CBD for Pets: Take Your Pet’s Care to the Next Level
More households are adopting cats and dogs than at any other time in our nation’s history. Today, you’ll find at least one pet in nearly 70% of American households.1,2 Whether your pet has been a valued member of your family for years or you’re just getting to know each other, your four-legged companion relies on you for every aspect of their care.
The choices you make today can have a considerable impact on your pet’s physical and emotional wellbeing years from now. When you’re ready to take your pet care game to the next level, consider how your bundle of unconditional love might benefit from the health and wellness potential of hemp-derived CBD.
What is CBD? How Does It Work?
CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-intoxicating plant element found in cannabis. There are two potential sources, marijuana and hemp. Although CBD products made from marijuana have high levels of THC, an amount that can be harmful to pets, hemp-derived products do not. The plant produces THC in only trace amounts. Based on what the research shows so far, hemp-derived CBD could be just as helpful for your pet as it is (or could be) for you.
Although CBD is not a medication or treatment for any known health concerns, researchers have documented an impressive list of possible benefits. The reason CBD is often credited with helping so many seemingly unrelated issues is explained by the way this active plant element interacts with important receptors regulating nearly every essential function in the body, the receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Whether those ECS receptors are human, canine, or feline, the impact of that interaction depends on which crucial functions might be restored to balance (homeostasis) through ECS support.3
Can I Share My CBD Tincture with My Cat or Dog?
While it’s natural to want to share an occasional treat with your pet, sharing your CBD is not ideal. There’s no reason to worry about intoxication or toxicity, but your pet’s digestive system is quite different than yours. The carrier oil most often used to help human bodies absorb CBD (MCT oil) can cause unpleasant digestive issues for dogs and cats. That’s why CBDistillery™ CBD pet tinctures are made with a blend of our pure, potent hemp extract and hemp seed oil.
CBD is extracted from the flowers, stems, and stalks of the plant. Our carrier oil is cold-pressed from the protein-rich seeds. Although hemp seed oil does not contain CBD, it’s a great source of essential fatty acids shown to help support immune system function, cardiovascular health, and metabolic processes. Your pet could also benefit from hemp seed oil’s vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, and iron.4,5
Which CBDistillery™ Product Might Be Best for My Pet?
There are several ways for your pet to experience the health and wellness potential of CBDistillery™ pet products. Choose from our selection of full spectrum CBD tinctures and broad spectrum dog treats. If you’d like to share the experience with your four-legged companion, consider investing in a Man’s Best Friend CBD Oil Pack. You’ll get a 30ml bottle of our pure, potent CBD oil for your pet and a second 30ml bottle for yourself at a considerable savings.
Based on an internal survey of nearly 2000 CBD users, most respondents report favorable results using our hemp-derived CBD products for better sleep, to feel more relaxed, and for help with pain, inflammation, and stiffness after physical activity. Many of our survey respondents (88%) also tell us that CBD helps with mild or temporary anxiety.
That likely explains why so many respondents of a similar survey (290 respondents) tell us their pets are calmer with daily CBD use. If you’re wondering which of our popular CBD pet products might be best for your cat or dog, consider comparing the features and benefits of the following options.
Zesty Paws® Cognition Bites™ Soft Chews
CBDistillery™ partnered with Zesty Paws® because the company is as committed to making premium pet products as we are to offering high-quality, fairly priced hemp-derived CBD. Zesty Paws® Hemp Elements Plus™ Cognition Bites™ Soft Chews are made with globally sourced, premium ingredients and CBDistillery™ broad spectrum hemp extracts.
When age-related cognitive decline, loud noises, fear of separation, or unfamiliar surroundings make your dog feel stressed or anxious, Zesty Paws® Hemp Elements Plus™ Cognition Bites™ could help. As you scan the label, you’ll see that Zesty Paws® Cognition Bites™ are made with a complementary blend of supplements selected specifically for cognitive function. Current investigations suggest the alpha-GPC (alpha glyceryl phosphoryl choline) could help with memory recall as the ashwagandha benefits focus, mental clarity, and relaxation.6,7
Zesty Paws® Mobility Bites™ Soft Chews
If your dog is favoring one side, limping, or hesitating before climbing stairs, your four-legged friend could be struggling with mobility. Whether age-related or caused by illness or injury, mobility issues can also cause loss of appetite, sleep disturbances, and troubling behavioral changes. When canine comfort is your top concern, consider treating your pet to Zesty Paws® Hemp Elements Plus™ Mobility Bites™ Soft Chews.
Zesty Paws® specializes in functional supplements known for their pet-pleasing flavors and research-driven formulas. The supplements in Zesty Paws® Hemp Elements Plus™ Mobility Bites™ were specifically selected to help support joints and muscles. In each broad spectrum CBD-infused treat, you’ll find glucosamine, chondroitin, and OptiMSM®, supplements shown to help keep joints lubricated and connective tissues flexible while supporting muscle function.9 When you choose pet products made with broad spectrum CBD, the THC is reduced to non-detectable levels during extraction and processing.
CBDistillery™ CBD Pet Tincture — 600 mg
CBDistillery™ CBD Pet Tinctures are made with a blend of our CO2 extracted full spectrum CBD oil and hemp seed oil. The full spectrum hemp extracts in our 600mg CBDistillery™ CBD Pet Tincture give your dog or cat all the additional cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other phytonutrients in the same ratios found in the original plant source. Many people prefer giving their pets full spectrum CBD products because of the way the combined effects of each plant element, including the trace amounts of THC, contribute to overall product potency.
Pet tinctures are versatile and easy to use. Our 600mg CBD Pet Tincture can be applied topically, mixed with food or water, or administered orally. Many cats and dogs seem to enjoy the natural hemp flavor. Since each 30 ml bottle contains 600 mg of CBD, each 1ml serving size (1 mg = 1 dropper = 20 drops) contains 20 mg. You’ll find serving size suggestions printed right on the label.
CBDistillery™ CBD Pet Tincture — 150 mg
Our 150mg CBDistillery™ CBD Pet Tincture is made with the same high-quality full spectrum CBD as our 600mg product. But each 1ml serving (1 dropper) gives your cat or dog 5mg of hemp-derived CBD, an amount that breaks down to 0.25mg of CBD per drop. This tincture might be the better option if your cat or dog is relatively small.
CBDistillery™ 150mg tincture is also popular with pet parents giving CBD to their four-legged family members for the first time. Although serving size suggestions printed on product labels are based on weight ranges, those numbers represent an amount of CBD that seems to work well for most pets. Every animal is different. That’s why so many experts recommend introducing CBD with a partial serving, a small amount. Since each drop of our 150 mg pet tincture has 0.25 mg of CBD, it’s easy to increase or decrease serving sizes in small increments at a pace you’re comfortable with.
Why Do So Many Pet Parents Choose CBDistillery™ Products?
Far too many companies selling hemp-derived pet products rely on inferior, untested plant extracts and other questionable ingredients. Pet parents who want the best CBD products for their cats and dogs recognize the value of selecting hemp-derived products from a reliable, reputable industry leader.
CBDistillery™ is a vertically integrated company, a distinction that means we oversee every aspect of production. Nothing is left to chance. When you choose CBDistillery™ CBD pet products, you’re offering your cat or dog the health and wellness potential of tinctures and treats sourced from non-GMO, naturally cultivated hemp from a company that relies on food-safe extraction methods. The CBD oil in every product we offer is third-party tested for purity and potency. You can verify our commitment to quality by viewing the third-party test results on our product pages or scanning the QR code on every label.
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