CBD and Pets
CBD and Pets, Houston
OilWell CBD, Founded in Houston to Help Houston Pets
OilWell CBD of Houston, TX was founded because of the effects that full-spectrum CBD had on our founder’s dog Bentley, and our founder was inspired to provide high-quality CBD for pets so that pet owners would have a pharmaceutical alternative to the sometimes detrimental side-effects of typical medications. CBD oil for pets is thought to address a variety of conditions, such as inflammation, side-effects of cancer treatments, glaucoma, irritation due to allergies, and anxiety. Cornell University published a study which showed a marked improvement in 80% percent of the participating dogs. Owners reported a decrease in pain and an increase in physical activity in dogs that were given CBD as a treatment for osteoarthritis, with no side effects. Colorado State University is also studying CBD as a potential treatment for dogs with epilepsy.
How does CBD affect pets?
Like Houston humans, Houston pets also have an endocannabinoid system which, according to a publication by the American Animal Hospital Association, helps regulate pain, inflammation, and even dopamine levels. In the same article, the AAHA notes that in one study, CBD helped to slow the growth of cancers in mice and increased survival times all the way up to 36%! This study shows a major breakthrough for the use of CBD for pets across the board. Although there are still studied being conducted, there is tremendous anecdotal evidence showing the benefits of CBD for pets. Speak with your local Houston veterinarian before introducing full-spectrum CBD for pets into your pet’s wellness plan.
What kind of pet conditions might CBD help?
Full-spectrum CBD works for pet’s endocannabinoid systems largely the same way that it works for their human counterparts. Evidence has shown promise in alleviating some of the symptoms of the same common ailments in pets as in humans. Anecdotal reports from pet owners all over the world, as well as several clinical studies on animals, show promise when it comes to supplementing dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, horses, and more!
OilWell CBD of Houston, TX’s CBD how shows promise in treating the following conditions in pets:
- Separation anxiety
- Chronic anxiety
- Side effects of cancer treatments
- Situational anxiety
- The side effects of cancer treatment
- Epilepsy and other seizure conditions
- Skin allergies
- Loss of appetite
- Chronic Anxiety
- Situational anxiety
…and many, many, many less common conditions.
Houston Pet owners must take care to ensure that supplementing with CBD is the best option for their pet’s wellness. CBD, like many other natural substances, has shown to have interactions with select pharmaceutical drugs. Always speak with your veterinarian before choosing to supplement your pet’s treatment plan with full-spectrum CBD.
How much CBD should I give my pet?
Because studies on CBD are still being done, many veterinary clinics are not able to prescribe full-spectrum CBD in place of, or alongside, pharmaceutical medications. Because full-spectrum CBD is primarily considered a wellness supplement, dosing schedules and amounts are largely up to you, the pet owner. You know your pets best, after all. You will also need to adjust to how your pet is feeling that day; some days they may need more than other days.
It is commonly recommended that you don’t exceed 0.5 milligrams of CBD for every pound of body weight per day. That would mean that a 50-pound dog could receive a maximum dose of 25mg of CBD if he/she was having a bad day. However, it is recommended that you start with a very low dose of 0.025mg per pound and work up from there to find the ideal amount for your specific pet.
When you begin to give your pet CBD, pay attention to them for the first couple hours after administering so that you can adjust according to their needs. In our experience, most of our customers follow a guideline of:
- Low: 0.025mg per pound This might be considered a ‘daily dose’ for overall wellness, immune function boosting
- Average: 0.07 per pound: This dosage is commonly used for appetite stimulation, moderate digestive issues, moderate mobility issues like the early stages of arthritis, and lower levels of pain.
- Strong: 0.15 per pound Many pet owners find this level of CBD helpful in alleviating symptoms of epileptic seizures, cancer treatment symptoms, severe anxiety, and chronic pain.
This makes it easy to find out a ballpark amount, for any animal from rabbits to dogs to horses, which you can adjust according to their needs.
It is very important to note, when measuring, make sure you are looking at the amount of CBD in the product, and not at the weight of the product itself.
How CBD can be Administered to Pets
Depending on the type of condition your pet is suffering, there are a variety of ways to administer full-spectrum CBD to your pet. Oil Well’s Fine Cannabis Products provides the following products to ensure ease of use and accuracy when giving your pet CBD.
- Edibles – tinctures, treats of different flavors, depending on your pet’s preference.
- Drops – these can be added easily to food or into your pet’s mouth
- Capsule – full-spectrum CBD capsules can be placed inside of a treat or administered with a pill popper.
- Topically – used commonly for localized inflammation or skin conditions, full-spectrum CBD can be rubbed directly into the skin in problem areas.
Full-spectrum CBD has shown both clinically and anecdotally to help show improvement in many conditions in pets. Speak with your veterinarian about incorporating Oil Well’s full-spectrum CBD into your pet’s treatment or diet. While the dosages listed above are universally accepted as the proper amount to supplement into your pet’s wellness plan, always speak with your veterinarian to get the recommended dose for your pet.
Why Oil Well’s CBD for Houston Pets
At Oil Well, animal wellness, happiness, and welfare are one of our top priorities. All of our full-spectrum CBD oil is lab-tested for legal compliance and to ensure that the CBD for pets that you receive is of the absolute highest-quality. We know you love your pets, and we love our pets, too. At OilWell CBD, we believe that they deserve the best.
This information on this page, including Oil Well’s product, is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always speak with your doctor before starting a new wellness program, including the addition of CBD oil or any other supplement, into your treatment plan.