29 Oct Benefits of Hemp Oil for Dogs
As the natural benefits of hemp oil with CBD for dogs become more recognized, many dog owners have started to add hemp oil to their pet’s routine to promote general well being. Keep reading to learn more about hemp oil with CBD for dogs.
With the natural wellness properties of CBD gaining more legitimacy and acknowledgment from consumers in the U.S., pet owners have begun to incorporate hemp oil with CBD into the diets of their dogs to take advantage of its health and wellness benefits.
CBD, a naturally occurring compound in cannabis (hemp), encourages balance and wellness by interacting with our native systems. While the benefits of CBD in pets is less documented, dogs and humans have similar native systems, suggesting that the natural wellness properties of CBD that are good for you may also be beneficial for your furry family member.
Curious about using hemp oil with CBD for dogs? Here’s how hemp products can positively impact your dog’s well being!
What are the Benefits of Hemp Oil for Dogs?
Just like humans, dogs have an endocannabinoid system, the receptor system that interacts with cannabinoids like CBD. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining homeostasis within the body by regulating the communication between cells to keep the body’s functions in balance.
All mammals, including dogs, have this endocannabinoid system that keeps the body in balance, and it’s crucial that this system functions properly in order to maintain health and well being.
Cannabinoids like CBD interact with cannabinoid receptors in the body, supporting the endocannabinoid system and its efforts to keep systems in check. This is why many dog owners have begun using commercial hemp oil products containing CBD for their furry loved ones.
Even if dogs are healthy, hemp oil can support health and wellness. The balancing properties of CBD can help ensure that your dog is given what it needs for peak wellness and performance.
Which Conditions in Dogs Could Hemp Oil Be Beneficial For?
Research and anecdotal evidence continues to discover more about the benefits of providing dogs with daily hemp oil.
The endocannabinoid system CBD interacts with is responsible for balancing functions for better general health. Some pet owners have noticed these balancing effects are also particularly beneficial when their dogs are facing abnormally stressful situations, such as a trip to the veterinarian or during holiday fireworks.
While the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has no official approval regarding hemp oil for dogs, they have adopted a position acknowledging the potential benefits of cannabis in pets: “There is a growing body of veterinary evidence … This herb may be able to improve the quality of life for many patients.”
There are over 23,000 studies and reviews investigating the effects of cannabinoids like CBD that have been published in respected peer reviewed science and medical journals, and new trials are announced nearly every month. Many of the studies done on cannabinoids are animal models, often using mice and rats, which as mammals also have endocannabinoid systems.
Because of the way CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, if you’ve found hemp oil with CBD to be beneficial, it’s likely that the product will be just as beneficial for your dog.
We invite you to do your own research into the benefits of hemp oil with CBD from sources you trust, including your local veterinarian, before incorporating hemp oil into your dog’s routine.
Any Risks of Giving Dogs Hemp?
You’re likely wondering if hemp oil is safe to use for your dog. You’ll be happy to hear that it is!
Responsible pet owners are often initially concerned as to whether hemp oil products with CBD cause intoxicating effects. This is because hemp is a member of the cannabis family. No need to worry! Because hemp naturally contains only trace amounts of THC, hemp oil products do not cause any intoxicating or other adverse effects, making our hemp oil pet products safe to give to your dog at home.
Cannabis products that are made from marijuana rather than hemp contain high levels of THC, which can be toxic in dogs. At no more than 0.3% THC, hemp oil with CBD will not cause dangerous intoxicating effects when given at suggested servings.
Veterinarians do have varying opinions on whether giving cannabis to dogs is a good idea. Some veterinarians are concerned with a lack of research and the potential of exposing dogs to cannabis products that contain higher levels of THC. A growing number, however, fully embrace the benefits of hemp for dogs.
How to Give Hemp Oil To Your Dog
Our hemp oil products for pets feature a convenient dropper top to make dispensing the product quick and easily. The hemp oil with CBD for pets can be given during or after mealtime.
Hemp oil products for pets – like those from HempMeds® — are legal and available in the United States and in many countries worldwide.
In the HempMeds® online shop, you’ll find our line of Hemp for Pets products that are specifically formulated for pets like your dog.
Our daily use Full Spectrum Hemp Oil blends our full spectrum decarboxylated hemp oil with medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil derived from coconut oil. Our 1-ounce bottle of Full Spectrum Hemp Oil contains 100 mg of CBD per bottle, while our 2-ounce bottle ups the total CBD to a 500 mg.
For dog owners interested in avoiding detectable THC, our Hemp for Pets Pure Hemp Oil Extract is similar to Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, but it has been put through an additional process to filter out plant materials, excess waxes, and other trace cannabinoids, leaving only pure CBD. The 4-ounce bottle of Isolated Extract Hemp Oil contains 1000 mg of CBD per bottle. The 1-ounce bottle contains 500 mg per bottle.
The recommended daily serving size of hemp oil for dogs should be based on your dog’s size and weight. As you would when giving your dog any new product, begin with a smaller serving and gradually work your way up to more if needed. By starting low and increasing the serving size over time, you’ll be able to monitor your dog and better dial in on the right dosage.
HempMeds® also offers Itch & Hot Spot Balm, a topical hemp oil with CBD salve that can be rubbed into problem spots on your dog to help soothe their skin. Each 1.3 oz jar contains 50 mg of CBD.