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How To Use CBD For Pets

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Remember that endocannabinoid system we talked about a few weeks ago? 

Your pet has an endocannabinoid system too. 

Which means CBD is an effective treatment for many of our furry family issues. 

If your pet is experiencing pain, seizures, inflammation, or even anxiety, CBD may be a safe and effective way to ease their discomfort.

A word of caution before we go any further

Animals do not react well to THC. 

(Remember, there’s an important difference between CBD and THC)

Dogs specifically have more cannabinoid receptors than other animals and humans, so THC can negatively affect your pooch. 

Be sure you’re getting a high quality product that actually contains CBD. 

(As a side note, all the products in our shop are vetted by our strict regulation process. You can be assured that anything purchased from Holden Farms contains exactly what it says on the bottle!)

How to dose CBD for pets. 

While there’s no hard and fast rule for dosing CBD (there’s still lots of research to be done!) there are some general guidelines we suggest when easing your pets troubles. 

Guideline 1: CBD Proportions

Use 0.5-5 mg for every 10 lbs body weight. So if, for example, your pet weighs 20 lbs, use 1-10 mg of CBD every 8-12 hours. 

Yes, we know that’s quite a range, which leads us to the next guideline. 

Guideline 2: Start Small & Experiment

Whether dosing humans or animals, the advice is the same: Start small and work up. If you’re unsure how much CBD you should use, start with the minimum dose. Try the minimum dose for 1-2 doses and if you still see no relief, gradually increase the dosage until you find what works for your pet. Experiment to see what works best for your pet and their situation.

Guideline 3: A Little Goes A Long Way

A  little CBD goes a long way, especially in pets. So don’t pull out all the stops as you begin using CBD for your pet. Instead, as we mentioned in guideline 2, start small. A small amount of CBD can work wonders. So be patient and know you’ll find the right dose for your pet and their particular needs. 

How to administer CBD to pets

Most pet owners prefer to add a little CBD oil to their furry friend’s favorite treat. However, external application may also be just as effective in certain situations. Find something that works well for you and your pet. 

Again, there are no hard and fast rules, so it’s up to you to experiment and see what works best for you, your pet, and your individual situation.

What questions do you have about CBD for pets? We’re here to make your life easier! 

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