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CBD for your pet ?

1st March 2019

The benefits of CBD oil for your pets
CBD is not only increasing in popularity with human patients, but felines and canines too! With more and more pet-owners safely and responsibility adding products to their furry friend’s diet [https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurenterry/2018/09/27/the-right-way-to-introduce-cbd-to-your-pets/] the proliferation of the treatment means there’s no better time to see if it can work for you or your pet.


So, what is the best way to administer treatment and when can they receive the most help from it?

How can my pets take CBD?

While many CBD products come in the form of a paste, balm, or capsules, deploying these can often be a little more difficult with a hyperactive dog or inattentive cat. For many, the best way is to take a liquid version of the product and apply some CBD drops to their dry or wet food. Depending on their size, one or two drops should be more than enough – though we would always recommend consulting with your vet to ensure that your animal has no underlying conditions that may need to be taken into account.

If you happen to have two pets, it's always worth making sure that no animal steals treated food from the other. Delivering CBD directly to treats can make it easy to manage their dosage or administer it alongside any additional treatment they may require.

When is the best time to take it?

When it comes to adding CBD to your animal’s diet, it can often be most useful in the run-up or wake of major events. If you are undertaking a long journey, administering some CBD oil well in advance of your travel can help maintain and settle a dog before spending a potentially stressful time in a box or unfamiliar surroundings. 

If your pet is a little bit older, adding a few drops to their bowl after a big run can help increase the uptake into their bloodstream and ensure their overall health and quality of life is maintained. Or if your pet is recovering from painful surgery, adding it at the start of the day will give the body enough time to metabolise the cannabidiols and bolster their resilience when they need it the most 

However, it is important to monitor the treatment at all times and – if you are unsure about continuing – always be sure to stop and consult your vet to find the best treatment that works for them.
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