Simple Pet CBD Calculator & Dosage Info
Many pet owners have heard about the benefits of CBD in treating a wide range of ailments that can affect their loved four-legged friends. While we know it is beneficial, it can be difficult to work out just how much is needed to ensure a therapeutic dosage. We at OC Wellness Solutions want to make this an easier process for both experienced and new to CBD pet owners. Use our pet CBD calculator to help determine an optimal dosage for your dog or cat.
Pet CBD Dosage Calculator
Comparing types of pet CBD products
One area of confusion for many pet parents is the wide variety of CBD products on the market, both in strength and quality. Ensure that any product you use is lab tested and made with quality ingredients. Ultimately you want the best treatment outcome and quality of life improvement so due diligence in selecting a product and correct dosage is important.
Broad spectrum CBD oil is a tincture that contains all of the cannabinoids present in a hemp plant, but all THC has been removed. This can be especially useful for pets that require a high dosage of CBD without giving a correspondingly higher level of THC. While the entourage effect of having all present cannabinoids does provide real benefits, it’s not ideal for all situations and pets. Broad spectrum oil is a great solution that will work with all pets to promote a healthy life. Some conditions such seizures and cancer can really benefit from high doses of CBD and broad spectrum oil fulfills this need well.
Full spectrum CBD oil contains all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids in the hemp plant. The benefit of having all of them present is what is known as the entourage effect. These cannabinoids work in conjunction for better absorption and interaction with cannabinoid receptors. Working together this helps to improve the potency and ability of CBD to be more rapidly absorbed into the body. Many pet owners have had great success with full spectrum treatments for a wide variety of conditions and it is especially useful in helping to alleviate pain.
CBD dog treats are by far the easiest way to incorporate CBD into your pets diet and manage dosage is with a healthy treat. You can find a wide variety of treats to fit your pets discerning taste to make medicine time that much easier. OC Wellness pet treats are made with ingredients that provide natural health benefits such and help promote overall well being.
Conditions where CBD helps pets
CBD is a fantastic option for helping your pet deal manage a variety of conditions. Some of the most common use cases include idiopathic epilepsy, anxiety, arthritis, pain, inflammation, and cancer. Over a quarter of dogs will be diagnosed with arthritis in their lifetime and CBD is especially helpful as it shares a metabolic pathway with anti-inflammatory drugs.
For pets that suffer from idiopathic epilepsy CBD can be effective at reducing the frequency of seizures. If your pet suffers from anxiety a daily dosage of CBD can greatly help with improving their quality of life. Ultimately, with it being such a safe product that promotes overall wellness it really can be incorporated into their diet even absent a specific condition. Preventative medicine can often be some of the best and most effective.
How to give CBD to your pet
Fortunately with our pet products being in treat or oil form, this makes giving them their daily dose exceedingly easy. Dogs aren’t known for their receptiveness to taking medication so make it a fun and enjoyable experience for them. If you’re using a cbd oil tincture a popular method is to put the drops on their favorite food or treat. Dropping the oil directly into their mouth is perfectly fine and if you make it a happy experience for them they’ll be all the more willing. Trust us, it’s a lot easier than trying to play the “hide the pill in cheese” routine we’re all too used to.
Can you give your pet too much CBD?
While it is incredibly safe it is recommended to consult with your veterinarian prior to starting any new health regimen. Current rules do not allow them to prescribe or dispense CBD products but they are free to talk with you about it as part of a treatment plan or health regimen. With large doses of CBD your pet could be sleepier or sedated, this is not a permanent effect and will wear off with time.
If you are using full spectrum pet cbd oil it is possible that high doses would contain an amount of THC that could make your pet uncomfortable, for those cases a broad spectrum pet cbd oil would be a better option. Pet CBD should be treated as medicine and kept out of easy reach for them, especially if you’re using a tasty treat.