As more and more people discover the amazing benefits of CBD—from improved sleep to decreased pain, to feeling happier, to better concentration and creativity, they’re asking, “Can CBD help my pet?”
The answer is, “Yes!” In fact, treating animals with CBD is nothing new. The Ancient Greeks used CBD to treat their horses for inflammation, colic, wounds and injuries.
Studies on the benefits of treating dogs and cats with CBD, date back to the early 1900s. Recently, there has been a renewed interest from pet owners and veterinarians alike in the effectiveness of treating our furry friends with CBD.
The results have been very promising. Many pet owners are faced with watching their pets suffer from many of the same diseases that humans are inflicted with: arthritis, diabetes, cancer, inflammation, seizures, pain and digestive issues.
There are more and more reports of animals being treated for these and other ailments successfully with CBD.
Case Study – Border Collie with Epilepsy
One ailment where CBD has been documented to be very helpful for both humans and animals is epilepsy.
Lance is a beautiful Collie who was having multiple seizures throughout the day. The diagnosis was epilepsy. Even though his seizures were relatively mild, the episodes were occurring throughout the day. The cause was unknown as an MRI found nothing medically wrong.
After being on high quality, medical grade CBD for only two weeks, Lance’s seizures were 70% less frequent. His owners were thrilled as he seemed so much happier and calmer. Even though Lance sometimes still had an occasional seizure, his quality of life significantly improved (and his owners are a lot happier, too)!
The Endo-cannabinoid System in Dogs
Just like people, animals have a complex Endo-Cannabinoid System. They have the same Cannabinoid receptors as humans: CB1 and CB2.
In a dog, the CB1 receptors are primarily in the brain and central nervous system. They also can be found in the muscles, vascular system, lungs, gastro-intestinal tract and reproductive organs.
CB2 receptors are found in the immune system and in the periphery, mostly in the spleen skin and bones. The liver, bone marrow, pancreas and brainstem has both CB1 and CB2 receptor cells.
Just like with humans, the Endo-cannabinoid System in dogs, cats and horses controls appetite, sleep patterns, pain sensation, mood and memory.
There is a difference in the Endo-cannabinoid System of dogs as compared to humans. Dogs have more receptor cells in their brainstem and cerebellum than other animals.
This makes them extremely sensitive. That’s why it’s always recommended that you only give your dog two drops of potent 100 mg. CBD oil for every 5 pounds of body weight, and no more than that. Higher concentrations of CBD are not recommended for cats or dogs.
Choosing a CBD Product for Your Pet
Because your pet is so sensitive, you want to make sure that you are using the highest quality, organic CBD product. Make sure the product you are using is third party tested for both purity and potency.
Though you do want a very high quality, Full Spectrum product, you want to make sure that any ingestible CBD for your pet is no more than 100 mg CBD and that you are only giving your pet two drops of CBD per every ten pounds of body weight.
Full Spectrum ensures that the nutritional components of the entire plant are being utilized. Like all plant-based medicines, CBD which comes from the Industrial Hemp plant, is comprised of many active compounds.
It’s the synergy of these various components—the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, CBD (Cannabidiol)—that work together to enhance the effects of any one of these constituents alone.
The Entourage Effect
This is known as the “Entourage Effect” and is why using a whole plant botanical medicine is considered to be far superior to just isolating out one single compound for pharmaceutical use.
Your customers and their pets will benefit most from a Full Spectrum product that is produced with the medicinal value from within the whole plant. The Entourage Effect is based on the theory that the synergistic effect of the various parts of the plant is ultimately greater than the sum of its parts.
Are the Ingredients Pure?
Also make sure that there are no other ingredients in the pet CBD formula you offer to your customers, except the CBD and oil, preferably organic coconut oil, which has added nutritional value for your furry friend.
Your customers do not want the product they give their precious cat, horse or dog to have any sweeteners—which can create an adverse reaction.
The more pure and clean the CBD product you select, the better. It’s best to add the drops of Organic CBD oil to your pet’s food, in the morning and evening. To avoid waste, just give your horse, dog or cat a little bit of the CBD enhanced food at a time.
It’s important that your customers know where the CBD they are giving their beloved pet originated from. Seeds or plants from China are a lot cheaper, but the problem is they may be filled with toxins and impurities.
Because right now the Industry is predominately unregulated, you want high level quality control in the end product your store carries. Therefore, the best place to make sure your CBD originates from is Colorado.
The laws are strict in Colorado because farming CBD is legal there. Colorado is one of the few states that has strong guidelines that must be adhered to in order to certify the CBD as Organic.
When it comes to your customer’s pet (and your customer), safety and effectiveness are the most important issues.
Is Your Customer’s Dog, Cat or Horse in Physical Pain?
In addition to giving your pet CBD orally, if your customer’s cherished cat, dog or horse is suffering, it’s likely they will do incredibly well with topical pain relief cream. The results have been phenomenal for pets who have skin allergies, arthritis or back pain.
Because animals have a plethora of Cannabinoid receptor cells in their skin and hair follicles, they are very receptive to massage with CBD pain relief cream. The receptor cells are both in the skin as well as in the muscles and joints, bringing relief from pain at both superficial and deeper levels.
Often animals have better relief with CBD pain relief cream that they do with steroid and other pharmaceutical medications.
The only caution is that your customers must make sure the pet doesn’t lick off the medicine, especially since the pain relief topical creams that are potent enough to eliminate pain are going to be stronger in concentration.
The other issue is that the fur may need to be trimmed in order to apply on the affected painful areas. The effects of topical creams on pets have truly been remarkable.
Some of the outcomes people have shared with us have been described as “miraculous.”
The best thing is that the results in many cases are almost instant. Though, in some situations, it may take about a week for the pet to get used to the CBD.
What a delight to see older dogs getting to run around and feel young again. Or dogs afflicted with cancer that are no longer in pain. Owners are thrilled to see their dogs, cats and horses have an increase in appetite and a palpable improvement in their pet’s quality of life.
At Rena’s Organic we are committed to bringing your customers and their pets the very best CBD on the planet at the best cost we can, while still being able to stay in business.
How can we do this? By keeping the overhead as low as possible. We are on a mission to get these amazing life-changing high quality CBD products out to the people and animals who need them. If your customer’s pet is in pain or riddled with anxiety and nervousness, offer them Rena’s Organic PETS Organic CBD 100 mg.
If your customer’s loving four legged friend is in pain, we highly recommend they also add the 500 mg. Organic CBD Pain Relief Cream to massage into and soothe their pet’s pain away.
I so regret that my loving 17-year-old toy poodle, Angel, died before I knew about the miraculous healing power of CBD. If you still have your loving pet with you, then you are blessed. Please let me know how treating your pet and your customer’s pets with CBD goes for you.
Always check with your veterinarian before making any dietary changes for your animal.
To Your Health & Happiness Always,