It’s an unfortunate fact of life that our furry friends, much like humans, will experience a range of physical ailments and emotional sufferings during their life. Dogs and cats can suffer from issues such as anxiety, seizures, allergies, nausea, arthritis, and the many symptoms that accompany them all. However, unlike humans, our pets often have significantly fewer treatment options available to them to relieve their suffering. Glendale residents have recently been joining the increasingly popular trend of giving CBD products to pets as a way to relieve physical suffering and anxiety. However, it’s a fairly new technique that has little scientific research behind it. While it is safe to give certain CBD products to your pets, there are several things you should know before attempting to do so.

Is CBD Safe for Pets?

There are very few scientific studies on the effect of CBD on pets, but those few that have been conducted have found the substance to be completely safe, if not effective. It is theorized that cannabis interacts with an animal’s endocannabinoid system in much the same way as it would a human’s system if the doses are modified to an appropriate level. From widespread anecdotal evidence, it appears that CBD products work well to relieve animal symptoms, and it is estimated that the CBD pet care market will be worth $125 million by 2022. 

However, as with any drug or treatment program, it is highly advised that you speak to your pet’s veterinarian before giving any CBD to your dog or cat. Although CBD for pets is a new area of study, California vets are the most well equipped to discuss this topic. California is the only state that has passed legislation specifically authorizing veterinarians to discuss cannabis with their clients. Consulting your veterinarian as well as your local marijuana store will help you gather a range of trustworthy information regarding appropriate products and doses.

Pet-Friendly CBD Products

Two of the most popular ways to administer CBD to pets is via tincture or CBD-infused treats. A CBD tincture is a liquid concentration of CBD that is taken orally for maximum absorption. Vet CBD’s tincture product is a virgin oil-based substance specifically formulated for pets. Using full-spectrum, responsibly-grown CBD, this tincture can be easily administered to pets of all sizes for virtually instant relief. If your pup is uncooperative and administering via an oral syringe is undesired, we also offer Paleo Paw CBD dog treats. Their almond butter and pumpkin flavor will make them attractive to your pup, so getting them to consume their needed dose of CBD is hassle-free. These nutrient-dense treats are also packed with Omega-3s, amino acids, and enzymes so your dog gets their needed nutrition alongside a dose of pain-relieving CBD. No matter which method you prefer, Cornerstone Wellness has what you need for your furry friend and our team is happy to assist you in choosing the right product. 

Whenever treating your pets with cannabis products, always ensure that the product does not have any THC. Four-legged friends are extremely sensitive to THC, and accidentally exposing them to the substance could have negative health effects or even be lethal. Always consult your Glendale veterinarian as well as a trusted marijuana dispensary such as Cornerstone. Utilizing experts in both fields will help you most accurately gauge what products and doses will be best for your furry friend. If you’d like to find out more about our pet-friendly CBD products, stop by Cornerstone weed shop today. One of our knowledgeable team members would be happy to help you get started with CBD for your pet.