14/07/2021
By Team Hempstrol

I was on a trip with my colleague and our respective dogs. Pluto, my dog gets anxious on his bad days. My colleague introduced me to the CBD on the same trip as a treatment to calm down Pluto’s anxiety. I was sceptical at first as I didn’t know anything about it. There was this one time where I had to leave my dog in the room for more than five hours and I thought a few drops of CBD certainly couldn’t hurt. 
To my surprise, it worked. I tried the CBD drops during a thunderstorm and I saw Pluto mellowing out and lying down. He used to get very nervous during storms and seeing him sleeping calmly especially these days makes me sure of the fact that CBD really works for pets. Now, I keep CBD drops with me every time I go with him. 
That was one of the testimonials shared by our customers who tried our CBD Oil for pets product and saw a significant difference in the health of their dogs. 

Is CBD oil an answer for our anxious pets?

As with any pet wellness trend, there’s a lot of information floating around the market and when you add CBD in the title, the information given becomes 10x confusing to the point that it becomes difficult to know what’s accurate and what’s exaggerated. Like us, you also want to do what’s best for your pup and this gives way to a pertinent question: what is it that I need to know beforehand about CBD oil for dogs? Let’s begin this by answering common queries about CBD oil for dogs and whether it can treat anxiety. The simple answer to this question is that it definitely can.


Why do our dogs feel anxious?

To treat your dog’s symptoms, it’s important to first understand the root cause of the issue which is why our dogs feel anxious. Usually, there are three main causes of anxiety listed below:

Separation from the owner


Fear of abandonment


Not being aware of their surroundings or being exposed to a new environment


Anxiety doesn’t only affect humans but animals as well. Just like we suffer from stress and fear, the same way our pups also feel the same. Dogs express the discomfort caused by the above-mentioned reasons in different ways. Therefore, it is essential to identify the symptoms of anxiety in dogs, which will include:

Digging


Panting


Howling and barking when forced to be away from the owner


Chewing furniture

Shivering

Loss of appetite 


Urinating frequently 



Consumption of CBD irrespective of any form can help in the following ways:

Helps to relieve pain: Several studies have shown CBD can help in relieving pain for dogs with arthritis. 


Reducing seizures in dogs with epilepsy: It is also seen that with standard seizure treatment, CBD can help dogs to experience significantly fewer seizures. 


Reduces anxiety: Consumption of CBD can help ease anxiety in situations like thunderstorms, car rides, or trips to the vet.


It is seen that CBD takes about half an hour to kick in and your dog should feel the effects for about 4-6 hours. However, this is highly dependent on your dog's metabolism.

Is there any scientific evidence behind CBD helping our pets?

A lot of the studies are underway to find out the impact of CBD on pets. While there’s no definitive scientific data on using CBD to treat dogs, there’s anecdotal evidence from dog owners suggesting it can treat anxiety and joint pain. What scientists know is that cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid receptors located in the CNS or central and peripheral nervous systems. This helps to maintain balance in the body and keep it in a normal healthy state.

As a pet owner, should I know any risk for using CBD for dogs?

The risk of consuming CBD for dogs has not been researched fully yet. Therefore, there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” dosage. As a pet owner, you should understand any medication carries the risk of a reaction and thus, it is always advisable to start with small amounts and monitor their effects. Hempstrol provides online medical consultation where pet owners can consult about their dogs with our veterinarian onboard. 


Will it cause my dog to feel “high”? 

Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the various chemical compounds found in the cannabis or marijuana plant. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is one of the main compounds found in the same plant and is associated with causing people to feel “high” due to having psychoactive properties. However, CBD is not psychoactive. What it means, your pet won’t feel or act out of the blue rather consumption of CBD be it in oil or balm form will produce significant beneficial health changes 



What to check while buying CBD for pets products?

Irrespective of where you choose to buy from, Hempstrol wants you to make the right decision when it comes to the general well-being of your pets. Remember, not all CBD-based products are manufactured the same. If you want to see improved differences in the health of your dog, you need to invest in high-quality CBD to ensure it has a better chance of it working. Here is a checklist to keep in mind when purchasing any CBD-based product:

Buy organic: It shouldn’t contain pesticides, solvents, fungicides and should be free of additives. 


When it comes to CBD, keep the price aside: It is important to know that higher quality and purity are usually associated with a higher cost. The extraction process influences the price of CBD oil in India. A cheaper option could contain toxic substances such as pesticides, heavy metals, herbicides.

Certificate of Analysis: If the manufacturer is providing the certificate of analysis then it is credible as the COA certifies the amount of CBD that is in the given product. Another thing to keep in mind is whether there is THC and the presence of CBD in the product. THC is considered toxic for dogs by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).


Hempstrol has one of the best CBD oils in India. Their range in pet CBD includes ‘ Hempstrol’s pet CBD oil', which is entirely a plant extract and has a full spectrum of synergistic cannabinoids. There are more variants such as full spectrum pet CBD oil 500mg, pet CBD oil 750mg, Pet CBD oil 1000mg, and Pet CBD oil 1500mg. These variants are based on bottle sizes. The certificate of analysis is also made available on the website with other necessary details, including the extraction process, and directions for use. These details, as mentioned above, should be of grave importance for someone considering CBD for their pets. Hempstrol, as a company, has a mission to provide sustainable products derived from quality therapeutic hemp and even provide online consultation to ensure that patients can seek medical relief from the comfort of their homes.