Does CBD work on animals? Will CBD help dogs? Most people have realized that there are excellent benefits for humans from the use of quality CBD products. However, there are alot of people that don’t know there are the same great benefits with the use of CBD with animals (dogs, cats, horses, etc.). I wrote this article to help educate animal owners on the benefits of using CBD on animals as well as how to shop for high quality pet CBD products.
Pet benefits, what are they?
Animals get the same benefits from CBD humans get. High quality CBD products can be beneficial for your pets body regulatory system and support many key functions. CBD can help with seizures, better immune function, appetite, digestion, inflammation, sleep, mood, pain, motor control, anxiety, stress, memory, fertility/reproduction, and motor control in your pet.
Isolate or Full Spectrum?
For all CBD products, human or pet alike, first off you need to decide if you want an isolate or full spectrum made CBD product. To do that though, you have to know what the difference is first.
Isolate is the purest form of CBD. It is made by isolating the CBD extract from the hemp plant. This is a highly processed extraction that literally takes everything out of the hemp plant aside from the CBD molecule.
Full Spectrum Oil-
Pretty much the opposite of isolate, this process is a whole plant extraction. The way full spectrum CBD is made, preserves every other compound found in hemp plants. While CBD is the main therapeutic compound taken from the hemp plant, there’s many other therapeutic phytocannabinoids that are in full Spectrum oil such as CBG, CBC, CBN, omega fatty acids, chlorophyll, terpenes, essential vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids. These compounds combined have a synergistic interaction with each other. The more compounds there are, the better it is. All of these are what improves the therapeutic value of full spectrum oil for use by humans or pets.
So which is better? Isolate or full Spectrum?
This is a hard question to answer. A better question to ask would be “which one is better suited for my needs?” Isolate CBD oil works much quicker than full spectrum oil will, but only works while taking it. Full Spectrum CBD oil helps to fix more of the root causes of your problems, but can take up to a few months of consistent use to start having the full benefits. With pets, full spectrum oil is the best way to go as pets process CBD faster than humans and obviously you want to work towards your animals root problems not just the symptoms of the problems. For humans, that’s a harder question to answer best suited for another day!
Finding the best CBD products for your pet.
Now that you’ve learned the difference between full spectrum oil and isolate oil, you need to know the basics of how to shop for a good, high quality CBD product.
When choosing a good CBD product, transparency is key. You need to know what your getting, that it’s safe, and that it contains the amount of CBD it says it does. Make sure that the CBD product is 3rd party lab tested. You should make sure to check the 3rd party certificate of analysis for the purity and the pesticides/metal level tests. Be sure it passes all the heavy metal tests to ensure your pets getting a safe product, and be sure to make sure it has the amount of CBD in it that is advertised. Along with checking the COA, you should look for products that are natural, contain no additives, no preservatives, and are made with organically grown hemp.
With using a high quality CBD product for your pet, you will be able to get the many benefits CBD has to offer. At the end of the day, what’s important is that you have a healthy and happy pet!
At The Mass Apothecary, we offer multiple choices for pet CBD brands and products. There is one brand, however that exceeds all expectations of a great pet CBD product. Bailey’s CBD pet products are of the the highest quality and meet all the criteria you are looking for in a CBD product for your pet. Whether you want a good full spectrum oil or some great tasting treats, Bailey’s and The Mass Apothecary have it! Check out the line of Bailey’s CBD products we have for sale and use coupon code “baileys10” to get an extra 10% off any Bailey’s CBD product(s) in our online store.