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What CBD can do for your dog or cat

If you’re looking for natural relief for your pet, try CBD

What can CBD do for pets? Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the active constituents of the cannabis plant, can exert profound healing and balancing effects on all mammals. By stimulating the endocannabinoid system, CBD can help the body rebalance to homeostasis.

Pet owners use CBD for a broad range of behavioral and medical issues, including cancer pain, anxieties, obsessions, arthritis, seizures, neurological and digestive disorders, past traumas, social withdrawal, irritable moods, and getting along with other dogs and cats better.

While recovering from illness or surgery, CBD can stimulate appetite and speed healing. At the end of life, CBD can minimize the pain and anxiety your pet may be experiencing.

What is the endocannabinoid system and how does it work?

The endocannabinoid system is a network of receptors located throughout the body, and it’s named after the plant that led to its discovery. Natural endocannabinoid substances are synthesized by the body to maintain a stable internal environment, which is known as homeostasis. If the body’s endocannabinoid production lags behind what it needs, CBD supplements can help. CBD supplements can also stimulate the body to build more receptors, which makes natural cannabinoids work more effectively.

CBD interacts with the body’s system of receptors. To date, two types of receptors have been identified: CB1 receptors, which are mainly present in the brain, nervous system, glands, and organs; and CB2 receptors, which exist predominantly in the regulatory cells of the immune system.

One of the main roles of the endocannabinoid system is to control inflammation by regulating the immune response. An overactive immune response can trigger allergies and auto-immune problems; an underactive response can make the body vulnerable to infections or make it a more favorable host for the growth of cancer cells.

Is CBD safe for dogs and cats?

Hemp and marijuana are both classified as cannabis, but they are very different varieties. Marijuana is high in THC (which is responsible for the feeling of being high). Conversely, hemp plants contain almost no THC but are rich in the beneficial CBD compound. CBD extracted from hemp is will not make your pet high, and it has no negative side effects. Because of this, hemp crops are not a controlled substance, and hemp products containing less than 0.3% THC are legal in all 50 states.

What is the best kind of CBD for my dog or cat?

CBD for dogs and cats comes in many convenient forms. The most common types are extracts, also known as CBD oil, which can be given from a dropper bottle directly into the mouth, added to food or a treat, rubbed into bare skin inside the ears, or dropped on an animal’s paw to be licked off. You may also want to give your dog or cat CBD biscuits or CBD capsules. Read How to Give Your Dog CBD to learn more.

How much CBD should I give my dog or cat?

The right CBD dose will vary from animal to animal and depends on the situation, so it may be necessary to experiment to find the right amount and frequency of dosing.

The typical suggested CBD dose for dogs and cats is 1 mg – 5 mg of CBD per 10 pounds of body weight. Make sure you’re looking at the actual amount of CBD in a dose, because potencies vary quite a bit, so the actual amount of liquid oil or biscuits you give may vary.

Typical suggested starting dose: 1 mg – 5 mg per 10 lbs. of bodyweight

    Cats: 1 – 5mg

Dogs: 10 lbs  20 lbs  30 lbs  40 lbs  50 lbs 60 lbs 70 lbs  80 lbs
 1 – 5mg  2 – 10mg  3 – 15mg  4 – 20mg  5 – 25mg  6 – 30mg  7 – 35mg  8 – 40mg

It’s often best to start with a dose in the middle of the range. Visible results usually occur within 30 minutes. If there is no change after an hour, offer a bit more CBD to get to the high end of the recommended range. For severe pain or anxiety, offer CBD approximately every 8 hours. For other uses, dose your pet with CBD once or twice a day.

Which is the best CBD for my dog or cat – isolate or full spectrum?

When choosing the best CBD for your pet, keep in mind that each type of CBD has its benefits. If you want maximum effectiveness and your pet isn’t picky, consider full-spectrum CBD products. They are the least refined and contain the greatest amount terpenes and cannabinoids – beneficial plant compounds that can work together with the CBD to create an entourage effect to increase effectiveness. Keep in mind that it does have a grassy flavor that may be off-putting to some pets.

On the opposite end of the scale, CBD isolate for dogs and cats is pure CBD, making it the most refined option. Because it contains no plant matter, it has no flavor. Even the pickiest pets will take it.

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CBD may help ease your dog’s…

• lack of appetite
• separation anxiety
• excessive barking
• nausea from car rides
• lack of vitality and energy
• trips to the vet or groomer
• muscle spasms or seizures
• pain from cancer or arthritis
• recovery from surgery or illness
• pacing or inability to settle or relax
• fear of thunderstorms, fireworks or loud noises
• grumpiness or aggression toward another animal

CBD may help ease your cat’s…

• multi-cat households
• poor appetite
• constant hiding
• fear of the litter box
• muscle spasms or seizures
• pain from cancer or arthritis
• crying with no apparent cause
• trips to the vet or riding in the car
• distress from a change in the environment
• grumpiness or aggression with another animal

Wisely CBD full selection

Wisely™ is All The Best Pet Care’s own specially formulated line of CBD for pets.

Produced in the Pacific Northwest, Wisely CBD for pets products are highly concentrated, mild in taste and easy to administer to both dogs and cats. 

  • Virtually no THC (less than .3%) and non-psychoactive
  • Hemp is non-GMO and grown with organic methods pesticide-free in Colorado or Oregon
  • CBD in oil bases offers improved absorption and bioavailability
  • Extracted using only food grade ethanol and water, no harsh solvents*
  • Third-party lab tested for potency

*Environmentally-friendly method preserves cannabinoids, terpenes, amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins ( B1, B2, B6, D, and E), fatty acids (omega 3 and 6), and trace minerals (iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, and potassium). Ethanol is evaporated off in the final phase.

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Wisely Standard Potency Full-spectrum CBD Oil for dogs and cats

3 drops = about 1 mg CBD 

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Wisely Extra High Potency Full-spectrum CBD Oil for dogs and cats 

1 mg CBD per drop

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Wisely Full-spectrum CBD Plus Terpenes Capsules

25 mg CBD per capsule

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Wisely Simply CBD Flavorless Isolate CBD oil for dogs and cats

3 drops = about 1 mg CBD

  • 1/2 oz  bottle contains 225 mg CBD
  • 1 oz  bottle contains 450 mg CBD
  • 2 oz  bottle contains 900 mg CBD
  • Flavorless isolate is a great option for cats and picky dogs
  • Start with 3 drops per 10 lbs. of body weight
  • Third-party laboratory tested
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Wisely Simply Extra High Potency Flavorless Isolate CBD oil for dogs and cats 

1 mg CBD per drop

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Wisely Coconut Oil with Full-spectrum CBD for dogs and cats

50 mg per teaspoon

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