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The Benefits of CBD for Pets
CBD has a similar effect on pets as it does on humans. And though there are a few differences, let’s look at the similarities first.
Just like we do, our pets have a dedicated endocannabinoid system, or ECS, that maintains full-body balance and responds to ‘inputs’ from cannabinoids. This system oversees an incredible amount of things, including inflammation, pain, emotion, consciousness, hunger, and even dream states. It keeps everything in the body communicating with everything else to promote what scientists call homeostasis. Whether in pets or people, the endocannabinoid system is crucial to life.
Like any other biological system, though, the endocannabinoid system can get out of balance. Pets with an imbalanced ECS may be irritable, in pain, or stressed out. They may exhibit mood problems for no apparent reason…or feel pain where, biochemically speaking, there is none.
If this reminds you of your pet, don’t worry! There’s a surprisingly simple solution. If your pet’s endocannabinoid system is running on empty, you can help by giving them some supplemental phytocannabinoids.
Also known as plant cannabinoids, these natural compounds have been shown to improve the function of the ECS. And CBD, or cannabidiol, is the cannabinoid that seems to do this best. CBD may help your pet get every facet of their health — body, mind, and spirit — back under control.
So consider CBD for your furry friend if they have aches, pains, arthritis, poor mobility, hyperactivity, irritability, separation anxiety, autoimmune disorders, and more. These problems could be a manifestation of a deeper underlying issue, clinical endocannabinoid deficiency syndrome.
Getting Your Pet Started
Is your pet new to CBD? Actually, you might be new to CBD, too!
Don’t be worried — getting started with CBD is actually very simple. We’re advocates for the “start low, go slow” approach, where you might start your pet off with as little as a drop of CBD oil a day before slowly up-regulating things.
And because pets come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, some pets will need radically more CBD than others. A good rule of thumb for dosing by bodyweight involves giving your pet 1 milligram of CBD for every 10 pounds they weigh.
Have a 20 pound poodle? 20/10 = 2 milligrams of CBD per day. Have a half-ton horse? 1000/10 = 100 milligrams of CBD per day. Just keep in mind your pet may not need quite this much, so feel free to build up to 1mg/10 lbs slowly. It’s also not a bad idea to keep a journal on your pet’s behalf so you can observe any changes over time.
Finding the Right Product for Your Pet
And dosing is only part of the full equation. To give your pet the health benefits they deserve you’ll want to select the right product first!
Thankfully we have plenty of different options. And as always, everything is premium, pure, and affordably priced. Take a look:
Bacon Tincture — Dogs | This delicious tincture is sure to be a favourite of any canine. Why? There’s the salty + savoury flavour we know and love like bacon, for one, but that much is obvious.
This tincture is also loaded with premium CBD! Pets love its calming effect, and so do pet owners, who report that their furry friends are feeling calmer and more mobile than they have in years.
Just as importantly, this Bacon Tincture is derived from industrial hemp that’s 100% free from THC. More on why THC-free products are important later — suffice to say for now that this product is every bit as effective as it is tasty. Even its carrier oil, something called MCT oil, is premium. This tincture is available in several different strengths, so both small and large dogs can enjoy it while getting the dose they need.
Fortify Pet Tincture | This simple-but-effective pet tincture comes to us courtesy of Creating Brighter Days™, a Canadian company that specializes in pet products. Fortify Pet Tincture contains only four ingredients: pure CBD isolate, pure MCT oil, pure hemp seed oil, and pure pumpkinseed oil. And each of these four has an important role to play: the CBD promotes homeostasis, the MCT oil boosts metabolism, the hempseed oil provides trace nutrients and healthy fats, and the pumpkinseed oil may reduce anxiety.
All in all, it’s a winning combo. Customers describe Fortify as “AMAZING” and report seeing their pet’s lives turned around. Creating Brighter Days™ is reported to have pretty great customer service, too.
Seafood Tincture — Cats | The feline counterpart of the Bacon Tincture mentioned first, this Seafood Tincture by Apawthecary Pets delivers more than just good flavours to your cat. It contains 120 milligrams of premium CBD per bottle, which is enough to help them hit that .1mg/lb milestone with ease. And the taste doesn’t hurt, of course — it might actually help your feline friend want to take their daily dose of CBD.
This tincture is also impressively pure. Everything in it is human-grade, non-GMO, THC-free, and lab-tested. Customers say their pets are sleeping better, feeling better, and simply thriving more. One customer said their cat’s moving like he’s 5 years younger. If your cat could benefit from turning back the clock a little, this might be the perfect product for them.
Unflavoured Pet Tinctures | We’re thankful to report that Apawthecary Pets is at it yet again, having created a highly refined pet tincture. This one features the same human-grade, non-GMO ingredients you’ve come to expect from Apawthecary, with one simple twist: it’s completely unflavoured and therefore suitable for both cats and dogs.
And the product’s concentration options reflect that: it comes in 120mg, 300mg, and 600mg varieties. Opt for a higher-strengthed product if your pet needs serious relief from pain, arthritis, or autoimmune conditions. Customers even report good results in pets with epilepsy.
So if you’re unsure of what product to get for your pet…consider this one. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best ones, after all.
Catnip | Catnip is an herb in the mint family that cats simply adore. That’s because it contains a compound called nepetalactone that’s known to bind to receptors in their noses — causing euphoria in the process. Catnip has a whole host of health benefits, too. It can even be used as positive reinforcement during training.
This isn’t a CBD product, per se, but who cares? At MMJ Direct we’re fans of any herbal products that enrich your pet’s life, whether catnip or cannabis or something else.
Apple Cinnamon Tincture — Horses | We’ve already talked about canine CBD, feline CBD, and herbals. Last but not least, it’s time to mention an equine CBD product! This Apple Cinnamon Tincture by Apawthecary Pets is designed specifically for horses and their higher supplemental CBD needs.
It’s reportedly great for pain and anxiety, and might just help your horse get the boost they need to become active again. On the other hand, even already-healthy horses are using CBD to get fitter and faster, much like athletes are. The anti-inflammatory & antioxidant benefits ring true regardless.
What About THC?
While we’ve gone over a lot of different products here already, there’s no need to feel overwhelmed. Every pet product we offer at MMJ Direct has one thing in common: it’s THC-free.
While THC can help us, humans, in more ways than one, the research is clear that it’s just not useful to animals — their endocannabinoid systems are too sensitive for it. That’s why every product in our online store’s pet section is verifiably free from any and all THC, as confirmed by independent lab tests. Now you can treat your pet to the best CBD…and keep your peace of mind.
Ordering Is Simple.
Shopping from our pet products is simple and safe. You might even find it fun! Here’s how the process works:
- Select the pet product(s) of your choice
- Ensure you’ve got the right flavour/quantity
- Click “Add to Cart”
- (Don’t forget to budget for other CBD items!)
- If you’re done shopping, click “View Cart”
- If you’re not, click “Continue Shopping”
- If you’re ready to check out, go to the “View Cart” page
- Apply Direct Points to get an even better deal
- Once at “Checkout” your order’s details will be emailed to you. This email will include the order # and Interac e-Transfer payment instructions
And did we mention our shipping is fast? Your order will be shipped as soon as possible — almost always within one business day. It’ll arrive in just 2-5 business days.
Shipping with MMJ Direct is also discrete. We utilize smell-proof, vacuum-sealed packaging that not even your dog will be able to smell through…and we ship our goods with Canada Post Xpresspost, a proven postal carrier. The success rate of our package delivery is just about 100%.