How Do I Use CBD For My Dog?

Millions of dog lovers are turning to CBD to treat a wide variety of symptoms and to maintain general well being. That’s because dogs are man’s (and Woman’s…) best friend, and they’ve earned that title.

Dogs teach us what unconditional love and loyalty truly mean. Dogs become part of the family. So naturally, families are eager to ensure their dogs are happy and healthy. 

By taking CBD for dogs, Americans are finding long awaited results like reduced stress, anxiety, pain, and arthritis for their loyal companions. So let’s explore why giving your dog CBD may be the answer to maintaining and enlivening their youthful spirits.

How Does CBD for Dogs Work?

CBD is a compound found in hemp and other forms of cannabis. It is what’s called a cannabinoid. It is safe and non-psychoactive, so it won’t get your dog high.

CBD for Dogs works a lot like it does for cats and humans. In fact, all mammals have what’s called an endocannabinoid system, which is why CBD is so effective. 

The endocannabinoid system is an extension of the mammalian nervous system. It is found throughout your dog’s entire body.

Through CBD’s positive effects on this system, dogs, cats, and humans have experienced reductions in stress, anxiety, arthritis, epilepsy, digestive issues and inflammation.

Your Dog’s Endocannabinoid System

Your dog’s endocannabinoid system is made up of a series of receptors, known as cannabinoid receptors. The two primary cannabinoid receptors are called CB1 and CB2. These two receptors can be found throughout just about your dog’s entire body. 

When CB1 and CB2 are in balance, your dog is happy. When they are in chaos, your dog is stressed out or sick. Same goes for your cat, and for you. 

For example, if your dog gets anxious every time there’s a thunderstorm, or each time you leave the house, CB1 and CB2 are playing a part in sparking this reaction. 

When you give CBD for dogs to your pet, the CBD will travel through its body and interact with these receptors. The result is that CBD will either stimulate or sedate the triggered receptor, resulting in positive effects for your dog.

Not All “CBD for Dogs” Are Created Equal

CBD Oil For Dogs

We believe dogs should get the very best, just like humans. There are many different CBD products on the markets and not all are created equal.

Buyer beware. Many cheap oils are coming from China without credible lab analysis. If the price is too good to be true, it probably is. 

There are also many CBD for dog products that are using CBD isolate, which is a less effective form of CBD. Isolate means it is just CBD, without the other naturally occurring compounds, which means you’re missing out on the entourage effect.

The entourage effect is found in full spectrum products. A full spectrum CBD oil has terpenes, flavonoids, various cannabinoids and other plant compounds that all work together to deliver more bang for your buck.

At Patriot CBD, we have ensured that our high quality CBD for dogs tincture is free of solvents, fillers and flavorings. What you get in a bottle is exactly what it says: 200mg of high quality full spectrum CBD diluted in all natural hemp seed oil and coconut oil. That’s it.

That means your dog is getting only the best. In fact, it is the same quality or better than the CBD oil most humans take.

What CBD for Dogs Will Help With

As we learned above, CBD has a wide range of benefits, due to its positive effects on your dog’s endocannabinoid system. 

Here are a list of symptoms and disorders CBD can help with:

                    • Stress & Anxiety
                    • Separation anxiety
                    • Appetite 
                    • Allergies
                    • Cancer
                    • Pain
                    • Arthritis
                    • Seizures
                    • Digestive problems

A Note On Anxiety

It’s hard to see your dog suffer. Many dogs have anxiety disorders, especially if they are rescued or have a history of abuse. It is normal for dogs to have separation anxiety and to become fear stricken during thunderstorms, fireworks, or other unfamiliar events.

Dog owners have found amazing results administering CBD to their dogs, especially in times of stress. Having a bottle handy is a great idea, for those stressful visits to the vet, or other moments of anxiety flare-ups. 

If you can predict when a stressful event is coming, give your dog some CBD with its food at least an hour ahead.

Will My Dog Get “High” From CBD? 

Nope! CBD is non-psychoactive. THC is the stuff in cannabis that causes the euphoric high. Our full spectrum CBD for dogs has less than 0.3% THC, which is not nearly enough to get your dog stoned. It is like drinking a non-alcoholic beer.

What About Side Effects?

CBD has no known serious side effects. The only “side effects” we are aware of is lethargy or sleepiness. Sometimes CBD can be so relaxing that it totally shuts your pup down. But don’t worry! They will be back to their normal selves in a few hours. No need to panic.

CBD Dosage For Your Dog

Every dog is different, and the list of symptoms will vary as well. Therefore, take this advice with a grain of salt, and experiment for yourself to find the dose that works.

To administer the oil, we suggest mixing the drops in a bowl of dog food. Alternatively, you can drop them directly in your pup’s mouth, however that may prove difficult! It may take anywhere from 15-60 minutes for the oil to take effect.

Here’s are recommended dosage:

                        • ≤25 lbs: 10 drops
                        • 26-50 lbs: 20 drops
                        • >50lbs: 30 drops

Each bottle should have about 1400 drops, so depending on the size of your dog, you will get between 47-140 servings of CBD for your dog.

CBD for Cats

Patriot CBD for Cats

An important note is that CBD for cats is also available, however we offer a separate formula. This is due to the cat’s sensitive digestive system and palate. For that reason we have specially formulated another CBD for the other furry member of your family.