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Can I Use CBD Oil on My Dog?

August 13, 2020

Why Try CBD For Dogs?

For those whose furry friends are struggling with their health and well-being, we have great news: CBD for dogs is here, and it can help with everything from anxiety to arthritis.

How Can I Use CBD Oil for Dogs With Arthritis?

Arthritis is a difficult condition for pet owners to contend with. There is no cure for it, and the typical arthritis treatment (Gabapentin for dogs, often coupled with steroids) is known to shorten pets’ lifespans. If you’ve already noticed symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in your dog, you’re probably already aware. CBD can be a great way to keep inflammatory arthritis down to manageable levels, and a small amount of THC can alleviate the pain that comes with this condition.

Many pet owners have seen success with regular CBD dosing for their pets, including Gail, a longtime member of the People’s community. “Giving my 12-year-old dog some CBD every day has kept her mobile,” she said. “She eats more, she can walk, and she can still jump up on the couch. Before I started giving her the VetCBD, she would usually just hit the side of it and fall down.”

Can You Give a Dog CBD Oil to Calm Them Down?

Yes, giving an appropriate amount of CBD oil to your pup can help them calm down. Make sure to buy a pet-safe brand of CBD oil and check the dosing recommendations on the side of the bottle, and you’ll be good to go.

Anxiety can be a particularly hard-to-solve problem for dog owners, and CBD oil for dogs can be an effective treatment. It’s most helpful when given to puppies as well as older dogs with attachment issues, who may become bored and fearful of being left alone. Dogs with previous trauma can be particularly destructive when left alone for long stretches of time, sometimes even to the point of self-harm.

Studies ranging from today all the way back to 1981 have shown consistently that the cannabinoids in the marijuana plant do reduce anxiety. This is excellent news for pet owners who can’t seem to solve the behavioral problems that cause peed-on furniture and chewed-up carpets. CBD for dogs is one possible solution to these problems.

Is It Time for Me to Buy CBD for Dogs?

If you’ve noticed these issues or other negative behaviors or symptoms in your furry friend, you might not need to hire a dog whisperer or an animal behaviorist just yet. Try dosing your best pal with a measured level of an animal-safe cannabis tincture and see if that resolves the issue.

How Long Does It Take for CBD to Work on Dogs?

One of the main benefits of CBD is that it’s a strong anti-inflammatory. That means that dosing your pup with CBD consistently over time is the best way to see results. According to Gail, her dog “stopped limping so much after about a week of getting CBD every day.” But, as she acknowledges, “I’m not sure if it takes longer for other dogs.”

When figuring out the right dose of CBD for dogs with anxiety, trial and error is fine. Start with the recommended dose based on your dog’s weight and increase as necessary. The low-THC formulation of cannabis tinctures meant for pets  makes it safe to experiment a little.

Where Can I Buy Dog CBD Near Me?

High-quality cannabis stores near you should carry a variety of pet products. If you’re looking for an Orange County dispensary that can help you find the best CBD for dogs, look no further—People’s OC has you covered. Check out our cannabis menu and order from us today online, or call our helpful guides at (714) 582-3446 .

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