12 Oct CBD for Pets
Did you know that many of our customers already give CBD hemp oil products to their pets?
That is because all mammals, perhaps all vertebrates, have an endocannabinoid system, the bodily system that interacts with cannabinoids, meaning that your pet can likely benefit from CBD in the same ways as you.
Hemp’s benefits come from the plant’s ability to interact with the body’s naturally occurring regulatory processes, managed by the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining homeostasis within the body, including regulating the body’s immune response, communication between cells, and appetite and metabolism. Because of this clear link between the systems of humans and other mammals, some owners have recently begun using cannabis-infused products on their pets.
However, veterinarians are split on whether CBD should be used for pets, much as doctors are with the use of cannabis in humans. A lack of research prevents pet organizations from endorsing CBD for pets, but veterinarians are now starting to acknowledge cannabis’s potential.
Pet owners and veterinarians who do choose to treat their pets with cannabis typically use products derived from hemp because it is high in CBD without exposing pets to the psychoactive effects of THC. Several of HempMeds® products are useful for adding CBD to your pet’s diets, including our Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™) pure CBD hemp oils, tinctures, and liquids.
Some of our customers already give their pets our CBD hemp oil products, but remember, serving sizes will likely be cut significantly based on your pet’s size.
RSHO™ Pure CBD Hemp Oil: RSHO™ pure hemp oils can be dispensed onto your finger and given to your pet to lick off, placed on a treat, or mixed into their food. Because our RSHO™ pure hemp oil contains a high concentration of CBD, it is best to start off small and increase serving sizes every week or two. Many pet owners prefer to use our Green Label RSHO™ due to its minimal processing and balanced levels of CBD and CBDa.
RSHO™ Tinctures: Similarly, our RSHO™ unflavored tinctures may be added to your pet’s food or administered directly into their mouth. Our tinctures have a low concentration of CBD, making them helpful in measuring out small hemp oil servings.
RSHO™ Liquids: Our CBD hemp oil liquids combine our pure CBD hemp oil with medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. This convenient liquid can easily be added to your pet’s food. However, for a creative way to add CBD hemp oil to your pet’s diet, try making them custom CBD pet treats.
By making these treats at home with our CBD hemp oil, you know exactly what is in your pet’s diet and can easily add your desired quantity of CBD. The recipe below makes approximately sixty treats with about 0.65 mg of CBD each.
- 1 teaspoon of RSHO™ liquid
- 2/3 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
– Whisk together peanut butter, honey, RSHO™, coconut oil and chicken broth.
– In a separate bowl, combine flours and oats.
– Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
– Place dough on flour dusted surface.
– Roll or press dough out to about 1/4” inch thick.
– Using a 2” cookie cutter to shape treats, put cut out treats on a parchment lined baking sheet.
– Roll out leftover scraps and cut out as many treats as possible.
– Bake for 14-16 minutes, transferring to a cooling rack after baking.
– Makes approx. 60 treats.
Regardless of how you give our CBD hemp oil to your pet, because our products are Triple Lab Tested™ for both safety and potency, you can trust that our CBD hemp oil supplements are consistent in their strength and free from contaminants like mold and mildew, microbes, chemicals, and heavy metals.
Let us become Your Trusted Source™ for CBD for all the members of your family – even the furry ones.