How To Safely And Effectively Use CBD Oil For Your Pets

CBD oil has all sorts of benefits, and not just for humans. More and more, people are beginning to administer CBD oil to their pets and observe the benefits. You may wish to do this, too. If you do, there are some tips you will want to follow to ensure you're using the CBD as safely and effectively as possible.

Look for THC-free CBD oil.

People sometimes assume all CBD oil is THC-free, and that is not necessarily the case. Regulations allow hemp that contains less than 0.3% THC to be grown legally, so some hemp oil does contain trace amounts of CBD. If you want to ensure the product you buy is entirely free of THC, you need to look for the designation "THC-free" on the label. This is really important when buying CBD oil for pets, since it's not well known how pets react to small amounts of THC, and there's a chance they react negatively. It's best to just not take any chances and to use THC-free products.

Find a friendly, quiet way to administer the CBD.

Most pets do not appreciate having the CBD oil squeezed into their mouths. It can be a little traumatic, and that is the last thing you want when you're giving a treatment that is meant to be calming and relaxing. A better way to administer the CBD is to drip it onto your pet's food. You can also drip it onto a treat, which is a good option if you want to give it between meals. There are even some pet treats that are already infused with CBD.

Start with the lowest recommended dose.

As with humans, all pets need a somewhat different dose of CBD to experience its effects. One golden retriever may need 10 mg, and another may need 20 mg. The best approach to finding the right dose is to start small. Start with just one drop if you're using THC-free pet CBD oil. See how your pet reacts. If you don't see much of a change, give them two drops the next time you dose them. Slowly increase the dose one drop at a time until you are happy with how your pet responds. 

CBD can be really helpful for dogs, cats, and even horses. It can alleviate joint pain, calm anxiety, and more. As long as you look for a THC-free product, administer it in a kind and calm manner, and slowly adjust the dose, you'll be on the right track.