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CBD for Pets: Everything You Need to Know (Updated June 2019)

Posted by Glory Finnegan on Nov 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you’ve been looking to enhance your furry pal’s life with a little help from Mother Nature, look no further! We’ve got all of the answers to your most pressing questions.   

Why should I add CBD to my pet's daily regime?

As the stigma surrounding hemp-derived CBD continues to lessen, there’s no reason not to try CBD for your pet. However, we understand why some are still skeptical, because in many ways CBD sounds too good to be true. So, we want to put your mind at ease, here’s why you’d be making the right choice:

CBD is SAFE

Reputable health organizations all over the world including the World Health Organization (WHO) have deemed CBD a ‘safe & effective’ health alternative for both humans and animals.

CBD is EFFECTIVE

Though CBD research for pets is in its infancy, recent studies are showing promising results. Cornell’s recent double-blind clinical study sought to determine the safety and efficacy of CBD for improving the comfort of dogs suffering from osteoarthritis. The results showed positively favored CBD as an effective health alternative.

CBD is NATURAL

Unlike typical prescriptions used to help pets with pain or other ailments, CBD is 100% natural and grown by Mother nature herself.

CBD is PRICE-FRIENDLY

CBD promotes joint flexibility and mobility, supports circulation & liver function, and helps maintain optimal health. Considering that the average yearly spending on pet care in the state of California is $1,500+, it’s easy to see why buying a bottle of CBD oil or a bag of CBD treats is worth it. Designed to enhance the physical and mental well-being of your animal at such a low cost, it’s no wonder that CBD is becoming a household name.

What types of animals benefit from CBD?

All mammals have an endocannabinoid system, the bodily system with which CBD interacts. Therefore, CBD can be beneficial for a wide array of animals, from household pets to noble steeds, and more: cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, cows, sheep, goats, and pigs.

What are the benefits of CBD for pets?

CBD is home to a whole host of benefits for pets. Products containing CBD have become widely popularized to help pets through visits to the vet, long car rides, the groomer, or simply old age. Through supporting long-term health, animals both young and old can reap the benefits of CBD:

  • Enhances the physical and mental well-being of pets.
  • Helpful for animals exhibiting nervousness or hyperactivity.
  • Provides nutrients for the health of aging animals.
  • Supports & promotes the long-term health of pets.
  • Helps maintain calmness.

But as the saying goes, the proof is in the pudding. So, we’ve collected our favorite Neurogan CBD Pet success stories that you’ve shared with us.

Neurogan Pet Treats

“Excellent! My dog Duke has perked up since using the treats. He is 14 years old" -Dolores M.

“My dog loves these treats. They calm her down and ease her joints too. She’s 13 and jumping as high as ever.” -Jillian F.

“I have an old, arthritic Jack Russell. She walked around stiff legged and had a hard time getting around. Since starting her on the oil, she has significantly better motion and is much more active. I also have a Border Collie who is older and showing some slowing down. Since she's been on the oil, she is moving much better and more active. Good product!  - Nancy G.

My horse has done a complete turn around since being on the Hemp pellets. He is pain free and his demeanor has really calmed down. I am so happy to have my guy back to feeling like his younger self!  -Heidi D.

How do I add CBD to my pet’s daily regimen?

Neurogan features human-grade CBD pet products in the forms of oils, treats, and pellets (designed for horses). We trust that you know your canine or steed better than anyone, so it’s up to you! Add our easy-to-use drops to food and treats or squeeze directly into your pet’s ear or mouth. Our tasty treats and oils are sure to help you find the right medium to work CBD into your pet’s daily regimen.

Oils

  • Add to food and treats.
  • Squeeze directly into your pet’s mouth.
  • Rub on itchy paws or injury sites.

Pet Treats

  • Reward your furry friend with a treat.
  • Crush and add to your pet’s daily meal.

Horse Pellets

  • Add to your horse’s food at meal time.

How do I choose the right CBD for my pet?

As the CBD market grows it is important to be especially careful when buying a CBD product, as some companies use lab-grown hemp extracts rather than sun & soil grown CBD. Here’s what to look for when choosing CBD pet treats:

  • The term, ‘human-grade’: ingredients up to par with human standards.
  • Lab reports available verifying CBD content.
  • A customer service team to answer your inquiries and help with concerns.
  • Information on the hemp: origin, full-spectrum or isolate, etc.

How much CBD do I give my pet?

How much CBD you give your pet is determined by your pets size as well as the product you are administering. Pay attention to your pet's temperament and mood and adjust your dosage accordingly.

CBD Pet dosage

How long does it take for CBD to work?

There are a lot of different factors that will determine how long it takes for CBD to work for your pet, including: age, weight, activity level, and so on. Also, some animals have a more sensitive system that will cause a stronger reaction to CBD. This is why it is always wise to start out with lowest recommended dose of CBD possible and slowly work your way up while always monitoring your pet’s behavior until you find the perfect dose.

Are there benefits to long term dosage?

Yes. We receive a lot of feedback that owners notice the effects of CBD immediately, sometimes within an hour of their first administration. But if this isn’t the case, it could take between 3-7 days to notice positive effects. After your pet has adapted to CBD, slowly increase the dose until you observe the desired results.

Most importantly, maintain consistency. The benefits of a fully functioning endocannabinoid system aren’t experienced right away. Over time, consistent supplementation will stimulate your pet’s endocannabinoid receptors, the mechanisms that support a better functioning endocannabinoid system, which will promote the mental and physical health of your pet on a consistent basis.

 Will CBD get my pet ‘high’?

Absolutely not! Neurogan pet oil and treats do not contain the chemical THC, which results in a ‘high’ feeling. However, CBD effects each animal differently. CBD can make older pooches act ‘puppy-like’ and anxious young pups feel calm. Hemp has a unique ability to calm the central nervous system, resulting in an internal balance that provides your pet with peace of mind and simple bliss.

Could my pet overdose on CBD?

No, your pet overdosing on CBD is extremely unlikely. At worst, a high dosage of CBD will cause your pet to become very sleepy.

If my pet is already taking medicine, can they take CBD?

They could, but we would recommend speaking with your veterinarian before adding CBD to your pet’s wellness regimen.

Logo-icon-dark-01Any Q’s?

Please reach out to us at support@neurogan.com with all of your CBD related questions and we'll be happy to help.

Topics: For Pets

Glory Finnegan

About Glory Finnegan

Glory Rae Finnegan is a content writer in San Diego, CA, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Psychology. Glory is passionate about human psychology, destigmatizing mental health, animal advocacy, and plant-based living.