But herein lies a problem. The research needed to determine the correct dosage for CBD oil in dogs simply hasn’t been done yet, Coates says. And, to make matters worse, FDA testing has shown that many CBD products contain little if any CBD, she adds. The best option available to pet parents at this time is to talk to a veterinarian who has experience with pets being treated with cannabis oil about proper dosage and reputable manufacturers, Coates says.
Bluebird Botanicals’ pet tincture (“Companion Oil”) offers 250 mg of CBD per 30 ml bottle, and the CBD is carried in organic hemp seed oil — a source of omega 6 and 3. The tincture has a stronger flavor than some, but customer reviews are positive, and the company stands behind their products with a solid return policy for your first purchase. Lab tests are also both easy to find and up-to-date.
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I’d love to hear how it worked for you! I’m sorry you have renal failure and congestive heart disease, my mom who is 51 has stage 5 renal failure and congestive heart disease as well, I just bought a cartridge with CBD vape oil and want her to try it. But she’s unsure so I’d really love to hear from you how it may have helped you. I hope things get better for you. I take care of my mom and know the daily stress and struggle it can bring. Again I’m sorry to hear you we’re diagnosed with those diseases.
Marcus, my husband is a 100% disabled vet with PTSD. He has tried a myriad of drugs through the VA all with questionable side affects. He would love to drop the drugs all together but that would cause many other problems. Can the CBD oil be used with meds he is on? Does he need to get permission from the psychiatrist at the VA and is there anything else I might need to consider before suggesting this to him? Thanks in advance!
Hi Jamie. I’m very sorry to hear about your dog. Please remember I am not a vet myself so any advice I can provide is from what I’ve read from the experience of other people. I cannot provide medical advice. In situations like this, I believe people have used as high of a dose of CBD and other cannabinoids as the dog could tolerate without negative side effects. I don’t think the cream would be the right product. In cases like this, ingestion would be appropriate. My best advice for you would be to seek out the help of a veterinarian expert who has experience working with dogs and cannabis. Dr. Gary Richter would be my first choice. Even if you don’t live in California, you may be able to do a phone consultation with him to see what dosage and product he would recommend. Please let me know if you have more questions and I will do my best to help.
Another interesting concept that you may or may not have heard of is CBD oil edibles. This is a very convenient option that can be incorporated into all sorts of foods, including sauces, cookies, or maybe even used as a salad dressing or added to your favorite dish. It’s one of the most versatile ways to consume CBD as an edible and is a great way to add your CBD oil into your everyday cooking.
The tricky part is finding the safest source to buy CBD vape oil. There are multiple additives and flavoring agents combined with the CBD oil, so when you smoke CBD vape oil you’re inhaling much more than just CBD. There are raising concerns regarding the creation of carcinogens and other dangerous toxins after going through the high temps of a battery-operated heating mechanism. The real question is if inhaling CBD vape oil really is a harmless method of consuming CBD as it was once thought to be.
So what happens once you ingest your favorite CBD edibles? As you might know, the human body consists of an endocannabinoid system (ECS), with multiple receptors spread throughout the body and brain. THC activates the CB1 and CB2 receptors, while CBD on the other hand doesn’t directly stimulate either of these receptors. This is also the reason why THC makes you high and CBD doesn’t. The ECS is responsible for regulating many activities in the body such as sleep, appetite, memory, mood, and the immune system.
CBD works primarily by interacting with your pets’ endocannabinoid system, a system present in all mammals. The endocannabinoid system, put simply, is an inter-related system of receptors and chemicals that work together to maintain homeostasis, or balance, in your pet’s body. Its effects range from appetite control to mood and pain regulation and immune support, and much more.