What helps the CBD in animals? Dosage and how to administer? How long should we give CBD to our pets?
Abroad, the use of CBD in animals is gaining more and more popularity, and you can come across many products specifically designed for pets. In Poland, this knowledge is slowly reaching, but we can already see how the interest in this topic is growing. It is true that it is difficult to find specialized products, but remember that there is no need to buy them. Animals will be affected by the same extract that we take ourselves, but in a much smaller dose. This may even be a better solution as we are then able to better control the exact dose.
What does CBD help with in animals?
Animals like us have an endocannabinoid system and receptors that process cannabinoids and produce the endocannabinoid themselves. When the body is weak (it can be caused by disease, for example) this system may have problems to function properly. Thanks to the use of CBD, we externally stimulate and stimulate the endocannabinoid system to work.
CBD can be used for dogs, cats and other animals (unfortunately information about other animals is scarce). Using CBD in pets can help with many ailments, e.g. relieving pain and nausea, getting rid of anxiety or inflammation (e.g. arthritis) and relieving pain caused by the appearance of cancer. The most noticeable changes will appear when our pet is struggling with difficult ailments (as then the effects are most visible). Documented accounts show how the animals could return to walking again (if they had problems with it), their joy and desire to eat returned. At this link you can read the story of how a little chihuahua returned to walking. On this page, in turn, you can see many stories with photos and descriptions of how CBD administration helped dogs and cats. We also remind you of the story of our client who gave her sick female macerate from our hemp.
If your pet is not struggling with troublesome ailments, but you can see that it is too hyperactive, stressed, cannot cope with the environment, or has a problem, and the vet cannot determine the cause, we can see how the extract will act on it. A small dose is enough to see if CBD will help in this case.
Interestingly, recently there was also information (initial research) that CBD helps fight diabetes – in humans and animals.
Animals are much smaller than humans, so the relatively small initial dose we would take for ourselves should be even lower for animals. At this link you can find approximate recommendations for the amount of the extract in terms of the weight of your pet. Remember to always start with as little extract as possible and increase it over time. For animals, it is best to keep the minimum dose for 3/4 days and only increase it thereafter. Observe the pet and if we see the need, again after 3/4 days, increase the dose minimally, and so on until you achieve visible results. It is not recommended to feed more than 3 milligrams of CBD extract for every kilogram of your pet’s weight.
In the case of animals, the problem is that we are not able to find out from them whether their condition has improved – we only have to observe. Therefore, a good solution is to carefully
observe our pet for the first two weeks when we start giving him CBD and write down our observations.
The best way to serve it is to put in the right amount of the extract to eat your pet. However, if we are already giving him other medications prescribed by the vet, we should wait about 2 hours.
When using the extract in cats, be especially careful as cats are characterized by the fact that they store excess drugs in the liver. Therefore, in this case, increase the initial dose very slowly.
How long should I give CBD for animals?
When we notice an improvement in our pet at a certain dose, stay with it for up to two weeks and then very slowly reduce it. Remember to strive for the endocannabinoid system to be fully self-sufficient and not need external help 🙂