Your Pet's New Year’s Resolution: More CBD!
New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for people. Pets make them too, and for 2019, your pet likely has one main resolution on the list – more CBD. Why? Because CBD oil is widely recognized for its health benefits for both dogs and cats.
CBD is cannabidiol, one of many cannabinoids found in cannabis. CBD works with your pet’s endocannabinoid system to restore the body to balance. The endocannabinoid system is comprised of receptors that bind with natural cannabinoids that your pet’s body makes. The great thing is that plant cannabinoids like CBD also bind with these receptors.
Why Should I Give My Pet CBD Oil?
Cats and dogs can take CBD oil for the same reasons that their humans do. Their endocannabinoid systems, according to all available research, are very similar to humans. CBD oil for pets can be used for anxiety or stress. It’s great for long car rides when a pet may become anxious, or for older pets with joint pain.
Many pet owners have a misconception that CBD will make their pet “high.” It won’t. Pet CBD oil is completely different from THC, the hallucinogenic compound for which marijuana is known. Our MediPets line of CBD products is made from organic hemp that contains no more than trace amounts of THC. According to what’s legally required, hemp has less than 0.03 percent THC — so little that it would be impossible for a dog or a cat to become high when using it.
MediPets goes to great lengths to guarantee that your pet receives only the best CBD oil products. First, we clearly label all packaging on all of our CBD oil products, including our CBD Pet Treats and CBD Pet Spray. We also do independent third-party lab testing on all of our pet CBD oil products and post the results to our website for all to see. Finally, we have a fantastic customer experience team who will help answer any questions.
When it comes to pet CBD oil, consumers should make sure they know where it's sourced. At MediPets, we source our hemp from Kentucky, Colorado, and Scandinavia. We use a state-of-the-art process called supercritical CO2 extraction to retain all of the naturally occurring beneficial molecules found in the hemp plant. Cheaper, less robust pet CBD products use less stringent extraction processes and as a result can contain toxic solvents such as propane, hexane, or butane that can be dangerous for any pet.
The best companies use supercritical CO2 extraction to obtain their CBD oil. It maintains the purity of the CBD oil and retains all of the naturally occurring beneficial molecules found in the hemp plant.
Why Can’t I Give My Pet Some of My CBD Oil?
Honestly, giving your pet CBD oil formulated for human consumption is not a great idea. MediPets brand Pet CBD oil is specially designed for cats and dogs, taking into account their size and body weight. Pet CBD oil comes in dosages formulated specifically for pets -- in four specific sizes — one for cats and three for dogs of a small, medium, or large size.
Even better, we offer a whole line of different pet CBD oil products for pets, sure to please even the most finicky of pets. Our CBD Pet Treats come in tasty flavors like Meaty Steak and Purrs & Puffs. In fact, there are 16 flavors for dogs and two for cats. Our CBD Pet Spray is an easy to use spray bottle filled with our top-quality CBD oil. Two sprays are all you need; then your pet can go about their regular daily business.
At Medipets, we use a tiered dosing system geared to your pet’s size:
- Tier 1: 0.05 mg per lb of bodyweight
- Tier 2: 0.125 mg per lb of bodyweight
- Tier 3: 0.25 mg per lb of bodyweight
We recommend that pet owners start at Tier 1, dosing twice a day. After a week, go to Tier 2 if necessary, and after another week, go to Tier 3 if necessary. Medipets CBD oil for pets has, on average, between .05 mg and .2 mg CBD per drop.
An Award Winning Formulation
MediPets CBD pet treats for dogs just won the 2018 Pet Business Industry Recognition Award in the Dog Treats Functional Category. This is kind of a big deal because Pet Business annually honors companies with ground-breaking products that drive growth in the pet specialty stores. This year, MediPets won this prestigious honor -- an honor that reflects our commitment to producing high-quality pet CBD products and formulations.
So, as you ring in the new year, remember that pets are people too, and they have resolutions just like we do. MediPets offers both CBD dog treats and CBD cat treats in a variety of formulations. We also offer CBD oil for pets and CBD pet sprays. All of our products are infused with all-natural hemp-derived CBD. Give our CBD pet treats a try and see why Pet Business Magazine has bestowed this honor on our company. Your pet will thank you, and you’ll reap the rewards in 2019!