5. What’s the cost per milligram of CBD? (a metric used to determine value)
Many pet owners are reaching for a bottle of CBD oil to help their dogs cope. Pet owners are hailing it for its ability to relax the mind and stop anxiety in its tracks.
Separation anxiety is the most common cause of anxiety in dogs, especially if you usually spend a lot of time with your dog.
There are many brands selling products with outrageous markups that provide little to no active CBD per dose. Even worse, some companies are sourcing cheap, potentially contaminated hemp from overseas to make their products. A lot of these contaminants can trigger inflammation and make anxiety even worse.
The ECS is tasked with regulating the nervous system. When the nerve cells are firing out of control (which is what happens during an anxiety attack), the ECS steps in to slow everything down. It’s used to help the body return to baseline by slowing down electrical activity in the brain and nervous system, inhibiting the effects of the stress hormone (cortisol), and forcing tense muscles to relax.
Unfortunately, there are many bad players in the industry selling CBD oils that simply can’t do what the company claims. The leading cause of this is a lack of active CBD in the product. It’s not uncommon for a CBD pet oil to register less than 50% of the CBD advertised on the bottle.
3. Has a third-party lab tested the oil? Is there proof the oil is contaminant-free?
Currently, there has been no formal study on how CBD affects dogs. What scientists do know is that cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid receptors located in the central and peripheral nervous systems, which help maintain balance in the body and keep it in a normal healthy state.
While there’s no definitive scientific data on using CBD to treat dogs, there’s anecdotal evidence from dog owners suggesting it can treat pain, especially neuropathic pain, as well as helping to control seizures.
How Does CBD Affect Dogs?
The AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jerry Klein, explains what CBD oil is, what it does for dogs, and its safety concerns and potential side effects.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. Dr. Klein says it is essential to note that in most cases, CBD oil does not contain delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. In fact, most CBD products are derived from hemp and not from marijuana.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is sponsoring a study through the Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to evaluate the use of CBD in treatment-resistant epileptic dogs. The CHF hopes that this will be the first study to gain scientific data on the use of CBD in dogs with this condition.
Q: Is CBD ok for dogs and cats?
A: CBD oil created specifically for pets is safe to give to both dogs and cats when following dosing instructions. The Anxious Pet hemp oil for pets contains less than 0.3% THC and is formulated by a veterinarian to ensure safety and efficacy. Human-grade CBD products should not be given to pets.
Organic Hemp Oil
The Anxious Pet organic hemp-derived CBD hemp oil for pets is an easy way to give your dog or cat all the calming, pain relieving, and anti-inflammatory benefits of CBD. With one of the highest CBD concentrations on the market, The Anxious Pet offers the best value in safe, effective, veterinary-formulated hemp oil for pets.
Our CBD oil for pets comes in two formulations:
Q: How do I give CBD hemp oil to my dog (or cat)?