Here's our regular rundown of new and notable veterinary products. Great news for people looking into CBD oil for dogs, cats and other pets! Cannabidiol, or ‘CBD’, works with the Endocannabinoid System existing in all mammals! Plus, use our serving size calculator to determine how much CBD to give your pet.
dvm360® product report: Amber Alert for pets, plus plant based jerky and more
FidoAlert.com (for dogs) and TabbyAlert.com (for cats) are free online lost and found platforms to help missing pets quickly and safely reunite with their owners. All pet owners in the US can enroll their companion animals in the national network that generates SMS text and email alerts when a pet is lost or found. The alerts include the missing pet’s photo and additional information to raise awareness of them, similar to an Amber Alert.
CLIF PET Plant Based Jerky
CLIF PET Plant Based Jerky are soft and chewy treats that feature 7 simple, nutritious ingredients. They are free of corn, wheat, soy, and artificial additives. The easy-to-digest recipes come in 3 varieties: sweet potato and blueberry, butternut squash and cranberry, and pumpkin and apple.
Upilio is an artificial intelligence–driven app that provides reliable, customized veterinary advice on various pet species for pet owners to incorporate a proactive approach to their care. The app utilizes a smart algorithm that infers domain information and gives recommendations based on a pet’s health, age, and chronic condition. Upilio does not replace a veterinary visit and does not replace a veterinary-client relationship.
Dr Damian CBD for Dogs
Dr Damian CBD oil droppers help reduce stress, enhance joint mobility, and promote healthy skin. The products are tested by a third-party lab and contain US-grown hemp and no THC. Dr Damian CBD for dogs come in 3 varieties: 120 mg for dogs who are 4 to 20 lb, 450 mg for dogs who are 16 to 70 lb, and 1200 mg for dogs who are over 58 lb. They also are available in 3 flavors: chicken, beef, and unflavored.
Wellness Bowl Boosters Freshly
Wellness Bowl Boosters Freshly are made with real, healthy ingredients chosen at the peak of freshness, then frozen to encapsulate nutrients. They can be given on their own for a balanced meal or added to a dog’s kibble for a nutritious, supercharged bowl. The meat and vegetable recipes help promote a soft skin and coat, all-day energy, digestion, strong teeth and bones, and immune health. They come in chicken and butternut squash, beef and carrots, and turkey and sweet potatoes. A puppy turkey and rice recipe is coming out soon.
Midamox (imidacloprid + moxidectin)
Midamox (imidacloprid + moxidectin) is a line of topical solutions that protects against heartworm in cats and dogs; fleas in cats and dogs; whipworms in dogs; roundworms in cats and dogs; hookworms in cats and dogs; ear mites in cats; and sarcoptic mange in dogs. This product offers a variety of dosage volumes or sizes to accommodate different weights of cats and dogs.
CBD Oil for Dogs, Cats and Pets (plus serving size calculator)
Straight Hemp CBD Oil for Dogs, Cats and Other Pets
Is it safe for my dog or cat to use CBD?
It’s no surprise people are looking into CBD oil for dogs, cats, and their other pets. Cannabidiol, or ‘CBD’, works with the Endocannabinoid System or ‘ECS’. Research shows that the ECS functions in all mammals. This makes it certain that humans and all mammals can benefit from taking a hemp oil supplement rich in CBD. Further studies are helping us better understand the ECS. Current research is looking at how CBD and the Endocannabinoid System work to provide balance in our bodies. CBD for pets is an active topic in the veterinary community.
Why does your dog or cat need CBD?
CBD is an adaptogen for all mammals, humans, and animals. This means it can help stabilize physiological processes and promote homeostasis. When animals experience an imbalance their body’s natural instinct is to bring them back to a state of balance and health. We call this state of balance homeostasis. CBD works with the body to encourage normal functioning and the return to homeostasis.
There are many circumstances that can push an animal out of balance. Invasive surgeries on your pet, for example, cause imbalances in their bodies and minds. Members of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons continue to shift their stance on CBD; the results of a study released by Cornell seem to support anecdotal reports of CBD oil benefits.
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Type of CBD
It is important to use only the best high-quality and pure CBD oil for dogs and pets. When using a full-spectrum CBD oil for dogs and pets it can be more effective.
Full-spectrum, a whole plant extract, includes all the hemp plants healing properties. When all properties work synergistically together they produce more powerful effects. An isolated CBD extract can reduce the effects of CBD because all of the beneficial chemical compounds are not working together. Some brands use artificial flavors and additives that could bother your pet’s stomach and do more harm than good. It’s important to use an additive-free and non-flavored CBD oil for dogs and pets. Straight Hemp offers Full Spectrum Hemp Oil that does not contain additives or artificial flavors, making it a perfect option for animals.
CBD Dosage for Pets
Each animal has its own unique dosage depending on their weight and how they react to CBD. Straight Hemp recommends using this three-tiered guide to find the correct dosage for using CBD oil for dogs, cats and other pets. Start low (tier 1) and incrementally increase the daily amount over the course of several weeks until you reach desired effects.
Three Tier Serving Size Guide:
Tier 1 (low dosage): 0.05 mg x lb / twice daily
Tier 2 (medium dosage): 0.125 mg x lb / twice daily
Tier 3 (high dosage): 0.25 mg x lb / twice daily
Or use our CBD Oil Serving Size Calculator for Dogs & Cats to easily calculate how much to give and what size bottle you’ll need for a 30-day supply.
There are instances that your pet may benefit from having a higher dose. However, just like humans, animals grow a tolerance to CBD, and increasing dosage may be necessary. Taking small breaks will reduce tolerance.
CBD Oil For Cats, Dogs and other Pets!
Using CBD oil for dogs is the most popular when it comes to animals and CBD, but there is no reason why cats and other furry mammals cannot benefit from CBD too! Bunnies and other rodents can also reap benefits from CBD oil. Small animals are more sensitive to supplements, less CBD is more! Make sure to keep a close eye on your pets as you incorporate CBD into their diets.