CBD: It’s not just for us humans anymore.
In 2019, people are also giving the promising plant compound to their pets! As veterinary doctor Francisco DiPolo tells Forbes, “I think it’s powerful and we need to learn more about it.”
In and of itself, CBD’s pet-centric power isn’t so surprising. Maybe you’ve already experienced great things giving CBD to your furry friend of choice. They have an endocannabinoid system just like we do, after all, meaning they can benefit from CBD in pretty much all the same ways.
Yet when it comes to canine-specific CBD, there’s a few things you should keep in mind. For example, did you know that the grapeseed oil base of many CBD oils can be toxic to dogs? For obvious reasons, such things are important — yet there are other elements that go into your dog’s ideal dosing plan, too. Let’s take a closer look.
Canine-Specific Carrier Oils
You could give your pet any of the various CBD oils on the market, of course (as long as it’s free of grapeseed oil). You could even share your bottle of VAHO with them!
But why do that, when a pet-specific CBD oil made with premium MCT oil as its base is available? We’re talking about our new Nano-Enhanced CBD Hemp Oil for Dogs & Cats, of course — it’s completely safe and holistically effective.
Because once you’ve ensured your product’s quality, it’s smooth sailing from there. You and your pet can expect any or all of the benefits below…
Anxiety is a big deal for dogs. Their lovable nature makes separating from their owners — even if for only a few hours — less than easy. Yet anxiety is multifaceted; it’s not just a mental thing. More and more, science points to anxiety actually beginning in the gut.
Thankfully, CBD can help on both fronts. We’ve seen it make the most impact for dogs struggling with separation anxiety, socialization issues, or noise phobias. CBD’s effect on that last one is especially interesting: it appears that CBD can reduce learned noise sensitivities by literally rewiring the brain. Other studies show it can reduce fear-induced learning by modulating the endocannabinoid system. As always, Full-Spectrum varieties of hemp oil seem to be most efficient. Pretty fascinating, right?
We all know how heartbreaking it can be to see our furry friends in pain.
But there’s good news: CBD’s ability to selectively reduce inflammation makes it a safe haven for pets with chronic pain. If your pet has painful health issues — or even if they’re recovering from broken bones or recent surgery — CBD could help.
And reduced inflammation, of course, means good things for your pet’s pain levels. Another plus? CBD may even reduce pain directly by its modulation of TRPV1 receptors. Without getting too technical, those are the ones that sense heat (yes, even heat from peppers or hot sauce) and send its signals directly to the brain. We’re said it before, but this is another great example: CBD is truly multifaceted!
If your pet has stubborn pain, here’s what you might expect: less limping, less whimpering, and more mobility. It’s almost like CBD can rewind the clock — if only by a few years — back into pain-free territory.
Chances are that CBD’s helped you find your thrive — that state where you feel fully alive and flow with the passage of life. Guess what? Your pet is waiting to access the same thing!
Think about it: just like us, our pets are often plagued by the modern condition. While we are subjected to endless workweeks and overbooked schedules, often at the expense of our sleep or enjoyment of nature…our pets experience something similar. They are subjected to endless hours stuck inside away from the things they enjoy most.
It’s not surprising there are ‘side effects,’ both for us and them. This is especially true with older dogs; they’re most likely to have been worn out by any or all of the above factors.
Yet CBD could be an ideal natural antidote. Studies show that CBD’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities might make it effective against age-related diseases. If your canine is limping around, losing mobility, or otherwise struggling to maintain their health, consider introducing them to CBD! It could help keep them thriving well into the golden years. Even in older pets, only a small amount of the plant compound is having owners reporting big results.
Most CBD oil meshes with the body like oil mixes with water — in other words, not very good. That’s true for both dogs and humans. Even leading scientists admit that “the oral bioavailability of CBD has been shown to be very low (13–19%). It undergoes extensive first-pass metabolism…”
Yet science has recently discovered one exciting solution: Nano-Enhanced CBD.
And the Full-Spectrum, Nano-Enhanced Hemp Oil VAHO uses is among the industry’s best. With a unique phospholipid encapsulation system and unparalleled bioavailability, our Hemp Oil makes fast-absorbing CBD possible.
The result of all this advancement? Near-100 percent availability…much better than the 13-19 percent (25% max) bioavailability seen with ‘normal’ CBD. That means better health for your pet — and a better-stocked wallet for you.
If all sounds good so far, you might be wondering exactly how to help your dog harness CBD’s health benefits.
In other words, you might be wondering…about how to find the perfect dosing!
Like with us humans, though, CBD dosing remains more of an art than a science. Factors like your pet’s body weight and endocannabinoid sensitivity compound to provide all sorts of interrelated variables.
We recommend starting slow for additional reasons as well. The idea of microdosing CBD continues to gather scientific backing…and it doesn’t take advanced science to realize that you’ll be saving money with this method, too.
Begin with sprinkling one or two drops of CBD onto your dog’s food, twice per day… and slowly go up from there. As you begin to notice your pet getting calmer — frequently they’ll begin sleeping better, too — you can start leveling off their dose. The chart below shows where pets of different weights often end up:
11 kg / 25 lbs 2 drops 1 mg 1-2 times daily
11-23kg / 25-50 lbs 4 drops 2 mg 1-2 times daily
23-34 kg / 50-75 lbs 6 drops 3 mg 1-2 times daily
34 kg / 75 lbs + 8 + drops 4 + mg 1-2 times daily
Of course, you don’t have to subscribe to these dosing recommendations entirely. Chances are you know your pet’s body better than you do! In the same way, you’ll appreciate what CBD does for your canine more than anyone else. You’re the one who’s around them all day, after all.
Maybe you and your pet will even use CBD to attain better health together. Regardless, we at Vision Auro Hemp Oil are here to help. We want our customers to experience the plant-based holistic lifestyle every human — and every animal — deserves.