There has been a lot of news lately about the benefits of CBD products for a plethora of conditions in humans as well as cats and dogs. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is derived from hemp plants and is non-psychoactive. It offers a natural and organic option that can have health benefits such as:
- Helping in the healing of certain cancers
- Easing aches and pains- such as hip dysplasia, arthritis, chronic pain and chemo-therapy associated pain
- Soothing anxiety– separation anxiety, loud noises, travel, unfamiliar environments or house guests
- Combating inflammatory disorders
- Suppressing seizure activity
- Reducing nausea and vomiting- including when associated with pain or pharmaceutical side effects
The American Veterinary Medical Association does not yet have an official position on using CBD to treat these conditions. While there is a lot of anecdotal information about the benefits of CBD, research has been limited by federal guidelines and the products are not regulated by the FDA. Producers of CBD products have to be careful about any benefit claims they make and also only provide general guidelines as to dosage.
Like our other botanical and herbal remedies for pets, owners will do well to research the product and consult their vet if they want to try CBD products. Noble Beast carries Pet Releaf organic CBD help oil products. The CBD is sourced from organically grown European hemp farms.
The Edibites are CBD infused dog treats that come in four flavors: Peanut Butter & Banana, Carob & Coconut, Kale & Carrot and Cranberry & Blueberry. Each treat contains 1.5 milligrams of organic Cannabidiol. Edibites are made in small batches in Pet Releaf’s certified commercial kitchen in Colorado.
The CBD oils are one ounce bottles that contain either 100 milligram or 300 milligrams per bottle of CBD hemp oil. The oils are blended with coconut oil for a palatable delivery for dogs and cats. There are approximately 30-60 servings per bottle depending on pet weight.
Please also remember that unlike CBD, which is non-psychoactive, cannabis and products containing THC can be very dangerous to your pets. Overdoses are becoming more common as some states legalize marijuana. Pet owners may deliberately give it to their pet or the pet may ingest it accidentally…either way, the result can be toxic for the pet.