If CBD has all these near-miraculous benefits for humans it follows that it might also be good for our furry family members, right? Anecdotal evidence is very strong that while your vet won’t recommend it as a cure for a specific disease, pet owners have touted CBD as a great supplement for everything from arthritis to calming anxiety in their four-legged friends. And unlike conventional drugs, CBD doesn’t have any of the nasty side-effects associated with many meds.
‘Pure full-spectrum’ CBD has all the benefits from the cannabis plant without the uncomfortable ‘high’ that comes from THC. It is, after all, a natural product.
One of our friends swears by it for arthritis. Both her’s and her beautiful Aussie Sheepdog, Izzy.
‘It helped her arthritis pain just like it helped my arthritis pain. We walked a little further and played a little longer:)’
‘Honest Paws’ makes CBD just for pets — think hemp doggie treats, oils, and peanut butter. Among the benefits CBD oil and treats can have on your pups:
- Helps maintain normal disposition
- Helps manage normal stress
- Helps reduce the effects of normal environmental stress
- May help curb destructive behavior
- May reduce hyperactivity and promote relaxation
- Promotes a sense of relaxation and mental alertness without drowsiness
- Promotes relaxation
- For dogs exhibiting nervousness, hyperactivity, discontentment or responding to environmentally-induced stress
- Helps maintain contentment during separation, travel, motion sickness and tension caused by changes in your pet’s daily routine
We tried the peanut butter ($30) on our two old(er) doggies — which they scarfed down — and Maggie and Chelsea do seem more ‘chill’ and certainly Chelsea Doxie is a little more spry. While she’ll still need to stay on her prescription Rimadyl we’re hoping over time to lower the dose now that she has CBD.
And Honest Paws has a 30-day guarantee so if it doesn’t work for your pet you can get a full refund. There’s also a handy ‘dosage calculator’ on the site so you can figure out exactly what treats to order for your pet — and most importantly — how much to give them.
Chelsea and Maggie would have said more about how much they love the peanut butter except their mouths were full.