Why Pet CBD Oil, Not Your CBD Oil, Is Best For Your Four-Legged Friend

Posted on July 10, 2018

CBD oil is not only good for humans but also great for keeping pets potentially healthy as well. But why do they need Pet CBD oil specifically formulated for them when you could just give them some of your CBD oil?

After all, if you give them most everything you eat anyway, so why not this?. In reality, it’s not such a great idea to give your CBD oil to your pet (nor human food, but that’s a story for another article).

But Cats and Dogs Have Endocannabinoid Systems Too!

It is true that, like humans, pets also have an endocannabinoid system. We’ve discussed this before.

What’s important to know is that all mammals evolved to use both their own naturally produced endocannabinoids and cannabinoids found in plants —in this case, CBD oil. They work together to provide the proper balance of cannabinoids.

What researchers found is that CBD oil may have a wide variety of benefits such as reducing stress and anxiety, helping regulate sleep patterns, and reducing pain. And it’s also been shown that CBD oil may have the same effect on our pets.

But does it mean you should be giving pets your CBD oil?

Why Your Cat Or Dog Needs Pet CBD Oil

Humans have far more cannabinoid receptors than pets. Not only because we’re bigger, but because our brains are also larger relative to our body size. So the effect CBD oil has on a 15-pound dog is going to be far different than the effects it would have on a 150-pound human.

But…

Because of the difference in our brains, it’s not just a matter of doing the math and giving your pet less CBD oil. The ratios of cannabinoids to receptors change as the size of an animal changes.

A few drops of human CBD oil might be all you need for the day. But how do you divide a few drops by 10 or 20 to account for the smaller size of pets? You can’t give them a sixth of a drop.

Pet CBD Oil Is Formulated Specifically for Cats and Dogs

Giving your pet too much CBD oil can overwhelm their endocannabinoid systems. It can interfere with the balance of their own naturally produced endocannabinoids, and it can change the way cannabinoid receptors are expressed in cells throughout their bodies, affecting how all the other cannabinoids work.

We don’t want to do that.

MediPets CBD oil products were specifically formulated to benefit pets. CBD oil for cats has just the right amount for cats. And CBD oil for small dogs and CBD oil for medium dogs and CBD oil for big dogs each have just the right amount of CBD oil for them as well.

Just a few drops of the right product and your pet is good to go without dangerously overloading their endocannabinoid system — which is what would happen with a few drops of human CBD oil.

Not only that, but CBD Pet Treats recipes are made specifically to appeal to discerning palates of particular pets. So, go ahead and buy yourself some CBD oil, but make sure you buy your pets CBD oil specially made for them.