I used to work as a personal assistant to two lovely gentlemen, Roy and Trevor, who owned and ran a doggy daycare center. Essentially it was an overly priced dog walking, dog spa facility but it was good fun and I always got to see new pups and dogs coming in for their treatments and grooming’s, who knew it was such a lucrative business washing a few puppies.
Nevertheless, I read about CBD oil in a magazine one day and was intrigued that an oil had so many success stories for having no added chemicals. I am all about being as natural and as close to Mother Nature as possible, so I started to research it and I was surprised at the benefits that a humble plant-based oil could offer.
CBD oil is extracted from what we know as the Cannabis sativa plant, a distant cousin of the marijuana family. Read more about its history in this link and get a better understanding of the product you’re about to indulge in.
Yes, cannabis is known for its psychoactive effects when consumed in one form or another, but the THC part of the Cannabidiol is extracted and purified and thus eliminating the hallucinogenic impact, and making it safe for humans and dogs.
I suggested it to the dog daddies who were having trouble from time to time with stressed or frail dogs on the farm, and with nothing to lose they decided to give it a go, and with much success.
Within as short a time frame of 2 weeks, they saw a significant change, the dogs were calmer, fewer anxiety attacks and had an appetite of a bear when it came to meal times. They couldn’t believe that an oil essentially squeezed out of a flower could produce such dramatic and successful results. They have since informed the pet owners of the product and have begun implementing it into the meal plans of the dog menus. Easier to handle dogs, fewer to almost no seizures in some of the older boys, and coats and furs looking like they are on a constant wash, thicker, fuller, and more luxurious.
4 Features on what to look for in CBD oil.
It can be daunting when starting and not knowing where to look, what to buy or how to try it, visit https://petcbdcommunity.com/cbd-oil-for-dogs-treats/ for a broader look into the products available and advice on what product is best suited for which animal and ailment.
- Ethically harvested. You want a product that has been grown and nurtured in contaminant-free soil because the plant is highly absorbent and takes in anything that is in the ground, you want to ensure that the soil is rich in vitamins and minerals as opposed to pesticides and harmful chemicals.
- Labels. Look for items where the sticker clearly states the ingredients and the amount of CBD in the product, you want as pure and as concentrated form as possible, and most importantly little to zero traces of THC the hallucinogenic compound found in the cannabis plant.
- Extraction process. The most sought after products are those that have had CO2 based extraction methods implemented, these are non-invasive and have no left-over solvents once completed.
- Guarantees. While the success rates are high when it comes to the results of the CBD oil they have yet to be printed in medical journals, thus a product claiming to ‘treat’ or ‘cure’ certain ailments should raise a red flag if you have not done extensive research into it.
Medicines undergo extreme safety testing for years before being able to state on the label that they can treat the problem, so be wary if the label states these facts.
You are not alone in feeling hesitant to use something you’ve only just learned about, where to buy it, is the company legitimate, and the products of good quality?
Grab a cup of tea, cozy up on the couch and take a couple of minutes for yourself to read this blog on buying CBD from a reliable distributor and see what others in a similar situation to yours decided to do and how they went about incorporating it into their diets and that of their pets.
The main objective is that you are taking the initial step into research and it can only be onward and upward from here on out.