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What does CBD oil do for dogs?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a plant substance from hemp (cannabis). It has a calming, pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, relaxing and harmonizing effect on dogs and humans. It is important to find the right CBD oil for your dog, which may require a longer adjustment period depending on your needs. CBD can only have an effect if taken regularly, i.e. daily. CBD oil is certainly not a panacea, but it can support conventional medicine or other therapeutic measures with:
- Restlessness (e.g. while driving or in restaurants)
- Anxiety (e.g. fireworks)
- wound healing
- Indigestion and vomiting
- Skin disease (e.g. itching, hair loss)
- Arthritis oder Arthrose
- Epileptic seizures
- Age-related symptoms
- Liver and kidney diseases
- Cancers and reduction of tumors
Taking CBD oil can be helpful even without an acute health problem. Vitality can be increased and endurance and activity can be improved. Overall, CBD oil strengthens the immune system and supports all digestive and metabolic processes in dogs.
CBD oil for dogs and humans – what’s the difference?
In contrast to humans, dogs have more Cannabinoid receptors. This causes dogs to be more sensitive to CBD. The difference between CBD oil for humans and CBD oil for dogs lies in the concentration and the dosage of CBD oil for dogs is lower. CBD products for humans usually have a concentration of 10 – 30%. Products with 1 – 10% CBD are sufficient for dogs.
You can find out which dosage is ideal for your dog at @Hunreys Dosage calculator calculate. We advise you to start with a low dose of just a few drops of CBD oil so that you can monitor your dog and its tolerance. You can gradually increase the dosage. The exact adjustment can take a few weeks and, depending on the symptoms, requires some patience.
Administer CBD oil to dogs
Ideally, you can drip the CBD oil onto your dog's tongue or mouth. The CBD oil is best absorbed by the dog through the mucous membranes and shows its effect after just 10 to 15 minutes. We personally give our dogs the drops in the palm of our hand so that the dogs lick them up and they really enjoy doing that. If neither works well, you can drip the CBD oil over your dog's food. The onset of action via the digestive tract is slowed and takes approximately 30 minutes.
The right CBD oil dosage for your dog
The right dosage of CBD oil for your dog can be very individual. @Hunreys has one on their website Dosage calculator which can initially provide a starting point.
The clearer your dog's symptoms are, the better you can assess whether the dosage is appropriate or needs to be adjusted. At the beginning of the treatment it is recommended to start with a low concentration (between 1% - 10% depending on the size of the dog). If you don't notice any improvement after about 1 month, you can choose a higher concentration as needed. Start with a low dosage with a few drops to observe tolerance. A slow increase in the amount is recommended. The larger the dog, the higher the dose should be. If your dog tolerates the CBD oil well and you don't notice any improvement after 2-4 weeks, you can start increasing the dose by 1-2 drops. You also stick to the increased dose for 1-2 weeks and test the tolerance and the process.
The full effect only becomes apparent after approximately 1-2 weeks when administered daily due to the long elimination half-life of the cannabinoids. But you should not forget that the duration and intensity of use always depend on the dog's problem and its weight. @Hunreys supports you in addition to Dosage calculator happy to join Thinking via Email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Higher concentration equals better effect?
The CBD content gives you information about how intensely a drop is filled with CBD. It is recommended to give your dog several drops throughout the day rather than a single high dosage. A higher CBD content therefore does not achieve a faster or better effect. It is therefore advisable to administer the lower CBD content more often throughout the day. A 10% CBD oil is mainly suitable for severe symptoms or particularly large breeds.
Overdose and side effects
CBD is generally well tolerated and has a good side effect profile. There are very limited real dangers for dogs when taking CBD. CBD is a dietary supplement and applies when adapted dosage Also well tolerated by dogs. This applies even if it is administered daily. The correct dosage minimizes side effects. However, if the dosage is too high, the side effects become more pronounced. It is therefore advisable to slowly increase the dosage until the desired effect is achieved. Dogs react very individually to the cannabinoid. Some dogs may therefore experience side effects. Known side effects include:
- Of course, side effects cannot be completely ruled out because every dog reacts individually to the cannabinoid. Known side effects include:
- dry mucous membranes/reduced saliva flow (with increased feeling of thirst)
- Gastrointestinal complaints
- decreased appetite.
When is it not advisable to take CBD oil for dogs?
It is not advisable to give your dog CBD oil if:
- your dog is pregnant because the CBD affects placental development and function
- your dog because of one Illness has impaired liver and/or kidney function
- your dog is affected by the so-called MDR1 genetic defect (The MDR1 genetic defect means that the protein that directs a barrier of unwanted substances across the blood-brain barrier into the brain is no longer produced.
How do I recognize good CBD oil for dogs?
Finding good quality CBD oil for dogs is not always easy. We would like to give you some tips that you can use as a guide:
Hemp (seed) oil and CBD oil are sometimes used interchangeably, but are two different products. The seeds of the hemp plant do not contain CBD. Nevertheless, hemp oil can also do that Health support your dog. It contains essential omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids, which the dog's body cannot produce itself. The linoleic acid it contains can only be found in very few foods. If the dog is shedding, hemp oil helps with skin problems such as dull fur, dandruff, dry skin or itching.
What is the difference between Hunreys Premium and Natural CBD oil?
The fundamental difference lies in the production of both CBD oils. The essential hemp oil of the premium oil is obtained using a special, gentle CO₂ extraction process and then refined with pure, high-quality MCT oil from the coconut. Because it is not packed with all plant substances, it is particularly suitable for dogs with a sensitive mucous membrane or sensitive intestinal flora.
The cold-pressed hemp seed oils naturally have an increased CBD content. Through direct pressing, a 100% pure plant juice can be obtained, which ensures a complete entourage effect thanks to the full, naturally occurring spectrum of terpenes, flavonoids and other secondary plant substances. Natural CBD oil has a more intense taste and a broader spectrum of effects than the premium CBD oils. Due to the comprehensiveness of all plant substances in the natural oils, natural CBD oils are particularly suitable for illnesses, pain or dementia.