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In recent years, cannabidiol (CBD) products have become increasingly popular for their natural healing properties, both in humans as well as in pets. Derived from the marijuana plant, CBD delivers many health benefits without causing the “high” that’s associated with THC. For both people and animals, CBD can be used to naturally address and manage a wide range of ailments and conditions. 

Benefits of CBD for Pets

Studies have shown that CBD can be a highly effective natural treatment for a broad spectrum of conditions that companion animals often experience, including but not limited to:

  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Inflammatory Problems
  • Seizures

How is CBD administered to pets?

Under the guidance of an experienced veterinary professional, CBD can be administered a number of  different ways, including oils, treats, topical products (e.g. gels, lotions, creams, etc.), and more. The team at Whole Pet Wellness Veterinary Services is well-versed in CBD use for pets and can provide specific recommendations as to both the form and dosage that would work best for your animal companion.

What are the risks of giving my pet CBD?

No product is 100% foolproof. That being said, provided you follow the vet’s recommendation, the side effects of CBD are generally mild and relatively rare. Similar to humans, pets may occasionally experience a change in appetite or some fatigue. Generally speaking, the higher the dosage, the more likely your pet will be to experience side effects. In most cases, these side effects will improve on their own as your pet’s body adjusts. 

How long does it take for CBD to work?

Every pet is different, which means each patient will have a unique response to a CBD regimen. In many cases, symptom relief can be observed within as few as 30 minutes. For other pets, it can take up to a few weeks of consistent use to see improvement. Additionally, in the beginning, the doctor may recommend trying different brands, forms, and dosages to determine what works best for your pet’s specific needs. 

Could CBD be a good option for your furry family member? The best way to find out is to contact the experienced professionals at Whole Pet Wellness Veterinary Services. Together we’ll get your loved one the healing and relief he or she deserves!