21 Jul Are CBD Oil Products Safe to Give to My Dogs?
More and more, consumers are seeing CBD oil products marketed for a unique member of the family – dogs. This leads many to ask should I be giving CBD to my dog?
It is indeed possible to supplement your dog’s system with CBD, just as you would supplement your own. That is because all mammals, perhaps all vertebrates, have an endocannabinoid system, the bodily system that interacts with cannabinoids, meaning that your dog can likely benefit from CBD in the same ways you do.
Hemp’s benefits come from the plant’s ability to affect the body’s naturally occurring regulatory processes through interaction with 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 started using cannabis-infused products on their dogs.
CBD has become the cannabinoid of choice or many of our customers to give to their dogs because it is non-psychoactive, non-toxic, and highly tolerable in animals. Since HempMeds® products are made with hemp oil that contains only a trace amount of THC, there aren’t any psychoactive effects, making them a safe choice for use on pets.
Learn more about the differences between high-CBD hemp and high-THC marijuana HERE.
Some of our customers already give their dogs our CBD hemp oil products, but remember, serving sizes will likely be cut significantly based on your pet’s size and weight. It is always a good idea when giving CBD to your dog to start off with a small serving and work your way up to a higher serving slowly.
RSHO™ Pure CBD Hemp Oil: RSHO™ pure hemp oils can be dispensed onto your finger and given to your dog to lick off, placed on a treat, or mixed into their food to provide their daily serving of CBD. Because our RSHO™ pure hemp oil naturally contains a high concentration of CBD, it is especially important to start off small and increase serving sizes every week or two. Many dog 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 dog’s food or administered directly into their mouth. Our tinctures have a low concentration of CBD, making them helpful in accurately 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 dog’s diet, try making them custom CBD-infused 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 for precise serving sizes tailored to your dog’s needs. 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
– Whisk together peanut butter, honey, RSHO™ liquid, 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 at 350 degrees, transferring to a cooling rack after baking.
– Makes approx. 60 treats.
Regardless of how you give our CBD hemp oil to your dog, 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, protecting your dog’s health and safety.
Let us become Your Trusted Source™ for CBD for all the members of your family – even the furry ones. Discover more about HempMeds® products by visiting our education page, or get started by shopping our online store.