If you think your dog has ingested too much CBD and is experiencing these symptoms, you should call your vet. Treatment can vary depending on the severity of the symptoms. Some mild cases can be managed at home, but more significant cases may require IV fluids and medical care.
So why isn’t MediPets in our top three? MediPets has had a lot of turnover in the company and is constantly changing its team and marketing. We’ve tried contacting them directly, and they’ve gone radio silent. This causes concern in our minds that if this is how they conduct business, how do they treat their customers?
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CBD drops for dogs or CBD dog treats can ease several conditions your pup may suffer from either occasionally or chronically, including:
Receptra Naturals primarily offers human CBD products, but they carry a couple of high-quality, full-spectrum CBD oils formulated for dogs, cats, and birds. Their CBD extract is suspended in organic MCT oil, which helps support muscle and joint health. The company also supports Mission K9 Rescue, a nonprofit that helps rescue, re-home, and rehabilitate retired working dogs.
1. Separation Anxiety
There are dozens of different terpenes in hemp, each offering a unique benefit; a few examples include:
Types of Anxiety You May Encounter In Your Dog
Dogs have a very different perspective of the world and don’t understand the source of loud or abrasive noises. Construction, thunder, crowds of people, or other dog noises can trigger feelings of fear and anxiety in your dog.
2. Does the oil contain THC (anything over 0.3% THC should be avoided for use with dogs)
American marijuana laws are a confusing, defederalized patchwork, but given that CBD won’t impair anyone’s senses, it’s quickly becoming legal across the country. In fact, the only state that outright bans the possession of CBD products is Idaho. Compare that to cannabis, which can be lawfully used recreationally in only 17 states. The relaxing of those policies has led to a boom in CBD-centered businesses. According to Growth Market Reports, a billion-dollar cannabidiol industry is on the horizon, as a wave of investors attempts to get in on the feeding frenzy. In a world now filled with CBD toothpicks, CBD lube, and CBD-infused workout clothes, CBD dog treats are just another part of the post-prohibition mania.
“Like most nutriceuticals, it’s poorly regulated right now. You could put olive oil in a jar and say it’s CBD,” he says. “So it’s important, as a vet, that while we don’t ‘recommend’ CBD, we can choose a product we have confidence in.”
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The CBD revolution originated with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which allowed companies to cultivate hemp on a mass scale while leaving further regulation up to individual states. Suddenly, CBD startups were popping up all over the country. For the uninitiated, CBD is one of the compounds found in both hemp and marijuana, but unlike THC — which is the psychoactive component of cannabis — CBD doesn’t get you high. Instead, advocates for the industry say that CBD can reduce chronic pain and assist with depression and anxiety.
And so, in December 2018, Weatherhead founded ZenPup, which advertises itself as a source for authenticated, ethically sourced CBD for pet owners across America. Every tincture, topical, or treat they sell comes with a Certificate of Analysis from the marijuana lab-testing firm Confident Cannabis, verifying that the product possesses no pesticides, mycotoxins, heavy metals, and perhaps most importantly, an infinitesimally tiny THC makeup.
That’s the sticking point. To date, there is still not a medical consensus about the efficacy of CBD for humans and animals alike, including whether the widespread claims about pain relief and blunted depression hold up to scientific truth. It is clear that CBD can be useful in regard to certain medical conditions — last year, the FDA approved a CBD-derived treatment called Epiodelex which reduces seizures among those with rare forms of epilepsy — but that remains the only authorized CBD medication in circulation. Dr. Mark Verdino, chief of veterinary staff at the North Shore Animal League America, tells me there have been CBD studies that reveal a potential impact on arthritis pain and anxiety, but there are others that show no tangible difference between the placebo group and the group that received the medication.