Unless you live in a cave, far away from any form of civilization, you may have heard about CBD or Cannabinoids and their by-products. Hearing about it and knowing about it, however, are two different things. This article will take a glimpse into this exquisite compound for those who are interested in introducing it not just to their lifestyle but to their four-legged friend’s lifestyles too.
Why should we live the best life, and keep them out of all the fun? Let’s start with the most obvious questions in our minds.
What is it?
In its simplest terms, this is a 100% natural extract gotten from the cannabis plant which is also known as “cannabis Sativa”, its scientific name. We just call it CBD to make it simple for everyone. CBD is not in any way responsible for making you high and people can take it for various reasons, such as the ones mentioned here.
The type that you purchase online or in stores and is available in different formats usually only has trace amounts of THC in it. This is a component of the plant as well and often called THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the guy who gets you that euphoric feeling. But he is often left out in pet and people products.
Because we are more interested in giving it to our pooches, we will discuss the many types of formats it comes in, so you can be sure he will be catered for, and if he is a fussy one, there will be something out there for him or her to enjoy.
The 2 By-Products of CBD Available on The Market Making Waves
Before we dive into this section we want to make very sure that you are aware of the fact that when you are purchasing any CBD product for any of your pets, you need to be aware that the legal amount of THC in any of them should be either 0.2% in Europe or 0.3% anywhere else worldwide. Anything above this may not be legal and may make your pet drowsy or even sick.
CBD Oil Tinctures. In common terms, a tincture is typically a concentrated herbal extract made from a combination of different herbs and roots, that is soaked in alcohol. It can be an extract of a plant or an animal and in labs is dissolved in a chemical called Ethanol. However, this is not the tincture that we are referring to here.
The tincture form of CBD oil for dogs and cats is similar in that it comes in a bottle with a dropper but is very different, in that it does not have ethanol in it and may not be a combination of herbs or animal products but rather concentrations of Hemp extract.
The high-quality brands that you buy on online stores of health stores will have been manufactured using only the highest quality hemp-derived CBD which is combined with MCT oil (medium-chain triglyceride), which is one of the safest base oils and fatty acids that make it easy to digest many food items and in itself has an array of health benefits such as a source of energy, fuel for the brain, reduce lactate build up and many more https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/mct-oil-benefits
When sold, these tinctures not only come in a variety of sizes but also in a range of flavors and strengths for your canines or felines and are extremely easy to use. Either add a few drops into their drinking water three times a day or add them directly onto their tongue, whatever they prefer. The best way to introduce this format to them is by following the manufacturer’s instructions on the packaging itself or their website.
CBD Chews and Treats. This is also another popular choice for pet owners to give to their dogs and cats especially as an occasional treat and for overall health and well-being. When controlled to just one or two CBD Chews for dogs a day, one can add some extra fortitude to their diet and keep them happy and healthy while they’re at it.
Because these products are not 100% CBD and will typically be combined with other ingredients to create a treat-like component, once again it is a good idea to make sure you purchase it from a reputable online store that sells specifically for pets and is close to organic as possible.
Of course, the take away here is to check for any artificial ingredients and additives that may be of more harm than good to them, and the same goes for the products you purchase for yourself.