CBD oil has become incredibly popular for helping people manage their physical and mental health, and after so many people felt its benefits, they began to wonder, could it help pets too?
It turns out that it could, and just like with people who started using CBD, pets given CBD oil began to see considerable improvements in their health. So is pet CBD the same as human CBD, and how should you buy CBD for your pet?
CBD Oil – What is CBD and is it Different for Animals and Humans?
CBD (cannabidiol) is the key component of hemp plants shown to have beneficial effects. Though hemp and marijuana both come from plants in the cannabis family, hemp has little to no THC (the psychoactive element of marijuana).
In most cases, the oil manufactured for pet CBD products and human CBD products are the same. Often, the major difference between the two is that the FDA imposes specific labeling requirements for human CBD, whereas there is not the same requirement for products for animals. Beyond that, the differences will be in the ways CBD is taken and in the flavoring offered to make the CBD more appetizing for animals.
What Forms Does CBD Come in for Humans and Animals?
For human consumption, CBD can be taken as a tincture or oil, smoked, applied as a topical, and eaten.
For pets, you can find CBD products in the same form, though you may find it useful to find a CBD product that has been packaged as a tasty treat, especially if your pet is a picky eater.
How to Choose a CBD Product for Your Pet
The key thing to be on the lookout for when purchasing a CBD product for your pet is buying it from a reputable company and brand, with products that have a detailed list of ingredients. Next, consider the reason why you’re purchasing the CBD products. If it is for general health or an internal issue, something the pet can take orally will be best. However, if you are purchasing the product for an injury or arthritis, you might prefer to buy a cream you can apply to your pets’ joints, though be aware that some pets may lick this off anyway.
Where to Buy CBD for Your Pet
Just as we recommend for humans, purchasing your CBD through a local store will always be best. This way, you can go into the store, talk to someone knowledgeable about their products ho can give you a recommendation. If you want to buy your CBD in treat form, it would be worth giving the store a call before you go to check they stock that kind of pet CBD product. To find a store near you, check out our directory.
If there isn’t anywhere nearby that stocks pet CBD products, here are a few recommendations for places you can buy from online: check out our directory and filter by pet care.