What about our four-legged family when it comes to wellness? CBD for pets is currently all the rage, but does it work? As it happens, all animals have been found to possess an endocannabinoid system. That’s right, ALL — from tall to small, dogs to cats, fish to hamsters, newts to nematodes; they all have endocannabinoid systems not unlike those of humans. And while there is still much research to be done, some studies (like this one) have shown that hemp-based CBD therapeutics have positive effects on pets, particularly older ones who may be suffering from arthritis, inflammation, anxiety, seizures and other maladies. Some have shown a significant decrease in pain and improvement in mobility — both having the potential to improve our pets’ quality of life, giving them more active years to continue being our best friends.
Our CBD focus products are formulated to support concentration. We combine the benefits of cannabinoids CBD and CBG with 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). The latter is a synthetic version of a chemical created in our brains from dietary amino acids and acts on serotonin levels. 5-HTP is used by some to combat anxiety and depression and may aid in improving focus and concentration.
But what about side effects? How do I know the correct dosage? Will my pet get high from this product? How do I decide if this is right for my pet? First of all, make sure you know what to look for when purchasing a CBD product for your pet. Make sure the product is formulated and intended for pet use, and that the company is transparent about third-party testing and their ingredients. Known side effects from high-quality CBD for pets seem to be mild and your pet will not be intoxicated or ‘get high’ from CBD. Dosages will depend heavily upon your pet (size, weight, species, temperament, etc.). Just as you would with your doctor when deciding on a new regimen for yourself, you should consult your vet when choosing a CBD product for them. Our Pet formulation is available in a tincture. It features pure CBD isolate and is made with 100% Wild Alaskan Salmon oil — sure to delight even the most particular of pet palates.