They say that dogs are a person’s best friend. And, given the growing popularity of CBD, it makes sense that people want to share CBD with their best friend. Of course, if you’re going to give a dog CBD, you should give it CBD formulated specifically for dogs. Find out why and the answer to more dog CBD questions below.
Can I give my dog CBD?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that travel throughout the bloodstream, telling cells what’s going on in the body and how cells should behave. Endocannabinoids have enough in common with the cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant that the ECS is able to process cannabinoids.
Some bodily functions affected by the ECS:
- Inflammation regulation
- Skin maintenance
- Stress regulation
- Motor control
What kind of CBD is okay for dogs?
CBD hemp oil that’s formulated and dosed specifically for dogs is the best type of CBD to give to your dog. Properly formulated CBD oil makes it easier to give your dog the appropriate dose of CBD. Dog CBD also doesn’t contain anything that could be potentially harmful to dogs.
How does human CBD compare to dog CBD? And dog CBD and cat CBD? Is it okay to take my dog’s CBD or for it to take mine?
Dog CBD is the same as human CBD in that they are both derived from the cannabis plant and can be processed by dogs and humans alike. Although, if you plan to take your pet’s CBD, make sure it doesn’t contain anything you wouldn’t want to be consuming, such as beef flavor, etc.
Similarly, dog CBD and cat CBD are also functionally the same, although they too may be packaged differently to make it easier to measure out an appropriate dose. Dogs, however, should only be given a certain type and amount of CBD.
- Dogs need much less CBD than humans.
- Dogs can experience THC toxicity, so there is no THC in CBD for dogs.
- Terpenes that would excessively tax the livers of dogs, but are okay for human consumption, are excluded from CBD formulated for dogs.
- Other ingredients that would be harmful to dogs but okay for humans, like chocolate, are excluded from CBD formulated for dogs.
If, for whatever reason, you wanted to take your dog’s CBD, you should check the ingredients label to make sure there’s nothing in there you wouldn’t want to be taking. When it comes to Tweedle Farm’s Furry Friend Pet CBD Oil, there are only two ingredients: broad-spectrum CBD oil and MCT oil. There are no added colors, flavorings, or preservatives.
How often can I give my dog CBD and how much?
We made this chart so that you can figure out the appropriate dosage of CBD for your dog. It should take 30-45 minutes for the CBD to start working.
Our dosage chart offers general guidance, but in certain cases, you can give your cat higher doses. For example, if you have an older cat that suffers from acute conditions such as arthritis or on a holiday when people typically use fireworks, such as the Fourth of July.
What are the dosages of CBD for dogs?
There are two sizes of Furry Friend Pet CBD Oil: 300mg and 600mg. They both come in 30ml bottles. We recommend the 300mg size for a small dog and the 600mg size for larger dogs.
There’s ~10mg or ~20mg of total cannabinoids in each dropper, depending on whether it's 300mg or 600mg. A 1ml dropper holds ~20 drops which makes dosing easier since one drop = ~.5mg for the 300 mg bottle and one drop = ~1mg for the 600mg bottle.
How can I give CBD to dogs?
CBD treats or oil are the easiest way to serve your dog CBD. CBD oil is better, however, because it gets absorbed faster and has greater bioavailability, which is the measure of how effectively an organism absorbs a particular chemical. Unlike CBD dog treats, CBD drops have the benefit of having minimal impact on your dog’s diet.
While you can place the drops directly into your dog’s mouth, the easiest way to serve your dog CBD is to mix it into their wet food.
What is MCT oil, and why is it good for pet CBD?
Bioavailability is improved by MCT oil, which is why we include it in Furry Friend Pet CBD Oil. A fatty acid, MCT, stands for medium-chain triglycerides. MCT is all-natural because it’s derived from coconut oil or palm oil. MCT is also perfectly safe for dogs.
CBD oil in MCT is able to bypass the stomach and go straight to your dog’s digestive tract, where it’s absorbed more effectively than if it was in your Dog's stomach. The caprylic acid found in MCT is responsible for its improved
What’s the difference between hemp seed oil and CBD oil?
CBD oil products come from hemp flowers, leaves, and stalks, which contain CBD and other cannabinoids. Pressed hemp seeds are the source of hemp seed oil.
Is broad-spectrum CBD a good option for dogs?
Here are the three types of CBD.
No terpenes, other cannabinoids, or any other parts of the cannabis plant are found in CBD isolate. It’s CBD only.
Including no greater than .3% THC, full-spectrum CBD has 100% CBD hemp oil. That includes the full spectrum of terpenes and cannabinoids.
Not including any THC at all, broad-spectrum CBD contains CBD plus the full spectrum of terpenes and cannabinoids.
With broad-spectrum CBD, dogs can experience the "entourage effect," which occurs when CBD is consumed with other parts of the hemp plant. Since broad-spectrum CBD doesn’t have any THC, you don’t have to worry about psychoactivity. CBD oil formulated for pets excludes potentially harmful essential oils such as limonene, peppermint, pine, and tea tree.
Can I give my Dog too much CBD?
Published in February of 2020 in Canopy, a journal of animal health, a peer-reviewed study about the effects of giving your dog too much CBD concluded that giving your dog more than the recommended dosage of CBD did not have severe adverse effects. While studies about the effects of CBD on dogs are scant, so far it appears that giving your Dog CBD does not produce any significant adverse side-effects.
It’s important to note that each dog’s individual reaction to CBD may be different, just like each human’s reaction may be different. So, if you notice your dog having an adverse reaction, adjust the dosage or discontinue using CBD oil.
Can I give my Dog CBD along with other medications?
You should consult with your Dog’s veterinarian before giving it CBD.
Should CBD oil that’s for dogs be third-party tested?
Tweedle Farms uses an unaffiliated, state-accredited lab to test the CBD pet oil using industry-approved methods that confirm the cannabinoid percentage and make sure there are no harmful chemicals and heavy metals.
Just because the CBD oil is for pets doesn’t mean it should be held to the same stringent standards that CBD for humans. Remember, dogs are comparatively small creatures, so even a small amount of impurity can potentially harm your canine friend. Hold the CBD you give to your dogs to the same standards as CBD you would take yourself.
Should hemp that’s grown for Dog CBD be grown without chemicals?
Cannabis is a bioaccumulator, which means it’s very good at absorbing chemicals in the ground. In turn, the chemicals in the ground will end up in you and your pets! That’s especially concerning with cannabis that’s going to be used in a pet product because animals are even more sensitive to chemicals than humans. Harsh chemicals also degrade the quality of cannabis overall.
Is Tweedle Farms legit?
Your dog is dependent on you for its care, so it makes sense that you’d want to be sure the source of anything that you give your dog is legitimate. There are a few ways to tell that we’re legit.
- Our Reviews: We have a lot of positive reviews all over the internet and our own website for you to read.
- Our Product Descriptions: We put a lot of effort into describing every CBD product we sell in great detail so that you know exactly what you're getting. You can also tell we know our stuff and care a lot about CBD!
- Third-Party Testing: All our CBD oils and concentrates are third-party verified.
- Our Dedication to Your Health and the Health of your Pets: We only sell products that were grown without harsh chemicals.