

Posted by Cory Holmes on Sep 19th 2019

Hemp For Your Dogs, Cats and Other Pets—Is CBD Pet Safe?

As a pet parent you want to support your pet’s health in every way you can. Pets struggle with many of the same health conditions that their humans do, which may have you looking for a safe and natural way to help them heal. While marijuana and THC products can be dangerous for animals, hemp is an option to explore. What’s the difference? CBD has been processed without the psychoactive THC, meaning that it won’t get your pet (or you) high. Here are a few ways it may work for your pets.

CBD For Stress And Anxiety

Do fireworks send your dog into a frenzy? Are you moving out of state and need to drive long distance or fly with your cat or dog? Does your pet get stressed when guests come over? Are they anxious when you are at work or go on vacation? Is your cat aggressive when you take them to the veterinarian? If your pet is experiencing short-term stress CBD can help to take things down a notch.

Epilepsy And Seizures

Between 2 and 5 percent of dogs have epilepsy. While the percentage is low the impact it can have is traumatic for both you and your pets—who doesn’t understand what is happening to their body. Studies show that CBD can help to regulate the endocannabinoid receptors in cats, dogs, and humans—reducing seizures by 37 to 41 percent.

CBD For Aging Animals

The side effects of aging are the same in humans and pets. From increased inflammation, to stiff and sore muscles and joints, arthritis, and pain. Since CBD activates pain and inflammation receptors it is a chemical-free way to help your pet manage their aging. You can apply CBD oil topically, but it can be tricky getting the oil to penetrate their fur. This makes CBD pet treats or oil mixed into their food an excellent option.

CBD For Cancer In Pets

Cannabis can be used to help alleviate the pain of cancer treatments, stimulate appetite, suppress nausea, and reduce the rate at which cancer metastasizes. Since THC is not pet-safe without strict veterinarian oversight (and may not be legal in your state), hemp CBD products are an easy alternative. Just order your products online as CBD is legal in all 50 states.

How To Choose CBD For Your Pets

Your cats and dogs are smaller, so dosage varies greatly from that of humans. It is best to use products specifically designed for pets, or to administer oil and balms as directed by your veterinarian. In addition to understanding dosage the quality of your CBD must be a priority. Not all products are organic, pure, or provide the Quality Assurance that comes with all Holmes Organics products.
Currently, cats, dogs and horses are the most common pets animal owners are testing CBD products with. Unlike humans your pet can’t just pop an over-the-counter pain reliever when they aren’t feeling well, but you can ease their pain, stress and anxiety with
quality CBD products!